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NY based DJ Bazooka Joe curates the finest classic & current hip hop, reggae & more with creatively themed mixes every month focusing on rare material, forgotten album cuts, remixes and b-sides. Episodes released bi-monthly

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EP#20 - Randumb Stacks (All Vinyl Throwback Rap Vibes)
Recently did some much needed lab maintenance and properly organized my vinyl, during that process I set a few gems aside in a crate for a mix, this is half that stack, I’ll get to the other half eventually, but for episode 20 an all rare wax mix feels like the right thing to do…I also realized I recently passed the 1 year mark since I started this thing but I’m not a stickler for anniversaries and such but big thanks to anyone who has listened, shared, followed, put a homie on etc…much appreciated…some real hard to find pieces here…enjoy! 01 – Keith Murray, Busta Rhymes, Smif N Wesson – “You Know The Rules” (Prod. By Frankie Cutlass) 02 – T-Max - Execution Style 03 – Mannish – Expect That (B-Zar Remix) 04 – DredKnotz – Causin’ a Menace 05 – Redman – Funkorama (Cloudkickers Remix) 06 – Masta Ace Ft. Apocalypse – Observations 07 – Teflon – Showtime (Prod. By DJ Premier) 08 – Quazmodoe – Find Out (Prod. By Large Professor) 09 – Just-Ice – Just Rhymin’ With Kane Ft. Big Daddy Kane (Prod. By DJ Premier) 10 – K-Solo – Wolf Tickets 11 – Feel X Ft. Channel Live – Last Minute Cleanup (Prod. By Domingo) 12 – Cherrywine – 16th Minute 13 – Downlow – Hands on Ya Pumpz 14 – Main One The Ghetto Child – Learned 2 Be A Man 4 Self (Produced By Buckwild) 15 – Checkmate – Would You Die? 16 – Nature ft. Noreaga – Magic & Bird 17 – 20 Grand Pikasoe – Long Chain Heavy Jesus 18 – Littles ft. Prodigy – Block Value (Prod. By Alchemist) 19 – The Korp ft Cestyle – Never Ending Story 20 – Pitch Black – Ashes to Ashes 21 – Big Ran ft Royal Flush – No Love
Sep 06, 2019
EP#19B - Fresh Produce (Easy Mo Bee)
After some studio issues and unfortunate delay I’m back up and running with part 2 of the Fresh Produce I dropped a while back….Mo Easy Mo Bee for you & yours…focusing on some of the later stuff in his catalog with some classic throwbacks tossed in for good measure, I stayed away from the obvious trying to go for the more unknown/unheard so if you’re wondering where’s all the Biggie stuff, Flava in ya Ear, Reprogram Remix, this is why…it’s a tribute not a “best of”…but I did leave some good ones out there for sure…stay tuned for episode 20 coming next, about to hit it hard now that I can function again! 01 – Gza– Words From The Genius 02 – Big Daddy Kane – That’s How I Did’em 03 – Wu-Tang Clan – Take It Back 04 – MC Eight & Dat Nigga Daz – Hit The Floor (Easy Mo Bee Remix) 05 – Ras Kass – Grindin’ ft. Bad Azz 06 – Lost Boyz – Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous (Easy Mo Bee Remix) 07 – Das Efx – Alright 08 – Alkaholiks – Likwidation 09 – Kurupt – Light Shit Up Ft. Buckshot 10 – Krumb Snatcha Mobsters – What’s Life 11 – Guru – Soul 12 – 2Pac – So Many Tears Ft. Stretch (Easy Mo Bee Unreleased Mix) 13 – Marley Marl Ft. Solo – Spazz 14 – Lady Of Rage – Breakdown 15 – Doug E Fresh – It’s On 16 – Queen Latifah – Elements I’m Among 17 – Das Efx – 40 & A Blunt 18 – Big Daddy Kane – Rest In Peace 19 – Gza – Feel The Pain 20 – Miles Davis – The Doo Bop Song Ft. Rappin’ Is Fundamental
