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Shatter the Standards Radio: Issue #1

Shatter the Standards Radio: Issue #1

From the gritty narratives of Mobb Deep to the lyrical dexterity of Eminem, we'll showcase the diverse sounds that shaped 1999 hip-hop.

Welcome to the premiere episode of Shatter the Standards Radio, a mix show that revisits and revives pivotal moments in hip-hop history and much more. In this inaugural episode, we transport you back to 1999, a weird year in the genre, serving up popular tracks and hidden gems from rap artists like Mobb Deep, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, and many more. Expect to be reacquainted with chart-toppers that defined the era and delve into deep cuts that further explore the rich complexity of these artists.


“1999” by Common & Sadat X — 0:00

“Rap Phenomenon” by The Notorious B.I.G., Redman & Method Man — 04:12

“Sneakers” by Raekwon — 08:12

“Rudeboy Salute” by Terror Squad & Buju Banton — 11:11

“Brooklyn” by Mos Def — 15:21

“Hey!” by MF DOOM — 20:31

“Hitmen” by Sporty Thievz — 23:48

“Don’t Tell” by Snoop Dogg, Warren G., Nate Dogg & Mauseburg — 28:23

“The Watcher” by Dr. Dre — 33:08

“Higher” by Q-Tip — 36:34

“Undying Love” by Nas — 40:03

“Chain Swang” by Goodie Mob — 44:26

“Dope Man” by JAY-Z — 48:56

“Smooth Chick” by Missy Elliott — 52:52

“BWA” by Foxy Brown, Mia X & Gangsta Boo — 57:06

“Quiet Storm (Remix)” by Mobb Deep & Lil’ Kim — 60:31

“One More Road to Cross” by DMX — 64:32

“Enemy Turf” by Lil Wayne & Juvenile — 68:52

“Run 4 Cover” by Method Man & Redman, Streetlife & Ghostface Killah — 73:10

“Just Don’t Give a F***” by Eminem — 76:48

“When I B On Tha Mic” by Rakim — 80:48

“Simon Says (Remix)” by Pharoahe Monch, Lady Luck, Redman, Method Man, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Busta Rhymes — 84:29

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