Music Box

Friday, November 19, 2010

Craig G - Winter '96

Droppin an exclusive type joint here. Craig G still does some doubles, back to backs, but on this tape brings the flava the exclusive DJ. Craig G was one of the top DJ's in the 90's along with Clue, Doo Wop, S&S, droppin the Exclusive tapes. He was one of the DJ's that if you saw a new tape from him, you could cop it off the name alone and knew you were going to get some quality music.

A few highlights on here is a 2pac song dissing the hell out of Biggie on side A and no it's not hit em up. And then there is a Sauce Money and Jay Z track that I am not too familiar with on Side B. I remember a handfull of songs they had floating around on mixtapes in 96 and 97 but I do not remember this one.


Side A

Side B

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dirty Harry - Tape #7 - Off the Hook High Noon '96

Dirty Harry is easily my favorite mixtape DJ. I can tell you the exact spot I was at when I first popped Fistfull of Dollas into my walkmen on my walk home from high school in the fall of '96 and was completely blown away. Yeah, that tape has many memories.

But onto this tape right here. I get confused with name of this tape but what I have on the tape is off the hook pt.1. So I hope that's what this is but regardless, it's classic Dirty Harry. Crazy blends, the hiphop inst. with the r&b accapella(something for the fellas and the ladies), the rap figures kicking it off on side b which was something I always looked forward to, the vocals to the inst. coming in and out every so many bars, a mixtape with mad crazy flavor. There is so much going on in the tape but it's not over bearing and it all works perfectly. I can keep on going but then I will seem like more of a Stan. With every listen you can always pick up something new from a Dirty Harry tape. This one here is no exception.

Enjoy this one here for the weekend!

Dirty Harry Side A

Dirty Harry Side B

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DJ Mondee - Flossin (1999)

So I stole (not really) this tape from the homie DJ Truskills. How this ended up in Truskills hands from what I remember is that the MHz had brought back this tape with them from one of many trips to NY for recording sessions or whatever business they had to handle.

I am familiar of Mondee for his sick production with Yak Balls but did not know he was dropping mixtapes back then as well. I always dug Mondess's cuts and grimy production on the Yak Balls 12"s with Fondle Em and Def Jux. So with that in mind, I figured this tape would be pretty solid and of course... it's pretty fresh!

The tape did not have a cover or tracklisting. Just know that this tape was made in '99 when indy hiphop was possibly at its peak or downfall, however you want to look at it. So this should give you an idea on the flavor of the tape.

peace and enjoy!

Flossin - Side A

Flossin - Side B