Soundbombing

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Soundbombing
Compilation album by Rawkus Records
Released October 14, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Hip hop
Label Rawkus Records
Rawkus Records chronology
Soundbombing
(1997)
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
(1998)
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Soundbombing is a 1997 compilation album from independent Hip Hop label Rawkus Records. This was the first in a long line of acclaimed compilations from Rawkus, followed by two installments of the Lyricist Lounge series and two more Soundbombing albums. The compilation is hosted by DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz and Black Moon, and features tracks from Rawkus roster members like Company Flow, Sir Menelik, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek and Mos Def, as well as appearances from Kool Keith, R.A. The Rugged Man, Mr. Man, and L-Fudge. This is more of a mixtapes of singles put out by the Rawkus label while the other Soundbombing albums were not all singles. Soundbombing is possibly most well known for putting future Hip Hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli on the map.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Intro" Ghetto Pros DJ Evil Dee, Brick City Kids
2 "Flipside" Dirtman R.A. The Rugged Man
3 "The Fire In Which You Burn" El-P Indelible MC's (Company Flow, Breezly Brewin & J-Treds)
4 "Lune TNS" Bigg Jus Company Flow
5 "Nightwork" El-P Sir Menelik
6 "Arabian Nights" Nick Wiz Shabaam Sahdeeq
7 "Fortified Live" Hi-Tek Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, Mos Def, Mr. Man
8 "Show Me Your Gratitude" Rich Boogie L-Fudge
9 "Till My Heart Stops" 8-Off Agallah R.A. The Rugged Man
10 "Freestyle" The Ghetto Professionals Mos Def & Talib Kweli
11 "So Intelligent" Sir Menelik Sir Menelik, Kool Keith
12 "Empire Staters" Chuckie Madness B-One, Extra Prolific
13 "If You Can Huh..." Shawn J. Period Mos Def
14 "Universal Magnetic" Shawn J. Period Mos Def
15 "What If?" DJ Spinna L-Fudge, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Mike Zoot, Talib Kweli, Skam
16 "My Crown" Ghetto Pros Black Attack
17 "2000 Seasons" Hi-Tek Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek