Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I posted a mixtape by The Federation Crew of Philly last month which was made to promote Kenny Meez's birthday party. Even though this event takes place in NYC, I had to post the flyer and admire the line up. If you have never been to dancehall night or a real rude boy Jamaican club, let me tell you, it's an experience like none other. Next to house, disco, and salsa/merengue, dancehall is my favorite genre to dance to.
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This is really dope. Rapid Ric is my dude from back in the day. We met in RTF 305 back in our UT Austin days which led to dj'n together at Spiros. My man has been on the grind and making moves for a minute now. So download the track and support Texas Hip-Hop.
I peeped this interview on the TTL blog and found this dj's views very interesting. Check it out.
You grew up between Harlem and the upper east side? is that right? tell us about that neighborhood and your experiences that led you to djing...
I grew up on 97th and Amsterdam so you're kind of right. My block in the 80's was a lot like how you might picture New York in that time. Basketball court across the street, projects, abandoned buildings and right next my building was a huge lot filled with trash. But the cool thing about that area is two avenues down you have West End avenue and two avenues up Central Park west. So I was exposed to all sorts of cultures, races and classes growing up. And of course this was when Hip Hop was really blasting off with Beat Street and Run DMC, so it was all around me and I was definitely participating in every way I could. Breaking, writing graffiti and wearing windbreakers and tight LEES. All that. It was really a special time and I'm glad I got to experience it. As far as deejaying goes, it actually just fell into my lap. I had been collecting records for ten years already and I was definitely the pause tape master in my crew so I was completely ready to take it to the next step. One day this dude I knew brought over two crappy turntables he didn't need anymore (he had just robbed a club for their Technics) and a small pile of records. It was like a revelation. I can still remember to this day the first thing I did was put the Pharcyde's "Passing Me By" acapella over Downtown Science's "Room To Breathe" instrumental in like 5 minutes and it all clicked for me. Plus they were in key (do it yourself if you don't believe me)!
Give us a run down of the "footwork" era and being at one point under bobbito's wing, your first productions came out on fondle em?
After school Bob offered me a job at his store (we grew up in the same building so he was definitely looking out for me) which at the time was only a half year old. Footwork was basically a combination of Flight Club, Turntable Lab and Sound Library. For a kid straight out of school it was an awesome job. One day Primo would be there, the next Lord Finesse. All you really had to do was play records and sweep the stairs (which I was terrible at). Bob also helped me out with DJ gigs and I started opening for him at 2 Eyes on Saturday nights. Eventually I got my first residency at this place Pravda through filling in for him there.
My first record did come out on Fondle Em and I still think it's the most popular record I've made to this day which is baffling cause it sounds like a steaming hot piece of shit to me when I hear it now! After that record Bob really encouraged me to get more into dance music production and I actually put out some house records with him including a cool white label remix of Angie Stone's "I Wish I Didn't Miss You Anymore." I remember Ayers asking me how the process of putting out a bootleg record worked at some Scion party like 6 years ago. Amazing!
You are sorta known in certain circles for really being able to hold down the commercial clubs but in a classy way, still sneaking in good music and never getting 2 tacky.. I mean I've looked thru your laptop before you don’t have any modern party breaks, what’s the secret? and do you approach you gigs when your booked as an artist or for your production the same way?
I never played party breaks aside from Kenny Dope ones or that really good one Spinna made and of course Time Zone and stuff. We always talk about this though and I think sometimes you underestimate yourself and the crowd. I remember one time you came in to Home at 1am and I was playing P.Y.T. and you were giving me shit about playing an RnB classic at prime time but I don't think you noticed that the whole place was rocking! I think I set some boundaries for myself no matter how cheesy the club is and try and make up for it in other ways. As far as the cooler gigs and production stuff, you never really know. I mean sometimes you have to play "Push It" no matter what. But in places like Stockholm or Sydney I will definitely do me and hope the crowd stays with me. There's always a risk of someone thinking "This guy flew all this way to play the same shit I always hear?"
Anyway whatever, can you email me "Be Faithful"?
if were going to talk djing lets talk influences, give me some of your top NY djs that have helped make you who you are.
First there were all the radio dj's I listened to but that was before I was doing it so if, say, Red Alert was train wrecking (which he tended to do!) on the air, I didn't really notice or understand what was going on. So once I started deejaying I was listening to Stretch Armstrong on the radio but maybe more importantly in clubs also. Pre - Ronson and A.M. Stretch was so fucking good at playing rock and Hip Hop (also , and most people don't know this, Reggae) and way smoother than those guys ever did. I used to go to Bond Street Cafe, Buddah Bar and I learned so much. I think Stretch brought almost a House music style of playing into Hip Hop as far as using the volume knobs for mixing and playing so flawlessly. You can hear everything I learned from watching him back then every night I play.
