Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology


Like most hip-hop careers, pioneering rap label Profile ran out of steam in its second decade. But the first part of this 31-song, two-CD set is loaded with tracks from a time when guys used to have fun rhyming over cuts like Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” The hits here – Run-D.M.C.’s “Sucker M.C.’s” and “Walk This Way,” Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two” – are indispensable. 293 more words