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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What got me back into the Mixtape (if you can not read this, go 2 post up!)

It was around '98 I believe when I started to see artist I did not want to hear on my favorite mixtape dj's tapes. Doo Wop with Juvenille, S&S with Master P, etc. etc. That was not what I was trying to hear. I loved to get a tape and hear the rugged raw shit, not that shit. And believe me, I like the south but that's not what I was wanting to hear on my mixtapes. So basically, I steered away from that mixtape scene and followed only few Indy hiphop mixtape dj's. But they were not as creative to me as the core NY DJ with the blending new edition with some crazy drum break or some random 80's accapella with peter piper inst. Or just the party rocking skills of kid capri.

So basically when this Nas and Jay Z beef came about, I was interested as well was the whole hiphop community. So I Stumbled upon this mixtape in a store, saw the tracklisting, and bought it. Took it home at the Fonoslut Mansion and could not believe my ears. There was mixing, the tape put together as a whole was onpoint, I heard blends, cuts, it was what I had not heard coming from NY in years. I am sure it was but I just must have been missing out here in Columbus.

It almost seems to me these days the internet has even phased this part of the DJ out. That's what made this mixtape so unique to me. In these days, you just take it to the net, Fuck a DJ. Remember when 50 made mixtapes dissin JA? Could not wait to hear what this dude would come up with next. Now, you see cartoons, 50 with wigs on, and 5 diss tracks within 2 weeks and now im already burned out. Dude is a great comedian though.

So thank you Nas, Jay Z, and the Evil Genius himself, Green Lantern, for brigning the mixtape back into my life 8 years ago. This was the tape that did it for me and made dig for other mixtape dj's doing what I loved to hear.


1. Intro
2. Mobb Deep - Freestyle
3. Nas - in studio session - HOT 97 NYC
4. Jay Z - Super Ugly (Nas response)
5. Jae Hood - Freestyle
6. Sheek - Freestyle
7. NORE/Ja Rule - My Life
8. WU TANG - In the Game
9. Kay Slay - Interlude
10. Ghostface/Raekwon/Method Man/Perb - NWO Mix
11. Mobb Deep - NWO Mix
12. Big Noyd - Freestyle
13. Nas - Build & Destroy
14. Cormega - Freestyle (Nas Response)
15. CNN - Freestyle
16. Tragedy - Freestyle
17. Jae Hood/Sheek - Call me Hood
18. Rah Digga - Freestyle
19. Kardinal Official/Busta Rhymes - Old time Green 2way Mix
20. Redman/Method Man - Lets do It
21. Mad Skills - Freestyle
22. Sheek - NWO mix
23. F.T. - Freestyle
24. Tragedy/Killa Sha/P.U./Littles - Ape Sumthin
(these next 5 tracks are not included because a scratch on cd prevented them to be imported)
25. Mobb Deep - Nuttin Like Home
26. Journalist - Freestyle
27. D-Stroy - Freestyle
28. Nas/Mary J. - Bravehart Party
29. Tweet/Fabolous - OOPS rmx