Remember #17 with the gatefold cover? Did you get you or your 'posse' name on there? Quite a memorable sleeve I think which further propelled the music out of the technical, space-age that it had so far been living in and into the harder, urban streets.
The album begins with LA's Wreckin' Cru and they've moved on from their electro roots of Juice or Surgery and have embraced sampling technology with Cabbage Patch. And the always futuristic productions of Mantronik are on show here with Cold Gettin' Dumb II.
The Classical Two recruit the help of Teddy Riley in a song which more than demonstrates the origins of the New Jack Swing sound he would later be crowned the king of.
ELECTRO 16 (1987)
A1 World Class Wreckin' Cru - Cabbage Patch
A2 Classical Two - New Generation
A3 King Tee w/ Keith Cooley - Payback's A Mutha
A4 Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb II (Remix)
B1 Ultramagnetic MC's - Travelling At The Speed Of Thought
B2 MC Shy D - Rap Will Never Die (Part II)
B3 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are
B4 Marley Marl - He Cuts So Fresh
B5 Faze One - Pleasure Seekers
"Step back off my track, my mellow"
ELECTRO 17 (1987)
A1 Kid 'N' Play - Last Night
A2 M.C. Chill - Nightmare On Chill Street
A3 Rooftop - Caught Out There
A4 Masters Of Ceremony - Cracked Out
A5 Newcleus - Huxtable House Party
A6 Tray-Bag M.C. - At A Jam
A7 2 Live Crew - What I Like
B1 MC Mitchski "The Rappin Comedian" & M.B. "The Human Radio"- Brooklyn Blew Up The Bridge
B2 7A3 - 7A3 Will Rock You
B3 King Tee And Mixmaster Spade - Ya Better Bring A Gun
B4 C.I.A. - My Posse
B5 Spoonie Gee - The Godfather
B6 Doc Ti - Block Party
B7 B.O.S.E. - Bass Overdrive
"Your hair's so bald, I can read your mind!"