DeChronStructed - Mixed by Pipomixes

Everybody's kind, complimentary, and supportive comments in response to my last mix caused me to post this mix earlier than expected.  Something a little more "upbeat" from your favorite blogger.

Deconstructed, reconstructed, and broken-down like only the man who unofficially holds the title for most Chronic listens can. A couple of interesting side notes about the album and me. My first residency was located directly across the street from the studio where Chronic was recorded (I had no idea until years later). There is a Popeye's Chicken located on the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga where I would go to use the bathroom before my gigs, and where I would go to sober up before going home (personal highlight was seeing my childhood crush, Idalis eating there). I would come to find out later via docs and interviews that Snoop, Daz, Kurupt and the gang would regularly eat at this very same Popeye's during the making of The Chronic. Enough geeking out, enjoy the mix.

ATCQ ' Low End Theory' 25th Anniversary Mixtape - Mixed by Chris Read

Another Low End Theory mix for your listening pleasure.  New mix by your truly to post tomorrow.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's stellar sophomore LP 'Low End Theory' our buddy Chris Read has crafted an exclusive mix of tracks from the album, alternate versions, and original sample material.
Listen up and enjoy!
Artwork by Leon Nockolds
1. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)
2. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Scenario (Remix Instrumental)’
3. Heatwave – ‘Star of a Story’ (Sampled in ‘Verses from the Abstract’)
4. Q Tip Interview Extract (Taken from the movie ‘Beats Rhymes & Life)
5. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Verses from the Abstract’
6. Grant Green – ‘Down Here on The Ground’ (Sampled in ‘Vibes & Stuff’)
7. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Vibes & Stuff’
8. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Jazz (We’ve Got)’
9. Five Stairsteps – ‘Don’t Change Your Love’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Jazz (We’ve Got)’)
10. Jimmy McGriff – ‘Green Dolphin Street’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Jazz (We’ve Got)’)
11. The Shades of Brown – ‘The Soil I Tilled For You’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Excursions)
12. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Excursions’
13. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – ‘A Chant For Bu’ (Sampled in ‘Excursions’)
14. The Last Poets – ‘Time Is Running Out’ (Sampled in ‘Excursions’)
15. Dr. Lonnie Smith – ‘Spinning Wheel’ (Sampled in ‘Buggin Out’)
16. Phife Interview Extract (Taken from the movie ‘Beats Rhymes & Life)
17. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Buggin Out’
18. Jack De Johnette’s Directions – Minya’s The Mooch’ (Sampled in ‘Buggin Out’)
19. The New Birth – ‘Keep On Doin’ It’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Rap Promoter’)
20. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Rap Promoter’
21. Weather Report – ‘Young and Fine’ (Sampled in ‘Butter’)
22. Chuck Jackson – ‘I Like Everything About You’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Butter’)
23. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Butter’
24. Gary Bartz – ‘Gentle Smiles (Saxy)’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Butter’)
25. Cannonball Adderley – ‘The Steam Drill’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘The Infamous Date Rape’)
26. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘The Infamous Date Rape’
27. Jackie Jackson – ‘Is it Him or is it Me’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘The Infamous Date Rape’)
28. Average White Band – ‘Love Your Life’ (Sampled in ‘Check The Rhime’)
29. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Check The Rhime’
30. Minnie Riperton – ‘Baby, This Love I Have’ (Sampled in ‘Check The Rhime’)
31. Biz Markie – ‘Nobody Beats The Biz’ [Extract] (Sampled in ‘Check The Rhime’)
32. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – ‘Hihache’ [Loop] (Sampled ‘Check The Rhime’)
33. Funkadelic – ‘Lets Take It To The People’ (Sampled in ‘Everything Is Fair’)
34. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Everything Is Fair’
35. Willis Jackson – ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Everything is Fair’)
36. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Skypager’
37. James Brown – ‘Funky President (People It’s Bad)’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Show Business’)
38. The Fatback Band – ‘Wicki Wacky’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Show Business’)
39. Aretha Franklin – ‘Rock Steady’ [Extract] (Sampled in ‘Show Business’)
40. A Tribe Called Quest feat Lord Jamar, Sadat X & Diamond D – ‘Show Business’
41. Paul Humphrey – ‘Uncle Willie’s Dream’ (Sampled in ‘What?’)
42. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘What?’
43. Brother Jack McDuff – ‘Oblighetto’ (Sampled in ‘Scenario’)
44. Jimi Hendrix – ‘Little Miss Love’ [Loop] (Sampled in ‘Scenario’)
45. A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders of the New School – ‘Scenario’
46. BONUS TRACK: Simba & Milton Gulli – ‘Scenario (Chris Read Rap Renaissance Remix)’