Another person who really showed me a thing or two was Goldfinger. I used to do a party at this club 95 Leonard and at some point Goldfinger started deejaying with me. I remember the first night being a little salty that I had to share the night with him but the minute he got on, he ripped it so much harder than me and the place went to another level and I was immediately thrilled to have him aboard. I think his general enthusiasm and excitement really translated into his playing, and that's what I picked up from him. If you're bored or bummed out, people can tell and it'll show in your set. Goldfinger was also never scared to play some Cameo or Guy during prime time. Before hearing him I think my sets were a little more regimented and I really let that go after doing that party with him.
My other influences are maybe more obvious. People like Danny Krivit, Timmy Regisford, Kid Capri. You know the deal.
Im 30 and I feel trapped between guys like you and stretch a few years older than me and the sorta younger people who think diplo or z trip were the first djs to play cross genre. Do you feel disconnected from the younger generation of djs, their tastes and their ways of approaching djing? how much of that is related to technology? Do you feel like the last of the Mohicans, meaning the last or second to last generation of djs to make it in clubs playing records?
I've always felt a bit disconnected from my peers so nothing's really changed. There's always some reason to feel it also. Whether it be record collections, taste in music, style of mixing etc. I mean back in the day most deejay's would go "digging" in the bootleg section of Rock N Soul for their classics while I was cleaning out my bank account to make sure I had the real 12's because they sounded so much better. Now that all these young kids are playing bad sounding mp3s and scratching over terrible dance music it's probably worse than ever but it also allows me to have more of an identity so it's okay. People can come to 105 Rivington on a Wednesday and hear me play my house and disco 12's and it's almost like I can speak a language that is dying out. It gives you a leg up in a way. We all know technology is a gift and a curse and I think the best way to overcome it all is to understand both sides.
SO whenever I talk to you the whole white people irony thing its kinda lost on you, have you figured out any of that shit yet? I mean I get the whole thing I grew up relatively burby, but I also had a wealth of experiences after I left high school that show'd me the other side of the coin. Do you totally not get it or do you just pretend not to?
Hahaha! Well I am half white so I get it a little. I was super into alternative music in the 80's.
I went to this Junior HIgh School in Spanish Harlem that was a public school but you had to get into it. So they picked kids from all over the city and a lot of kids came from P.S. 41 which is like the good white pubic school downtown. That was my real introduction to alt music outside of the MTV hits. I remember this girl Dana made me mixes with the Cult and INXS on them. I was really into it. Also, we had a station back then called WDRE and they played the Cure, Erasure, OMD, the Smiths and all that stuff. I loved Jane's Addiction and even saw them live like 6 times in '89 or '90. I remember when Nirvana was just some band who had a decent album out on Sub Pop but was no Mudhoney. But once Pavement came out I was utterly confused how anyone could like them and that was the beginning of irony really taking over right? Yeah I didn't get it at all. Maybe it was an American thing? All those English groups seemed to have a foot planted in dance or soul music even if they didn't wear it on their sleeve. But that 90's era of indie rock was a total bummer.
I remember once in school going to a white party and it was like two skinny guys playing soul 45's and flailing about aimlessly but with a hint of "isn't this CRAZY we're dancing to black music!" Yeah totally over my head I guess. I dunno you're the one that always tells me I don't get it. I just don't care for it I suppose.
What do you think about the whole white disco scene? I think people call it "NU Disco" Can anyone who comes to this music thru this kinda James Murphy indy rock kinda road really make it and play it as well as people like you who got there thru hip hop or house and techno and djing?
You're trying to get me to talk shit! No... I think it's cool and I really am enjoying the music that's coming out of it. I haven't really heard any of these dudes dj except for Tim Sweeny and some mix cd's. I just don't really like the whole Jack White approach to music being brought into dance music. This whole only using vintage gear and vinyl and making such a point of it that you're making more of a negative statement than a positive one. And dance music is all about positivity to me. You shouldn't restrict yourself in anyway whether it be bpm's or audio, otherwise you have no idea what Ron Hardy or Larry Levan were really about.
Your a big house music fan, name a few of your favorite "body and soul" style house songs and tell us how the blunt smoking hip hop dj finds himself eyes closed dancing and singing along to songs about god an love? Will the ironic white people ever make it to this point too or are they doomed to that sort of "look what im doing, ha ha ha" irony thing?
