The Boom Bap Collection.
Either good hip hop mixes are hard to come by these days or I just don’t know where to look! Hip hop was/is my first musical love, and I’ve been on the lookout for good hip hop mixes for years – they only seem to pop up now and again through someone’s diligent Soundcloud scouring or from a house DJ going for something different. So a hip hop mix was naturally the first thing that sprung to mind when I was asked to do a podcast for musicforfriends. I’ve put together a collection of tracks from some of my favourite producers and MC’s – some you will have heard before, some you won’t.
Even though this selection isn’t technically inspired by him, the mix is dedicated to a great friend of mine: Michael Russell aka Russ. Russ is a guy who literally eats, sleeps and breathes tunes. He’s someone who I can always go to with anything music related and one of my biggest musical inspirations, as it were.
Anyway, this mix was done with the car/bus/train in mind, starting off slow and building all the way through…a journey through the world of real hip hop as I see it. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these classics as much as I do.
This was recorded in front of a live audience after a practice run – no edits 😉
Erykah Badu – Rimshot Intro
Intro (Jeru The Damaja)
Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
Mobb Deep – Up North Trip
Black Moon – How Many MC’s
Keith Murray – Dangerous Ground
Das EFX – Microphone Master (J Dilla Remix)
Pudgee – On The Regular (LP Version)
Lootpack – Hityawidat
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check (The Jay Dee Bounce Mix)
Bahamadia – Uknowhowwedu
Chino XL – Don’t Say A Word
Scritti Politi – Tinseltown To The Boogiedown feat. Mos Def (Pete Rock Variation)
Nas – Halftime
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – It’s Not A Game
Big Daddy Kane – Show & Prove feat. Scoob Lover, Sauce Money, Shyheim, Jay-Z & ODB
A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
Jeru The Damaja – Jungle Music
KRS One – Outta Here
Casual – Lose In The End
Jeru The Damaja – Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
Leaders Of The New School – What’s The Pinocchio’s Theory?
UMC’s – Can You Feel It
Gang Starr – Take It Personal
Down South – Lost In Brooklyn
Da King And I – Flip Da Script (Remix Vocal)
Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka
Hip Hop News with Chuck Taylor (Dave Chappelle Skit)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Vibes Mix)
Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep
House Of Pain – Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
A mix for Nait and Linda
You guys have made a positive impression on me since we met and you both sprang to mind when i came to record a new mix. Look at it as a late wedding gift. Something that can hopefully soundtrack your first married summer together. I wanted to record something that had range and that would also hopefully stand the test of time. Play it in the car, the garden or at a distant doof somewhere. Regardless of the setting enjoy it together.
I really hope you like it.
Dedicated to the North Orbital massive, the ravers and the future ravers who don’t know they’re ravers yet, but they are, coz they got in their blood, blud.
The Local Firm (Arthur Fenn & Pete Marcinkowski) – Truancy
For those of you who know Arthur you will know how much of a rarity such a thing as this would be. But here it is. A fine selection of trippy rude instrumental hip hop tracks taken from mine and Arthur’s private collections. One on one off, vinyl records, turntables, cups of tea and the usual.
Recorded in an old school during the week when everyone else was at work (hence the title). This was in the final months of hanging out we had together before Arthur’s daughter Marla was born and I upped sticks and moved to Australia. I have fond memories of this period.
Arthur: This is for our friend Duncan. Without whom i wouldn’t have met the beautiful woman who has changed my life. Or many of the amazing crew of nutters I am privileged to call my friends. Leeds Essex Brum Manc Sydney. Youknowwhoyouare. X
Pete: Seeing as this was a joint venture i felt i should add a dedication also. I am dedicating this to you Arthur. A big brother, a teacher, an inspiration and one of my very best friends. We have had so much fun together over the years. Here’s to many more. Keep on doing your thing bruv. Much much love geezer. x
Especially dedicated in loving memory of 2 very special young souls Seth & Leia…
This mix is for them and their wonderful parents Neil & Hazel. Always thinking of you!
A special selection of dream house for Seth & Leia to bop to including a few sneakies found on recent travels to stores like Vinyl Dreams in San Fran and New York’s Halcyon, plus a few from fave labels inc ESP, WPH and Luv*Jam’s very own Blind Jacks Journey and Legend Of Gelert labels. Some of his fave producers like Deep88, RNR, LK and Tape Hiss. Some obscure nippers on Itialians Do It Better and Phuture Nuggets and a few golden oldies from the likes of Tall Order and Chicken Lips