Classics: Nas Rare, Unreleased, Bootleg, Features & B-Sides

May 4, 2011

Various
Nas
Rare, Unreleased, Bootleg, Features & B-Sides
1990 – Present

No matter how your opinion is framed, Nas is a Rap legend. So much that I started this Classics section with a still very much sought out Nasir Jones The Resurrection Mixtape. His album library is deep and when you include all the leftovers from throughout the years you get a better sense how great this guy is. Well I did just that as a gift to my readers.

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Classics: Snoop Dogg “Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1” Mixtape

April 4, 2011

Sicamore
Snoop Dogg
Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1
2003
  
With the recent passing of Nate Dogg, I couldn’t find a better classic mixtape to share with you for the month of April. Snoop Dogg’s Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1 is some of his best work in the new millenium.
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Classics: Snoop Dogg "Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1" Mixtape

April 4, 2011

Sicamore
Snoop Dogg
Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1
2003
  
With the recent passing of Nate Dogg, I couldn’t find a better classic mixtape to share with you for the month of April. Snoop Dogg’s Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 1 is some of his best work in the new millenium.
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Classics: Jay-Z “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself” Mixtape

March 14, 2011

DJ Scoob Doo
Jay-Z
Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself”
2005
 
While any DJ can slap Jay-Z’s name and likeness on any CD, good Jay-Z mixtapes are hard to come by. In 2005 DJ Scoob Doo put together one of the better Jay-Z mixtapes that you might have missed.
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Classics: Jay-Z "Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself" Mixtape

March 14, 2011

DJ Scoob Doo
Jay-Z
Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself”
2005
 
While any DJ can slap Jay-Z’s name and likeness on any CD, good Jay-Z mixtapes are hard to come by. In 2005 DJ Scoob Doo put together one of the better Jay-Z mixtapes that you might have missed.
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Classics: Questlove BBC Radio Original Samples Lost Mix

February 16, 2011
 
Questlove
Original Samples Mix
BBC Radio
Date Unknown
 
Questlove, drummer for The Roots, is a renown music historian and vinyl collector. If you’re a lover of original Hip-Hop samples like I am then you are already aware of some of his signature orignal sample mixes floating around the internet. I have been love this BBC Radio mix for about six years if my mind serves me correct and I have yet to spot it on the internet.
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Classics: Bazooka Joe: Hidden Treasures Vol. 1

January 17, 2011
DJ Bazooka Joe
“Hidden Treasures Vol. 1”
  
 
This month for the classics section I will go with some classics. Bazooka Joe’s “Hidden Treasures Vol. 1” is a great collection of rare, and unreleased 90’s music that any connoisseur should have on their player.
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Classics: DJ Lieutenant Dan “The King Of What’s Poppin'”

December 13, 2010

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DJ Lieutenant Dan
“The King Of What’s Poppin'”
2004
 
As I’m sure it did you, when Michael Jackson passed away it hit me very hard. With his posthumous Michael due to be released tomorrow, I wanted to show some respect to the KING with December’s Classics entry. In 2004 DJ Lieutenant Dan put together an incredible mixtape dedication to Michael Jackson called The King Of What’s Poppin’.
 
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Classics: DJ Lieutenant Dan "The King Of What's Poppin'"

December 13, 2010

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DJ Lieutenant Dan
“The King Of What’s Poppin'”
2004
 
As I’m sure it did you, when Michael Jackson passed away it hit me very hard. With his posthumous Michael due to be released tomorrow, I wanted to show some respect to the KING with December’s Classics entry. In 2004 DJ Lieutenant Dan put together an incredible mixtape dedication to Michael Jackson called The King Of What’s Poppin’.
 
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Classics: DJ Doo Wop Spring Part 1

November 22, 2010

DJ DOO WOP
Spring Part 1
1994
  
The 90’s were my favorite time in music. Rap was still pretty much young and you had a lot of amazing acts delivering incredible music. One of my biggest pleasures then were mixtapes. Back then they were still on cassettes and cost ten dollars. If you lived in New York in that time then you could definitely relate. In my humble opinion, DJ Doo Wop ruled the mixtape game in the early 90’s. His Spring Part 1 tape is defines what this era is all about.
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