Sunday, 19 May 2019
On some sunday cool out steez. Evil Dee goes in some 80s vibes - Taana Gardner, Keni Burke, Tom Tom Club, Mary Jane Girls, Maze etc. All kind of obvious stuff now but I don't think there was too may tapes with this kind of thing back then (guessing this is from 95-97ish
I ripped the tape Diablo gave me but turns out Grime & Lime posted it up years back if you need the download.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
No Stretch on this one so E Kim fills in on the decks. Apparently the numerous mentions of Stretch being in Brazil weren't actually true. Shorty Long and Cella Dwellas are in the studio and...
Nas - Ain't Hard To Tell (original & remix)
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
Shyheim - Lick A Shot
Jeru The Damaja - Da Bitchez
Kurious ft Mike G & Sadat X - Mansion And A Yacht
Mic Geronimo - Shit's Real
Notorious BIG - Unbelievable
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones pt 1
Organized Konfusion - Stress (Large Professor remix)
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn (blend)
Shorty Long - interview & freestyle
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (remix)
Nas - The World Is Yours (Q Tip remix)
Red Hot Lover Tone ft Notorious BIG, MOP & Prince Po - 4 My Niggaz
Jeru The Damaja - My Mind Spray
House Of Pain ft Diamond D - Word Is Bond
OC - Times Up
Cella Dwellas - interview & freestyle
Jeru The Damaja - Speak Ya Clout (verse)
MOP - Rugged Neva Smoove
PMD - I Saw It Cummin
A Tribe Called Quest ft Extra P - Keep It Rollin
Thanks to Diablo for this one (and pretty much everything else I'll be posting over the next few weeks)
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Sunday, 12 May 2019
Man like Diablo came through with another box of tapes out of his insane collection so guess I've got enough reasons to keep this blog active for the foreseeable future*. DJ Ev mixes are always good so this was one of the first tapes I went for...
As with every mixtape from 1997 it includes You Know My Steez which is no bad thing. I heard that LL and Busta collab on a Westwood tape recently and it's not half bad all things considered which makes me wonder if the Phenomenon LP is actually a bit slept on. I mean, it has Father on it which prevents it from any kind of classic status even if the rest is 5 mic stuff but I might give it a listen at some point.
Speaking of Westwood, the mixcloud archive is still very much on and popping (and not every tape will get posted here) so keep an eye on that and get in touch if you have any shows to share
*The 1000th post where I said I'd probably stop was the most hits and comments in ages, the posts since then were back to normal. I don't do it for the comments but that's still weird to me. You lot are weird.
Saturday, 11 May 2019
Max & Dave's Wednesday night show from September 1994. On this tape you get part of the chart (and what a selection that is) and then the second half of the show (from 8pm onwards) is a UK special with tracks selected by the listeners. Full playlist is on Mixcloud, or on the Hip Hop Radio Archive where you can also download it.
Monday, 6 May 2019
Saturday, 4 May 2019
Not sure where or when I originally downloaded this but I discovered it on a hard drive recently and it's great. Riz appears on Bobbito's CM Famalam show back in 2000 and goes in with an hour of unreleased/bootleg/promo only joints. All that under the counter, in the know, holy grail shit that alot of us hadn't even seen until the internet arrived.