Recently on the forum we’ve been having a discussion about under-rated albums from the TROY era. There have been lots of honorable mentions, some well deserved recognition, and some strikes. So far nobody has mentioned Hook. His album is such a dopefest it’s unbelievable. Beginning to end, ‘Hip Hop 101’ bangs. I’ve included a few cuts on compilations here and there, but today I am bringing you the full album. It’s an unsung classic and I think after listening to it you’ll be asking the same questions. Why was he so below the radar ? How did such a brilliant album make such a small splash ? Holy shit, it just doesn’t make sense. Freshmen and seniors alike, stay seated for the whole class. ‘Hip Hop 101’ will will teach ya a thing or two.
01 (0:41) hook – intro
02 (3:45) hook – where i’m comin’ from
03 (3:46) hook – hands in moshin
04 (4:02) hook – pass the mic
05 (0:44) hook – no sellout
06 (4:03) hook – 95% biz
07 (3:45) hook – where ya at ? (featuring stephan alucard)
08 (4:50) hook – sicks weeks
09 (3:43) hook – phat piece (featuring nichelle)
10 (6:00) hook – in da cypha (featuring da green paca & big los)
11 (0:50) hook – hangin out
12 (3:36) hook – it’s the hook
13 (3:29) hook – where ya at ? (simon bar sinister remix)
Released by Lower Level Records in 1996. All songs written, produced and mixed by The Iceman for Flexx Squad Productions. Leave some comments, let me know what you think. Enjoy!