Posts Tagged ‘mixtape’

DJ Filthy Rich – 90s Reggae vs. Hiphop Vol. 1

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

In the early 90s, U.S. record labels started signing the bigger dancehall reggae artists to North American deals. In order to appeal to the domestic market, they started commissioning producers to make hip hop remixes of lead singles. Guys like Salaam Remi, Kenny Dope, Bobby Konders, Clark Kent, KRS-One, and Trackmasters were among the beatmakers creating remixes that came to be more popular in America than the LP versions. These producers in turn enlisted guest verses from rappers like Biggie, Method Man, OGC, Q-Tip, Yo-Yo, and the Geto Boys to create popular combinations. Eventually rappers began seeking out guest verses from reggae artists. The reggae-hiphop sub-genre was suddenly created, and began to flourish.

Being a fan of both genres myself, the marriage of reggae over hip hop beats was a match made in heaven. I started collecting every single piece of vinyl I could find with these remixes.
I wanted to put my collection to use, and decided to create a series of mixes containing 90’s reggae artists over 90’s hip hop beats. Everything from popular hits to obscure white label-only remixes. Including my own custom blends of 90’s reggae acapellas over hiphop instrumentals from that time period. What began as a casual one-off “best of” type of mix, evolved into a multi-volume obsession. I even learned to produce my own party breaks just for this project.

I’ve finally finished the first volume, and wanted to share it here first for the Phila/TROY blog fam. BIG shout outs to certain forum members who contributed tracks/acapellas/instrumentals for this project, especially bbatson, step one, dirt dog, and jaz. Nuff respect. Special thanks to Juhmar for the artwork. -DJ Filthy Rich/

Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb (Filthy Rich blend)
Mikey Jarrett – Mack Daddy
Shaggy – Gunshot
Shaggy – Gunshot (Beemin RMX)
Jamalski – Put It On (Filthy Rich blend)
Cheshire Cat – Boom Shot Dis (Sabotage) (Filthy Rich blend)
Burro Banton – Boom Wa Dis (Hip Hop RMX)
Super Cat – South Central (DJ Clue RMX)
Bush Babees – Swing It
Lady Saw – No Long Talking (Filthy Rich blend)
DJ Filthy Rich – Agony In De Dance (Party Break)
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper (LP Version)
Fugees ft Mad Spider – Boof Baf (Refugee Doodle RMX)
Super Cat – Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Remix)
Bounty Killer ft Cocoa Brovas – It’s A Party (Filthy Rich blend)
Shabba Ranks & KRS One – The Jam (Back To The Bridge Mix)
Mad Stuntman – I’m The Mad Stuntman (Mad Hip Hop mix)
Major Mackeral – Hot (Filthy Rich blend)
Bounty Killer/Michigan & Smiley – Fed Up/Tom’s Diner (Filthy Rich Remix)
Shabba Ranks – Trailor Load A Girls (Filthy Rich blend)
Patra ft YoYo – Romantic Call
Lil Vicious & Dougie Fresh – Freaks
Mad Lion ft Method Man – Take It Easy (Filthy Rich ReFix)
Red Fox – Dem a Murderer (Original + SD50 RMX)
Comedy skit
Merciless – Gun From Paris (Filthy Rich blend)
General TK – Poisonous Dettol (Filthy Rich blend)
Kenny Dope – Supa (Party break)
Kenny Dope ft Gringo – Dondadda (Original Rama Jama Mix)
Fuschnickens – Ring The Alarm
Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm (Hip Hop Mix)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Hip Hop RMX)
Rumble – Safe RMX
Capleton ft Method Man – Wings Of The Morning RMX
Born Jamericans – Boom Shak A Tak (RMX + Original)
Super Cat – Too Greedy (Filthy Rich blend)
AV8 – Blunted (Party Break)
Buju Banton – Boom Bye Bye (Filthy Rich blend)
Smif N Wessun ft OGC, Jahdan – Sound Bwoy Bureill




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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

Follow me (@Droopydood) and Rilgood (@Rilgood).

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.

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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…)

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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



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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!


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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

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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.


–dirt_dog & St. Paco

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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…)

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

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

tracklist after the jump. (more…)

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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…)

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