Wednesday 31 August 2016

Doo Wop & The Bounce Squad ft Sadat X
Spring #1 Freestyle (1994)

Shout out to Steve who recently sent me a bunch of goodies that I'm still going through. Doo Wop's 'Spring #1' tape was one of them so thought I'd liberate this one for you. I don't think I've ever heard an intro to a Bounce Squad tape that I didn't like. This one is no exception: Lord Tariq and Snagglepuss bring it as usual and it's always nice to hear Sadat X in his prime.

Saturday 27 August 2016

Busta Rhymes, Common & Rampage
Kiss FM freestyle (1997)

I've had a few people come through donations for the site recently. First up is this one from boom-bap champion Milkcrate Kid. A ten minute Busta Rhymes, Common & Rampage freestyle on Max & Dave's Kiss FM show from 1997

Always thought Rampage was pretty dope. Wild For The Night was a banger. Like the rest of the Flipmode he never really managed to escape Busta's shadow though.

*BONUS* - also courtesy of MCK, Chuck D & Hyenas From The Desert on Max & Dave's show from 1996 GO HERE

If you'e got any old tapes stashed away that you think will be of interest get in touch.

Thursday 25 August 2016

DJ Rhude - Nas: The Found Tapes Vol 2 (2016)

"It's been five years since I dropped the first Found Tapes and we still haven't gotten another The Lost Tapes album from Nasty Nas. I had no plans to follow up my first drop figuring by now we'd have that next Lost Tapes album but with it still nowhere on the horizon, I decided to put together another mixtape of unreleased Nas songs. 

So here it is Nas: The Found Tapes Vol. 2 a collection of unreleased songs properly labeled and in the CDQ form Nas fans deserve to hear them in"

Friday 19 August 2016

Its Overture presents The Hot 97 Tapes: Summer Of '96 Mix

Big up RiVerse of DJ duo Its Overture for giving me the heads up on their new mix. I don't sent too many things that are 100% appropriate for this blog but this one ticks all the boxes...

"An unauthorized fever dream remixing memories of Hot 97 in the summer of 1996." 


This is a really original and creative with its use of drops and recordings from Hot 97 as part of the mix. Highly recommended.If you enjoy it make sure you check their Large Professor tribute mix too.

Saturday 13 August 2016

DJ Clue - Clue For President part 3 (1998)

Still got a few Clue tapes to post up so here's some classic '98 biz. This is one featuring the infamous Chain Gang freestyle by Black Rob & The LOX along with all sorts of other treats...

Monday 8 August 2016

Action Pac - Die Hard Artillary: Year In Review

This another one passed to me by the ever generous Grime & Lime, after I posted up this Diehard Records release a few months ago. The tape (from 97 or 98 I think) is a Diehard label showcase put together by mixtape vet Action Pac, and includes a bunch of joints that despite some recognisable names - and even more recognisable samples - mostly stayed under the radar...

I'm only really familiar with a couple of the Genovese joints and the dope 'The Block Hot' featuring Lord Tariq. I haven't really given this a thorough listen yet but I'd been meaning to post it for ages and has already misplaced the file once so didn't want to delay it any longer.

Sunday 7 August 2016

some re-ups

When I set this blog up and started ripping my old tapes I wasn't clued up on the whole digital fidelity thing so most of the early posts are at 128 kbps. This morning I re-ripped 2 of my all time favourite tapes at 320 and added them to my mixcloud page. Go check 'em out...

Evil Dee on Hot 97 (1994)

Mastermind - Tape 36 (1997)

I still get asked about the Mastermind tapes a lot so I'll try and get the other 2 I have re posted at some point.

I also added DJ Semtex's 'Volume 6' tape the other day

Monday 1 August 2016

DJ Step One - Street Sweepers Vol 1

First of the month. New mix. This one takes it back to that early 00s mixtape era - Clue, Kay Slay (hence the title), Green Lantern, Custmaster C etc. There's no shouting, drops or distortion but hopefully you enjoy...

AZ 'Problems'
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg 'The Wash'
G Dep 'Doe Fiend'
Mobb Deep ft Vita & Big Noyd 'Burn'
50 Cent ft Nas & Nature 'Too Hot'
Da Ranjahz 'Wear It Out'
Beanie Sigel 'Beanie (Mack Bitch)'
Eminem, Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks 'Bump Heads'
The LOX 'Dirty Ryders'
Fat Joe ft Jadakiss 'My Lifestyle' remix
FT 'Stand Up'
Scarface 'Safe'
Big Pun ft MOP 'New York Giants'
The Game & Obie Trice 'Growin Up In The Hood'
RZA ft Method Man, Jayo Felony, WC, Crooked I & E40 'We Pop' remix
Ghostface Killah 'Good Times part 2'
Cam'ron ft Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel 'The Roc (Just Fire)'
Jay Z 'Show You'