Aug 05, 2019
EP#19A - Fresh Produce (Easy Mo Bee)
Another nod to the beatmakers…Easy Mo Bee, easily one of the more overlooked producers from the golden era but he had a crazy attention to detail and knack for great accent samples slipped into the multiple classics he produced. He definitely had one of the most unique sounds of the time and was a go-to producer for Biggie, 2Pac, Craig Mack and more…on top of working with legends like Miles Davis, Slick Rick, Heavy D, Gza, Redman, Big Daddy Kane and his crazy remix work for Ill & Al Scratch, Rakim, 3rd Bass..he laced other legends randomly like Public Enemy, Jesse West, Paula Perry, Busta Rhymes, Positive K & more… 01 – Miles Davis Intro/Early 90’s Interview 02 – Gza – Slammin’ 03 – Big Daddy Kane – Stop Shammin’ 04 – J-Rock – Let Me Introduce Myself 05 – Heavy D – Black Coffee 06 – Slick Rick – Cuz It’s Wrong 07 – Craig Mack – Mainline 08 – Paula Perry – Down To Die For This ft. Jesse West 09 – Rappin’ Is Fundamental – Doo-Hop 10 – Ill & Al Skratch – Chill With That (Remix) 11 – Wessyde Goon Squad – Paper Chase 12 – 3rd Bass – Gladiator (Remix) 13 – Jamal – Insane Creation ft. Redman 14 – Trendz Of Culture – Make A Move 15 – Heavy D – Check It Out 16 – Positive K – It’s All Gravy 17 – Rakim – Shades Of Black 18 – Public Enemy – I Stand Accused 19 – Busta Rhymes – Everything Remains Raw 20 – Notorious B.I.G. ft. Method Man – The What 21 – 2Pac – Str8 Ballin’
Jul 09, 2019
EP#18 - The 90 Minute Era (2019 Hip-Hop)
Excuse the long delay between episodes…life happens but I’m back on track with a salute to the 90 minute cassette, the DJ’s canvas…the way it used to be… just having fun for one hour and a half with skits, intros, outros, random clips mixed in with a slew of dope 2019 new music plucked from much of the new great albums that have been dropping…make sure to support these artists, they all have albums out on digital platforms so if you like what you hear do some research and delve deeper…all new bangers… Episode 18 – The 90 Minute Era 01 – Madlib Beat Intro 02 – Schoolboy Q – Attention 03 – Sauce Heist – ’98 Live 04 – The Opiod Era – Intravenous Drug Use 05 – Che Noir – Dying Breed Ft. 38 Spesh 06 – Styles P – The Professionals Ft. Lil’ Fame 07 – Your Old Droog – 90 From The Line 08 – GS Advance – Wish You The Worst 09 – Agallah – Illuminated Scarfaces 10 – GQ – Broadway 11 – Vinnie Paz & Tragedy Khadafi – Canaan’s Bracelet Ft. Iron Sheikh & Agallah 12 – Sleep Sinatra – Sources of Nature 13 – Diamond D – Got It Covered Ft. OC & Adela 14 – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana Ft. Assassin 15 – Trillmatic – Comfortable - Ft. Conway The Machine 16 – Plays & Statik Selektah – Steppin’ 17 – MED & Guilty Simpson – The Hundreds Ft. Kokane 18 – Diamond D – The Hit Ft. Doo Wop, Tony Touch & Termanology 19 – Horror City – Still Hustlin’ 20 – Choosey & Exile – Brown & Beautiful Ft. Blu & Ana Tijoux 21 – Erick Sermon – Where Did The Game Go Ft. AZ & Styles P 22 – Diamond D – Chivas Blanc 23 – Bun B & Statik Selektah – Still Trill Ft. Method Man & Grafh 24 – DJ Premier – Headlines Ft. Conway, Westside Gunn & Benny The Butcher 25 – Flee Lord – Roll Up Ft. G4 Jag 26 – Your Old Droog – Ugly Truth (HOMMO Mix) 27 – GQ – 98th 28 – The Doppelgangaz – Coffin Nails 29 – GS Advance – Leather Bomber 30 – Illa Ghee – Red James 31 – Flee Lord – Realbarsbackpt2 32 – Sleep Sinatra – Scanners Ft. Flashius Clayton
