Snow Flow ’21

Mixes, Music

Over the years, I’ve had my moments where I’ve neglected Westcheddar. But I’ve always promised myself not to let it go for too long. What can I say? Life is busy working from home with four kids in the middle of a pandemic, so sometimes the blogging has to take a backseat.

But amidst the insanity, I’m going to try and find time to keep this going as best I can. That said—as I attempt to turn things around—here’s a playlist of some rap songs I’ve been bumping this winter since the ball dropped. Consider this a catch-up, and also a promise to pay more attention to the blog in the coming months.

Make sure you check out that whole Droog and Fahim project The Wolf On Wall St that shit is fire top to bottom. And stay tune for more posts and playlists right here at

Take It Personal Radio – 1995 Tribute Part One

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

The PhilaFlava boys are prepared to prove that 1995 was the greatest year for hip-hop ever with their Take It Personal Radio tribute. From a quick glance at Part One’s tracklist, it seems like they’re building a decent argument, no? For me, it’s always been between ’93, ’94, and ’95, so let’s see if they can convince me. Love seeing “Bronx Tale” included in the mix by the way, that’s one of my favorite songs ever that not enough people talk about. Here’s their opening statement, with Mixcloud stream and tracklist for Part One below it:

Episode 72 is our 1st installment of our 1995 Tribute. We’re about to make one hell of a convincing case as to why 1995 was the greatest year in hip-hop. Why it had the best production, the best singles, the best remixes and some of the best replay value in hip-hop history. And this is all coming from few guys who didn’t even pick 1995, when we did our favorite years episode a few years back. We’ve got an awful lot to cover, so stay tuned as we plan on creating several 1995 episodes. For now, crack the 40, roll that blunt and let’s take a trip down memory lane.

  1. Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
  2. Raekwon – Criminology feat. Ghostface Killah
  3. Mobb Deep – Eye For An Eye feat. Nas & Raekwon
  4. Onyx – Last Dayz
  5. Group Home – Livin’ Proof
  6. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)
  7. KRS-One – MC’s At Like They Don’t Know
  8. Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru The Damaja – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
  9. D&D All-Stars – 1, 2 Pass It (DJ Premier Remix) + Original
  10. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 My Peeps (Buckwild Remix) feat. Notorious B.I.G., M.O.P. & Prince Poetry
  11. Lord Finesse – Actual Facts feat. Sadat X, Large Professor & Grand Puba
  12. LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (Remix) feat. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown
  13. Das EFX – Microphone Master (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
  14. Das EFX – Real-Hip-Hop + Pete Rock Remix
  15. AZ – Rather Unique
  16. Kool G. Rap – Fast Life feat. Nas
  17. Raekwon – Verbal Intercourse feat. Nas & Ghostface Killah
  18. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II
  19. Group Home – The Realness
  20. Group Home – Up Against The Wall (Low Budget Mix)
  21. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
  22. Nine – Whutcha Want
  23. Smoothe Da Hustler – Broken Language feat. Trigga Tha Gambler
  24. Big L – Street Struck
  25. Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game
  26. Grand Puba – I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)
  27. Da Youngsta’s – I’ll Make U Famous
  28. Camp Lo – Coolie High
  29. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
  30. The Pharcyde – Drop
  31. Tha Alkaholiks – Daaam (Remix) + Original
  32. Tha Alkaholiks – All The Way Live feat. Diamond D & Q-Tip
  33. Mobb Deep – Drink Away The Pain feat. Q-Tip
  34. Craig Mack – Get Down (Q-Tip Remix)
  35. Redman & Method Man – How High + Remix
  36. Cypress Hill – Throw Your Hands In The Air (Remix) feat. Erick Sermon, Redman & MC Eiht
  37. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
  38. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo + Remix
  39. GZA – 4th Chamber feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest & RZA
  40. GZA – Shadowboxin’ feat. Method Man
  41. Raekwon – Glaciers of Ice feat. Masta Killa & Ghostface Killah
  42. Heltah Skeltah – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka feat. O.G.C.
  43. Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun – Headz Ain’t Ready
  44. Smif-N-Wessun – Cession At Da Doghillee feat. Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah & O.G.C.
  45. Smif-N-Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill
  46. Channel Live – Mad Izm feat. KRS-One
  47. KRS-One – Rappaz R. N. Dainja
  48. Das EFX – Represent The Real feat. KRS-One
  49. Fat Joe – Bronx Tale feat. KRS-One
  50. Lord Finesse – Brainstorm/P.S.K. (No Gimmicks Remix) feat. O.C. & KRS-One
  51. Big L – Da Graveyard feat. Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut, Grand Daddy I.U., Party Arty & Jay-Z
  52. Showbiz & A.G. – Got The Flava feat. D. Flow, Wali World & Method Man
  53. O.C. & Organized Konfusion – You Won’t Go Far


Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

My latest mix features 36 minutes of Wu-Tang jewels. Stream/tracklist below.