One of my recent favorites is Copywright - He Is (the Ferrer and Sydenham mix). It's an intense cut and I don't think it always works but if you had the right crowd it would probably be the highlight of the night! I love that gospel dance music combo like Sounds Of Blackness - I Believe (the David Morales mix). So good. You have to realize that when I started deejaying in clubs, just being able to play Hip Hop was never enough. This was 12 years ago and you could still play disco classics for your crowd and they would love it and playing songs like "Work It To The Bone" and "Hot Music" at prime time was a must. I mentioned before the club 2 Eyes, well they used to have a house dj downstairs who was incredible. So I would go down and listen to him after I was done opening up and I really started to understand and fall in love with house. But I hadn't smoked any weed for a few years by that point!
I don't know if the ironic masses will ever catch on. If James Murphy plays it maybe? Everyone loves that song where he tuned his voice down to sound black so who knows. I notice a lot of those DJ's always playing dubs though so I feel like they're always trying to get rid of the vocals for some reason (hmmmm).
Give me a few of your top production influences.
Martin Hannett, Rick Rubin, Larry Heard, Arthur Baker, Masters At Work.
Im always pushing you to make your music more accessible and kinda sell out a little bit, do you think the sorta rules you make for yourself or the uncompromising way you work are holding you back in any way?
Probably. But it's ok. It's taken me ten years to get to the point where anyone knows who I am outside of New York so I'll just keep doing my thing and maybe in ten more years I'll make some money. Mostly though I think it's important to maintain some kind of identity and it's hard to keep that while compromising.
Are you doing your own album or just keep remixing? what about top 40 production? what’s your plans for 09 and beyond.
Both. I am getting pretty far along in my album. I've got some great songs ready and I'm really excited. There's some techy stuff, soulful vocal house, disco, new wave, everything.
I also did a lot of tracks on Pase's album and a few on Amanda Blank's although I'm not sure how many will actually make the final cut on hers. Aside from all that some remixes for big rock groups that you'll probably never hear and also some great small bands like this group Club Feet I just did a remix for and I love it. I'm also doing a band with Amanda that's gonna be very poppy and fun. We already have an e.p.'s worth of material to put out.
Everybody knows you as this sweet geeky guy who likes comic books and records and nerding out and shit, but tell us a little bit about your dark side, you were out last night partying with the Hardy Boyz at 3 30 on a Monday and your married. Tell us more about your double life, Everybody sees this positive guy but I've seen the underbelly, talk a little bit about the hater within and how you manage to keep that side in check and stay so positive all the time?
Ummm you're making me sound like some weird creepy Patrick Batemen type or something! I don't think I have a double life. I've always loved night life but I also love having dinner parties with my wife and friends or, yes, comic books and sci-fi. I am super critical about music and deejays, much like you, but I've been trying recently to let go of all that and relax a little. I used to have trouble enjoying myself at all if the deejay wasn't good or whatever but there aren't too many good deejays out there so if you ever want to have fun you have to let it go. It's really easy to be judgmental and snide and it basically gets you nowhere.
Your really into Batman and I think Superman even more and Fleetwood Mac your like border line creepy about the Mac tell us about this and is there anything you like more than Superman and Stevie Nicks?
It's all because of Fast Times At Ridgemont High, my favorite movie of all time! There's this scene where Stacy is waiting for Damone to pick her up to go get an abortion and they're playing this obscure Stevie Nicks song in the background. I watched it so many times I started to love that song and eventually found myself in a very intense love affair with Stevie and the Mac. It hasn't ended yet... One of the best presents I ever got from my wife was the 45 of "Go Your Own Way" with the original version of "Silver Springs" on the b side! As for comics, I love Batman waaaaay more than Supes. His mythology is way more intriguing and multi-leveled. I'm hard pressed to think of anything I love more than the Mac or Bats.
Of all the people I know your one of if not the most "new york" without trying to be. Like its never an act it just is. As a transplant im inherently envious of this and aspire to one day not seem like fuckstick from Virginia. It seems like in this day and age its getting easier and easier for people to come to ny and not have to become new yorkers, is williamsburg like china town but instead of the chinese its "ohio town" What do we have to do to earn our spot in your city? do we even have to earn it anymore?
Well New York is going to be whatever it is at the moment. So if Ohio town is what's happening, those people will have kids who will grow up that way and that'll be New York. I mean my dad is Puerto Rican and my mom is Greek with a Jewish mother. I'm willing to bet you won't find too many people with my background in any other city. I also grew up in a time that I think a lot of people our age associate as New York at its realest or whatever so maybe that's it. I remember when Pase lived here and he told me he never went above 14th street and I was blown away! If you live here it's good to get on the train and go to Central Park and even Washington Heights and really get to know this city. Go to the Whitney and the MOMA, and when you go out at night don't just go to the local bar... go out on your own to a party you've only heard about and experience it. But I think if you didn't grow up here there's a little something you'll never really have. It's definitely a bond we share and I think it breeds a certain type of person.
Speaking of ny, besides the pizza spot on St Marks and A for Italian ice where I can always find you on a hot summer day what are your top ny spots? Just really new York shit, pizza, bagels, italian, etc etc...
