Hip-hop has a lot more back-in-the-day songs than it does book-of-days ones. This one is a little of both.
Kris starts out talking about the difference between rap and hip-hop, and finishes by quoting a couple dozen songs.
This original version was produced by KRS and Kenny Parker and appeared on the “Sound of da Police” 12". Also check the DJ Spinbad remix which drops in the instrumentals of the name-checked songs at the relevant points.