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Oasis, Aaliyah on 90s Box
Rhino set packs 130 ditties . . . and a few coffee beans
Rhino Records will release the seven-disc box set Whatever: The ’90s Pop Culture Box on July 26th. The 130-song collection follows in the tradition of the label’s Have a Nice Decade: The ’70s Pop Culture Box (1998) and Like, Omigod! The ’80s Pop Culture Box, Totally (2002).
Whatever captures last decade’s diverse sounds, from MC Hammer’s hip-hop novelty song “Can’t Touch This,” to lighter-flicking ballads like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge” and Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train,” to Moby’s sample-drenched and commercial ready “Natural Blues.”
The set also moves easily from international superstars to the relatively obscure with Oasis, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Sarah McLachlan, Aaliyah and En Vogue appearing alongside the likes of Luscious Jackson, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland and the Flaming Lips.
And, of course, Sir Mix-a-Lot’s cultural touchtone, the booty-shaking party staple “Baby Got Back,” made the cut. “I was dating this girl — she’s the girl that’s actually doing the ‘Oh my god’ part — and she had a huge ass,” the rapper told Rolling Stone of the song’s inspiration. “Little tiny waist, just a Coke bottle body. And I always liked it . . . I wanted J. Lo before J. Lo was popular.”
The box set’s packaging will feature a clear plastic bag of coffee beans secured by a thermal sleeve as well as an eighty-four-page book with track-by-track commentary, photos and essays