Mercury Kush - Pipomixes
The Kush series is back in full effect! In fact, I've got two other mixes in the pipeline that will also be additions to the Kush series. The concept behind this mix dates back a few years to when I was reading Brian Coleman's Check the Technique book. In the linear notes of all our favorite classic hip hop albums, I remember being surprised to read how Dr. Dre's production on Straight Outta Compton heavily influenced Q-Tip's production on Low End Theory. In turn, Dre also explained that hearing Low End Theory forced him to one-up Q-Tip's production on The Chronic. A few years later, I also remember reading an article in Wax Poetics about how heavily influenced Dr. Dre was by the production of The Bomb Squad, and vice versa. All of that got me to thinking that the It Takes a Nation..., The Chronic, and The Low End Theory albums were all game changers in terms of the hip hop production landscape. Then I started thinking about what recent album really served to change the production landscape, when I concluded that the album had to be none other than Dilla's Donuts. Though all four albums have a very different sound, I was amazed how well the four album blended together.
As many of you know, the whole idea of the Kush series is a takeoff from Dre's Chronic album. During the recording of The Chronic, "chronic" became a term in the studio that was synonymous with some "next level" ish. Borrowing from that train of thought, I created the Kush series for mixes that sound a little "different." In the spirit of the "kush," I concluded that mixing together four albums that altered the production paradigm would be an appropriate return to the Kush series. Originally, the mix was going to be titled It Takes the Chronic and Low End Donuts to Hold Us Back, but I decided that Mercury Kush was better. Hope you all enjoy the mix.
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lets give it a listen!
as always, great work pipo. the Manifest brand is happy to be a part of a such great mixtape!
YESS another perfect kush mix!
I give up! you got it locked. I must get on board the technology train or be left behind in the mixtape shoebox mausoleum
I tend to forget also how Dre was influenced by ATCQ and vice versa...
The Bomb Squad stuff was news to me.
Only a few minutes into the mix so far, but diggin' it...
Keep it movin' Professor....ha!
btw, plannin' on "kickin' back and smokin' a phat ass joint" to this shit on my drive home tonite...
wow this is amazing, of the 20 mixes of yours i have on my itunes this is probably my 2nd favorite behind the original kush, thanks for the early holiday present professor!
Glad you enjoyed RLFM
I've been coming here a long time and this is one of your best. Period. Thanks doing what you do.
the concept in itself is dope
nice job pipo.
only 20 minutes til I'm in the ride, driving down the 605 to the 405 listening to this mix with a bit of lifted research going on....
GREAT MIX, Pipo!
very nice work, good stuff!
believe the hype!
Excellent mix - yet again - Pipo! Your efforts never disappoint and your love for Hip Hop shines through in each and every single mix you put out. Big ups!
been peepining you site for a minute... nuff respect for your blog and passion for the culture.. oh yea, the mix.. (thats why i posted this in th 1rst place) very fresh concept and delivery, one word......NICE
Keep up the good work, you are appreciated...
live from the great state of texas
only 1 complaint...it was slightly too short....
It stopped about 10 mins out from my crib....so I had to restart the mix...hahaha....
Good shit, a mix with a difference, short but sweet, a tantalizing sampler if ever there was, appreciated!!!!!
superb mixing, and i'm loving the concept too :) definitely better than the second installment, but the first one is still my favourite.
best regards from your number one fan from Poland ;]
daaaaaamn! well conceived, well executed!
i can't say much else 'cept this is one GOOD site
peace from the UK
i think this has officially topped the kush mix for my favorite pipomix ever
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