First of the coffee place on Waverly is always popping. If I can get a seat on the bench you can find me there or else on a stoop across the street giving yuppies dirty looks. Also the bench in front of Olive's on Prince street is prime real estate if you can get it. You can definitely catch me eating outside at Cafe Mogador, I was raised on that food. The best bagels in New York are Russ and Daughters and anyone who says different is lying. And if you don't get em with Belly lox, you're soft!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So this mix came out in November and I finally got around to listening to it. One word, FIERCE. This mix has become my official work out/get me hype in the a.m. mix. If you don't know about Bmore Club, you need to log on and learn about it.
1. Emynd featuring Young Chris “We Don’t Give A …”
2. DJ Class “Stop Snitchin”
3. Debonair Samir & Mz Streamz “Tear It Up”
4. 410 Pharaohs featuring David Banner “Pull Shorty” (Remix)
5. DJ Class “I’m the Ish”
6. Prinse “F*ck ‘Em All”
7. Prinse “Go DJ”
8. Tittsworth featuring Federation “Drunk as F*ck” (Emynd Remix)
9. DJ Unk “In Yo Face” (Scottie B Remix)
10. Diplo featuring Rye Rye “What’s Up” (Original Version)
11. 410 Pharaohs “Hammer Dance”
12. Say-Wut featuring A-Ma-Zon and Jae Poet “Keep Rockin’”
13. Deboniar Samir “Booty” (Gutta Music Remix)
14. Scottie B featuring Wale “Elevators”
15. Blaqstarr “Ryder Girl” (K-Swift Version)
16. Cooli Hi featuring Blaqstarr “Take Down”
17. D’Vo and Storm “Dudes in Da House”
Monday, April 13, 2009
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BBC's 1XTRA had Jaguar Skills put together a mix covering every era of hip-hop on one mix.
Fatback - King Tim III (Personality Jock) | Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight | Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rapper's Delight | Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rocker's Choice | Sequence - Funk You Up | Funky 4 + 1 - Rappin' and Rockin' | The House Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madame Rapper) | Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' | Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 - Superrappin' | Lady D - Lady D
Crash Crew - High Powered Rap | The Sequence - And You Know That | Afrika Bambaataa - Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 1 | Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No.2 | The Treacherous Three - Body Rock | Ronnie Gee - Raptivity | Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam | Afrika Bambaataa - Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 2 | Jimmy Spicer - Adventures Of Super Rhyme | The Treacherous Three - At The Party (Instrumental) | Spoonie Gee - Spoonin' Rap | Kurtis Blow - The Breaks | Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three - Love Rap | Brother D - How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise? | Sugar Hill Gang - 8th Wonder
Boogie Boys featuring Kool Ski, Kid Delight & Disco Dave - Rappin' Ain't No Thang | Sangria - To the Beat Y'all Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up | Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Genius Rap | Blondie - Rapture | Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel | Sugarhill Gang - Apache T | Ski Valley - Catch the Beat | Fearless Four - Feel the Heartbeat | Funky 4 + 1 - That's the Joint | Afrika Bambaataa & the Jazzy 5 - Jazzy Sensation
Sweet G - Boogie Feelin' Rap | Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five - Flash To The Beat (Live) | Masterdon Committee - Funk Box Party | Nairobi featuring Awesome Foursome - Funky Soul Makossa | Busy Bee - Making Cash Money | Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five - The Message | Grandmaster Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - Message II (Survival) | Malcolm McLaren & the World Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Girls | Fab 5 Freddy - Change The Beat | Grandmixer D.ST & the Infinity Rappers - The Grandmixer Cuts It Up | Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat | Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock | Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 - Scorpio | Fearless Four - Rockin' It | Pieces of a Dream - Mt. Airy Groove (Rap Version) | Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five - Flash To The Beat (Studio) | Jimmy Spicer - The Bubble Bunch Whodini - Magic's Wand
Double Dee & Steinski - Play that Beat Mr. DJ (Lesson 1: the Payoff Mix) | Run DMC - It's Like That | Double Dee & Steinski - Play that Beat Mr. DJ (Lesson 2: the James Brown Mix) | Run DMC - Sucker MC's | G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ | West Street Mob - Breakdance Electric Boogie G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid | Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill, Y'all) | Run DMC - Hard Times | Run DMC - Jam Master Jay | Grandmaster Melle Mel - White Lines | Treacherous Three - Action (Instrumental) | K-Rob vs. Rammelzee - Beat Bop | Pumpkin - King Of The Beat | Malcolm X featuring Keith LeBlanc - No Sell Out
