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Hip Hop

The past week has been really sweet. To start it off, I got some new equipment to mix with. I can’t even explain how excited I am to have this. While I’m still adjusting to it, my mixes should be much better. And this is my first hip-hop mix on it. And it arrived just on time, because….

It’s Dilla week! I’ve been listening to his stuff all week, and it was time to mix up my annual all-Dilla beats mix to celebrate his life and work. This was a great one to mix too, and I live broadcasted it as well (more on that later). It’s just over 90 minutes.

Here’s are the tracks, all Dilla production with some interview snippets sprinkled in…..

  1. J Dilla – Make Em NV (Instrumental)
  2. J Dilla – Beat 14
  3. Pharcyde – Drop (Instrumental)
  4. Frank N Dank – Sex On The Beach
  5. Slum Village – Fall In Love Remix (Instrumental)
  6. Slum Village – Selfish (Instrumental)
  7. Common – Heat (Instrumental)
  8. Slum Village – Are You Ready
  9. Common Sense – The Question
  10. Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Instrumental)
  11. Pharcyde – Somethin’ That Means Somethin’ (Instrumental)
  12. Amp Fiddler – Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly
  13. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
  14. J Dilla – Reckless Driving (Instrumental)
  15. Common Sense – Thelonius
  16. J Dilla – U and Ur Smile
  17. Phat Kat – Dont Nobody Care About Us (Instrumental)
  18. Das Efx – Microphone Master (Jay Dee Remix)
  19. The Roots Feat. Elo – Dynamite!
  20. J Dilla – Shouts (Alt)
  21. A Tribe Called Quest – Moms
  22. Phife Dawg – 4 Horsemen
  23. Slum Village – Fantastic (Instrumental)
  24. Slum Village – Players
  25. J Dilla – Dreamy
  26. J Dilla – Doo Doo
  27. J Dilla – The $
  28. De La Soul – Stakes Is High Remix (Instrumental)
  29. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  30. Que D – Rock Box
  31. Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Jay Dee Remix)

Enjoy!

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Table Manners

Hip Hop

This site was long overdue for a new hip hop mix, and I was well aware of this. So I decided to finally lay down a new mix of chillness for your headphones. It’s a little rough around the edges, but I had to battle through some technical and software issues. But there are some gems that you not haven’t heard here before, and others that you have. Either way, it all sounds good.

Here are the tracks…

  1. Godfather Don – Status
  2. J Dilla – U and Ur Smile
  3. Talib Kweli & Mos Def – Thieves In The Night
  4. The Roots Ft. Greg Porn & Track North – Kool On
  5. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Thuggin’
  6. Godfather Don – She’s Gone
  7. Nujabes – Rainyway Back Home
  8. Anotha Level – What’s That Cha Say
  9. De La Soul – In The Woods
  10. The Fab 5 – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (Instrumental)
  11. Slum Village – Untitled/Fantastic (Instrumental)
  12. Gang Starr – Half And Half (Instrumental)
  13. Mobb Deep – Hell On Earth (Instrumental)
  14. Lootpack – Hityawitdat
  15. Group Home – Up Against the Wall
  16. Beatnuts – Find That
  17. Godfather Don – For Ma Pa

Enjoy!

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Tastefully Seasoned

Hip Hop

We’re back with some more chill hip hop! I feel that I’ve been neglecting the exact genre of music that I love that made me want to start this site. And I have been trying to find some time to mix up something chill. And this definitely fits that bill! There’s a couple rough cuts and blends, but overall, should be enjoyable to kick back to.

Here is the track listing:

  1. RJD2 – Final Frontier
  2. Prince Paul – MC Hustler (Horror City)
  3. People Under The Stairs – OST (Remix)
  4. Phife Dawg Ft. No Name – 4 Horsemen
  5. Cella Dwellas – Medina Style
  6. Redman – Tonight’s Da Night
  7. Blame One – Paperthin Aka Blame One Intro
  8. The Pharcyde – Bullshit
  9. Clever Jeff – For Real
  10. Atmosphere – In Her Music Box
  11. Atmosphere – Woman With The Tattooed Hands (Instrumental)
  12. Necro – Agent Orange (Instrumental)
  13. Gangstarr – All For The Cash
  14. Nas – N.Y. State Of Mind
  15. Deltron 3030 – Love Story (Instrumental)
  16. Raekwon – Heaven & Hell

Enjoy!

