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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

better late then never..

Need a double dose of Nas? Well DJ Books comes thru with the medicine right here with some a nice Nasty Nas mix. The tracklisting is very strong and the mix rides well!

Download pt.1

Download pt.2

Friday, December 4, 2009

DJ LT. Dan - Jay z vs. G-Unit 2

I thru this up since 50 is still going at jay, I thought this was fitting. But this mix is from 6 years ago. Funny how some shit never changes.

What I like about this mix are the LT. Dan remixes and how this tape is not just some shit with no train of thought behind it. The tracks that are selected are quality, There is some unreleased jay, 50 before Get Rich or Die Tryin, and tying it in with the Howard Stern interview puts you back into that time when 50 was just unstoppable.

1. Howard Stern intro
2. jay z - anything lt. dan remix
3. 50 cent - many men lt. dan remix
4. jay z - murdergram
5. 50 cent - you aint no gangsta
6. howard stern interview #1
7. jay z - peoples court
8. g unit - that aint gangsta
9. 50 cent freestyle
10. jay z freestyle
11. howard stern interview #2
12. 50 cent - your life's on the line lt. dan remix
13. jay z - can't knock the hustle lt. dan remix
14. young buck - died & came back
15. jay z - marcy to hollywood
16. howard stern interview #3
17. jay z - in my lifetime
18. 50 cent - 50 shot ya
19. jay z - dead presidents 1
20. 50 cent - dead men can't talk
21. howard stern interview #4
22. Garcia Freestyle
23. Blah Bloomberg - from the gutta
24. Troy Walsh freestyle
25. German Luger - Come Again
26. Ice Shuler freestyle
27. Eminem - Foolish Pride

Download the mix!

DJ Spinbad & DJ Whoo Kid - Best of Murder Mixtape

Copped this mix I believe in early '04. Saw Spinbad's name on it so it was an instant purchase. Spinbad is easily one of the sickest mixtape dj's in the game and has been killing shit for well over a decade. What makes Spinbad standout is his cuts and skills are always on point at a time when most dj's, from the era he came from, became lazy with skill as the more exclusive mixtape dj became popular.

Don't even think twice on this, Grab this one.

1. DJ Spinbad "How We Do" Intro
2. 50 Cent Freestyle
3. Eminem Freestyle
4. Lox Freestyle
5. Nas Freestyle
6. Cam'ron Freestyle
7. 50 Cent Freestyle
8. Beanie Sigel Freestyle
9. Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle
10. AZ Freestyle
11. 50 Cent Freestyle
12. Ali Vegas Freestyle
13. Dutch 'N Spade & Gillie Da Kid Freestyle
14. Eminem Freestyle
15. Canibus Freestyle
16. Redman Freestyle
17. 50 Cent Freestyle
18. Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle
19. Pretty Ugly Freestyle
20. Tragedy Freestyle
21. Prodigy Freestyle
22. Shyne Freestyle
23. C-N-N Freestyle
24. Sticky Fingaz Freestyle
25. Nature Freestyle

Download the mix!

DJ King Flow & DJ PLK - Workin Day and Night 2


We're back for the 3rd release in our mixtape project. This time we're going to take a journey tru break & sampling land by DJ King Flow & DJ PLK
Enjoy this lesson.

DJ King Flow Set:
01. Intro
02. Break 1
03. Break 2 (ATCQ)
04. Break 3 (Cormega)
05. Break 4 (Fat Joe)
06. Break 5 (People Under The Stairs)
07. Break 6 (The Alchemist)
08. Break 7
09. Break 8 (Nas, Prodigy)
10. Break 9 (Infamous Mobb)
11. Break 10 (T.I.)
12. Break 11 (Lil Jon)
13. Break 12 (Group Home)
14. Break 13
15. Break 14 (Nas)
16. Break 15 (Nas)
17. Break 16 (Method Man)
18. Break 17 (Little Brother)
19. Break 18 (Jazzmatazz)
20. Break 19
21. Break 20 (Gangstarr)

