Yesterday, I was browsing YouTube and found some good Slovak old-school hip-hop tracks from the 1990’s. Nathan Lively inspired me to create a list of old-school Slovak hip-hop tracks. These rap tracks were released either under Zvuky ulice (Sounds of street) compilation or as the separate CDs by each band (Trosky, for example).
The old-school Slovak rap tracks listed below feature strong beats (background instrumentals) and better rap (I have tried to pick those with better rhymes and lyrics).
However, all tracks are about true lives the rappers had been living. Compare that to the some of current rap about bling that doesn’t have any historical value and doesn’t say anything about the world rappers live in.
- Žužuleta – Žužuleta
- Názov stavby – Priamo z Petržalky
- Trosky – ToZmeMi (To sme my)
- Trosky – Čakám na deň
- Názov stavby – Názov stavby
- Felco – Kocovina
- Čierna éra – SK rap
- Rap Steady Crew – Košice (the oldest Slovak rap album released in 1993)
- Vec – Calex City (after Trosky split)
- Jednotka Slovenskej Starostlivosti (JSS) – Nevadí
- Čierna mrcha – Uvidíš svetlo (this one is not available on YouTube, but is truly unique even today – Slovak female rap)
Some more old Slovak hip-hop tracks can be found in ArtAttack’s archive.
Bratislava’s rap scene used to include lots of interesting projects and tracks as well, so possibly I will compile a list #2 sometime.