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours | Kool DJ Red Alert - Hip Hop on Wax Volume 2 | Whodini - Friends | Whodini - Five Minutes of Funk Davy | DMX - One for the Treble (Fresh) | Disco 3 - Human Beat Box | Grandmaster Melle Mel - Beat Street Breakdown Disco 3 - Fat Boys | Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity | U.T.F.O. - Roxanne, Roxanne | L.L. Cool J - I Need a Beat | Run D.M.C. - Rock Box | World Famous Supreme Team - Hey | DJ Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night | Newcleus - Jam On It
Run DMC - Together Forever | LL Cool J - Rock The Bells | Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - The Show | LL Cool J - Can't Live Without My Radio | Rockmaster Scott & the Dynamic Three - Request Line | Cutmaster D.C. - Brooklyn's in the House | Run DMC - King Of Rock Bad Boys featuring K Love - Veronica | Schoolly D - P.S.K. | Schoolly D - Gucci Time | Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - La Di Da Di | Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' | Kurtis Blow - If I Ruled the World
Run DMC - My Adidas | Ice T - 6 In The Morning | Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb | Biz Markie - Make The Music With Your Mouth | Biz Kool Moe Dee - Go See the Doctor | Eric B. & Rakim - My Melody MC Shan - The Bridge Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx | Eric B. & Rakim - Eric B. is President | Beastie Boys - Hold It, Now Hit It | Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - Play This Only at Night | The Real Roxanne feat Hitman Howie Tee - Bang Zoom (Let's Go-Go) | Ultramagnetic MCs - Ego Trippin' | Run DMC - Peter Piper | DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble | Joeski Love - Pee-Wee's Dance
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke | Audio Two - Top Billin' | Kid-N-Play - Last Night | Eazy E - Boyz N The Hood Boogie Down Productions - Poetry | Public Enemy - Bring The Noise | Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause | Big Daddy Kane - Raw | Latee - This Cut's Got Flavor | Big Daddy Kane feat Biz Markie - Just Rhymin' with Biz | L.L. Cool J - I'm Bad | Biz Markie - Pickin' Boogers | MC Lyte - I Cram to Understand U (Sam) | Ultramagnetic MCs - Funky | Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge is Over | Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul | EPMD - It's My Thing
Chubb Rock featuring Hitman Howie Tee - Caught Up (Remix) | Marley Marl featuring Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane - The Symphony" | Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend | Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Remix) | Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype | Mark 45 King - The 900 Number | Kid 'n Play - Do This My Way | Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two | L.L. Cool J - Goin' Back to Cali | Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin' | De La Soul - Potholes in My Lawn | Biz Markie - Vapors | Marley Marl featuring Craig G - Droppin' Science | Biz Markie - The Biz is Goin' Off | Stetsasonic - Talkin' All That Jazz | De La Soul - Plug Tunin' | Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy | Run-D.M.C. - Beats to the Rhyme | J.V.C Force - Strong Island | Run-D.M.C. - Run's House | Boogie Down Productions - I'm Still #1
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa | LL Cool J - Big Ol Butt | Digital Underground - Doowhatchalike | De La Soul feat Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest & Monie Love - Buddy (Native Tongues Decision) | Slick Rick - Hey Young World | Nice And Smooth - Early To Rise | Chubb Rock - Ya Bad Chubs | MC Lyte - Cha, Cha, Cha | Slick Rick - Children's Story | De La Soul - Me, Myself And I | Tone Loc - Wild Thing | Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane | NWA - Express Yourself | Special Ed - I Got It Made | The DOC - Is It Funky Enough | Ice T - You Played Yourself | NWA - Straight Outta Compton | 3rd Bass - Steppin' To The AM | EPMD - So What 'Cha Saying | Public Enemy - Flight The Power | Biz Markie - Just A Friend | Gangstarr - Words I Manifest
Digital Underground - Humpty Dance | LL Cool J - To Da Break Of Dawn | Gangstarr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight | Main Source - Looking At The Front Door | Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get Cha | LL Cool J - Boomin' System | Public Enemy - Brother's Gonna Work It Out | Terminator X And The Valley Of The Jeep Beats - Buck Wildin' | Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome | Chubb Rock - Treat Em Right | LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling) | Double X Posse - Executive Class | A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? | Poor Righteous Teachers - Rock This Funky Joint | Nice And Smooth - Funky For You | Gangstarr - Just To Get A Rep | Kool G Rap And DJ Polo - Streets Of New York | Eric B And Rakim - In The Ghetto | Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted | K-Solo - Spellbound | K-Solo - Ya Mom's In My Business | LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl | A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum | X Clan - Funkin' Lesson
