Hard To Earn 25th Anniversary Tribute

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

DJ Filthy Rich comes through once again with a dope anniversary mix. This time around, he celebrates Gang Starr’s 4th LP Hard To Earn, which turns 25 today. Tracklist below – enjoy!

DWYCK (ft. Nice & Smooth) [Filthy blend]
Comin’ for Datazz [Filthy blend]
Mass Appeal (ft Quran, Lord Finesse) [Filthy blend]
Brainstorm
Now You’re Mine (Chumps Get Beatdown) [Filthy blend]
Code of the Streets [Filthy blend]
Speak Ya Clout (ft Jeru, Nutcracker, Lil Dap) [ReFix]
Blowin’ up the Spot
Tonz ‘o’ Gunz (ft Lil Vicious) [Filthy ReFix]
The Question Remainz
Borough Check (w/ Digable Planets)
F.A.L.A. (ft Big Shug)
Suckas Need Bodyguards
Alongwaytogo
Mostly Tha Voice
Doe In Advance (OG Unreleased version)
Serious Rap Shit (w/ Group Home)
The Planet

Check the classic Hard To Earn-era photo too by Chi Modu…

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Thought At Work

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

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Been sitting on this Black Thought mix for a minute, feels like a good time to let it fly. Nothing but classics, freestyles, remixes and rarities. Stream and tracklist below, enjoy…

NY State Of Mind Intro
Tony Touch Freestyle
Thought @ Work (Original Version)
Silent Treatment (Beatminerz Mix)
Proceed II w/ Malik B and Bahamadia
Beatbox Freestyle w/ Rahzel (Live on KALX)
The Lesson Pt. 1 w/ Dice Raw and Rahzel
Work w/ Alicia Keys
Table Of Contents, Part 3
Distortion To Static (Freestyle Mix)
Wake Up Show Freestyle
Respiration (Pete Rock Flying High Remix) w/ Black Star
The Professional
@15
75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)
The Anti-Circle
Zen Approach
Thought @ Work Freestyle

A Clan Called Wu – Enter The Marauders

Mixes, Music

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Celebrate the 25th anniversaries of Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders with this incredible blend tape by DJ Filthy Rich. The tape features Rich masterfully blending 36 Chambers lyrics with Midnight Marauders beats (“C.R.E.A.M.” over “Award Tour” is one of my favorites)—well done sir!

Also, peep the original ads for both albums below, courtesy of UpNorthTrips

 

 

The Abstract

Interviews, Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days, Videos

This Red Bull Music Academy session with Q-Tip is over two hours long and about five years old, but it’s fucking incredible. Watch the interview above (or peep the abridged podcast version HERE), then listen to the playlist I made below that was inspired by it, featuring my favorite Q-Tip ATCQ songs, solo joints, features, collabos and outside productions.

*Update*

Not exactly related, but here’s a dope RBMA article by the great Philip Mlynar on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a place where I did one of my first open mic performances ever. Read HERE.