Spring Mix

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Just a brief list of tracks I’ve become cozy with:

1) Tanya Morgan – “Waiting for You,” Tanya Morgan is a Rap Group – Soulful production. Entertaining tale. Ilyas continues to come up with the hilarious verses/delivery. Although, I am underwhelmed with the other TM mix that came out this year, Tanya Morgan presents: Beat Thieves 2, Tanya Morgan is a Rap Group is one of my favorite 2008 releases; I’m really looking forward to their next album.

2) Buckshot f/ Talib Kweli & Tyler Woods – Hold it Down,” The Formula – 9th Wonder taking it back to The Listening days on this. I’m nervous about The Formula, however. Through a few previews, I’ve noted a handful of tracks that feature a female singer on the hook who can’t sing/sounds like she’s 12. What’s the deal with that? (Check De La’s “Much More” feat. Yummy from The Grind Date to get my drift).

3) Kenny Segal f/ Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Busdriver, Dr. Oop, & Nocando – “Backyard BBQ,” Platinum Dreams – Platinum Dreams is a mix released from 88-Keys, presumably as a primer for the release of his Death of Adam project (due out soon I think). It’s a potpourri of artists, instrumentals, etc. I love the guitar sample in this. Reminds me of something that would have been on ATCQ’s Beats, Rhymes, & Life. And, Aceyalone is awesome.

4) Kidz in the Hall – “Work to Do,” Geniuses Need Love Too/Kidz in the Hall & Mic Boogie Present: Detention – Subtitled Obama ’08. I know this technically came out in 2007, but it’s a dope track.

5) Black Spade – “Evil Love,” To Serve With Love – Chopped up beat. Black Spade sings and raps his way through this love gone wrong plot, “Why do we make up just to break up like this beat here, here…” His stutter delivery is reminiscent of Dilla. A great track off a great album.

6) 100dbs and Ryan O’Neil – “She Got a Body,” The Adventures of The One Hand Bandit and the Slum Computer Wizard – Again, this album/track came out in 2007, but I love this track. Nothing groundbreaking as far as the story goes, think Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty.” 100dbs’s production is solid through the album. I love the subtle horns and keys on this one.

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2 Responses to “Spring Mix”

  1. djdmadness Says:

    peace yall..check it out:

    SADE TRIBUTE
    live mix by DJ Dmadness (Oakland, CA)
    recorded at SF soul party Devil’s Pie
    all vinyl selections
    email: sademix@gmail.com
    for download link

    1 i will be your friend
    2 smooth operator
    3 slave song
    4 hang on to your love
    5 never as good as the first time
    6 pearls (somalia mix)
    7 paradise
    8 turn my back on you
    9 kiss of life
    10 clean heart
    11 cherry pie
    12 war of the hearts
    13 keep looking
    14 the sweetest taboo
    15 tar baby
    16 love is stronger than pride (mad professor remix)
    17 king of sorrow (guru remix)
    18 cherish the day (ronin remix)
    19 is it a crime
    20 no ordinary love
    21 by your side (the neptunes remix)
    22 your love is king

  2. demurral Says:

    demurral says : I absolutely agree with this !

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