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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