In tha Beginning...There Was Rap

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In tha Beginning... There Was Rap
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Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 25, 1997
GenreHip hop
ProducerShock G, The Angel, Romeo Antonio, Adam, CD, Chops, Manifest, The Dotrix, Walter Taylor, Amp Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

In tha Beginning... There Was Rap is a compilation album presented by Priority Records, released on November 25, 1997. The album featured cover versions of classic old school hip hop song done by some of hip hop's most popular acts at the time.

The album was a success, peaking at 15 on the Billboard 200 and 4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Less than two months after its release on January 9, 1998, it was certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

1."Sucker M.C.'s" (Original song by Run-DMC)Wu-Tang Clan3:46
2."Fuck tha Police -" (Original song by NWA)Bone Thugs-N-Harmony5:02
3."Big Ole Butt" (Original song by LL Cool J)P Diddy5:23
4."6 in the Mornin'" (Original song by Ice-T)Master P2:59
5."Freaky Tales" (Original song by Too Short)Snoop Doggy Dogg3:55
6."Knick Knack Patty Wack" (Original song by EPMD)Tha Dogg Pound4:19
7."Rapper's Delight" (Original song by Sugar Hill Gang)Def Squad Redman/Erick Sermon/Keith Murray6:55
8."I'm Still #1" (Original song by Boogie Down Productions)Cypress Hill5:12
9."I Need a Freak" (Original song by Sexual Harassment)Too Short5:19
10."Dopeman" (Original song by NWA)Mack 104:03
11."Money Dollar Bill Y'all" (Original song by Jimmy Spicer)Coolio4:42
12."The Show" (Original song by Doug E. Fresh/Slick Rick)The Roots6:24


Chart (1997) Peak
Billboard 200 15
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas . Review: In tha Beginning... There Was Rap. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-09-07.