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Vibe With The Tribe Again

Hip Hop

I had the pleasure of seeing Beats, Rhymes, & Life, the documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. I won’t go into a full on movie review, but lets just say it’s my favorite documentary now, and I want to see it again. It really took me down memory lane, and I can confidently say that I’ve listened to Tribe more than any other artist/group. If it’s playing your area….go see it asap! You won’t regret it.

It almost goes without saying that watching that movie inspired me to want to do another Tribe mix, to follow up from the first one that I did last year. I feel rusty mixing hip hop, but it still turned out pretty decent.

Enjoy and go see that movie!

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Guest Mix: JFD Mushroom Summer Edition by @die A.

Guest Mix Hip Hop

A couple weeks ago, I was scouring SoundCloud for some new mixes, and came across @die A., from the Netherlands, and his JFD Mushroom Summer Edition mix. I loved it. And if you’ve ever listened to any of Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz mixes, then you’ll love this mix too. After listening to it, I decided to reach out to @die A. to see if he would be interested in hooking me up with a guest mix here. Gladly, he gave me the one I had just listened to.

So if you like any of the music you’ve been listening to here, then you will definitely like this guest mix. So check it out! No tracklisting for this one.

Enjoy, and thanks to @die A. for providing this mix.

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Afternoon Snacks

Hip Hop

I figured it was time to return to some hip hop. I got inspired (read: felt guilty) by spending one too many hours on turntable.fm in the past week. I will say, that I felt very rusty mixing hip hop again. It had been at least a month since I’ve mixed some hip hop, because I’ve been on a big house music kick. So there are a couple rough blends, but nothing terrible. I wasn’t going to even post this, but I had to listen to it a few times before convincing myself it was legit. But I like it.

Here’s the tracks…

  1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – In The House (Instrumental)
  2. Pete Rock Ft. Mc Eiht – One Life To Live
  3. Ghostface Killah – Mighty Healthy
  4. KRS One – Sound of Da Police
  5. Akinyele – Worldwide
  6. K-Def – Take a Drive
  7. Nujabes – Eclipse
  8. Mos Def – Habitat (Instrumental)
  9. Yesterdays New Quintet – Uno Esta
  10. Delphonics/Ghostface Killah – After the Smoke Is Clear
  11. Jay-Z Ft. Mary J. Blige – Cant Knock the Hustle
  12. Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
  13. Rob Swift – I’m Leaving

Enjoy.

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Chill Mode Mix Vol. 7

Chill Mode Hip Hop Instrumental

Here we go with the latest installment of the Chill Mode Mix series. I have to say that this might be my favorite type of mix to do on this site. I don’t like doing them often because I really want to make sure the track selection reflects the title. It took me some time to get into a groove with this mix, so some of the transitions aren’t as crisp as I’d like. But it’s still good.

Here are the tracks…

  1. Natural Resource – Negro League Baseball (Instrumental)
  2. Thes One – Yacht Club (Instrumental)
  3. Declaime – Roll ‘Em Right (Instrumental)
  4. Giano, Michael Knight – Walking The Dog
  5. Funkdoobiest – Rock On (Remix)
  6. Pharcyde – Somethin’ That Means Somethin’ (Instrumental)
  7. Rasco – Sophisticated Mic Pro’s
  8. Pharoahe Monch – Behind Closed Doors (Instrumental)
  9. Swollen Members – Consumption (Instrumental)
  10. Del the Funky Homosapien – Stress the World
  11. J. Rocc – Thru The Tulips
  12. Necro – Violins Of Violence (Instrumental)
  13. High & Mighty – The Meaning
  14. The Fab 5 – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (Instrumental)
  15. Dr. Dre – Housewife (Instrumental)
  16. Lord Finesse – No Gimmicks (Instrumental)
  17. Slum Village – Players (Instrumental)

Enjoy!