DJ PLK Set :
01. Break 1
02. Break 2 (The Product)
03. Break 3 (Pitch Black)
04. Break 4 (De La Soul)
05. Break 5 (Raekwon)
06. Break 6 (Lil Jon)
07. Break 7 (M.O.P.)
08. Break 8 (Jay-Z)
09. Break 9 (Juvenile)
10. Break 10 (Talib Kweli)
11. Break 11 (Reks)
12. Break 12 (Cunninlynguists)
13. Break 13 (Fonky Family)
14. Break 14 (Nas)
15. Break 15 (Snoop Dogg)
16. Break 16 (Common)
17. Break 17 (Chingy)
18. Break 18 (Ghostface Killah)
19. Break 19 (Statik Selektah)
20. Break 20 (NTM)
21. Break 21

Download the mix

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DJ Remike - Stetsasonic

This is pt.2 of the mixtape series/project that Soul started up over at original hiphop blog. This is a sure shot download.

And you say!! I am excited when the true ol skool is represented there is a lot of respect for the middle schooland new school music it's not as often that we trully go hard on the true ol skool well somebody did and what a wonderful project to select a group of their calibur before the Roots this was the first hip hop band playing live and they don't get much credit!! This group dropped around the same time Run Dmc was on fire then continued shortly into the middle school era. So for you headz that don't know now you know this is part of the collaborated mixtape project so check it out
01. Hip Hop Band Intro
02. Showtime
03. Just Say Stet
04. So Let the Fun Begin
05. Gyrlz
06. Go Stetsa
07. Wordsmith - Interlude
08. Daddy-O - Brooklyn Bounce
09. Talkin All That Jazz
10. Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy
11. Go Brooklyn 3
12. Hip Hop Band
13. Ghetto Is The World
14. DBC Let The Music Play
15. No BS Allowed
16. Stet Troop 88
17. Daddy-O - Flowin In File
18. Daddy-O - Nobody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt
19. Bust That Groove
20. My Rhyme
21. A.F.R.I.C.A (Norman Cook Remix)/Outro
22. The Problemaddicts - What It Seems (Remix Produced By DJ ReMike)(Bonus Track)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back into the swing of things!

Alright. So here is my new mix I made. On some "how it used to be done," I did this in 1 take in 2 parts. Might not make much since but regardless, I did it live because that's the way I like to do shit.

Not going to get much into it. Download the mix and if you dig it, spread the word. If it doesn't float your boat, thanks for at least taking the time to listen!

1. Mr. Cee tribute to Mr. Magic intro
2. Cormega - Make it clear
3. J. Cole - Dead Presidents 2
4. K-V f/Royce Da 5'9", Pace Won & DJ Noize - 5'9 Won
5. skyzoo - penmanship
6. Guilty Simpson - Stress
7. vandalyzm & finale - watch n***as
8. sha stimuli, Freeway, Young Chris - Moveback
9. De La Soul - LA LA LA
10. Keyel - Cold Soda
11. Busta Rhymes, J. Holiday - Hits for days
12. Jay Z - Thank You
13. Royce da 5'9 - Oct. 20th
14. Ali Vegas, Torae - Lost
15. Raekwon - Walk with me
16. Fly Union, Willie da Kid - Great
17. Joell Ortiz - 50 for the people
18. Ghostface - not your avg. girl
19. Freeway - Blogger
20. Beanie Sigel - All for it
21. ARES - Ain't no way
22. Zero Star - Like me
23. Kam Moye - Lets be honest
24. Greenhouse Effect - Getting There!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Im still here OL' SKOOL!

So this mixtape shit is just getting bigger and better and more people are sharing their collections and stories. I absolutely love it and so I thought I would add my 2 cents. Started out cool but as time went on, it just seemed harder for me to commit to adding quality post on this blog. So I took a step back. One thing I was more focused on is uploading mixtapes from cassette but damn that takes forever. If I can get 90 mins. to spare, im taking a nap or working on music. Only few of yall out there know how crazy my schedule is and how crazy it gets around Ohio St. football season.

In the past few months I have moved all of my music into storage which was a huge mistake. I wanted more room but come to find out, I rather just have all the mess here. So that means my mixtapes and mix cd's are there and im just too lazy at the moment to make a few trips to get them here. I rather just do it all at once.