May 24, 2019
EP#17-The DJ's (A Tribute To Hip Hop's Backbone)
Here’s a classic from the archives, a mix I made in conjunction with LA based Hip Hop Philosophy Radio a few years back. There was a time similar to Hip-House where every album had a song either dedicated to the DJ of the group and/or a DJ solo piece. This trend stopped sometime in the 90’s but a lot of these joints get missed or overlooked when it comes to Old School Hip-Hop…here’a a sonic ‘tip of the cap’ to all the DJ’s who have inspired me and many others, JMJ was definitely one of the first ones for me, that’s why he’s on the cover R.I.P... 01 - Old School Throwdown - X-Ecutioners 02 - Deep Concentration/Premier and the Guru - Gang Starr 03 – Never Scared – Eric B. 04 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince Medley 05 - The Butcher Shop - Kool G Rap 06 - Cool V's Tribute to Scratching - Biz Markie 07 - Do it Do it - The Alliance 08 – Prince Paul/Stetsasonic Medley 09 - Put It 2 Music/Make It Funky - Audio Two 10 - DJ K La Boss - EPMD 11 - He’s Incredible - T La Rock 12 - Darryl and Joe (Krush Groove 3) - Run DMC 13 - AJ Medley - Kurtis Blow 14 - Marley Marl Scratch - M.C. Shan 15 - I Declare War - Kool G Rap and DJ Polo 16 - DJ Swift Medley - King tee 17 – Maybe - Kings Of Swing 18 – Spinderella’s Not A Fella - Salt N Pepa 19 - The Supreme Diamond D - Ultimate Force 20 - Peanut Butter - Wrecks N Effect 21 - Ooh Child - Nice And Smooth 22 - Terminator X Medley - Public Enemy 23 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Medley
Apr 18, 2019
EP#16 - Hype Mode aka Get Busy Music
t’s been a minute but I’m back with another one this time dedicated to fast rap music. My favorite era in Hip-Hop was easily 88-92 because of the tempo of the music, how Rakim, G Rap or Kane could spit so smoothly over a 115 BPM track. While I love a lot of new stuff these days, the vibe has definitely gotten slower and slower as time went on and not many are still flexin’ over some speed strictly 105 BPM & up for this one…here it is, get hype… appreciate the vibe! TRACKLIST: 01 – Killa Sha – The Sharpest 02 – Core Rhythm & Zajazza - It’s Not Fair 03 – Dj Format & Phill Most Chill – Get Busy Music 04 – Maestro Fresh Wes – Conductin’ Thangs (Dub Mix) 05 – Yo-Yo – Make Way For The Motherload/Stompin ‘ To The 90’s 06 – 2 In A Room – Hype Stuff 07 – Eric B & Rakim – No Omega (Extended Remix) 08 – Slick Rick – King 09 – Ultramagnetic MC’s – Message From The Source (Basement Version) 10 – Coldcut – Say Kids (What Time Is It?) 11 - Leaders Of The New School – Can’t Get Any Harder 12 – Big Daddy Kane – Raw ‘91 13 – LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher 14 – Sir Mix-A-Lot – I Checks My Bank 15 – Three Times Dope – Once More You Hear The Dope Stuff 16 – Yaggfu Front – Fruitless-Moot 17 – Larry Larr – Larry That’s What They Call Me 18 – D-Nice – D-Nice Rocks The House 19 – Sadat X – It’s A Demo 20 – Boogie Down Productions - Duck Down 21 – EPMD – Scratch Bring It Back (Part 2 Mic Doc) 22 – Nas – Everything Is Real 23 – Heavy D – You Can’t What I Can See 24 – N.W.A. Appetite For Destruction 25 – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Poison (Remix) 26 – Kings of Swing – Nod Ya Head To This 27 – Eric B & Rakim – Casualties of War (Smooth Mix) 28 – The Genius – Words From A Genius (Remix) 29 – Ll Cool J – Year of the Hip Hop 30 – Grand Puba – Fat Rat 31 – JVC Force – It’s A Force Thing (Remix)