EPMD - Rampage | Kool G Rap And DJ Polo - Bad To The Bone | Brand Nubian - Slow Down | Ice T - OG Tim Dog - F*ck Compton | Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin' | Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man | Ice Cube - No Vaseline | A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime | De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturday | Black Sheep - Flavor Of The Month | Geto Boys - Mind's Playing Tricks On Me | Gangstarr - Check The Technique | Nice And Smooth - Hip-Hop Junkies | De La Soul - Ring, Ring, Ring | Naughty By Nature - OPP | Leaders Of The New School - Case Of The PTA | Brand Nubian - One For All | Ed OG And Da Bulldogz - I Got To Have It | Main Source - Live At The BBQ | Public Enemy - Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem | A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario | Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone - Zulu War Chant | Eric B. & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique | Eric B. & Rakim - Juice (Know the Ledge) | Redman - Time 4 Sum Akshon | EPMD featuring K-Solo & Redman - Head Banger | Das EFX - They Want EFX | Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours (Revisited) | House of Pain - Jump Around | Gang Starr featuring Nice & Smooth - DWYCK | Nas - Half Time | Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg - Deep Cover | Das EFX - Mic Checka (Remix) | Diamond D - Best Kept Secret | Black Moon - Who Got da Props? | A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) | Del tha Funkee Homosapien - Mistadobalina | Brand Nubian - Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down | Main Source featuring Neek the Exotic - Fakin' the Funk (Remix) | Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)
Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity | Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chess Boxing | Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean | Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz | Onyx - Slam | Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain | Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka | Fat Joe - Flow Joe | KRS-One - Outta Here | Diamond D - I'm Outta Here | A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation | The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By | A Tribe Called Quest feat Trugoy - Award Tour | Notorious B.I.G. - Party and Bullshit | KRS-One - Sound Of Da Police | Alkaholiks - Make Room | M.O.P. - How About Some Hardcore | Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man | Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck | Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg - Fuck wit Dre Day | Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
The Notorious B.I.G. - Unbelievable | Fugees - Nappy Heads (Remix) | Group Home - Supa Star | Nate Dogg & Warren G - Regulate | The Lady of Rage feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Afro Puffs | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was the Case | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice | The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy | Smif-n-Wessun - Bucktown | Channel Live feat KRS-One - Mad Izm | Craig Mack - Flava in Your Ear | Black Moon - How Many MCs | Black Moon - Buck 'em Down (Remix) | Gang Starr - Mass Appeal | Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn | Nas - World Is Yours | Wu-Tang Clan - Cream Wu-Tang - Can It Be All So Simple | OC - Time's Up | Redman - Rockafella (Remix) | Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II | Smoothe da Hustler feat Trigger tha Gambler - Broken Language | Redman & Method Man - How High | Raekwon - Ice Cream | Raekwon - Criminology | Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces | Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya | GZA - Liquid Swords | Ol' Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo | Show & AG - Next Level (Nyte Tyme Remix) | Frankie Cutlass feat Doo Wop, Fat Joe, Ray Boogie & True God - Boriquas on da Set | The Pharcyde - Drop | KRS-One - MCs Act Like They Don't Know | Group Home - Livin' Proof | Crooklyn Dodgers '95 - Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers | Das EFX - Real Hip Hop | Blahzay Blahzay - Danger Lost Boyz - Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz Luniz - I Got 5 on It | Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat the Notorious B.I.G - Player's Anthem The Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance (Stay with Me Remix) Tha Dogg Pound feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - New York, New York Method Man feat Mary J. Blige - You're All I Need to Get By | Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat the Notorious B.I.G. - Get Money
