Not a whole lot of new ground broken here on the break front. But this mix doesn't an excellent job of blending breaks with their sampling hip hop counterpart. I'd highly recommend this mix, but I'm afraid of jinxing another deejay after the last "highly recommended" fiasco. Description below.
This mix is all about education. What you have in this mix are some of my favorite hip-hop records (well, Alicia Keys isn't really hip-hop, but whatever, Kanye did his thing on that track) paired back-to-back with their original samples. Uncovering original samples and mixing them with their hip-hop counterparts is something I've been obsessed with for a while. This is what I originally intended to do on my radio show on WNYU, but I ended up just playing strictly original jazz, funk, and soul tracks that have been sampled over the years. Some of these joints you'll probably recognize, and some you may not. But, at the end of the day, hopefully, it will open your eyes on how some of the illest producers in the game can re-create and flip great, and sometimes mediocre tracks, into some amazing and timeless hip-hop. Enjoy.
1. Leon Haywood - I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You
2. Dr. Dre - Ain't Nuthin But a G Thang (Feat. Snoop)
3. David McCallum & David Axelrod - The Edge
4. Dr. Dre - The Next Episode
5. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
6. Biz Markie - Nobody Beats the Biz
7. Gang Starr - Soliloquy of Chaos
8. Ahmad Jamal - Misdemeanor
9. Gang Starr - Just to Get a Rep
10. Jean Jacques Perrey - E.V.A.
11. Ohio Players - Ecstasy
12. Jay-Z - Brooklyn's Finest (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
13. Gary Wright - Heartbeat
14. Jay-Z - Early This Morning
15. Tom Scott - Never My Love
16. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - It's On You
17. The Love Unlimited Orchestra - Midnight Groove
18. O.C. - Half Good, Half Sinner
19. Dave Grusin - Modaji
20. Royal Flush - Rotten Apple
21. The Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's The Limit (Feat. 112)
22. Bobby Caldwell - My Flame
23. Earl Klugh - Time for Love
24. Raekwon - Ice Cream
25. The Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
26. The Charmels - As Lons as I've Got You
27. OutKast - So Fresh, So Clean
28. Joe Simon - Before The Night is Over
29. The Main Ingredient - Let Me Prove My Love to You
30. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
31. Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
32. Billy Stewart - Cross My Heart
33. Smokey Robinson - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
34. Kanye West - Devil in a New Dress (G.O.O.D. Friday Version sans Rick Ross verse)
35. The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
36. Nas - No Idea's Original
37. Strong Arm Steady - Chitlins & Pepsi (Feat. Planet Asia)
38. L.V. Johnson - I Don't Really Care
39. Raekwon - Heaven & Hell
40. Syl Johnson - Could I Be Falling in Love?