Music: Stax, The Soul of Hip Hop, Vol. I

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The legendary Soul Music record label Stax Records has just dropped a compliation of some of their 1960s and 1970s tracks that have been sampled throughout the years by Hip-Hop artists called Stax, The Soul of Hip Hop, Vol. I .

Besides the Black Music powerhouses Motown Records and Blue Note Records (much less just about all of the Godfather of Soul James Brown's catalog), Stax Records was one of the most influential music labels sampled to make the foundation of what we know as classic Hip-Hop music from folks like Rakim, Cypress Hill, DJ Muggs, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan and more.

Check out the entire Stax, The Soul of Hip Hop, Vol. I album via the Imeem preview below - hope you enjoy it and explore more of the music from this classic Black Music label in the future! :)

Crate Diggers Delight: Stax, Soul of Hip Hop Vol. 1


1. 24-Carat Black – Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth
2. The Emotions – Blind Alley
3. Booker T. & the MGs – Melting Pot
4. The Bar-kays – Humpin’
5. The Dramatics – Get Up and Get Down
6. Isaac Hayes – Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
7. Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Bab”
8. David Porter – I’m Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
9. Wendy Rene – After the Laughter (Comes Tears)
10. Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
11. The Sweet Inspirations – Why Marry
12. Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin (Part 1)
13. Little Milton – Packed Up and Took My Mind
14. William Bell - I Forgot To Be Your Lover

Bonus Music Video #1: The Bar-Kays Live At Wattstax (1972)

Bonus Music Video #2: Isaac Hayes - Soulville

Stax Records Official Website