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check | Fugees - How Many Mics | Fugees - Ready or Not | Fugees - Killing Me Softly | Jay-Z feat Mary J. Blige - Can't Knock the Hustle | Mobb Deep - Drop a Gem on 'Em | Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth (Front Lines) | Ghostface Killah feat Raekwon, Cappadonna & the Force MDs - Daytona 500 | Capone-n-Noriega feat Mobb Deep & Tragedy - L.A., L.A. | The East Flatbush Project feat DeS - Tried by 12 | The Fab 5 - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka | Jay-Z - Dead Presidents | Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat the Notorious B.I.G. - Get Money (Remix) | 2Pac feat Dr. Dre - California Love | De La Soul - Stakes is High
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez | D.I.T.C.: - Day One | KRS-One - Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) | Puff Daddy feat The Lox, Lil' Kim & the Notorious B.I.G. - It's All About the Benjamins (Remix) | Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Can See | Reflection Eternal feat Mos Def & Mr. Man - Fortified Live | Mos Def - Universal Magnetic | Mos Def, Q-Tip And Tash - Body Rock | Tha Alkaholiks feat Ol' Dirty Bastard - Hip Hop Drunkies | The Beatnuts feat Big Punisher & Cuban Link - Off the Books | Rakim - It's Been a Long Time | Rampage feat Busta Rhymes - Wild for da Night | L.L. Cool J feat Method Man, Redman, Canibus & DMX - 4. 3. 2. 1 | Mase feat Kelly Price - Feel So Good | The Lox feat Lil' Kim & DMX - Money, Power & Respect | The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize | Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ & Nature - Phone Tap | The Notorious B.I.G. feat Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo' Money Mo'Problems | Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) | Makaveli feat the Outlawz - Hail Mary
Pete Rock feat Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru Master | Canibus - Second Round K.O. | Juvenile - Ha Silkk the Shocker feat Mystikal - It Ain't My Fault | Big L - Ebonics | Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) | Noreaga - Superthug | All City - The Actual | DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem | Cam'ron - 357 | Cam'ron feat Mase - Horse & Carriage | Big Punisher featuring Joe - Still Not a Player | Mase feat Total - What You Want | A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way | Lauryn Hill - Lost Ones | Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) | Jermaine Dupri feat Jay-Z - Money Ain't a Thing | DMX feat Sheek - Get at Me Dog | Big Pun And Fat Joe - Twinz
Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop | Mobb Deep feat Kool G Rap - The Realist | Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Next Episode | Jay-Z - Jigga My Nigga | Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Still DRE | Ol' Dirty Bastard feat Kelis - Got Cha Money | The Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong | Eminem - My Name Is | Xzibit - B Please | Slum Village feat Q-Tip - Hold Tight | Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing | The Beatnuts - Watch Out Now | Ghostface Killah feat Raekwon - Apollo Kids | Mobb Deep feat Lil Kim - Quiet Storm (Remix) | BG And The Big Tymers - Bling, Bling | Nas feat Puff Daddy - Hate Me Now | Nas - Nas I Like | Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says
DMX - What's My Name | Blak Rob - Whoa | Prodigy - Keep It Thorough | Royce Da 5 9 - Boom | Eminem feat Dido - Stan | Big L - Flamboyant | DMX - Party Up (Up In Here) | The LOX - Wild Out | MOP feat Busta Rhymes and Remy Martin - Ante Up (Remix) | Mobb Deep - USA (Aight Then) | Juvenile - Back That Ass Up | Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit | Jay-Z feat UKG - Big Pimpin' | Dead Prez - Hip-Hop | Big Pun - 100 Percent | Jay-Z feat Pharrell - I Just Wanna Love You | Common - The Light
Nas - Ether | Jay-Z feat Slick Rick, Q-Tip and Biz Markie - Girls, Girls, Girls | Mobb Deep - Cold As Ice | Outkast - So Fresh So Clean | Ludacris feat Nate Dogg - Area Codes | Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A) | Jadakiss - We Gonna Make It | Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst | Missy Elliot - Get Ya Freak On | P.Diddy feat Bad Boy Family - Bad Boy For Life | Ludacris - Southern Hospitality | Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly | Redman feat DJ Kool - Let's Get Dirty | Ludacris - Saturday Ooo Hoo | Mystikal - Danger | The Beatnuts - No Escaping This | The Liks - Best U Can | P Diddy feat The Neptunes - Diddy | Outkast - Ms Jackson | Erick Sermon feat Marvin Gaye - Music | Ja Rule - Livin' It Up | Busta Rhymes feat P Diddy - Pass The Courvoisier (Part 2)
Eminem - Without Me | NERD - Lapdance | Jay-Z - Hovi Baby | Nas - Made You Look | Noreaga - Nothin' | The Clipse - Grindin' | Erick Sermon - React | Punjabi MC feat Jay-Z - Beware Of The Boys | Cam'ron - Oh Boy | Talib Kwali - Get By | Nas - Get Down | Styles P - Good Times | Missy Elliot - Work It