But I have started to get back into the swing of things of late and getting this music a full go again. So that means you will see some post here very soon and also a few mixes I have made recently.

but big shout to all the heads that are just flooding the net with great mixes.... tapemasta(who just will not stop...dude is p diddying this shit), pipomixes, ol skool rules, soul, diggers union, dj step one, rekordz on wheels, ... too many to name. I check all mixtape sites as much as possible.

Looking forward to contributing soon.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Soul over at originalhiphop.blogspot is starting up a mixtape project and linking up with other mixtape blog sites to represent current mixtape dj's that are sticking with the o.g. basics of the mixtape art.

So to start things off is DJ BOOKS who has dropped a handfull of nice mixes this year. Definitely someone to keep checking for when they drop a new tape.

This tape here is a concept tape of the JUICE CREW. Can't get any fresher then this. One of the sickest crews compiled in the late 80's and here is the mix that captures all of the greatness that it was.

do yourself a favor and download this mix!

Monday, July 20, 2009

ghostface mix for contest

There is a Ghostface mix contest going on over at Philaflava. I figured, wtf? Why not? You can only use 10 ghostface tracks pre 2001. Shit, that wouldn't be hard to come up with a crazy playlist.

So I went to my storage unit, found my milkcrate of wutang records, dug thru some mp3 files, and I came up with 10 of my favorite ghost tracks or verses of all time.

Here is the info on the contest.... click for info!

and here is the link and tracklist for my mix, which is a live mix by the way!

DL the Mix!!

1. ice cream live (from high school high release concert)
2. ghost deini original
3. wildflower
4. rainy dayz remix
5. real live rmx
6. wisdom body
7. all i got is you rmx
8. childs play
9. stand up
10. jumpoff


Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE DREAM TEAM! 9severe "the intro"

So I typed up a lil review on this tape on microsoft word. Come to find out it's a trial version and I can not copy and paste. So I refuse to retype that shit up, to hell with that. So if you want to check the words and the tracklist for the tape, download the word file!

big shouts to all the mixtape bloggers out there. The cassette to digital heads. Let's keep it moving.

word file that includes the tracklist

get the tape here!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Best of Bernies Open Mic

This right here is a tape I made in 2002 from the tapes I recorded down in the Bernies Basement in the year of 2001. This tape captures alot of the fun we had down there and just the spontaneous events that would happen in the rat hole.

This tape includes freestyles and battles from the mhz, flip the early riser, metro, phizz ed, aqword, przm, bru lei, cj the cynic, plead da 5th, andrew bagadonuts, envelope, ak, and a gang of other folks who grabbed the mic on these nights.

Good stuff right here. Listen to this and remember the good times we had in the Basement and if you did not have a chance to ever make it to Bernies, at least you can listen and feel the good vibes that made these sunday nites so special.

Best of Bernies Open Mic!

Spitball Rockin IT 12" & Unreleased Przm material

June 10th, 2009 marks the 2 yrs. that przm passed away due to his heart condition that had effected him since his date of birth. Przm had a big impact on my life and he was one of the best friends I ever had.

Przm always wanted to have his music heard but at times that was hard for him due to his illness and some of his funny pet peeves about his music sounding a certain way.

The release I remember him being most excited about was the spitball rockin it 12" and the reason for that is on how it sounded. It was exactly how he wanted it. Intalec did the mixdowns and to those who know, Intalec is the king of the mixdown. It sounded good on vinyl too which was he wanted the most. There were days at the house were he would play the sptiball 12" and then play a dr. dre record right after that to compare the two.

Since the 12" was only on vinly(sometime later cd's of the 12" came into play but not many were handed out), I am putting up the 12" in mp3 format for your downloading pleasure becuase I know alot of people have told me they always wanted these songs but never had a record player. And I am also including some unreleased dj przm produced material from 2000. And some of Przm's early work from '97 when he lived in Pittsburgh with the Infintree.

Enjoy and spread the word. Long live the legacy of DJ PRZM!

Spitball - Rockin it 12"
1. rockin it
2. spit out ft. thirstin howl & rack lo
3. Ya times up ft. copywrite
click here!!!

unreleased przm material
flip the urban kiwi - circle of bullshit
blueprint - fuck it!!!!
manifest, Illogic - untitled
Przm verse from '97 live @ the tree house in pittsburgh
grab this shit and enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Eddie iLL & D.L. - time has come tape 2 '99

Nice tape here of indy/underground joints from late '99. To me these cats were the top dogs when it came to the indy scene in mixtapes. There were a handfull of others but I felt they were the dj clue's of the indy mixtapes. But they showed and proved with skill, exclusive freestyles, and had the shit months before you could cop it.

