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)
Check the classic Hard To Earn-era photo too by Chi Modu…
Chris Crack flipped an ill sample on his Just Gimme a Minute album cut “Don’t Subtweet Your Friends”—so ill that it made me go back and dig for the original, which turned out to be by R&B legend Anita Baker. Enjoy the fly shit.
Donnie Baseball rips open some old packs.
As mentioned in the video above, check out Mattingly on the cover of the January 2019 edition of Beckett Baseball, where they break down the Top 80 baseball cards of the ’80s. For a preview of the list, click HERE.
My man Bahr was pumpin’ this shit on his IG story the other day, and I was like, “Yo, what is this?!?!” Turns out it’s a Black Rob album cut I slept on from his 2005 release The Black Rob Report. Better late than never, right? SMH this is heat.
Check out my Urban Legends piece on the 20th anniversary of DMX’s second No. 1 album of 1998, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood HERE.
For those celebrating the anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s My Life today, check out the remixes from the album featuring LL Cool J, Keith Murray, Smif-N-Wessun, Lauryn Hill and Mr. Cheeks. They’re some of my favorite R&B/hip-hop remixes ever. Listen HERE.
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
75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)
Thought @ Work Freestyle