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One For Nate

G-funk Hip Hop

Like anyone else that heard the news, I was very bummed to hear that Nate Dogg had passed away. Whenever I thought of west coast hip hop, or G-funk, he always came to mind. His voice brought so much to the tracks that he was on, even when he wasn’t the main artist on the track. I don’t think there will be anyone else like him….ever. I listened to his classics just about all day.

With that said, it was a no brainer that I should make a mix dedicated to him, to celebrate his work. This mix is little over an hour, and I could have kept going. So many classics!

  1. Nate Dogg – Stone Cold
  2. Nate Dogg Ft. Butch Cassidy & 2pac – Me & My Homies
  3. Fabolous Ft. Nate Dogg – Cant deny it
  4. Nate Dogg Ft. Warren G – Nobody Does It Better
  5. Dr. Dre – Deeez Nutz
  6. Snoop Dogg Ft. Xzibit – Bitch Please
  7. Snoop Dogg Ft. Dr. Dre & Nate Gogg – Lay Low
  8. Westside Connection – Gangsta Nation
  9. Dr. Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg, Akon, & Nate Dogg – Kush
  10. Nate Dogg Ft. Dr. Dre – Your Wife
  11. Obie Trice Ft. Nate Dogg – The Set Up
  12. Warren G Ft. Nate Dogg – Regulate
  13. Nate Dogg Ft. Snoop Dogg – Never Leave Me Alone
  14. Snoop Dogg – Ain’t No Fun
  15. Ludacris Ft. Nate Dogg – Area Codes
  16. Chico & Coolwadda Ft. Nate Dogg – High Come Down
  17. 213 – Absolutely
  18. Snoop Dogg Ft. Redman & Nate Dogg – The Way You Shake It
  19. Dr. Dre – Let’s Get High (Instrumental)

Enjoy.

R.I.P. Nate Dogg

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Cruisin’

Hip Hop

I can’t believe it’s been year since launching this site. I wanted to do a post on the exact date, but I had a lot going on getting ready to go on a cruise….. which was extremely relaxing, chill, and much needed. Which also brings me to the name of this mix. These are a bunch of tracks that are very chill, and laid back. Good background tunes while relaxing, driving, or whatever.

Here’s the tracklisting…

  1. Funky DL – It’s About Time
  2. Homeliss Derilex – Fraudulent
  3. D.I.T.C. – Day One
  4. GZA – Duel Of The Iron Mic (Instrumental)
  5. Cloudkickers – And So Kiddies (Instrumental)
  6. Natural Resource – They Lied
  7. Dilated Peoples – The Platform
  8. Madlib – Episode VIII
  9. Planet Asia – Boiler Makers
  10. Funky DL – Underground Hip-Hop
  11. Homeliss Derelix – Operations
  12. Lord Finesse – Taking It Lyte (Instrumental)
  13. Defari – Never Lose Touch
  14. Cypress Hill – Hits From The Bong
  15. People Under The Stairs – Sunroof (Instrumental)

Enjoy!

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Candles for Dilla

Hip Hop

Yesterday, February 7th, marked the birthday of the late Dilla. So not only did I listen to his music all day to celebrate, I thought it would be a good idea to mix up some Dilla tunes as well. Of course, since you’re reading this…. it was recorded.

I could have mixed his music for hours. His discography is ridiculously amazing, and large. This is, in no way, my version of a “best of Dilla” mix though. They’re just tracks that I felt like listening to at the time….all produced by Dilla.

Anywho, I’ll post the tracklisting later. But for now….

Enjoy.

UPDATE: It just occurred to me that some listeners may be interested in hearing that full interview that I grabbed the snippet from at the beginning of this mix. It’s a great interview that’s just over 40 minutes. So I’ve posted it here to listen to, or you can download it here.

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