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In a world oversaturated with box sets and anthologies, it's tempting--if not downright easy--to overlook a self-congratulatory, and conspicuously tardy, endeavor like "i"Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats, a five-volume retrospective of the seminal hip-hop imprint. Don't. Although the label seems more focused on its highly successful MTV Party to Go and ESPN Jock Jams series than street-based hip-hop, the compilation aesthetic serves it well on this box. Rather than present a chronological walk-through of the label's history, this box consists of four mix discs that feature surprisingly successful (and occasionally bewildering) segues, and a consistent flow of high-energy tracks. Although there is a little electro-boogie, (most of that element of the label was saved for its "i"Perfect Beats series), you get hits by Afrika Bambaataa, Coolio, Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Stetsasonic, and the Force MDs, plus a remix disc featuring some leading DJs (Jason Nevins, DJ Premier, Dimitri from Paris) and a great booklet with lots of color pictures that make great period pieces. The box is a fine testament to the enduring vitality of hip-hop; most of the tracks have aged well, and some that didn't were improved by the remix. (The 2001 edition of the box loses the "milk crate" packaging in favor of a more traditional case and a much more affordable price.) --Martin Johnson

Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats 5: 1981-1996