DJ O-Dub: Angry Black White Boy Mix-CD Snippet
From Angry Black White Boy Mix-CD (2005)

DJ O-Dub: Adventures in Rhythm Mix-CD Snippet
From Adventures in Rhythm Mix-CD (F.O.S.S.I.L., 2003)

Both snippets were encoded at a lower compression rate so sound quality is NOT refletive of actual CDs. Don’t get it twisted!

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been making mixtapes (and now, mix-CDs) since 1995. In that time, I’ve put out around a dozen hip-hop tapes and in the last few years have also been moving into funk and multi-genre mixes too. (Yeah dudes, I got DJ skills. Act like you f—ing knew).

I haven’t said too much about this on the site because I rarely get my s— together to actually organize my mixes, have copies made, create some web pages to market them, etc. etc. There’s a reason I didn’t go into retail, you know?

I also realize that selling music is a tricky affair when you run a site that basically gives it away for free. Our good friends at Music For Robots have been learning this since they recently pressed up their own CD.

That said, I also have several dozen CDs sitting around my house that I’d like to liquidate them so I can get better organized. This might also be a healthy way to gauge what future interest might be in a Soul Sides-themed CD. So here’s what we have available:

  • Adventures in Rhythm, a multi-genre hip-hop/funk/jazz/soul/Latin mix I put together back in 2003. Let me be real about: I personally really love this mix. It was my second attempt at doing a multi-genre mix, my third attempt at doing a non-hip-hop mix and I felt like it came together beautifully (if I do say so myself). I’ve sold a good number of these mixes already and I still have about a dozen left over. If you follow that link, you can see the full playlist and if you already own a copy, my friend Eugene Kuo at 226 Design made a snazzy CD booklet for it that you can print out.
  • The Angry Black White Boy Mix-CD which I made for my friend Adam Mansbach and his new novel by the same name. The book is a favorite of hip-hoppers like Jean Grae and Jin and Adam commissioned me to whip together a Black Power-inspired hip-hop mix-CD to go with the novel. The tracklisting is here. This was another fun mix to put together since it had a guiding theme and more to the point, includes some of the best hip-hop ever recorded in the last 20 years (yeah, conscious rap is protected by the red, black and green, with a key, SISSY!).

    Since I’m trying to dump stock, I’m letting these go at a discount. If you’re interested in ordering one or both, email me and please include “mixtapes” in the subject line. Keep in mind – I only have a limited batch of each of these so if demand is high, I won’t be able to accomodate everyone. On the flipside, if demand is high, that’s a good sign that I should keep more CDs in stock.

    And if other folks don’t mind, if you would be interested in a Soul Sides CD (with would include some of the “best of” songs posted up here plus at least half new songs I have never offered, then drop a comment below. Thanks.