Mar 28, 2019
EP#15 - In That Zone (2019 Hip Hop)
After a few throwback episodes I’m back in the new tune zone with this one. 2018 was a great year for music and Hip-Hop and looks like that trend is continuing with some real quality, damn near classic type albums dropping so far and there’s nothing I like doing more than combing through them all and plucking out the gems. Kick off the year with fresh new joints from Black Thought, Ill Legit, Czarface, The Good People, Sadat X, Napoleon Da Legend, Freddie Gibbs, Daniel Son, The Diceman, People Under The Stairs, Penpals, Junclassic, Joell Ortiz, Fred The Godson, The Legion, Rasheed Chappell, OC, Fly Anakin, Ankhlejohn, Al Divino, Mad1one, Sean Price, Quelle Chris, 38 Spesh, Crimeapple, The Opiod Era, Conway, Smif N Wessun, Rick Ross, Styles P, Lil Fame, Fat joe, Remy Ma, Big Pun, Papoose, Meyhem Lauren, Eto, All Hail Y.T., Jay Nice, Hus Kingpin, SmooVth & Agallah….missed me with that Hip Hop is dead chatter…just listen and appreciate!
Feb 28, 2019
EP#14 - This is my 14th Podcast (Hosted By Kwest Tha Madd Lad)
This is my 14th podcast with special guest host Kwest Tha Madd Lad, a tribute to his cult classic LP “This is My First Album” released via American Recordings (Rick Rubin & Dan Charnas) in 1996. Aside from being a battle tested MC and one of the most original and unique personalities the golden era has ever produced, Kwest is just a good dude and humble hip-hop fan/scholar. We did this on a Friday night just vibin’ with some brews and trying to do something different. I’m not a big talker but I do want to start incorporating guests on my shows but not in a typical interview kind of way, so maybe we’re onto something with this one, at the end of the day we had fun so check the show featuring some classic material from Kwest himself along with true school treasures from Akbar, Wizdom Life, Grand Agent, YG’z, Ill Advised, Micranots, King Tee, Rok One, Shabaam Sahdeeq, L-Fudge, Milkbone, Walking Large, The Roots, Rah Godess, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Call O’ Da Wild, Da N’Credible Nigga Naquan, Truth Enola & Shadowz in the Dark. When you’re done make sure to go search for Kwest’s newest project S.P.I.T.R. (Smartest Person In The Room) out now via Mindbenda Recordings on Bandcamp and all streaming services.
Feb 05, 2019
EP#13B - Fresh Produce (Large Professor: The Extra P Era)
Picking up where I left off the 1st part of the ‘Fresh Produce’ series, this one is numero dos….still all about Large Pro productions once again but focused on the mid/late90’s and beyond including a lot of his solo material post Main Source as well as some of the less obvious productions he’s done over the years. I could have easily made 3 or 4 volumes of this because he has so much classic material but if you like what you hear do some research on his solo projects and so on… if you know…Got some mean features/tracks/verses from folks like Tragedy, Havoc, Pete Rock, Nas, Lord The Arkitec, Mad Skillz, Common, Ghostface, Raekwon, Roc Marciano, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, The U.N., X-Ecutioners, Grand Puba, Killa Sha, Fashawn, Styles P, AZ, Jeru Tha Damaja, Keith Murray, DJ Koss, Powerule, Mic Geronimo, Reks, Timeless Truth, Neek The Exotic, Black Rob, Cormega & Senor Kaos ft. P.So…rockwiddit!
