You can't go wrong starting a CD with one of the all-time greatest songs in hiphop history, Runnin', by tragically underappreciated quartet the Pharcyde. (What happened to groups in hiphop? And fun? And fun groups? Y'all So Stupid, we secretly miss you.)
Two time-warping remixes from the Brand New Heavies still sound solid, but this is basically a Pharcyde lost tapes album with Jay Dee's name on it. But the Dilla-blessed masterpiece LabCabinCalifornia, Pharcyde's glorious swan song, didn't include this truly heavenly She Said remix, which could have been the second coming of Passin' Me By.
This Delicious Vinyl compilation generously includes extensive liner notes about the immortal James Yancey, and even comes with an instrumental disc to freestyle on.