1. UpNorthTrips: “The War Report — Semi-Automatic Full Rap Metal Jacket” Mix.

    Today marks twenty-five years since the release of Stanley Kubrick’s gripping Vietnam War drama, Full Metal Jacket . And while most heads may not necessarily associate this movie directly with hip-hop, it’s easy to see the influence that both it and other war flicks have had upon rap (the infamous “Me love you long time” sample in 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny,” for instance). Thus, in order to celebrate the silver anniversary of this classic, UpNorthTrips handpicked some great “War” titled (thought not necessarily war-related), battle-tested rap joints and put them in a raw as hell mix. ( Continued… )

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