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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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

 

 

Abstrakt Cratery

Mixes, Music

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Lord Finesse hopped on Mixcloud recently to upload a dope DJ mix that he says was “inspired by a few drinks on a smooth Saturday.” The mix, titled “Abstrakt Cratery,” features soul, funk, breaks, and what he calls “the unknown.” Click the link below to listen—this is what a real DJ sounds like.

Listen: Lord Finesse – Abstrakt Cratery

*Bonus* Take a trip back to the ’90s with this superb Hip-Hop Reggae mix courtesy of DJ Filthy Rich. Lots of classic gems and blends, shit is on point. Shouts to Step One for the heads up.