Great tape here. This was tape 2 of a 3 tape series. The brooklyn academy freestyle at the beginning of this tape is worth the download alone. rugged raw shit!

get the tape!
side a
1. brooklyn academy freestyle
2. apathy feat. punchline, wordsworth, a.l. skills, wiseguy, gaston - step up
3. jigmastas - keep on rocking rmx
4. rasco - bock on the scene
5. basement khemist - situations realistic
6. akrobatik - say word
7. invisible inc. - pure
8. writers guild - carolina skies
9. defari - say it twice
10. eddie brock, pack fm, esoteric, rok one freestyle
11. kardinal offishal - ghetto
12. ed o.g. - better then before
13. planet asia - place of birth
14. moodswingaz - survive til the doe

side b
1. apathy, rise, gaston, wiseguy, wordsworth & punchline freestyle
2. talib kweli & rubix - millionaires
3. john notty - you don't know
4. j treds, obsession, network reps freestyle
5. j live - tru school anthem
6. delcame feat. lootpack, evidence - who's crew
7. crubt mob feat. freddie foxx - click click
8. prince poetry - however u want it
9. rex feat. krumbsnatcha, kt - untouchables
10. j sands, the rascals freestyle
11. royal flush feat. matt fingaz, m.o.p., FT - no hold barred
12. cash brown, p. dap - pay me
13. pharoahe monch, busta rhymes - next shit

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Triple Crown Classic Comp. ohio shit!

I am very pleased to put this post up. I have been following philaflava for sometime now and for them to use a compilation I put together was nice to see.

So shout out to the crew over at philaflava and much respect.

or you can just download it here but if you click the link above, you get the stories on the tracks

D Nasty & DJ R.C. - Take That (part 5 of 6)

Part 5 is a mixtape of exclusive joints!

D nasty and R.C. come together to drop a nice selction of new joints that were very exclusive in the nine seven when this cameout. I always thought it was funny they had quotes from magazines on the cover about this mixtape.

Nothing really fancy here, just a batch of new shit around the time of spring '97. But these tapes always kept you on your toes on being ontop of your shit. Before the days of the internet, you had to rely on dj's like these to bring you the music you would be getting your hands on a month or so from now. That's how it was in Columbus anyways. Always wanting to be hip to something before the next dj was.

new shit new shit!

1. mariah carey ft. the lox & mase - honey rmx
2. wyclef jean, praz & cam - stayin alive rmx
3. busta rhymes - keep your hands where my eyez can see
4. big, puffy, mase - been around the world
5. pretty boxy , mase, foxy brown - baby baby baby
6. lords of the underground - henessey
7. ivory , cru - realx & party rmx
8. brian mcknight, mase - you should be mine
9. Big PUN - im not a player
10. EPMD - never seen before rmx
11. cru - bubblin
12. dv alias khrist, mobb deep - building
13. the beatnuts - here's a drink
14. nas, foxy brown - encore
15. yvette michelle - crazy
16. 702, canibus - no doubt rmx
17. canibus, panama p.i. - rollin with the wildest niggaz
18. raekwon, method man, ghostface - the projects rmx
19. the rza - sunshower
20. mic geronimo - life n lessons
21. common sense - reminding me of self

KaySlay - Thinking about you vol.4 (4of6)

Part of 4 is a mixtape of R&B

Before kayslay was smacking your favorite dj, he was dropping sick tapes of blends, reggae/dancehall, and r&b tapes like these. Its funny to hear this tape now after all the tough guy talk that he is famous for these days. I heard that while dropping tapes back then, he was still working as a bodyguard around this time. Not sure how true that is but that was the story I heard 12 years ago.

This is a pretty solid selection of tracks Kayslay came with. Copped this tape in '97. So it has some new tracks but then he also includes the classic joints as well. Kayslay on the mello tip...who woulda thought?

Kayslay from around the way!

