Dope tape by the late great Roc Raida. The tracklist is standard golden era fare (which wasn't as played out back then) flawlessly mixed and blended, interspersed with a couple of guest routines from Q-Bert and Total Eclipse, plus various skits from the hosts of WHAT187 FM and the sort of humour that was ubiquitous on turntablist mixtapes back then.
Having hosted parties all over the place, the legendary Do-Over party has returned to LA for another summer and being the good peoples they are, just made this Rhettmatic set available for download. 90 minutes of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Electro.
Been a while since I found anything like this that was worthy of a blog post. This record had been sitting in the store for a while but there's no listening deck in there and it wasn't cheap enough to take a gamble on until today. A good purchase for £1 though.
The pick of the bunch is the Jane Blaze one which sounds better than the original and flips the same Marcus Miller sample as 'Cant Knock The Hustle'.
Before the days of streaming audio and podcasts, Dave Ruf had the idea of promoting his label and mail-order shop by taping a regular show to showcase the latest indie releases from both sides of the Atlantic. Available by mail-order only - you might remember the ads in the back of HHC - the tapes quickly gained popularity with fans in the UK and Europe starved of Hip Hop on their radio and Andy has been good enough sent me a batch to upload. This is very much on the 'purist' tip so if you weren't too keen on the Clue, Kay Slay and Juice CDs I've dropped recently but prefer stuff like Del, Jigmastas, High & Mighty, Souls Of Mischief and Lewis Parker then this should be right up your street.