Mecca Mix

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of my favorite rap albums of all-time—Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother—with this Wax Poetics-sponsored mix by Chris Read. Tracklist below.

1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Straighten It Out’ (Remix Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Sister Nancy – ‘Bam Bam’ (sampled in ‘The Basement’)
4. Pete Rock & CL Smooth feat Heavy D, Deda, Grap Luva and Rob-O – ‘The Basement’
5. Ohio Players – ‘What’s Going On’ (sampled in ‘Lots of Lovin’)
6. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Lots of Lovin’
7. Les McCann – ‘North Carolina’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Lots of Lovin’)
8. Dave Wintour & Pat Whitmore – ‘Where Do I Go?’ (sampled in ‘Can’t Front on Me’)
9. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Can’t Front On Me’
10. Biz Markie – ‘Just A Friend’ [Extract] (sampled in Can’t Front On Me’)
11. Mountain – ‘Long Red’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Return of the Mecca’)
12. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Return of the Mecca’
13. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Ghettos of the Mind’
14. The Coasters – ‘Down Home Girl’ (sampled in ‘Skinz’)
15. Pete Rock & CL Smooth feat Grand Puba – ‘Skinz’
16. 9th Creation – ‘Bubble Gum’ (sampled in ‘Soul Brother #1)
17. The J.B’s – ‘The Grunt’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Soul Brother #1)
18. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Soul Brother #1
19. James Brown – ‘Funky President’ (sampled in ‘Anger in the Nation’)
20. Sly & The Family Stone – ‘Sing A Simple Song’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Anger in the Nation’)
21. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Anger in the Nation’
22. O’Donel Levy – ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ (Sampled in ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother’)
23. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother’
24. Heavy D & The Boyz – ‘Gyrlz, They Love Me’ [Extract] (Sampled in ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother’)
25. Mountain – ‘Long Red’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)’)
26. ESG – ‘UFO’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)’)
27. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Mecca & The Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)
28. James Brown – ‘Blues & Pants’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘If It Ain’t Rough, It Ain’t Right’)
29. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘If It Ain’t Rough It Ain’t Right’
30. Stetsasonic – ‘Go Stetsa I’ [Loop] (sampled in If It Ain’t Rough, It Ain’t Right’)
31. Freddie McCoy – ‘Gimmie Some’ (sampled in ‘For Pete’s Sake’)
32. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘For Pete’s Sake’
33. Biz Markie – ‘The Do Do’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘For Pete’s Sake’)
34. EPMD – ‘It’s My Thing’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘For Pete’s Sake’)
35. Ernie Hines – ‘Our Generation’ (sampled in ‘Straighten It Out’)
36. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Straighten It Out’
37. Lou Donaldson – ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘On and On’)
38. Jimmy Mc Griff – ‘The Bird’ (sampled in ‘On and On’)
39. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘On and On’
40. Brand Nubian – ‘Step to the Rear’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘On and On’)
41. Eddy Senay – ‘Cameo’ (sampled in ‘Act Like You Know’)
42. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Act Like You Know’
43. Tom Scott and The California Dreamers – ‘Today’ (sampled in ‘T.R.O.Y’)
44. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘T.R.O.Y’
45. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘T.R.O.Y (Remix Instrumental)’
46. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘T.R.O.Y (The Vibes Mix)’
47. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘It’s Like That’
48. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – ‘Strictly for the Ladies’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘It’s Like That’)
49. Georgie Fame – ‘Music Talk’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Wig Out’)
50. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘Wig Out’
51. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘The Creator’ [Loop] (sampled in ‘Wig Out’)
52.Eddie Bo – ‘From This Day On’ (Sampled in ‘The Creator’)
53. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘The Creator’
54. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘The Creator (Slide to the Side Mix)‘
55. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – ‘The Creator (Surfboard Mix)’

BAM BAM MIX (Pu Pu Platter)

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My latest mix is a Pu Pu Platter of new and old selections performed by my favorite rapper ever Action Bronson. Enjoy the BAM BAM MIX below…

