Thursday 30 April 2020

DJ Skully - Gully Breaks (2006)

Another OB4ZL exclusive courtesy of the venerable DJ Skully...

"I made this in 2006 and was supposed to be released in 2007 but life kinda got in the way that year. It started out as a breaks/hip hop mix for the car when I was on the road djing, but my mates loved it and convinced me to get some pressed. Its kinda influenced by what Doom, Madlib, Dilla, 9th Wonder, Kanye, Alchemist, Pete, Premier etc were producing around that time, as well as the classics.
I sent out about 50 CD’s for promo, and the rest ended up in my loft without release. There is no track list as it has 120+ tracks, but probably better off for this type of mix. Anyway, hope you like it.. took me fookin’ ages to make (and before Serato haha)"

Jaguar Skills - Hip Hop Time Bomb: 2001

Jaguar Skills keeps on keepin on and drops this weeks Time Bomb, going in on 2001.

Monday 27 April 2020

Radio 1 Rap Show 27.04.01

Some 2001 Westwood for you, on this day 19 years ago...


Cadillac Tah - Pov City Anthem
Coo Coo Cal - In My Projects
Yukmouth - Oh Boy
Missy Elliot ft Redman & Method Man - Dogs In Heat
Black Rob - That's Crazy
NORE - Grimey
Busta Rhymes - What It Is
Ja Rule - I Cry
2Pac - Letter To My Unborn
Missy Elliot ft Nelly Furtado - Get Ur Freak On (remix)
Big Pun, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, Big L - Peter Piper blend
Sticky Fingaz - Come On
Cam'ron ft Juelz Santana - unknown
Big Pun & Cuban Link - Toe To Toe (remix)
AZ - Problems
El Gant - El Gant
Musaliny N Maze ft Capone N Noreaga - Thugmania (Rock Wit Us)
Adam F ft Capone N Noreaga - Listen Here
Memphis Bleek - Do My...
Memphis Bleek - My Mind Right
G Dep, Black Rob & P Diddy - Lets Get It
Jadakiss - Put Your Hand Up
Project Pat - Chickenhead
Jay Z, Memphis Bleek & Missy Elliot - Is That Yo Chick
Rah Digga - Break Fool

Wednesday 22 April 2020

DJ Eclipse on the XFM All CIty Show (2004)

DJ Eclipse in the mix on Dan Greenpeace's All City Show on XFM back in 2004. Some nice underground joints on here that I had forgotten about.or hadn't heard before.

Kanye West - School Spirit
J Live, Oddisee & Kenn Starr - Quest To Find Him
Mr Complex ft El Fudge - Scrape Your Back Out
Madvillain - All Caps
Alchemist ft Lloyd Banks - Bangers
Redman - The Saga Continues
Cormega ft MOP - Let It Go
Rusty Chains ft Matlock - Get Drunk part 2
Murs - 3:16
Kanye West ft Ludacris - Breathe In Breathe Out
OC - The Professional
Organic Thoughts ft Large Professor - World Renowned
Wildchild - Wonder Years (remix)
Bumpy Knuckles ft Nas - Turn Up The Mic
Spectac ft Phonte - Reasons
unknown - unknown
Pete Rock ft Grap Luva - Collector's Item

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Jaguar Skills - Hip Hop Time Bomb: 1991

Jaguar Skills keeps the mixes coming, comprehensively rounding up the best of a different year in hip hop every week. It's 1991's turn this time and of course it's flames.

He recently appeared on the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast, discussing how he makes these mixes and dropping some great stories about his time as a hip hop journalist in the 90s.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Operation Lockdown

The rap internet stays busy. Here's a few bits from this past week...

Jaguar Skills - Hip Hop Timebomb 1983

Mr Magic's Rap Attack, 1987 (courtesy of Andy Smith)

Stretch & Bobbito on WKCR, 11th April '96 (+ Grap Luva interview here, courtesy of Random Rap Radio

Tony Touch - Hip Hop #25, 1993 (courtesy of Dailey Maddawg 76)

Saturday 11 April 2020

Nuthin But A 5G Thang

DJs be busy right now. Quick round-up for you and yours...

Filthy Rich has dropped 2 mixes recently - a tribute for Big L's debut, and a Pete Rock x Q Tip mix

DJ Yoda - A Written DOOM (the Jay Electronica album, minus Jay Z, with MF Doom beats)

Jaguar Skills - Hip Hop Timebomb 2010

Tobes & DJ Dub - Heatwavez (80s freestyle & electro)

DJ MK - Foundation Vol 1 and Vol 2 (breaks, electro and early hip hop)

Monday 6 April 2020

Mighty Mi on Hot 97 (1997)

"Mighty Mi is going from records made this afternoon to records made when Lord Sear was thin..."

Mighty Mi takes over the 1210s on Stretch & Bobbito's Hot 97 show back in August 97. Some of this was on Soundcloud years ago but this version is longer. Shout out to Milo for hooking this up.