Friday, July 27, 2012

Much Music Rap City Intros


RAP CITY INTRO #1
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RAP CITY INTRO #2
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RAP CITY INTRO #3
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DJ Mastermind - Tape #38 (Guess Who's Back)


DJ Mastermind - Tape #38 (Guess Who's Back)

I picked this up at Play De Record back in the Spring of 1998 during a Grade 9 Geography field trip to Toronto...

Friday, March 9, 2012

DJ M-Rock - The Best Of The Notorious B.I.G.


Today marks the 15th anniversary of Biggie's death and the homie DJ M-Rock just dropped his Best Of The Notorious B.I.G. Mixtape!


Tracklisting
  1. M-Rock’s Intro
  2. Ten Crack Commandments
  3. Walk on By – Isaac Hayes *
  4. Warning
  5. Respect
  6. Dolly My Baby – Supercat +
  7. Me And My Bitch (Live)
  8. Can’t You See – Total +
  9. I’m Going Down – Mary J. Blige **
  10. The What ft. Method Man
  11. Rap Phenomenon ft. Method Man
  12. Think Big – Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard + Lord Tariq +
  13. Unbelievable
  14. Kick In The Door
  15. The Points ft. Redman, Busta Rhymes +
  16. Playa’s Anthem – Junior Mafia +
  17. Ya Playin’ Yaself – Jeru The Damaja ^
  18. Flava In Ya Ear Remix – Craig Mack +
  19. Benjamins – Puff Daddy +
  20. Get Money – Junior Mafia +
  21. Gimme The Loot
  22. Machine Gun Funk
  23. Ladi Dadi – Slick Rick *
  24. Hypnotize
  25. Dreams
  26. Real Love (Remix) – Mary J Blige +
  27. Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright *
  28. Everyday Struggle
  29. Everyday Struggle – FaithEvans ft. Raekwon **
  30. Real Niggaz Do Real Things
  31. Going Back To Cali
  32. California Love/Hip-Hop – 2Pac/Dead Prez ^
  33. Garden Freestyle – 2Pac +
  34. Gettin’ Money – Junior Mafia +
  35. Hit Em Up – 2Pac ^
  36. Who Shot Ya (Juggle)
  37. I Show Ya – LL Cool J ^
  38. Notorious Thugs ft. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  39. Dead Wrong ft. Eminem
  40. I Got A Story To Tell
  41. Juicy
  42. Realest Niggas ft. 50 Cent
  43. Da B Side – Da Brat, JD +
  44. Only You (Remix) – 112 +
  45. I Love The Dough ft. Jay-Z & Angela Winbush
  46. I Just Wanna Love You – Jay-Z **
  47. The World Is Filled
  48. Brooklyn’s Finest – Jay-Z +
  49. Party & Bullshit (Lord Finesse Remix)
  50. Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down – Brand Nubian *
  51. Cars + Sex
  52. Notorious
  53. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) – Schoolly D *
  54. B.I.G. (Interlude)
  55. Been Around The World – Puff Daddy +
  56. Mo Money Mo Problems ft. Kelly Price, Mase, Puff Daddy
  57. Nasty Girl (Remix) ft. Jagged Edge
  58. I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans, 112 ^
  59. Keep On – D-Train *
  60. Crush On You – Junior Mafia +
  61. Big Poppa
  62. Between the Sheets – Isley Brothers *
  63. Fuck You Tonight (feat. R. Kelly)
  64. Be happy – R. Kelly +
  65. Bobby Caldwell – My Flame *
  66. Sky’s The Limit ft. 112
  67. Stay With Me – Debarge *
  68. One More Chance ft. Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige

^ About The Notorious B.I.G.
+ Features The Notorious B.I.G.
** Samples The Notorious B.I.G.
* Sampled By The Notorious B.I.G.

Liner Notes

  • “I’m here to bring the drama”. The 2pac and Big set (around 3 or 4 songs) is disturbing and going to get me hated on. I brought their whole beef to life but going from Pac’s ranting, to Big’s, to the sounds of Big sticking a gun in someone’s mouth, to Big’s own heartbeat dying down into death. I’m here to bring the drama.
  • The cuts on the whole tape are Preemo influenced. I’m getting more and more tired of the cuts I learned from the tablist era circa 98′, I want to take it back to that funky essence. Expect to hear simpler and simpler stuff on future tapes.
  • Think Big: That whole “Jay-Z You Don’t Know” type pattern was a lot of fun to come up with. I’ve been dragging my feet with production, but that right there wasn’t too far off from it. Sometimes my mixtapes are barely about mixing, but about making new hooks that really get into my fans’ ears.
  • The RNB section at the end: I’m less into tablism nowadays and more into this stuff, this really well-mixed or harmonized sequence of songs. This was the first part I started making, and I’ve had this whole section on repeat since I made it a few weeks ago.