I love Power in Numbers. Great choice.
This is a hip-hop starter CD I made, if you don't have any of these songs, get them ASAP.
1. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
2. Mobb Deep - Shook One Pt. II
3. Nas - It Ain't Hard to Tell
4. Blackstar - Thieves in the Night
5. Jay-Z ft. Biggie Smalls - Brooklyn's Finest
6. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half-Steppin'
7. Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
8. Big L - MVP
9. Biggie Smalls - Juicy
10. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You
11. Gangstarr - All 4 Tha Cash
12. Rakim & Eric B. - Paid in Full
13. Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity
14. Wutang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
15. 2Pac - Brenda's Got a Baby
16. Slick Rick - Children's Story
17. Smiff N Wessun - Bucktown
18. Dead Prez - Hip Hop
19. Dre and Snoop - Ain't Nothin' But a G Thang
20. Outkast - Southern Playalistic Cadillac Funky Music
That is a good ass CD right there, I have everyone of those songs on my comp. But I think I would make a few changes, but still get the basics covered.
Tupac-On the block we still pray
Big L-Put it on
Notorios B.I.G-Gimme tha loot
Tribe Called Quest-Buggin' Out
Still a sweet list none the less!!!!
But if you're into a different kind of rap, MF Doom Madvillainy or VV2. It's more trippy in a different explantion, but it covers everything gangsta, video games, comics, Food (Off the MMM..Food album), Road Rage, and a lot more. If you're lloking for new rap I would try, Game-The Documentary Ludacris-Word of Mouf. If you like fast rap try Twista and Bone Thugs N Harmony-greatest hits, if you have heard Biggie and like Biggie I highly suggest Ready to Die. You love funk beats and just bomb westcoast beats with good rapping, The Chronic and The Chronic 2001. If you like Souther Rap I would try T.I.-King or Scareface-The Fix or The Untouchable. If you like Nas' smooth voice The Lost tapes, if you like old school try the Ultrmagnetic MC's, or if you like Old School Gangsta rap try NWA greatest hits. Beastie Boys-Paul Boutique.
If you like scratch try The X-ecutioners-Built from Scratch, or if you just like funky, trippy (not really rap beats, kinda like scratching, but still kinda hip-hop) beats try DJ Shadow.
ANY OF WU-TANGS MORE FAMOUS CDS!!!!
Reakwon the Chef-Only built For Cuban Linx
The Wu-Tang Clan-36 chambers, WU-Tang Forever, The W and Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture-Think Differently Music! !!
If you want beef than Bring Da Ruckus! Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuttin' to F' Wit!
P.S.-Never forget Mo-Town either!
Keep it lit.