ATCQ Low End Theory 25 Mix - Mixed by Hellee Hooper

Highly Recommended.

September 24th, 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of “Low End Theory”. To honor this classic album, I have put together this mix of original samples, tracks & remixes. Please enjoy and pretend your back in ’91 for a short period of time.
Only 100 downloads available, please "follow" for the dibbs. More mixes and tracks coming soon!
Track List:
ATCQ - Check The Rhime (Mr. Muhammed’s Mix)
Dalton & Dubarri - I’m Just A Rock ’N’ Roller
Average White Band - Love Your Life
ATCQ - Check The Rhime
Minnie Riperton - Baby, This Love I Have
Sly & The Family Stone - Advice
ATCQ - Skypager
Eric Dolphy - 17 West
ATCQ - Bugging Out
Jack Dejohnette’s Directions - Minya’s The Mooch
Lonnie Smith - Spinning Wheel
Funkadelic - Let’s Take It To The People
Willis Jackson - Don’t Knock My Love
ATCQ - Everything Is Fair
Willis Jackson - Ain’t No Sunshine
Eric Mercury - Long Way Down
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand
ATCQ - Rap Promoter
The New Birth - Keep Doin’ It
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Chant For Bu
ATCQ - Excursions
The Last Poets - Time Is Running Out
The Shades Of Brown - The Soil I Tilled For You
Uncle Willie’s Dream - Paul Humphrey
ATCQ - What?
Grant Green - Down Here On The Ground
ATCQ - Vibes And Stuff
Gary Bartz - Gentle Smiles
Chuck Jackson - I Like Everything About You
ATCQ - Butter
Weather Report - Young And Fine
Five Stairsteps - Don’t Change Your Love
Jimmy McGriff - Green Dolphin Street
ATCQ - Jazz (We’ve Got)
Mountain - Long Red
ATCQ - Jazz (We’ve Got) (Re-Recording)
Freddie Hubbard - Suite Sioux
Jackie Jackson - Is It Him Or Me
ATCQ - The Infamous Date Rape
Heatwave - The Star Of A Star
ATCQ - Verses From The Abstract
Joe Farrell - Upon This Rock
Verrannte & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
The Fatback Band - Wicki Wacky
ATCQ - Show Business
Gerson King Combo - Mandamentos Black
Brother Jack McDuff - Oblighetto
ATCQ - Scenario
Jimi Hendrix - Little Miss Lover
Kool & The Gang - Soul Vibrations
ATCQ -Scenario (Remix)
The Emotions - Blind Alley
Ohio Players - Estacy

Rewind with Ray West (Interview)

I think all of you will enjoy this interview that can be read HERE. Excerpt below.

I have always worked. It's always my advice to younger folks. Some may disagree but for me the fact that I have always worked and have a career outside of the music biz has made me have the ability to do things on my own terms. The down side to that is early mornings and late nights . At times it's been hard but nothing that matters is easy. I have always worked hard at my careers. In the music biz and out. Some other success stories like Quest Love, MC Serch to Kayne and many others may have different stories. They risked it all and went all in and it worked on a higher level. Sometimes I think if I had done that perhaps it would have been a different outcome but I'm truly blessed and satisfied with where I am at & the path i am on.