1. ronald isley & keith sweat - come with me
2. rome - I belong to you
3. mary j blige - missing you
4. allure & 112 - all cried out
5. dru hill - never make a promise
6. goodfellaz - if you walk away remix
7. fredrick - gentle
8. silk - freak me
9. keith sweat - merry go round
10. ready for the world - let me love you down
11. maxwell - sumthin sumthin smoothe version
12. 112 - cry on
13. boyz 2 men - its so hard to say
14. k-ci & jo jo - how could you
15. en vogue - sittin by heavens door
16. joe - don't wanna be a player no more
17. k-ci & jo jo - outro

Selecta BAM BAM - return of the dragaon, reggae hiphop#13 (part 3 of 6)

Part 3 is a mixtape of dancehall, reggae/hiphop, blends

What more is to say of selecta BAM BAM? I really have never heard a better dancehall dj then this cat here. G.Brown has some treats but Bam Bam is just killin the comp. when it comes to this genre. His mix tapes never fail. You copped Bam Bam tapes off the strength of the name. You knew you were getting quality everytime.

This right here is a mix I got my hands on in '97 and one of my favorite mixtapes of all time. You just can't go wrong with this mix right here.

Selecta Bam Bam download

listen before you take hard drive space....

Monday, May 4, 2009

DJ Know1 - Cypher pt.6 (2of6)

Part 2 is a mixtape of instrumentals.

DJ Know1 is a dj coming out of Cleveland Ohio. I know he messed around in the scene up there, came down here to columbus and spun at many venues before moving to NYC a couple of years ago. Know1 made a name for himself with these inst. mixtapes in and To my knowledge he was the only one around columbus dropping these tapes and they were always onpoint.

This one here is no different then the others. This was the last of the series I copped from him. I believe this was one I copped in '03.

Click for the DL

Example of some of the insts.....

DJ Bonds - A night at Club Elements (1of6)

Part One is a mixtape of classic hiphop.

This tape I picked up in '04 I believe and copped it off the strength of the playlist. This playlist reminded me alot of the music we played at bernies for our sunday hiphop nite. I do not know anything about this dj but he comes correct on this tape here.

Classic hiphop mixed together with a dj killin shit, it gets no better then this.

click here for the mixtape damnit!!

1. intro
2. busta rhymes - everybody rise
3. talib kweli - move something
4. jeru the damaga - come clean
5. nas - nas is like
6. atcq - can i kick it
7. group home - supa star
8. biggie - unbelievable
9. queen latifah - wrath of my madness
10. blackstarr - definition
11. mos def, qtip, tash - body rock
12. biggie - 10 crack commandments
13. artifacts - wrong side of the tracks
14. nas - represent
15. slum village - look of love
16. atcq - find my way
17. roots - next movement
18. mobb deep - quiet storm
19. mop - ante up
20. krs1 - step into a world
21. rakim - aint no joke
22. nwa - straight outta compton
23. wu tang - winter warz
24. diamond d - break
25. black moon - who got da props
26. mass influence - all out
27. main source - live at the bbq
28. lootpack - when im on da mic
29. mc batttle - otherwize vs. lowd

Hittin you from every angle.....

I am going to do one big drop right here. The mindset I am in is providing you a handfull of tapes that display the different varieties of the mixtape culture and why us old heads can't get enough of this shit. It's amazing to me all the varieties of ideas that dj's can use or come up with and not many today use this to their advantage. In the era of Serato dj's and the internet, in my opinion, it is very easy to be a versitle dj and the ones that are stick out. But there are so many that still focus on just one area.

I have 6 mixtapes lined up, thank god they are all on cd, and I hope you enjoy this drop of good music and dig why we do this.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Shazam X - Best of BCC '97

This mixtape is one of my all time favorites. It came out in early '97 so you know all the material is classic boot camp. To this day I have not heard a better put together mix of BCC material then this tape right here.

I do not know much about Shazam X but i do know his best of mixtapes are onpoint. I also have his krs-one/bdp tape. I remember seeing that he made a best of epmd tape and a best of a tribe called quest tapes in '97 as well. Why did I not buy them? I have no idea. I guess at 17 I was saving my money for bus fare or a bigmac meal. But hopefully somebody has these 2 and can upload them for the masses.

Tired as fuck but I stayed up to record this and make it available for the heads because I know yall would appreciate this one. Very soon, I will make sure I have better pics of the cover so you can read the tracklist. Sorry for the blurryness.


