Album Details

June 06, 2006
Rap, Golden Age, Urban, Old-School Rap

Album Review

Nearly identical to 1990's Greatest Hits and 1995's The Jive Collection, Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini contains all but one of Whodini's charting singles (including "One Love," "Friends," "Funky Beat," "Freaks Come Out at Night," "Five Minutes of Funk," and "Magic's Wand") and a couple better-known -- and radio-unfriendly, lyrically -- album cuts ("I'm a Ho," "Judy"). Any hip-hop fan who came of age after the '80s is likely to think of all this as very primitive and inextricably linked to its era, but he or she will certainly find out that Whodini were one of the primary groups to set the precedent for the fusion of hip-hop and R&B that would begin to dominate radio during the early '90s.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Magic's Wand
  2. Haunted House of Rock
  3. Five Minutes of Funk
  4. Freaks Come Out at Night
  5. Big Mouth
  6. Escape (I Need a Break)
  7. Friends
  8. Funky Beat
  9. One Love
  10. I'm a Ho
  11. Be Yourself
  12. Rock You Again (Again & Again)
  13. Judy
  14. Keep Running Back
  15. The Whodini Mega Mix: Five Minutes of Funk/Friends/Freaks Come Out at ...
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