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DJ Red Alert Presents: Beats, Rhymes & Battles Vol.1 
DJ Red Alert Presents: Beats, Rhymes & Battles Vol.1THE BATTLE… 
Beats, Rhymes & Battles, Vol.1 is the beginning of a series of battles that have continued to bring to hip-hop the element it always will uphold. The battle is where hip-hop started. With the inception of hip-hop in the Bronx, NY where DJ's first began to 'rock the crowd' at a party, they would always bring their crew. Within each crew there were emcees. The emcees would rhyme making boisterous, braggadocios statements about themselves and their crew and derogatory statements that would provoke other crews. Henceforth, THE BATTLE…

Beats, Rhymes & Battles Vol. 1, is a historical breakdown of some of the 1980's classic (old-school) battles. This compilation is an in-depth and informative description of why and how these battles came about. Narrated by hip-hop pioneer, DJ Red Alert, you cannot help but wonder what caused the fury from rapper, KRS- 1, on "South Bronx" to respond to MC Shan's "The Bridge" or the wrath of LL Cool J on "Jack the Ripper" the comeback to Kool Moe Dee's "How Ya Like Me Now". 

Come join in the audio exploration of some of the greatest and most memorable battles of our time. If you thought you knew here's your chance to see how much you really know and who better than DJ Red Alert, whom Rolling Stone magazine named as "One of the 50 most influential people in music" to enlighten you along the way.

Track Listing

Side A
1. Conservation 1
2. Roxanne, Roxanne - UTFO
3. Roxanne's Revenge - Roxanne Shante
4. The Real Roxanne - The Real Roxanne

Side B
5. Conversation 2
6. The Bridge - MC Shan
7. South Bronx - KRS One
8. Kill That Noise - MC Shan
9. The Bridge Is Over - KRS One
Side C
10. Conservation 3
11. How Ya Like Me Now - Kool Moe Dee
12. Jack The Ripper - LL Cool J
13. Conservation 4
14. To Da Break of Dawn - LL Cool J
15. Conversation 5
16. The Show - Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick

Side D
17. Conversation 6
18. The Show Stoppers - Salt n'Pepa 
19. Conversation 7
20. I Got A Attitude - Antoinette
21. 10% Dis - MC Lyte

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