Monday, April 13, 2009

mixmaster ICE live on 107.5 2003

The legendary, hall of fame dj, mixmaster ICE, somehow made his way from NY to the cowtown that is columbus ohio. In that time he has been here he has hosted many events, dj'd all over the city, and at one time held down the old school blockparty show on power 107.5 every sunday night from 7pm-10pm. I believe the time frame on that was from '01 to '05. Could be wrong but close to accurate.

It was great to hear a legendary dj on the radio in Columbus because we never get shit like that, to this day. And on top of that, they were letting ICE have complete freedom, live mixing on the radio, radio at it's best with the actual dj in control.

This right here is a live mix from '03, the only show I still have on tape. I know I recorded more but seems like this is the only one I can come up with at the moment.

As far as what to expect, anything old school. This was in '03 so you are getting nothing but mid 90's and before. A good mix of r&b and classic hiphop. A great mix to vibe out to on a sunday afternoon cookout type of thing! Oh and to the suckers out your HOMEWORK!!!

So enjoy my 1st tape to digital conversion! Many more to follow.

And a big up to all the mixtape blog/collectors/fanatics out there that are keeping this shit moving..... Tapemasta, brandan, olskool, soul, marioka, dj marz, andyman, oldschool hiphop tapes, gildog, pipomixes, diggersunion...everybody man. Im just now finally cracking the vaults!!! Lets keep it moving!

Monday, April 6, 2009

rob n hood - Best of Scarface

Scarface, I would have to say he is my favorite downsouth mc. His "face to face the world is yours"LP is easily in my top 10 hiphop lp's. I got that tape in rotation in my middle school years when it dropped and it just stays in rotation.

This mixtape is material from scarface's start with geto boys all the way up to material from the fix. I copped this tape sometime in '03 or '04 im guessing. Regardless, it's a double cd mix of one of the best to ever do it.

And this mix is onpoint as well. There is no crazy scratching or super insane intro but the mix does ride well and the songs actually blend together.


mr. scarface
the wall
o.g. to me
mary jane
guess who's back
fuck faces
the pimp
keep me down
he's dead
sorry for what
let me roll
murder by reason of insanity
get out
a minute to pray and a second to die
mind playin tricks on me
love and friendship
good girl gone bad
mr. scarface

Mr. scarface
homies and thug niggaz
hand of the dead body
watch ya step
look me in my eyes
damn it feels good to be a gangsta
going down
born killer
money and power
jesse james
in my time
i feel ya
in and out
seen a man die
it aint
dear diary

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Monthly HipHop nite in Columbus!

Me on the decks,
Blueprint hosting,
good vibes,
good times,

You should bring your face to the place!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pics from Last So What?! Wed. and Illogic jam!

As I was writing a piece on the last so what wed. .... I took a second to read what I was writing and thought it was the corniest shit ever. So long story short...Detox, thank you for keeping this night going as long as it did and I feel it made it's mark in the Columbus scene. And to everybody else that had their hands in making this night continue...thank you. Here are some pics from the last so what wed. 3/25/09

DJ DETOX starting the night off

ZERO STAR with the mic check

Crowd Shots

Blueprint Moving the Crowd

DJ ENVELOPE?? ....yeah right

Example of what destruction occurs when you play "hold the floor"in columbus, ohio!

my thoughts exactly!

Then we bring it to a couple of days later to Friday, 3/27/09... For Illogic's release party for his new LP Diabolical Fun! You can purchase that here,

Bottom Brick starting off the performances for the evening...

J. Rawls

Illogic getting his smoooooth criminal on!

Illogic and Ill Poetic performing one last song!

DJ M@nwell rocking the crowd. Can't tell by this pic but he was killing ish at this moment!

Family coming thru showing support. I love these 2 dearly!!!!


Crazy blend tape from '03. G Brown is one of the most talented dj's in the game today. His tapes are always onpoint and if you don't know about the pure fiyah, you're playing yourself.

Here's an example of a good concept going to work... (open track of flawless blends vol.2)

So after checking that, you need to check for the tape and keep an eye/ear open for G. Brown, espicially that March 9th BIG tape.

