My guy The Vinylcologist comes through a mix of Nas’ greatest conceptual songs, released on limited edition white label (sorry, it’s already sold out so just press play and enjoy).
Here’s a nice 30-minute collection of Action Bronson samples—props to Jeune Montagnard on the mix. Tracklist below.
Bronsonitis – Tracklist
GEORGE FRANKLIN SMALLWOOD – I LOVE MY FATHER
JON LUCIEN – LADY LOVE
ASHA PUTHLI – LET ME IN YOUR LIFE
MILDRED CLARK & THE MELODY AIRES – IF I HAD ONE MORE CHANCE
FERDI OZBEGEN – KOPRUDEN GECTI GELIN
NUNG LAMYONG KULARBSEEMUANG – KATI SORN JAI
BB KING – SWEET THING
RIFLESSI – ICONOTECA
PAKI – IL SEGNO DEL TUO AMORE
ANDREW LIPPA – THE JUGGERNAUT
ANGLO SAXON BROWN – CALL ON ME
ADDRISI BROTHERS – WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN
THE FAMILY VIBES – LA VAMP
JOE CRUZ & THE CRUZETTES – LOVE SONG
THE COMPLEXIONS & THE FLAMINGOS – I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
DIONNE WARWICK – IT’S LOVE THAT REALLY COUNTS
WES MONTGOMERY – A DAY IN THE LIFE
ALAN PARKER – BLUE SHADOW
LALO SCHIFFRIN – THE CROSS
JACK AREL – MAY BE
UFO – FLYING
APHRODITE’S CHILD – AEGIAN SEA
DEXTER WANSEL – RINGS OF SATURN
KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA – LULLABY FROM ROSEMARY’S BABY
DIPLOMATS – I’VE GOT THE KIND OF LOVE
TERRY REID – LOVING TIME
TEUN-JAI BOON PRARAKSA – HA FANG KHENG KAN
THE CHAMPS – TEQUILA
My first piece for Universal Music Group imprint Urban Legends revisits LL Cool J’s fifth album 14 Shots to the Dome 25 years later. Read HERE.
“Flava In Ya Ear” was the first tape I bought when I got my driver’s license back in the summer of ’94. It will forever bring me back to one of the best times of my teenage years.
RIP Craig Mack.
Heard this old Fruit Bats gem during the intro of Mr. Roosevelt, a movie I randomly watched on Netflix the other night that was actually really good.
Shout to House Shoes for unearthing this absolute gem of an unreleased cut, featuring Biggie, Busta and Roc Marciano, produced by J Dilla. You’ll recognize the Biggie verse from the “Dangerous MC’s” version that appeared on Born Again. But now, thanks to House Shoes marrying a couple versions from DJ KaySlay and Whoo Kid tapes, we’ve got the full unreleased original version with a Roc Marciano verse at the end, and the original J Dilla production. So yes, Roc can also let cats know, just as Jadakiss once did—”I did real songs with B.I.G. no made-up shits.” Check it out.
Some classic Doo Wop shit right here from the Fall of ’94. Shout to Step One for the post. Cover above, stream below.
Related: Mixtape Memories with DJ Doo Wop