I finished most of this last summer; it was meant to be a summery vibe mix but by the time I actually had the finishing touches applied…it was close to winter and I figured, heck, I’ll just wait until things thaw out again. I hadn’t made a purely hip-hop-centric mix in years and I don’t know why I don’t do this more. I had so much fun picking through songs and putting this together and more importantly, that aforementioned vibe is something I never get tired of listening to.
Many of the songs on here were from singles that have survived my slow purge of several thousand hip-hop 12″s and as such, I opted to go with songs that were on the path less taken, as much as possible. A few cuts on here – like The Nonce – aren’t obscure but for everyone of those, you have tracks like Paul Ray’s “More Emotion” or one of my all-time personal random favorites, “Seven Steps” by Novacaine or the unreleased “We Came Here” by the Beatnuts.
If you want a higher quality version, individually tracked, drop me a line and I’ll hook you up for whatever you care to donate.
- DJ O-Dub-Intro
Kid Abstrakt/Revolutionary Rhythm-Jazz and Coffee Pt. 2
Paul Ray-More Emotion
Lord Finesse-Down For the Underground
Mood-Hustle On the Side
Maspyke-Spirit of ’92
The Beatnuts-We Came Here
InI-Grown Man Sport
45 King + Lati-Brainstorm
45 King + Lati-Lati Rocks the Bells
Mos Def-Hip-Hop (Original Mix)
Group Home feat. Brainsick Mob-East NY Theory
JS-1 feat. O.C.-Beyond
Apani B. Fly-Abracadabra
Hi-Fidel and DJ Crucial -Madeira II
DJ Yoda feat. PUTS-Quid Control
Brother Arthur-Whatcha Gonna Do?
Ron Henderson & Choice Of Color-No Justice, No Peace
Odd Squad-Here To Say
Lords of the Underground-Lord Jazz Remix
The A-Team-G.B. In Your Life
Public Enemy-Louder Than a Bomb JMJ Remix
Jaz feat. Jay-Z-Just That Simple
DJ Day-What Planet, What Station