A mix of tracks taken from the Black Jazz catalog. The label was founded in Oakland, California by jazz pianist Gene Russell, and played a significant role in the spiritual, soulful jazz movement of the 70’s. **All OGs**
I have recently been going through music at a fast pace. Maybe it’s twitter and blogs, or maybe it come’s with the territory in 2010. In any case there is a lot of good music out there, and I’ve been meaning to highlight a few overlooked treats with a quick mix. We’ll I finally got around to recording it this past week, and its here just in time for the first day of summer. The resulting concoction is thirty minutes of both new and ripe (if you will) soulful hip hop tracks, carefully selected for your pleasure, and mixed with just the right amount of sugary cuts. Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is….enjoy
Chung King is a legendary recording studio in NYC.
In the 1980s they recorded a lot of DEF JAM stuff, and made a name for themselves as a “Hip Hop” recording studio.
Since then what was once “Chung King’s House Of Metal”, a small studio above a Chinese restaraunt, has built a reputation for churning out hits, and become a staple for recording artists of all genres.
A few weeks ago, a friend who works there and I were talking about the massive amount of classics recorded there, and we thought it would be cool to do a mix series highlighting their legacy. Where to begin? The Eighties.
The looped records, 808, and heavy bass on these records are closer to punk rock than any hip hop recorded these days. Turn it up loud and you can almost smell the egg fu young. This one is 80’s cassette tape grimey.
My father is really heavy into Jazz. My childhood is peppered with Latin jazz, and the fragrant smell of leather in our home. I remember listening to Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto bored stiff. I didn’t really understand how this music was shaping my taste until at the age of thirteen I discovered hip hop. It became a sort of lens for me to examine the rest of the musical world through, and the use of sampling became a fixation. I was always intrigued to hear how my favorite producers would take a dusty old snippet, flip it, and make it new again. My favorite sounds were always those familiar jazz rifts I heard at home. As an adult I began to seek out those records, rediscover the music I grew up with and expand my musical horizons. This mix is about a lot of things for me. I look at my musical taste and how it has changed throughout the years. I look at the partnering of my father and I to establish our bag company, Tucker & Bloom. To me it’s as much about the journey in life as where you are going, even if you can’t smell the leather all the time.-Case Bloom
KAP10 and myself (Cheap Perfume) made this mix about a year ago consisting entirely of tracks and samples glorifying alcohol in all its many forms. There’s something here for everyone, no matter your drink or genre of choice… So, grab a drink, pop it in your deck, and rage it! Plenty of debauchery, dope music, scratching, sh^tty culture, and general shenanigans… Track listing in the Lyrics section of the MP3 tag info. Feel free to share and repost link anywhere you see fit… Enjoy.
Mix of Baltimore Club influenced soul, dance, disco, hip-hop, electro, house, pop, and even some rock. A lot of it’s not really standard Bmore music, so whether you’re a huge fan or total hater of the Bmore genre, give it a listen…you might be pleasantly surprised. And If you don’t know what Bmore music is, not important…just check it out.
Track listing in lyrics. Enjoy and share this mix as you see fit, and if you dig the music, please support the artists.
Here’s an all vinyl hip-hop mix I did back in 2004. The mix was done mostly live (minus a few spots) before Serato was out there. This was the last strictly hip-hop mix I’ve done, so enjoy! The track listing is also in the Lyrics tab in iTunes info.
01 BIZ MARKIE – NOBODY BEATS PERSONIFY
02 DJ PERSONIFY – THE ILL DEPOSITION INTRO
03 DJ PERSONIFY – FUNKEY FRESH
04 SLICK RICK – IT’S A BOY REMIX INSTR
05 BUSHBABEES – LOVE SONG W_MOS DEF
06 NAS – IT AIN’T HARD TO TELL REMIX INSTR
07 NAS – IT AIN’T HARD TO TELL
08 BIG L – PUT IT ON
09 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – OH MY GOD
10 BIGGIE SMALLS – UNBELIEVEABLE
11 GROUP HOME – SUPA STAR INSTR
12 KRS-ONE – MCs ACT LIKE THEY DON’T KNOW
13 BEATNUTS – NO EQUAL
14 RASCO – UNASSISSTED INSTR
15 DITC – DAY ONE
16 GROUP HOME – SUSPENDED IN TIME INSTR
17 MOBB DEEP – HELL ON EARTH INSTR
18 REDMAN – CAN’T WAIT INSTR
19 BUSTA RHYMES – WHOO HA
20 MASTA ACE – SITTIN’ ON CHROME
21 DAS EFX – MIC CHECK REMIX
22 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – CHEK THE RHYME
23 CRAIG MACK – FLAVA IN YA EAR INSTR
24 ED O.G. – I GOT TO HAVE IT
25 MAD LION – TAKE IT EASY
26 MISSING LINX – MIA AND SCRATCH INTERLUDE (DJ PERSONIFY)
27 LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND – CHIEF ROCKA
28 DE LA SOUL – RING. RING. RING
29 BLACKSHEEP – THE CHOICE IS YOURS
30 BLACKMOON – WHO GOT THE PROPS
31 GANGSTARR – DWYCK
32 BEATNUTS – WATCH OUT NOW
33 EPMD – SO WHAT U SAYIN’
34 ERIC B. AND RAKIM – DON’T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE
35 ERIC B. AND RAKIM – JUICE
36 LL COOL J – JINGLIN’ BABY REMIX
37 ROB BASE AND DJ EZ ROCK – IT TAKES TWO
38 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – SCENARIO
39 CHUBB ROCK – TREAT ME RIGHT
40 SOULS OF MISCHIEF – ’93 ‘TIL INFINITY
41 PETE ROCK AND CL SMOOTH – T.R.O.Y.
42 DJ PERSONIFY – JUNIOR MAFIA vs. FUGEES BLEND
43 DJ PERSONIFY – SADE vs. STEZO BLEND
Here’s a holiday mix to help get you in the holiday spirit. Personify and DJ Number 5 teamed up for this little diddy back in 2004. Be aware, the mix does contain explicit content not suitable for all ages. You’ve been warned…enjoy, and happy holidays!