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How 'Jock Jams' inspired 'Cold Chilling,' a reimagining of classic West Coast gangsta rap

How 'Jock Jams' inspired 'Cold Chilling,' a reimagining of classic West Coast gangsta rap

Twenty years ago, before compilation albums such as “Now That's What I Call Music!” and “Kidz Bop” topped the charts, a series of sports-themed compilations called “Jock Jams” became the unlikeliest of hits.

The premise of the compilations paired “the hottest crowd-pumping grooves of all time” with peppy chants from cheerleaders to create a high-octane mix of dance, disco and R&B that served as the soundtrack to dodgeball and high school basketball games (and, more tragically, countless wedding receptions) throughout the '90s.

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