DJ Revolution – Class Of ’86

Purists who claim 1994 was hip hop’s best year have obviously never heard DJ Revolution’s “Class Of ’86” mixtape.

OK, OK, I take it back.

None of this stuff is really in the same league as any of the gang of classic records that were released in 1994, but you have to admit that 1986 was a damn fine year for rap music. Along with the first laptop, the MIR space station, and “Crocodile Dundee,” 1986 brought us quality tunes from Kool G Rap, Eric B. & Rakim, and King Tee. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Revolution pays homage to this year by cutting up and blending together the creme de la creme of the year with movie samples from the same era. The result? Pure dopeness.

Whether universally heralded classics, deeper B-side cuts, or gimmicky fun, this mix has it all. Do yourself a favor and grab it. Unless you get a chance to cop it in the used bin or from DJ Revolution himself, “Class of ’86” will cost you close to sixty dollars at various online marketplaces. Damn price gougers.

1. Intro
2. Just-Ice – Back To The Old School
3. Run-DMC – Peter Piper
4. Original Concept – Pump That Bass/Live (Get A Little Stupid.. Ho!)
5. Cutmaster D.C. – Brooklyn Rocks The Best
6. Divine Sounds – Do Or Die Bed Sty
7. Tricky Tee – Leave It To The Drums
8. B-Fats – Woppit
9. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – It’s A Demo
10. Stetsasonic – Go Stetsa I (12″ Remix)
11. Fat Boys – Breakdown
12. Heavy D. & The Boyz – Mr. Big Stuff
13. Biz Markie – Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz
14. Word Of Mouth – Coast To Coast
15. The Real Roxanne & Hitman Howie Tee – (Bang Zoom) Let’s Go Go
16. T La Rock – Back To Burn
17. Steady B – Bring The Beat Back
18. Just-Ice – Cold Gettin’ Dumb
19. Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B Is President
20. Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx
21. MC Shan – The Bridge
22. Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew – Nuthin’
23. Beastie Boys – Hold It, Now Hit It
24. Run-DMC – My Adidas
25. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble
26. Ice Cream Tee – Guys Ain’t Nothing But Trouble
27. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin’
28. Whodini – Funky Beat
29. King Tee – Paybacks A Mutha
30. Original Concept – Knowledge Me
31. Ice-T – Six In The Morning
32. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
33. Salt ‘N’ Pepa – My Mic Sounds Nice
34. Joeski Love – Pee-Wee’s Dance
35. MC Boob – Do The Fila And The Peewee Dance
36. Kool Moe Dee – Go See The Doctor
37. Just-Ice – Latoya
38. Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce – It’s My Beat
39. Rodney O & Joe Cooley – Everlasting Bass
40. Eric B. & Rakim – Check Out My Melody



-Echo Leader

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51 Responses to “DJ Revolution – Class Of ’86”

  1. Anonymous says:

    DJ Revolution & The Wake Up Show fell the fuck off in the late 90's.

  2. verge says:

    Okay, well what does that have to do with this mix?
    Which looks pretty good, BTW, thanks Echo Leader.
    And didn't Revolution recently release a decent album?
    I don't know, I don't think I heard it.
    But I know I saw respectable heads praising it.

  3. Echo Leader says:

    Verge, Rev did just release a record…"King of the Decks," it came out through Duck Down.

    Haven't listened to it but I've heard good things.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I'm just sayin', they fell completely off the hip hop map and do a lot of extremely unbearable shit since. It should be noted. Is it wrong to say that? If so, why?

  5. Anonymous says:

    anyone else having problems extracting this? It says theres a problem with the bonus track.

  6. verge says:

    @anonymous#3- Yeah, it says "file is corrupt" on the bonus cut.

    @anonymous#1- Your opinion is valid like anybody else.
    It just came off as offensive because it was the first comment on this post and it wasn't as descriptive as you explained in your next comment. You cleared up what you said in your second post and as far as radio goes, I really don't doubt you.

    I'm from the east coast so I don't really know how The Wake Up Show panned out, but it's not hard to believe that it went south after the late 90's. Shit, mostly all radio did.

  7. Kool Max Power says:

    This mix is pure dopeness, track selection and mixing are both on the highest level! Rev's Class Of '85 mix is also very nice.

    Never understood why all these dudes think 1994 was hip-hop's greatest year – okay, I have to admit a couple of classics were released in 1994, but there was also lots of negative issues back then like the lack of creative emceeing/lots of biting or Puffy who changed the rules of the game by adding R&B-flavored beats and hooks and shiny suits. A Class Of '94 mix would never sound as rogh and unpolished as this one or an '88 mix.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nice mix, lovin' this ish… But as well as the corrupt bonus track, the track ID tags are wrong too. Needs a bit of cleanup!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Verge for letting me "boo" the WakeUpShow for selling out!

    And I agree with Kool Max that nothing from the 90's surpasses or out-does the late 80's. So people who are on that shit: Paul's Boutique and Done By The Forces Of Nature are still years ahead of anything made in the 90's!

  10. Dvais says:

    Good mix…salute

  11. Echo Leader says:


    Thought I changed the ID tags, they were off when I uploaded this to iTunes as well…there shouldn't be a bonus track though. Not sure why that's showing up.

    I'll try to upload that last corrupt track tonight.

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