Saturday 31 May 2014

DJ 7L - Can I Live?
hosted by Tragedy Khadafi

Back to ripping tapes as promised. This is yet another one donated by Junior Pepaseed; DJ 7L drops some Gang Starr, LOX, Sauce Money and (of course) Tragedy joints amongst others. Nicely mixed as you'd expect.

(I'm giving Mediafire another try on the off chance their links stay up longer than the other sites I've used)

You can get the tracklist here.

As a bonus, here is the 90s mix 7L kindly did for my radio show a couple of years ago, but without me talking over it


Tuesday 27 May 2014

DJ MK - The 808 Mixtape (2014)

New ish from MK...

"So I thought I would make a mixtape of all my favorite Bass heavy Hip Hop/Trap cuts that I play in the club. I've thrown in some acapella mixes, doubles, and some cuts too. Every track is 808 heavy. This is one of my favorite mixtapes ive recorded in a while. Turn that ishhh up and ENJOY!!! "

Friday 23 May 2014

10 Classic On-Air Freestyles with Tim Westwood

In a move that shook the Rap Internet, I linked up with Nah Right to document some of the best freestyles to have happened on Westwood's radio show over the years. I thought it would be good to share them with a wider audience who might not be aware of the impact Tim's show has had on us UK based Rap fans...


Long time readers of this blog might have these already (they've all appeared on here over the last 5 years) but take a look anyway. There's always a chance you missed something.
The response has been really good so far. My twitter feed was going crazy yesterday and I even had the Big Dawg himself hit me up. I'm reliably informed he runs his own page and its not an intern...

I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask him about his archives ...

So there's something to keep an eye on.

Shout out to Stan Ipcus for his help in making the article happen. He's been dropping some great features on Nah Right in recent months. Make sure you check his Mixtape Memories articles. The interviews with DJ S&S and Whoo Kid make especially great reading. 

Wednesday 21 May 2014

DJ Step One 'Tape Kingz Vol 1'

Due to previously mentioned technical problems, this is the first mix I've dropped in over 3 months. Its just a one take/all vinyl affair but I was quite pleased with the way it turned out and the selection in particular as I definitely pulled out a few lesser known tracks for this one.
Its inspired partly by the late 90s mixtapes that came out of NYC, and partly by Jazzie B's show on Kiss FM from around the same period. Enjoy...

Mobb Deep 'Drop A Gem On Em' (blend)
Cutty Ranks ft OGC 'The Return' remix
Jay Z ft Melissa Morgan 'Cant Knock The Hustle' remix
Lil Kim 'Big Momma Thang' original unreleased version
McGruff ft Mase 'Harlem World'
Mya ft Raekwon & Noreaga 'Movin On' remix
Made Men ft Mase, Big Pun & Cardan 'Is It You? (Deja Vu)' remix
Mo Money & Genovese ft Lord Tariq 'The Block Hot'
Cru ft Black Rob 'Wreckgonize'
DJ Clue ft Nas 'Queensfinest'
Notorious BIG 'Long Kiss Goodnight'
Black Rob 'Whoa' (blend)
Leschea 'Fulton Street'
Zakar 'Censee'
R Kelly ft Cam'ron, Vegas Cats, Noreaga & Jay Z 'We Ride'
Luniz ft Redman 'Hypnotize'
DJ Honda ft The Beatnuts 'Who The Trifest'
The Madd Rapper ft Raekwon & Carl Thomas 'Ghetto'

Thursday 15 May 2014

Mobb Deep 'Quiet Storm' (DJ Step One blend)

All I'll say is that this works.


Bloggin ain't a thang

Quick State Of The Union address right chea: After the whole virus fuckery I managed to reinstall Adobe Audition (the programme I use to rip and edit audio) but can't seem to get the settings right so I can't do any new tape rips (or rape tips as that unintentionally amusing typo I just corrected would have it) or upload the recent mix I did which is rather dope if I do say so myself. I've also started a new job which has changed up my daily routine a bit, and also exposed me to daytime radio and current chart music for the first time in about 10 years. The first day of it was fine but after hearing 'Happy' every fucking hour your patience wears thin.
Anyway, I'm going to endeavour to make get the posts going regularly. I just might switch up the content a bit. 5 years of mostly exclusive content is good going but its getting to the stage where the unheard gems are now few and far between. I've got a lot of good rap music sitting here though and even though its not rare you might not know it. I've also got a couple of other things on deck that will hopefully be appearing at an established online outlet near you soon.
Other people you should endear yourselves to in the meantime include

Grime And Lime for some good 90s mixtapes

Random Rap Radio for some random rap radio

The Martorialist because he'll make you like songs you thought you'd hate

and keep an eye on The Track

Saturday 3 May 2014

Lord Finesse - Live From The Boogie Blind Residence (2014)

"This was recorded live from Boogie Blind's residence. This is for your listening pleasure. The Art Of Diggin Continues. This mix is for music lovers, collectors, diggers, etc. Hopefully this inspires people to continue on with the saga for collecting vinyl, rare grooves, and searching for the perfect jewel. Love & God bless"