Hot 97 Tapes: Summer of ’96 Mix

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Take a trip back 20 summers to NYC as ItsOverture mixes up classic hip-hop songs from 1996, complete with vintage Hot 97 drops and clips. Very nicely done—that Jeru ad in the beginning just blew my mind! Listen above.

*Bonus Mixes*

Mad Science: The Large Professor Story (Mixed by Its Overture)

Main Source “Breaking Atoms 25 Mix” (Mixed by Hellee Hooper)

Cypress Hill ‘Cypress Hill’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape (Mixed by DJ Matman)

Live From The Boogie Blind Residence (Mixed by Lord Finesse)

Madlib and Samples (Mixed by Jackhicham)

Shins Album Done

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In a recent interview with Portland radio station KBOO, James Mercer revealed that the new Shins album is done and due out in January. Being that The Shins are my favorite band of all-time, this is extremely exciting news! During the interview, Mercer talks about writing and recording the new album, and also speaks about his musical beginnings. Listen HERE.

By the way, what’s your favorite Shins album?