Somewhere along the way Tha Alkaholiks were forgotten among true school aficionados. Maybe not forgotten, but certainly overlooked. Tracklist and download after the jump.
Local 1200 legend and homie, Tim Diesel, invited me to the All Day Play studios in Oakland to spin with him on his radio show “On The Roof”. He’s done some great tribute/block mixes in the past: Grand Puba, LONS, Nice N Smooth, etc. He and I discussed doing a tribute mix to one of my favorite West Coast groups – Tha Alkaholiks. They were one of my favorite hip-hop groups because they were so LA but didn’t necessarily associate with the thug imagery commonly thought of when you think of LA. Tash and J-Ro had great lyrics/punchlines, while E-Swift provided a musical backdrop that was funky but east-coast inspired. Hope you like the mix. I did the first 30 minutes, Diesel the last 30 min.
Tracklisting:01. Game Show Skit (Tash)02. Moments In Love – Art Of Noise03. 40 OZ Quartet Part I04. Read My Lips05. Body Rock – Mos Def, Q-Tip & Tash06. WLIX featuring Lootpack07. Coast II Coast08. Likwit09. 6 Minutes of Funk – Armand Van Helden10. Hip Hop Drunkies featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard11. DAAAM!12. DAAAM! [Buckwild Remix]13. Eric B. Is President – Eric B. & Rakim14. 40 OZ Quartet Part II15. King Tee’s Beer Stand – King Tee featuring Ice Cube16. Got It Bad Y’all – King Tee17. What You Wanna Do18. Make Room19. My Writes – De La Soul20. All Night21. Aw Shit22. Let It Out23. Mary Jane24. Can’t Tell Me Shit25. Likwit Fusion – Lootpack26. Last Call27. The Next Level featuring Diamond D