The Diplomats - Dipset Anthem | 50 Cent feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - PIMP | 50 Cent - 21 Questions | 50 Cent - Many Men | Lil Kim feat 50 Cent - Magic Stick | 50 Cent - In Da Club | Mark Ronson feat Ghostface Killah and Nate Dogg - Ooh Wee | Jay-Z feat Pharrell - Change Clothes | Pharrell - Frontin' | Snoop Doggy Dogg feat Pharrell and Uncle Charlie - Beautiful | Kardinal Offishall - Belly Dancer | Missy Elliot - Pass That Dutch | Ludacris - Stand Up | The Neptunes feat Busta Rhymes - Light Your Ass On Fire | Beyonce feat Jay-Z - Crazy In Love | G Unit - Stunt 101 | Jay-Z - Excuse Me Miss Again | Nas - Flyest Angels | Birdman feat Lil Wayne - What Happened To That Boy | Joe Budden - Pump It Up | Lil Jon And Da Eastside Boyz - Get Low Bone |t Crusher feat Killer Mike - Never Scared
Kanye West - Gold Digger | The Terror Squad - Lean Back | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot | Kanye West - Jesus Walks | 50 Cent - Disco Inferno | Petey Pablo - Freak A Leak | Akon - Locked Up | 50 Cent - Candy Shop | T.I. feat Swizz Beats - Bring 'Em Out | Fabolous - Breathe | NERD - She Wants To Move | Pitbull feat Lil Jon - Culo | Outkast - Hey Ya | Twista feat Jamie Foxx and Kanye West - Slow Jamz | De La Soul feat Yummy - Much More | MF Doom - Hoe Cakes | Jadakiss - Why
Julez Santana - There It Go (The Whistle Song) | Ying Yang Twinz - Wait (The Whisper Song) | Lil Kim - Lighters Up | Young Jeezy feat Akon - Soul Survivor | Rhymefest feat Kanye West - Brand New | 50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition | Cassidy feat Swizz Beatz - I'm A Hustler | Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone | Kanye West feat Nas - We Major | Busta Rhymes - Touch It | The Game - Hate It Or Love It | Mobb Deep - Put Em In Their Place | Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent - Outta Control | Tony Yayo - So Seductive | The Game - Put You On To The Game | Pharrell feat Gwen Stefani - Can I Have It Like That | Common - Testify | Kanye West feat Lupe Fiasco - Touch The Sky | Three Six Mafia - Stay Fly
The Game - It's Okay (One Blood) | Jim Jones - We Fly High | Nas - Hustlers | Lil Jon And Da Eastside Boyz - Snap Ya Fingers | Snoop Doggy Dogg feat B Real - Vato | Rick Ross - Hustlin' | Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha | T.I. - Why You Wanna | The Game - Let's Ride | Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push | Pharoahe Monch - Push | Jay-Z - Show Em What You Got | Ghostface Killah - The Champ | Chamillionaire - Riding Dirty | T.I. - What U Know | DJ UNK - Walk It Out | Young Dro Feat T.I. - Shoulder Lean | Nas - Hip-Hop Is Dead
DJ Khaled - We Takin' Over | J Kwon - Tipsy | 50 Cent feat Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology | Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot | Lupe Fiasco - Dumb It Down | T.I. - Big Things Poppin' | Swizz Beatz feat Lil Wayne and R Kelly - It's Me Bitches (Remix) | Jay-Z - Roc Boys | KRS-One, Rakim, Kanye West and Nas - Classic | 50 Cent - I Get Money | Kanye West - Flashing Lights | Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Soulja Boy) | Kanye West - Good Life | Kanye West - Stronger | Cassedy - My Drink And My 2 Step | Eve - Tambourine
HIP-HOP 2008 to 2009
Lil Wayne - A Millie | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | T.I. feat Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne - Swagger Like Us | Jay-Z - Brooklyn Go Hard | Lil Wayne - Mrs Officer | Jay-Z - Jockin' Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh) | 50 Cent - Get Up | Kanye West - Love Lockdown | DJ Khaled - Out Here Grindin' | Eminem feat 50 Cent and Dr Dre - Crack A Bottle | Common feat Pharrell - Announcement | Lupe Fiasco feat Matthew Santos - Superstar | Lil Wayne - Lollipop | Jim Jones feat Ron Browz - Pop Champagne | T.I. - Whatever You Like | Rick Ross - The Boss | 50 Cent - What Tia Told Me | Jay-Z - My President Is Black (DC Mix) | Jaguar Skills Outro
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
SELECTIONS VOL 1. "INDIE ROCK SHUFFLE"
1. Paris is Burning (cut copy remix) - Ladyhawke
2. Hold On - Holy Ghost!
3. Cross the Dancefloor (chromeo remix) - Treasure Fingers
4. Stuck on Repeat (fake blood remix) - Little Boots
5. Little Bit (CSS remix) - Lykke Li
6. Colours (fred falke remix) - Hot Chip
7. Hearts on Fire (holy ghost! remix) - Cut Copy
8. Happy House - The Juan Maclean
9. Blind (frankie knuckles remix) - Hercules & Love Affair
10. Sea Lion (chromeo remix) - Feist
11. Breaking it Up (pocketknife's loosefoot remix) - Lykke Li
12. Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
Peep this new mix by my man Select. Dude goes hard on the mixes.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Shouts out to Select & Schwa. These cats did it right at Zubar this past Saturday for SAS 2.0 Straight disco, funk, & classic house all night long. Your man AV definitely got his dance on this weekend.
International Stro and I had a chance to break bread with Leon The Professional yesterday and it was a very productive session. Watch out world, Calidad Entertainment and Leon The Professional are officially working together. D/FW, be on the lookout for upcoming events. We are going to shut it down.
I had a chance to see Sin Nombre yesterday at the Angelika at Mockingbird Station. All I will say is you need to see this film. You will walk out of the theater with your heart pumping faster or contemplating your place in the world.