Something to ponder; is Black on Both Sides the last universal Hip Hop classic? Sounds preposterous at first, but give it some thought. Again, I said UNIVERSAL classic.
Yasiin Bey's (fka Mos Def) 'Black On Both Sides' just turned 20, so I had to put out this mixtape in tribute to one of the most influential albums in my life. In 1999 when the jiggy era of hip hop was reigning, Rawkus Records and Mighty Mos were carrying the torch for that real underground hip hop sound. This classic LP covered a wide range of topics including the global water crisis, the shady music industry, love, police harassment, and even an ode to his parents.
The production was just as dope & diverse as the lyrics, featuring beats from DJ Premier, Diamond D, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ayatollah, Psycho Les, Mr. Man of Da Bush Babees, 88 Keys, and more.
On my tribute, I've included album tracks, loosies and remixes, as well as the original samples & my own custom blends.
Much thanks to Psycho Les, Mr. Man of Da Bush Babees, and DJ Mighty Mi.
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VOL.1 TRACKLIST (VOL.2 COMING SOON)
Fela Kuti - Fear Not Of Man
Fear Not Of Man
Dick Schory - Josephina De Granada
New World Water
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Promise Her Anything But Give Her Arpeggio
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Do It Now ft Busta Rhymes (Filthy Blend + LP Version)
B Boy Document w The High & Mighty (Original Version)
Fatback Band - Baby I'm a Want You
Mathematics (LP Version + Filthy Blend)
Bar-Kays - Memphis At Sunrise
Rock N Roll
Love (LP Version + Filthy Blend)
The Love Song w Da Bush Babees (Filthy Blend)
S.O.S. w Da Bush Babees
Next Universe (Filthy Blend + LP Version)
Another World (Beatminerz RMX + Ambivalence RMX)
Art Of Rap freestyle
Travellin Man w DJ Honda
Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead
Ms Fat Booty (Filthy RMX + LP Version)