Been thinking recently why I'm such a hip hop fan and where it came from. This album had a lot to do with it but why did I buy this album at 11? There was 'Hip Hop on the BBC' on BBC4 just now and they showed a TOTP performance of Gangsters Paradise and I distinctly remember watching that exact performance live in 96, loving it obviously, and my Dad tutting. I think the Turtles films might actually have started it all. The soundtracks were a soft introduction to hip hop for a 6/7 year old working class north eastern english white kid.