BAM BAM MIX (Pu Pu Platter) – Tracklist

The Realest Freestyle (Live in NYC)
Descendent Of The Stars
Big League Chew
Dealer Plates
Durag vs. Headband ft. Big Body Bes
Mr. Two Face ft. Jah Tiger and Meyhem Lauren
Keep It Thoro Freestyle ft. Funkmaster Flex (Hot 97)
Let Me Breathe
Fiends Jean Jacket
Alligator
Elimination Chamber ft. Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples
A Simple Man
Heel Toe
Yacht Rock ft. Roc Marciano
Drowsy Day Remix ft. Curren$y
Your Honor ft. Fat Joe
Amuse Bouche
NaNa ft. Chance The Rapper
850 Music (Morimoto Drug Transactions) ft. Retch
Midget Cough
Watersports ft. Big Body Bes

Griselda Megamix

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Here’s a mix of all my favorite Griselda Records songs, led of course by Westside Gunn, Conway and in-house producer Daringer. Tracklist and stream below…

GRISELDA MEGAMIX – Tracklist

Westside Gunn – Big L & Half A Mil (Produced by Daringer)
Conway – Cooked In Hell’s Kitchen (Produced by Daringer)
Westside Gunn & Conway – Frankie Lymon (Produced by Daringer)
Westside Gunn & Conway ft. Sadat X – The Town (Produced by Daringer)
Benny – Rick (Produced by Daringer)
Conway – NY State Of Mind Freestyle (Live on Showoff Radio)
Conway ft. Westside Gunn and Roc Marciano – Rex Ryan (Produced by Daringer)
Westside Gunn ft. Action Bronson – Dudley Boys (Produced by Alchemist)
Conway – Birdy (Produced by Statik Selektah)
Conway & Westside Gunn ft. Your Old Droog – The Curve (Produced by Statik Selektah)
Mach-Hommy – Band Anna (Produced by Daringer)
Westside Gunn – Mr. T (Produced by Apollo Brown)
Westside Gunn – Razors (Produced by Nicholas Craven)
Westside Gunn & Conway ft. Prodigy – Benz Window (Produced by Alchemist)
Westside Gunn & Conway – Alligator Straps (Produced by Big Ghost LTD)
Westside Gunn – Chine Gun (Produced by Daringer)
Conway ft. Westside Gunn – Airholez (Produced by Daringer)
Conway, Westside Gunn and Benny – Luger (Produced by Daringer)
Westside Gun – Fish Freestyle (Green Lantern Exclusive)
Conway – Love Means Freestyle (Green Lantern Exclusive)
Westside Gunn – Hall (Produced by Roc Marciano)
Westside Gunn ft. Conway – The Cow (Produced by Daringer)
Conway – Rick Boxes (Produced by Daringer)

RIP Prodigy

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This Prodigy tribute is brought to you by UpNorthTrips. Listen to the mix above created by myself and Vinylcologist from 2011—featuring 10 classic Prodigy and Alchemist collaborations which are among my favorite rap songs ever—while you peep the Pee pics below compiled over the years by my bro Ev Boogie…

RIP Prodigy. Hands down one of my favorite rappers of all-time, an artist I’ve spent a huge percentage of my life listening to. Pee and Mobb have always been my go-to in the whip, and will continue to be.

“Gangsters don’t die, they just turn to legends…”

*Update*

Check out this Prodigy tribute mix I made for NahRight…

H.N.I.C. Mix (Prodigy Tribute) – Tracklist

Quiet Storm (Original Version)
Power Rap
Basics
Street Life
How Many MCs Freestyle
Motherless Child Freestyle
Eye For An Eye (Original Version)
Avirex
Rep The QBC
Live Nigga Rap
Killaz Theme
Back At You
True Lies
Dog Shit
What’s Poppin’ Thun
What A Real Mobb Do
You Ain’t A Killer Freestyle
Cut Em Short
Gun Love
Finest
Pebble Beach
We Don’t Love Them Hoes
Tough Love
Young Luv
I Want You
Jay Z Diss
When It Comes To The Beef
Waterboarding
License To Kill
Pop Them Thangs
Three Stories
The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)