Jan 17, 2019
EP#13A - Fresh Produce (Large Professor: The Main Source Era)
Fresh Produce is a producer themed series focusing on some of my favorite producers and their work over the years. The first one is all about Paul aka Extra P aka Large Pro, a legend to say the least, I recently caught the Main Source reunion show in NYC and got motivated to do some research and pin down some of the best and less obvious Large Pro productions over the years and I was surprised by some of the things I found. Check the mix, featuring some early bangers from the likes of Nas, Main Source, The Don, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante, Apache, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Diamond, Powerule, Lord Finesse, Slick Rick, Brand New Heavies, The Jaz, Tragedy, Big L, Mobb Deep, Beastie Boys & Leaders of the New School. All tracks produced by Large Professor of course…Episode 13B (The Extra P Era) on deck and dropping soon…enjoy!
Jan 05, 2019
EP#12 - Hidden Treasures - Golden Era Freestyles
A special year end treat for the old heads, new heads & true heads…episode 12 is an all vinyl mix of classic freestyles from various radio shows and mixtapes, I bought these records for personal use because I wasn’t planning on putting another DJ’s promo on one of my mixtapes but at this point it’s nostalgia and I had this stack of records sitting around so I decided to put them to good use. It’s only right that I include the tracklist for this one to make sure proper credit is given to some of my favorite DJ’s and MC’s. This will wrap it up for 2018, enjoy the Holidays and I’ll be back in January to carry this thing on in 2019. Much love to the listeners, I’m still just getting started but the support so far has been appreciated! 01 – Big Scoob, Biggie, Tupac, Shyheim & Big Daddy Kane Live @ MSG (Mister Cee 1994) 02 – Channel Live (Awesome Two Freestyle 1996) 03 – Mad Skillz – (Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle 1994) 04 – Alkaholiks & Xzibit (Tech & Sway Freestyle 1996) 05 – Nas – (Trackmasters Freestyle 1996) 06 – Kool G Rap (Tony Touch Freestyle 1996) 07 – Group Home (Tony Touch Freestyle 1996) 08 – Finsta Bundy (Mister Cee Freestyle 1994) 09 – Cella Dwellas (DJ Enuff Freestyle 1995) 10 – Method Man & Ghostface (Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle 1994) 11 – Bahamadia, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes & Phife (Cash Money Freestyle 1997) 12 – KRS-One (DJ Enuff Freestyle 1995) 13 – Biggie Smalls (Mister Cee Freestyle 1994) 14 – M.O.P. (Awesome Two Freestyle 1996) 15 – Jeru The Damaja & Afu Ra (Awesome Two Freestyle 1996) 16 – Treach (Doo Wop Freestyle 1996) 17 – Keith Murray, Kel Vicious & Redman (Doo Wop Freestyle 1995) 18 – The Roots (Cash Money Freestyle 1997) 19 – Rampage & Busta Rhymes (Awesome Two Freestyle 1996) 20 – Mobb Deep, Big Noyd (Doo Wop Freestyle 1995) 21 – Jadakiss (Funkmaster Flex Freestyle (1996) 22 – Refugee Camp (Funkmaster Flex Freestyle 1996) 23 – Onyx (Tony Touch Freestyle 1999) 24 - Busta Rhymes. Lord Have Mercy, Rampage, Lord Finesse, Fab 5 (Doo Wop Freestyle 1995) 25 – Tribe Called Quest, Black Thought & Pete Rock (Future Flavors Freestyle 1996)
Dec 15, 2018
EP#11 - Mas Grimy (2018 Hip Hop)
2018 has been a great year in Hip Hop as far as I’m concerned…shit is alive and well. After some throwback-ish episodes the last few go rounds, I come to the table with more grimy music from this year from a lot of the big dogs of the golden era mixed in with some new folk…verses from the likes of Cypress Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Lil’ Fame, Masta Ace, OC, Black Thought, Freddie Gibbs, Tito Brigante, Ghostface, Raekwon, La The Darkman, Killah Priest, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Ras Kass, The Diplomats, Styles P, Dave East, Conway, Westside Gunn, Vinnie Paz, Dirt Platoon, David Bars, Ruste Juxx, Big Twins, Killy Shoot, Vic Spencer, Recognize Ali, Chris Crack, Estee Nack, Asun Eastwood, Daniel Son, Davillins, Nowaah The Flood, Killa Kali with productions by Showbiz, 9th Wonder, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Salaam Remi, Alchemist, PF Cuttin, Marco Polo, The Architect, Motif Alumni, Futurewave, Astro Vandalist & more…
Nov 30, 2018
EP#10 - Live From Coaches Tavern (Take That Tuesdays, Indianapolis, IN 8/22/17)
