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)