If ever a book deserved a soundtrack, The Book Of Rap Lists would be the one. Published by Ego Trip magazine, the hilarious book compiles lists of every obscure hiphop fact you could imagine -- unacknowledged hiphop classics, rap songs that flipped TV shows lovely, 25 compelling homages to the DJ.
The soundtrack is equally fanatical, featuring a dozen old-school hiphop classics chosen for underground head-nodding clout rather than commercial appeal. Any collection with Positive K's Step Up, Divine Force's Holy War, Bizzie Boys' Droppin' It and Lord Shafiyq's My Mic Is On Fire all on it can't be underestimated. As with their book, Ego Trip make the obscure sound absolutely essential.