Flawless Blends VOL.2

Monday, March 23, 2009


This post was inspired by blueprints blog

I had to have this on here. This is a press kit print put together in 2000 for the super group Iskabibbles. It was basically every artist that was on the weightless roster.

The footage is from 3 different shows.

1. Scribble jam 2000 at top cats. I remember this was the show on a friday where they would not let us in because it was past capacity. But smooth words from daymon and having rj with us(his name was starting to ring bells with the rocket science 12"), got a handfull of us in that night.

2. HipHop expo 1999. There were alot of highlights at this expo...between copywrite in the battle, open wound destroying everybody in the battle, and the iskabibble performance, not sure which one would be the best highlight of the expo '99.

3. Bernies, the after scribble jam 2000 party. Atoms Fam and the MHz performed as well. This whole night was hype from the jump. You can tell when print and Illogic perform "favorite things" which at the time was the columbus classic for all of us. One of the standout tracks from Illogic's debut Unforeseen shadows.

take a good 20min. break and watch this shit, remember some great memories or just brush up on your columbus hiphop homework.

The Iskabibbles EPK (from 2000) from weightless recordings on Vimeo.

video courtesy of blueprints blog

Sunday, March 22, 2009

DJ Lt. Dan - Illest of M.O.P.

1st of all, I must say trying to keep up with the rest of the mixtape heads is an impossible task for myself. Even staying on top of all the downloads....good god! brandan, soul, olskool, tapemasta, history of mixtapes, philaflava,'s crazy. But I will do what I can. Like the lil blog that could.

Copped this mixtape sometime I believe in '04. DJ Lt. Dan is pretty onpoint with his tapes and he comes correct on this m.o.p. mix. Not much to say, the tape says it all!

click clack, salute!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

DJ Przm - Bust It vol.3

Przm made this mixtape in the spring of '03. Dude pretty much just went in his studio, sat down, and busted this mix out in one day. In my opinion, this is how a mixtape should sound. Back to backs, fast clean cuts, great selection of tracks, mixed together, something hitting you every few minutes, accapellas over insts., sounds dirty as this tape is so damn dirty, I love it. To those that know how przm kept his records, you can tell by all the snappling and crackling you will hear. And alot of these records were only a few months old, LOL.

This mix sounds like it was made on 2 turntables but it was made on one. Not sure why one volume is lower then the other.....Im sure P did that on purpose.

And I would be here forever giving backgrounds, stories, all the info on this man. So as long as this blog is running, each post about Przm will be a piece of the story. I just can not cram it into one post or 5. There will be more to come.



DJ Self - F@#ky S#!t vol.1

This blog is as well a tool to document Columbus Hip Hop History past and present. I want to do this the right way but I am getting a slow start. So hopefully some good post will get things rolling for me.

Dj Self has been a familiar name in the Columbus scene for years. He was the dj that started Bernies sunday hiphop night in early '99 before passing it off to DJ Przm to go back home for personal matters. Self dj'd on OSU's kbux radio in the early years of this decade with partner in crime dj Projects. The saturday soul shakedown was a night Self held down for about a year at Skully's where he spun a variety of 80's breaks, hits, and whatever was funky in that era. If you can't tell by now, Self is a very versitle DJ and it show's it in this mix.

I could spit up more facts and stories of dj Self but instead I will throw up a mixtape, one of many I have in my collection, that has always been one of my faovrites from him. This is funky shit vol.1 that I got from him around '02 or '03. The title pretty much sums it up....just alot of funk, breaks, samples you will recognize, all mixed together in a very raw style.

Dj Self - Funky Shit vol.1

Bonus: Footage of DJ Self live at a Haloween Jam '06. (video courtesy of boras)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

4 Turntable Beatdown!!!

DJ Haul&Mason.... Did not know much about them before I heard this mix. Picked it up out of a free bin a few months ago at a local record store. Not sure why this was in a free bin because this mix is really onpoint. Anybody that can blend "hypnotize" with a big band and actually make it work? .... I am amazed. This mix goes all over the place and it works.

In the liner notes it says "we properly rock over 100 records in just under an hour using 4 turntables, cdj's, and effects unit." And this was done in a one take live mix on a tour in Japan in '04.

Doing my best to keep it funky folks!

FourTurntableBeatdown Laink!