For the 10th episode I wanted to do something special and different so I dug up a live set from when I was out in Indianapolis a little over a year ago thuggin’ it out with long-time friend and all around OG Ron Miner aka DJ Indiana Jones and got invited to spin at one of Indy’s longest running and most respected Hip-Hop nights, “Take That Tuesdays”, hosted by two of Naptown’s finest people, J.Moore and DJ Metrognome. That party has been rockin’ downtown Indianapolis for over 12 years and still going strong. It was truly an honor to be a part of it and the way Ron recorded it you can hear all the people’s reactions in the background and the set was perfectly narrated by host with the most J.Moore. This thing has been sitting on my hard drive for a while now, time to let it go…flubbed blends, mistakes and was a live set, working with a completely new mixer, the Pioneer DJM-S9 which had just came out and is sexy af…it took a little time but I started having fun with the features and put the crowd in an old school NY state of mind for a while. By now you should know I don’t post my tracklists but this one features some classic material from the likes of EPMD, Cypress Hill, Super Lover Cee & Cassanova Rud, Phaze & Rhythm, Jaz, Jay-Z, Alkaholiks, LL Cool J, Black Sheep, MC Lyte, BDP, Naughty By Nature, Original Flavor, Gang Starr, Schooly D, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Mary J Blige, Biggie, Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim, Biz Markie, Showbiz & AG, Diamond…I want to thank everyone who has been supporting this little experiment of mine, I plan to keep this thing going with plenty of new ideas lined up for the next 10 eps…enjoy!
Nov 15, 2018
EP#9B - Crew Love: Digital Underground
Crew Love Episode 9B…Picking up where I left off last week, here is part 2 of my Digital Underground tribute mix featuring more joints from the crew, Shock G, Money B/Raw Fusion, Tupac, Saafir, Mystic, No Face & The Luniz. This one focuses on the more recent material from their later years but definitely a few oldies in there for good measure, I try to keep each mix at 1 hour, this was hard I left so many good songs on the table but it is what it is, enjoy
Nov 08, 2018
EP#9A - Crew Love: Digital Underground
Episode 9-A Crew Love: Digital Underground…a deep delve into the crates of one of the funkiest most original hip hop crews in history founded in 1987 in Oakland, CA. Lead by the artistic vision of producer extraordinaire Shock G DU at its core was Money B, Chopmaster J & Kenny K but the collective continued to grow in time eventually branched out with numerous contributions from DJ’s, musicians and artists like Clee, Saafir, Mystic and of course Tupac who got his start as a roadie for DU in the late 80’s eventually spawning a deep rooted relationship with Shock & Money B which never wavered no matter how far his career took him. Not many groups can be abstract, political, funky, for the ladies and all around fun at the same time but DU did just that with every release and Shock’s signature production style of blending old school hip hop, p-funk samples combined with his own musical skill particularly on the keyboards was one of the main things that made them so unique during their run. Peep the mix featuring tracks from DU, Raw Fusion, Tupac as well as Shock produced tracks for Prince, Monie Love, a verse from Big Pun & an intro featuring George Clinton for good measure..Crew Love is going to be a series of tribute style mixes, look out for more in the future. I’ll drop Part 2 next week for now relax your mind & let your conscience be free…
Nov 01, 2018
EP#8 - Roodboy Bizness
Feeling a little under the weather this week so instead of cooking up a new mix I dug a gem out of the archive. You may have heard this on my mixcloud page a couple years ago, but I wanted to give this one proper distribution. The gulliest of hip hop reggae vibes, R&B and some exclusive acapella blend remixes for your listening pleasure featuring music from Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Beenie Man, El General, Capleton, Biggie, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Poor Righteous Teachers, Tribe Called Quest, Ruder Ranks, Burro Banton, Choppa, Wayne Wonder, George Nooks, Jamel & Birdie Culture, Styles P, Reverand Baddo, Nardo Ranks, KRS-One, Mad Lion, Mary J Blige, Jr Demus, Terror Fabulous & Cutty Ranks...ease up selectah...enjoy!
