Posts Tagged ‘mixtape’

Rearward Glances and Real World Chances: A Review of Rilgood’s Mixtape Kingdom

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Rear-view mirrors allow drivers to see rearward facilitating informed driving decisions; at least that is their purpose in our culture. Rilgood is from Nigeria. Yorùbá culture originated from Nigeria. Santeria is partially derived from Yorùbá religion. In Santeria, however, looking backwards is sometimes regarded as incautious because it keeps present obstacles that should have been relinquished.

Kingdom, Rilgood’s newest mixtape, is that rear-view mirror music. Kingdom is hazardous to listen to because throughout the mixtape Rilgood fits into view distracting glimpses of  realization, disappointment, bliss, and gloom similarly experienced by motorists taking poorly timed debilitating glances at rear-view mirrors. He caresses the low-spirited and sunken production[1] with simple lyrics that invite reflection which may lead to awareness, a rubbernecking accident, or both.

Kingdom is slick. Your pause button better have anti-lock brakes or else you’ll have a hard time turning Rilgood’s latest project off. On his mixtape, its apparent Rilgood doesn’t vaunt himself, but I am unsure whether he held back more than he should have. As such, his mixtape is a paradox and that momentous tension is what keeps me from getting tired of it. I can’t figure it out. – Droopy

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Listen to Kingdom below:


[1] By Woodro Skillson, The Gift, Rilgood, Dot Da Genius, Kechphrase, Dave Maxwell, Flick James, RC Bankwell, 88-Keys, and Keyboard Kid.

Dibia$e(Green Llamas) – Slapparatus Mix + Wattstax (Video)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

50 minutes of Dibia$e beats well placed over Wattstax footage, good watch and listen. Never pass up on anything labelled Green Llamas, spotted here at GreenLlamaMusic(more…)

Pro Celebrity Golf and Jay Glaze – Three Sinister Syllables PT 1 (2004)

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

A cut -n- paste masterpiece brought to you by the guys behind Chopped Herring Records, Pro Celebrity Golf and  Jay Glaze. This is the first time the OG digital files have been made available. Created from 100% original vinyl pressings. An automatic download that will keep you entertained and even amazed. –Philaflava

 

 

Chris Read “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Official 20th Anniversary Mixtape)”

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

To mark the twentieth anniversary of Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, DJ Chris Read from the UK put together this special mixtape for O.G. West Coast label Delicious Vinyl.

Good write up over at Wax Poetics.

Track List:
1) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Instrumental)
2) Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3) Marvin Gaye – Since I Had You (Loop)
4) The Pharcyde – Interview (1992)
5) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Acapella)
6) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (LA Jay Remix)
7) The Pharcyde – Otha Fish (Instrumental)
8) Herbie Mann – Today
9) The Pharcyde – Pack the Pipe
10) Herbie Mann – Bijou
11) Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced (Loop)
12) Quincy Jones – Summer in the City
13) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Acapella)
14) Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution (Loop)
15) Roy Ayers – The Third Eye
16) The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)
17) Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills – Season of the Witch
18) The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To
19) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (J Swift Remix)
20) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Acapella)
21) The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Kenny Dope Remix) (Loop)
22) Stanley Cowell – Travelin’ Man
23) The Pharcyde – On the DL (Instrumental)
24) The Pharcyde – On the DL
25) James Brown – Funky Drummer
26) The Pharcyde – Officer
27) Donald Byrd – Beale Street
28) The Pharcyde – Oh Shit (Instrumental)
29) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Acapella)
30) The Pharcyde – Soul Flower (Remix Instrumental)
31) Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show (Instrumental)
32) The Pharcyde – Return of the B-Boy
33) The JBs – Rockin’ Watergate (Loop)
34) The Pharcyde – 4 Better or 4 Worse (Acapella)

Thanks King!

enjoy,
dirt

In Loving Memory of Russell Jones

Friday, November 16th, 2012


It was an eventful week in hip-hop. Between the new releases from Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and Captain Murphy, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Tuesday November 13 marked the eighth anniversary of ODB’s death or that yesterday would’ve been his 42nd birthday. Likewise, you’ll forgive us for not putting a memorial post together in time for either of these dates.

Apology accepted? Good, now let’s get on with the show.

