A few years back I got into digging for New Jack Swing era records and Tony! Toni! Toné! is one of the groups that ended up becoming a sure bet in my searches. They put out some huge dance records as well as some on-point slow jams while they were making a name for themselves. Here’s the extended dance mix of a track from their 1988 record Who?, titled Little Walter with that classic New Jack vibe. Listen and download below.
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Booka B helped me put together this blend of Miguel’s Adorn. I used a couple of instrumentals from 90′s rap records by Brand Nubian and Buckshot Lefonque to piece everything together. You can peep the original version here. Listen to and download my edit below.
We lost a truly great musician last week with the passing of Donald Byrd, so I thought it would be fitting to post a couple of his tunes in tribute to the amazing life of music that he had. These two songs are from a compilation that was recorded live at the Roxy in 1976 along side some other Blue Note jazz greats. If you’re not familiar with Donald Byrd, take a second to listen. He was a part of an amazing era in music and if his timeless sounds aren’t a perfect cure for the winter blues, then I don’t know what is. Enjoy!
RIP Donald Byrd.
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Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game
AZ – Gimme Yours (Erick Sermon Remix)
Mic Geronimo – Masta I.C.
Artifacts – Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Nine – Whutcha Want?
Raekwon – Incarcerated Scarfaces
All City – The Actual
Lo Down – Mad Fright Night
The Beatnuts – Do You Believe?
Big L Featuring Fat Joe – The Enemy
PMD Featuring Das EFX – Rugged-N-Raw (Remix)
This mixtape series is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and I’m thankful that I decided to break it up into a series other than a drawn out, lengthy and continuous mix.
I’ve always been influenced by early and mid 90′s Hip-Hop culture and it has definitely shaped the way I carry myself from the past to the present. The selection of tracks I chose for this mix were all brought from memories of my upbringing from watching skate videos, Yo! MTV Raps, BET’s Rap City and other random occasions that I was involved in that made me get completely hyped on whatever was going on around me at the time when I heard these tunes.
All in all, I’m more than happy to present this mix to y’all and hope that people have the same appreciation that I do for the music compiled in this. Enjoy!
Here’s the new video from the Minneapolis/St.Paul duo, Mally & The Sundance Kid. A nice and to straight to the point track with guest appearances by some prolific and up & coming musical figures and also some very noticeable everyday people who are or have been implemented within the music scene in the Twin Cities area. Enjoy!
I had another successful record buying weekend, this time at a local Minneapolis shop. I love digging up these old picture covers, especially on the cheap. The dollar bins have been good to me lately.
“Mobb Deep Mondays” is here! This week we have the remix from the Hip-Hop producers and DJ, Mighty Mi & Reef. Originally released on the single’s 12″ vinyl labeled “The Nighttime G.O.D. Pt. III” from 1997, it contains the sample from the famously known Horror film, The Phantasm.
This is a instrumental influenced by my appreciation for that east coast hip-hip sound that really helped me out in my upbringing in the mid 90′s. Hopefully it sparks some memories for all of you listening as well.
I was in some antique stores in Southern Minnesota this weekend and ended up pulling some crazy records out of a dollar bin that I found. Every antique/thrift shop that I go to has at least one crate of records in it and usually they’re filled with little more than a thorough collection of vintage polka and Christmas jams. Every once in a while though, there’s some stuff that’s a little more interesting and it completely validates all that time spent digging through dust-covered holiday hits. Here’s a couple pictures of some of the original rap singles and albums that I found.
I’m going to start posting some more mp3 rips from my record collection again in the near future. Maybe some of these will make their way into the rotation.
This mix has existed in various forms for the last few months and has been taunting me so after a much longer hiatus than I ever anticipated I’m happy to give you Champagne Sessions Vol. 2.
Night Is Young – Jackie Chain f. Freddie Gibbs & Maggie Horn
Upgrade – Young Dro
Blow – Future f. Ludacris & Rocko
Future’s Classic – MaLLy f. Tigre
Lean Wit It – Meek Mill
Stray Bullets – Domo Genesis
Amazing – Fatal Lucciauno f. J.Pinder
Blessed – ScHoolboy Q f. Kendrick Lamar
Make Your Move – Teyana Taylor f. Wale
Popped Off – TI f. Dr. Dre
Of The Soul – Mac Miller
Studio Mixing – Booka B
Photo Credit – Booka B
Design – Anton Pearson