MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 6 – the conscious edition

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 6 – the conscious edition

Damn, urticaria this took me a minute to get out.

I’m gonna keep the intro short to this one, ask considering that I’ve been writing mad articles on this ish lately. Basically I’d been thinking on doing an all-”conscious” mixtape for a minute now. There’s a lot of tracks I’d love to put on here, ampoule but I’m limited to what I can get permission for. Fortunately for you, every goddamn song I put out here is quality, and this episode is no exception – this one might actually kinda suprise you. The mixdown is dirty, but the songs is hot, no joke. Let’s have that tracklist…
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Damn, ampoule somethin’s got me all chilled out and ish. Whatever though, pharm I’m not complaining. I got back recently from a quick trip to the Yay, price and it was all good, except for when I thought it would be a good idea to go to Monterey. That is a terrible city and I will never go there again, but Oakland, Berkeley, and SF, I’m down with that. Peace to all the people I met and broke bread with, peace to Local 2 and the UFW, and stay offa that Gallo wine, no joke.

Anyway, back to that hip-hop music. It’s late and your boy is tired, but just cause I’m all calm and ish doesn’t mean that the selection ain’t hot. I didn’t get to mention the second track in the podcast, but the Trek Life freestyle is hot, you need to check that one.

opening beat – Specifics – Craig’s House bonus beat – myspace.com/specifics
Binary Star – Reality Check – subterraneousrecords.com – amazing wordplay. You’re going to have to rewind this a few times to catch it all, trust me.
Trek Life – Freestyle f/ Mykestro – myspace.com/treklife – this one is hot.
Serengeti – Mad Whimsy – daybyday ent – the rest of this CD is nuts too. I’ma have to interview this dude…
Specifics – Craig’s House – myspace.com/specifics – these dudes gave me like 6 mp3s and all of em were hot. what’s in the water in Canada?
Nite – Life – strictlyclever.com – Has anyone else out there heard her street mixtape? Ish is kinda nice…
Shu f/ Felicia Faye – Feel For You – The Bakery, Ltd.

Thanks as usual to the artists and labels, off hand Azar at daybyday for hooking it up with the Serengeti joint (let’s see about that interview), and Parker at The Bakery Ltdfor coming through at the last minute with the last joint (Feel For You).

Be on the lookout for the next two episodes. They already in planning, and they already hot. Damn!

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 4: O.C. interview part 2

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 4: O.C. interview part 2

I am having way too much fun doing this. This is the second half of that O.C. interview you heard last week. As I mentioned before, dermatologist I got two new exclusives – for all you herbs out there, that means that ain’t nobody heard this outside of O.C. and his closest associates – and now me and you. Here’s the track list of the songs that are in this episode:

Guns & Butter (Smoke and Mirrors) – exclusive
Dangerous (Jewelz)
Born 2 Live (Word…Life)
Rap Dudes (Smoke and Mirrors) – extra goddamned exclusive!

I’ll have some more info about the upcoming album (and the U.S. tour) as soon as that information is available. Special thanks to O.C. and Greg at All City for making this one possible.

I put this one up in 96kbps, so let me know how it sounds to you all quality wise. I’m just tryin to save y’all on them Windows 3.1 machines and 33.6k dialup some stress, knawwmean?

Anyway, I’m up to the bay for a minute, and I’ll be back on the grind as soon as I get back in. Expect a new episode next week, right on schedule. Holler at me.

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 3: O.C. Interview part 1

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 3: O.C. Interview part 1

What up intarweb? You read that right, pharm an interview with O.C. It’s the first interview of many on the mixtape show, and this one is so long that I had to break it into two parts for all y’all on dialup. Click here for the second part. Speaking of dialup, this was done with a land line and a cell phone, so it’s gonna be a little shaky, but we keeps it hood here anyway; you know how it is.

Anyway, back to the topic: for those of you who don’t know, O.C. is a major player in the major hip-hop squad that is the D.I.T.C. (Diggin’ In The Crates) crew. And not only did I get an interview, but we’ve also got some cuts off of both Jewelz and the 1994 classic Word…Life for y’all to check out as well.

Here’s the tracklist for those who don’t already know:

Word…Life (Word…Life)
Time’s Up (Word…Life)
You and Yours (Jewelz)

All beats are off of O.C.’s Word…Life, sliced and blended by your boy.

You know what? I’m not trying to give you the whole show on text, yo. Do yourself a favor and download it. Also be advised that this is part 1 of 2, and to make up for the lateness of this show (it was supposed to be here on Friday), part 2 is coming up in like a couple of days. You absolutely do not want to miss the next part, for reasons that you will understand when you listen to the last couple minutes of this podcast.

Let me know what y’all think, and be on the lookout for part 2 coming up very soon.