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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.