In Loving Memory of Russell Jones is a double CD compilation arranged and sequenced by Dreddy Kruger. Released on Sandbox Automatic (and maybe a few other sites), it came packed with a t-shirt bearing the same artwork as the cover above. Comprised of everything from hit singles and Wu-Tang cuts to random guess spots, radio freestyles and of course classic skits, this out-of-print 45-track release is not to be missed. Disc 1 / Disc 2

When you’re done with that, be sure to check out G. Brown Presents Legend of the Drunken Master, a best-of mixtape that was also included in the deal mentioned above. Apart from the standard ODB fare, it features several DJ remixes (some banging acappella-instrumental blends) and two unreleased songs: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” featuring Macy Grae, and an original version of the classic Wu-Tang Forever joint “Reunited,” on which ODB spits an entirely different verse than the one that made the album cut.

As the God said unto his hos, “YOU THINK WE DON’T LOVE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS?!”

-Samuel Diamond

Mr. Wiggles “Rock Steady #3: Shaolin Breakbeats (1996)”

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012


The T.R.O.Y. Blog, in association with St. Paco over at Kung Fu Grip! zine, brings you Mr. Wiggles’ classic “Rock Steady Mixtape #3: Shaolin Breakbeats.” That’s right, b-boys and b-girls, this vintage cassette has been digitized and donated to the web for your listening pleasure by the dynamic duo of St. Paco & dirt_dog. So download this baby pronto and prepare yourself for nearly one hour of old school martial-arts-marinated music, bad English dubbing, fight sound effects, and the ill mic skills of Mr. Wiggles and Ken Swift of the legendary Rock Steady Crew.

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enjoy,
–dirt_dog & St. Paco

Bad Cop – No Gimmicks Rap Shit (7-10)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

A couple of years ago Bad Cop blessed us with Parts 1 through 6 of this excellent, rarity laced mixtape. This time he once again doesn’t hold back on the goodies. (more…)

Dj Nes – Old School 80′s Mix (1980-1986)

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

tracklist after the jump. (more…)

An Introduction to Dj Nastee: “The Resume”

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

This mixtape actually has a video promo for it, click here and watch.

Those of you who remember the name Dj Nastee, it’s probably from his work with Hard 2 Obtain. Or maybe from some of the renowned demos he produced that got play on Stretch and Bobbito. We’ll get to those at another time. Get the links after the jump. (more…)

Erick Sermon “Breath Of Fresh Air” Mixtape

Friday, February 17th, 2012


Looks like The Green Eyed Bandit isn’t done yet. He just dropped this new Def Squad mixtape featuring KRS-One, Sheek Louch, 50 Cent, Keith Murray, Redman, Method Man & Jimi Hendrix!?!

Nice interview with E Double over at HIPHOP DX. This is the bit about the Hendrix track:

DX:
Let’s shift from the crew stuff to your new solo material … You noted on “I’m Not Him” from your Chilltown, New York album that you “gave Marvin Gaye’s wife two hundred grand” for “Music.” So how much did you have to break off the estate of Jimi Hendrix for “A Way Out”?

Erick Sermon:
Oh my God, I’m not even gonna talk about that ‘cause I’m not even gonna – I didn’t break off nothing, that’s why it’s on the mixtape. [Laughs] It ain’t like I have a label and I have Clive Davis, or me still having money like that, to be saying here’s [$150,000] for you Marvin’s estate and here’s 50 thousand for the lawyers. I don’t got that money these days. And I can imagine what Jimi Hendrix’s estate is asking for something like that. [So] that’s why it’s a mixtape.

Too bad there isn’t anyone on his staff that knows how to rip and tag a single mp3. Most tracks are 80 k/bit while the others are 160. Oh well.

01. Sucka Free Shit/Jamie Fox
02. Clout Feat. KRS 1
03. What Happened
04. Ain’t Me Feat. Rick Ross
05. Fix Your Face Feat. Twon Gabs & Ryze
06. A Way Out Feat. Jimmy Hendrix
07. Lyrics Skit/Jamie Fox
08. Twon’s Theme/Twon Gabz
09. Tregram/T.R.E.
10. Dodge This Feat. Sheek Louch
11. I’m Good Feat. Team Hot
12. Head Skit Feat. Easy E
13. Headgames Ft. Keith Murray & 50 Cent
14. Lil Nikki Feat. Twon Gabz
15. Like Me Feat. Too Short & Loyd
16. Commander And Chief Feat. Daz From DPG
17. Talk This Feat. Sam-Bo
18. Jokes/Crew
19. Typical Nigga Feat. Lockness Monster
20. Look Feat. Redman & Method Man
21. Set It Off Feat. Mone & Fred Da Godson
22. Look Out Feat. Twon Gabz
23. Whiskey And Coke Feat. Twon Gabz, Fish Grease & Kapone

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enjoy,
–dirt_dog