Another Summer Mix Part 2

For my latest mix I’m taking back to how I started making mixes. On cassette. A real mixtape. Time to break out the walkmans and boom boxes for this one. This mixtape is an assortment of old to new Hip Hop and R&B blends. I left the track listing off on purpose to give you […]

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Soul Survivor: An Undisputed Classic

Pete Rock

Time surely has wings. On this day in 1998, Pete Rock released his solo debut “Soul Survivor” on Loud Records. I remember as a young teen being curious about how a Pete Rock album would sound without his partner in rhyme, CL Smooth. All doubts of the Soul Brother holding his own would quickly be […]

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An ATCQ Video Mix To Kick Off Tribe Release Week

In case you haven’t heard by now, the latest and final album from A Tribe Called Quest is set to be released on Friday, November 11th. The record is called “We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service” and features Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White, and Busta Rhymes. Album Cover […]

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First Listen: “Party Of One” By Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne

The multi-instrumentalist soul singer from Motown is back once again. Even though Mayer Hawthorne recently just released “Man About Town” back in April, that didn’t stop him from making a swift return. And I doubt anybody will be mad about that. The new 6 track EP titled “Party Of One” is actually three new songs […]

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Is It The End Of The DJ Turntable?

End of the DJ Turntable?

A couple days ago, I took a trip to the local Guitar Center to test out some of the latest gear. I’ve been a loyal Guitar Center customer since I purchased my first pair of Technics 1200 turntables there 15 years ago. I’m a gear addict, so I frequently visit the store to keep up […]

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First Listen:”Durag vs Headband” by Action Bronson

Action Bronson

You’d be hard-pressed to find a rapper that’s more entertaining than Action Bronson these days. The MC from Queens New York has a diverse skill set that sets himself apart from the rest. Action Bronson can rap circles around most rappers, with a distinct voice, and a wild sense of humor. The man is also […]

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Phonte Hints At A Possible Little Brother Reunion

Phonte of Little Brother

Phonte Coleman of Foreign Exchange and formerly of my favorite Hip Hop group of all time, Little Brother, recently made an appearance on the Combat Jack Show. While he dropped a lot of gems about life, the industry, divorce, etc., the highlight of the interview came towards the end where Phonte left the door open […]

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First Listen: “The 13th Floor” by Invisibl Skratch Piklz

Invisibl Skratch Piklz

The Invisibl Skratch Piklz is the most prestigious, accomplished, groundbreaking, iconic, legendary and pioneering DJ crew to ever exist. The entire DJ culture and the world of turntablism would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for what the Skratch Piklz accomplished and contributed over the years. The Bay Area collective of DJ’s […]

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The Dying Art Of The Blend

Blend Mixtapes

My favorite thing about Hip Hop mixtapes is listening to blends. Blends are the main reason I learned how to DJ because I wanted to make my own with the ideas I had in my head. For those not familiar, a blend is when you take the acapella (or the vocals) of a song, and […]

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First Listen: “0.001%???” by Kaytranada

Kaytranada

Kaytranada is without a doubt one of my favorite producers these days. Every time I see his name pop up with some new music, I have to stop everything and give it a listen. Currently, I have his recently released album “99.9%” in heavy rotation whether I’m in the car, or walking the streets. Not […]

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