RZA “Sunshower”
Ghostface Killah ft. Superb “Ghost Deini (Original Version)”
RZA & Ghostface Killah ft. Raekwon “Who’s The Champion”
Raekwon “Flawless Crowns”
Inspectah Deck “Dream Catcher”
Raekwon “Ms Sincere”
Masta Killa “Tony Touch Freestyle”
Ghostface Killah “Kay Slay Freestyle”
Ghostface Killah ft. Raekwon, Method Man and Superb “Flowers (Original Version)”
Ghostface Killah & Busta Rhymes “Blow His Head Off”
RZA “Sway and Tech Freestyle”
GZA “Sway and Tech Freestyle”
Method Man “Box In Hand”
Jodeci ft. Raekwon and Ghostface Killah “Freek’n You (Remix)”
RZA “Samurai Showdown”


Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

Ninety minutes of Nas!

Talk of New York
Don’t Hate Me Now (Remix)
Deja Vu
Silent Murder
Foul Breeze
You Don’t Know
The Season
One On One
Serious w/ AZ
The Essence (Remix) w/ AZ
Dog Shit w/ Mobb Deep
Eye For An Eye (Alternate Version) w/ Mobb Deep, Raekwon and Ghostface
DJ Clue Freestyle #1 w/ Nature
DJ Clue Freestyle #2 w/ Nature
Life is Like a Dice Game
True Dialect
Funkmaster Flex Freestyle
Sway & King Tech Freestyle (Memory Lane)
Back To The Grill (T-Ray Remix) w/ O.C.
Queenstyle w/ N.O.R.E.
Take It In Blood Pt. 2
The Flyest (Roli Fingaz Blend)
Project Window (Original Version)
One Plus One w/ Large Professor
Everyday Thing
Calm Down w/ Tragedy and N.O.R.E.
Amongst Kings

Purple Anniversary

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… with Side 1 of this brand new DJ Filthy Rich tribute mix, featuring blends, remixes, OG samples, and of course, classic cuts off the LP. Rich always comes correct, so you’re in for a treat.

Stay tuned for Side 2.


Mixes, Stan Ipcus, The Good Old Days


Here’s a new mix I put together, featuring a collection of live and recorded beatbox tracks, including new joints by me and Max B. Stream/tracklist below.

Grap Luva “Freestyle”
Stan Ipcus ft. Max Bent “Dope (Big Ip Don’t Play)”
The Roots ft. Rahzel and Dice Raw “The Lesson Pt. 1”
Slick Rick ft. Doug E. Fresh “Sittin’ In My Car”
Slick Rick ft. Doug E. Fresh “La Di Da Di”
KRS-One ft. D-Nice “Freestyle (Live)”
Roxanne Shante ft. Biz Markie “The Def Fresh Crew”
GZA ft. Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Video Music Box Freestyle”
Rahzel “Wu-Tang Medley (Live)”
RZA ft. Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Talent Show Freestyle (Live)”
MF Doom “Hoe Cakes (Beatboxappella)”
Chubb Rock “Mr. Large”
Lyricist Lounge MCs “Outside The Lounge”
The Roots ft. Rahzel “100% Dundee”
Black Thought ft. Rahzel “KALX Freestyle”
Nas ft. Doug E. Fresh “Virgo”
Lil’ Vicious ft. Doug E. Fresh “Freaks”
Snoop ft. Doug E. Fresh “Lodi Dodi (Live)”
Stan Ipcus ft. Max Bent “Ippy What, Dippy Who”
Stan Ipcus ft. Matisyahu “My Ferris Buellers (Live On Hot 97)”
Beastie Boys “Get On The Mic”
Fat Boys “Human Beat Box”
Just-Ice “Latoya”
T La Rock ft. Greg Nice “Tudy Fruity Judy”
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince “Rock The House”
KRS-One ft. D-Nice “The P Is Free (Live)”
Phife Dawg ft. Q-Tip “Arsenio Hall Freestyle”
The Roots “No Great Pretender”*

*This mix is dedicated to the memory of Malik B


Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days


Warm up for Monday night’s Verzuz battle with this mix of Jadakiss gems.

Stretch Armstrong Freestyle
Made You Look (Remix)
So Ghetto Freestyle (Hot 97)
Bad Boy Freestyle (Hot 97)
You’ll See w/ The Notorious B.I.G.
From Now Till Then
Checkmate (50 Cent Diss)
F Beanie (Beanie Sigel Diss)
Fiesta Freestyle w/ Styles P
My Lifestyle (Remix)
Whoo Kid Freestyle
Realest Killas (Lt. Dan Blend)
We Run This w/ Jay-Z
Welcome To The Roc Freestyle
Light Up
Air It Out (Original Version)
DJ Clue Freestyle
Get At Me Dog Freestyle
40 Bars Of Terror
John Blaze (Original Version)
Something To Talk About
Child Abuse
It Ain’t Hard To Tell Freestyle (Hot 97)
Who Shot Ya Freestyle
It’s Like That w/ The LOX
Crack Spot Stories w/ Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch and Raekwon
Run w/ Ghostface Killah
All For The Love

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]
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
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…


Thought At Work

Mixes, Music, The Good Old Days


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
75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)
The Anti-Circle
Zen Approach
Thought @ Work Freestyle

A Clan Called Wu – Enter The Marauders

Mixes, Music


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