Oct 18, 2018
EP#7 - The Hip House Way
Hip-House got started in Chicago during the uprising of house music in the late 80’s/early 90’s. It caught on heavy and soon became something that most artists had to cater to either through record label pressure or on their own merit, but at one point most relevant MC’s from that time had at least 1 Hip-House track on their album or a remix on a single. After a while it got tired and fizzled out due to super commercialism of the style and the emergence of more gritty/slower tempo hip hop being more sought after in the mid 90’s but for whatever it’s worth Hip-House had a good run and remains a guilty pleasure of the Hip-Hop timeline when it was more about having a good time than having the best bars, with that said peep the lineup though, you might be surprised how many legendary MC’s catered to the Hip-House movement: Featuring tracks by: The D.O.C., Black Sheep, Tribe Called Quest, Stetsasonic, MC Lyte, EPMD, Eric B & Rakim, Rob Base, Twin Hype, Style, Doug Lazy, Two Without Hats, Too Nice, Wrecks-N-Effect, Special Ed, Big Daddy Kane, Precious, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Chilly T & Lord KCB.
Oct 04, 2018
EP#6 - True Grit - 2018 Grimy Joints
After a handful of feel good/throwback episodes we come back to the present with some of the filthiest tunes I could find from today’s era. This one is for all the people asking me what I listen to these days…where’s the good hip hop...etc... 2018 rawness from the likes of Roc Marciano, Black Thought, Conway, Ka, Crimeapple, Rasheed Chappell, Lil Fame, Recognize Ali, Daniel Son, Valentine, Millyz, Termanology, Jamal, Flee Lord, Meet The Greens, Dap X Hash, Nowaah The Flood, Tony Moxberg Elcamino, Asun Eastwood, Meyhem Lauren, Benny, Ty Farris, Illa Ghee, John Jigg$, Cousin Feor, Core Rythm, A$ap Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Curren$y, Left Lane Didon, Flashius Clayton, Estee Nack, Napoleon Da Legend, Hus Kingpin, Ruby Stacks, Smif-N-Wessun, V Don, Willie The kid, Eto, Avenue, WateRR & OC. A lot of new names on this list, do some research if you hear something you like, good to hear some of that vintage energy still around.
Sep 20, 2018
EP#5 - Rekloosiv Radio - The Dumb Throwbacks (Part I)
Episode 5…more album cuts/throwback heaters from the collection with some random skits & interludes tossed in for good measure… Fly material from the likes of Erule, Master Fuol, Busta Rhymes, Roc Marciano, Raekwon, B-Flatt, Tha Liks, Madkap, Illegal, Diamond, Lootpack, Dilated Peoples, Craig Mack, Das Efx, Godfather Don, A.D.O.R., Planet Asia, Rasco, N.O.T.S. Click, Rahsheed & Ill Advised, Foul Play, K-Solo, Stezo, Kool G Rap, Ma Barker, Karim Jamal, Maestro Manny, Murs & 2Mex. Production provided by Diamond, The Creators, Easy Moe Bee, Chris Lowe, Jazz Spastiks & The Mighty V.I.C. to name a few. This is the vibe I really want this mixshow/podcast to have going forward, expect more things like this in the future…Rock with it!
