Covers, Tributes, & Reinterpretations - Mixed by Pipomixes



I think Mos Def was right when he said that the future of hip hop is in the instrumental album. I think 95% of my favorite releases of the last few years have been without emcees. Since I'm always looking for a new theme to base a mix around, I thought it would be a good idea to mix together my favorite cover songs, tributes, and reinterpretations of hip hop classics that have proliferated over the last few years. Now it just so happens, all these joints (or almost all) are emcee'less. The mix consists of tributes to, reinterpretations of, and covers by Miles Davis, Jeremy Taylor, El Michels Affair, Wu Tang Clan, Isaac Hayes, Biggie Smalls, Frank Sinatra, Madlib, J. Dilla, J. Rawls, Beatnuts, Pete Rock, Eryka Badu, Mr. Chop, A Tribe Called Quest, Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Damu the Fudgemunk, Jefferson Airplane, Tom Scott, Oh No, DJ Spinna, Black Moon, John Coltrane, and a few more that I can't remember. Listing all these name I bet you're probably thinking that this mix is like 3 hours long. Wrong. The mix runs just under 25 minutes. I know, I know, why so short? Well, you already know the answer to that. Quality over quantity. In any event, a lot of time, money, energy, and love went into this effort so I hope you all enjoy.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hell yes, I am salivating over this one!!! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Cannot dload from usershare. Gutted. Please do not use usershare as sucks hard.

Anonymous said...

Dope concept, can't wait

thanks again Pipo!

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!!
cant wait to give it a listen!

BenSkiFater said...

Pipo, u did it again!
What is that ATCQ cover?
Lord have mercy!
Dope azz track!
Cheers.
Benski

dj mentos said...

This is great! How about a track list?

pipomixes said...

Glad you guys are enjoying the mix. Below is a limelinx link if you're having problem with usershare.

http://limelinx.com/files/4a6d00e1704585a774a46f20c0577ccb

druff said...

PIPO. is it really you? you were mailing out free mixes to anyone who gave you their address on UGHH like TEN YEARS AGO and i got one and must still have it somewhere. four tracks total i think? first track was a juggled gangstarr instrumental track if i recall. just stumbled on your blog via a friend. this must be...destinyyyyy.

def gonna check out this mix too while i'm here.

pipomixes said...

Yeah it's me. Did you get one of those corny t-shirts that I mailed out back in the day? Hope you enjoy the site

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the limelinx re-up. Just dloading now. Can't wait...

Peace.

druff said...

no but i WISH i got a corny t-shirt. damn it.

pipomixes said...

I've got new pipmixes t-shirt on the way, except these won't be corny. They're actually kind of stylin'

JAH WISE EQUALITY said...

Word quality ova quantity I'm def feelin this mix and who cares if its short throw it in the play list 3 times if I got to

Anonymous said...

That was nice! I wish it was longer. This will be on my top play list for a while.

JAH WISE EQUALITY said...

Yo pipo u know I never thought of it like that as far as whut u was sayin bout Mos Def and the instrumental part of HipHop Culture I fully agree this mix opening my day just Mos Def was right when he said that the future of hip hop is in the instrumental album.

dave said...

I dig Mos, but I think the future of hip hop is the epic, narrative concept album, but I think a lot of instrumental albums fit into that category as well.

you should check out my contribution - my Spaghetti Western Concept Rap album, called "Showdown at the BK Corral." It's basically an epic Spaghetti Western over 9 hip hop tracks - very influenced by Wu Tang and Morricone. You can download it for free at sunsetparkriders.com I'd love to know what you think. Feel free to embed or mess with any of it.

Anonymous said...

been listening to HipHop since early 80's... and been listening to instrumentals and sampled music for the last 10 years.... most lyrics are dead- rappers aint rapping about shit these days.... of course there's a few but as a whole the industry is shot. Pipo's site is a place that keeps expanding my musical taste.... thanks Pip..

its funny first you fall in love with the sample, then with the snippet (kon & Amir- dj unexpected-Muro) and finally fall in love with the original song..

\bird

Anonymous said...

loving the mix man!

Anonymous said...

I love love love love the mix!

I need the tracklist! could u post it please?

greetings from germany

Eduardo said...

I have to restrain from not playing this mix more often in order to avoid wearing it out, but I'm starting to realize the futility of my efforts. I'll listen to other mixes of my favorite old school favorites, but it only reminds me of this mix and my mind is on stuck mode, reminiscing.

This mix has a rare musical genius that demonstrates the cunning talent and precision of a samurai. MAJOR props!