Sep 06, 2018
EP#4 - Steady Rockin' - The Aretha Samples
So… I had a totally different show in the works for this week until the untimely news that the Queen of Soul as we know it passed away last week so I got inspired by the Aretha Franklin poster in my studio to do some research and find all the songs that sampled her in some way shape or form. I found out that some of the grimiest, best and classic songs of my lifetime used her music as well as some new discoveries that I was unaware of. This mix is a celebration of Aretha’s music & her profound impact on Hip-Hop since the very beginning stages as well as a tribute to some great producers in the game like DJ Premier, Kanye West, Havoc, Prince Paul, Erick Sermon, Ayatollah, DJ Muggs & Q-Tip to name a few. Whether it was a bassline, piano chop, a simple sound from one of her incredible musicians or a vocal clip sped up or otherwise chopped and flipped…every song on this mix has a piece of Aretha in it. I don’t post tracklists, but it’s 90 minutes of great Hip-Hop from the likes of Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Cam’Ron, Jay-Z, L The Headtoucha, Heavy D, Bee Why, Dysfunkshunal Famly, Bundy, Kanye West, Slum Village, EPMD, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface, Roc Marciano, Sir Michael Rocks, Blackstar, 3rd Bass, Mobb Deep, Capone N Noreaga,Tragedy Khadafi, Sean Price, Muneshine, Termanology, KRS-One, Poor Righteous Teachers, Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Bizzie Boyz, Nas, De La Soul, Dead Prez & Onyx…not necessarily in this order, but do the math if you want and/or just enjoy…
Aug 23, 2018
EP#3 - Ganja Galaxy Mix
I made this mix in preparation for a gig in San Diego last weekend, a cool spot called Ganja Galaxy with all sorts of vendors promoting some quality medicinal products if you know what I mean. Special thanks to Lionel Splifkin, Too Kool Tony & McDabbin. This was my set practice mix, I figured it would make a good podcast while helping me sort out what I wanted to play that night... this is me in Cali/420 party mode with some reggae & ganja tunes upfront by George Dekker, Collie Buddz, Barrington Levy, Baby Cham, Spragga Benz, Beenie Man, Red Rat followed by some random hip hop classics from the likes of Cypress Hill, Biz Markie, French Montana, Shyne, D.O.C., Slick Rick, Mac Dre, 2pac, MC Breed, Eric B & Rakim, Schooly D, Kid Capri, RUN DMC, Big L and's too many to list...just vibe with it!
Aug 11, 2018
EP#2 - Hidden Treasures: The Sequel
For those that don't know I made mixtapes back in the mid 90's/2000's and one of my most popular series was one called 'Hidden Treasures' which were filled with all sorts of rare b-sides, remixes, demos and obscure album cuts. For episode 2 I wanted to pick up where that series left off so here it tracklist but the mix features some juicy rarities from the likes of Mobb Deep, Tribe Called Quest, FT, OC, Pharoah Monch, 50 Cent, Nature, Jay-Z, Afu Ra, Gang Starr, EZD, Half A Mill, Blue Black, Ill Advised, The Roots, Raekwon, 12 o'clock, AZ, Grav ft Kanye West,The UN, AZ, Biggie & DJ Premier, SmooVth, Hus Kingpin & Zigg Zagg.
Jul 26, 2018
EP#1 - Back@iT
In order to properly kick this thing off I had to go back to that basic essential mode of collecting a handful of new joints I like and making a mix, so here it is …the ‘pilot’ episode if you will…a little scattered & random but fresh for twenty 18 never the less. Featuring new music from the likes of Shortfyuz, Showbiz & AG, Spark Master Tape, De La Soul, Black Thought, Kanye West, E-40 & B-Legit, Daniel Son, Czarface, Joey Bada$$, Skyzoo, Doppelgangaz, Big Boi, Run The Jewels, Mr Eazi, Giggs, 38 Spesh, Kool G Rap, Kendrick, Jakk Frost, Vinnie Paz, Freddie Gibbs, Lil Fame, Jim Jones, Meyhem Lauren, Vince Staples, Benny The Butcher & Milano…enjoy…
Jul 12, 2018