I bought a Mike 2600 tape about 10 years ago called Yars’ Revenge, which was hand painted and artwork based on the old Atari cartridge cover. Anyway, Burlesque of North America have recently held their 9th annual Dre Day celebration and Mike has put this mix together to mark the occassion. As always, top quality stuff from Mike – check him out on the twitter or his design blog (he’s one of my favourite design peeps).
Little Richard – rill thing
Lord Finesse feat. Big L- Yes you may (remix)
Big L – put it on
D.I.T.C – the enemy
Children of the Corn – american dream
Big L – holdin’ it down
Big L – mvp
Big L – street struck
Comments from Big L
James Gilstrap – move me
Big L – flamboyant
D.I.T.C – internationally known
O.C feat. Big L – dangerous
D.I.T.C – way of life
N.O.T.S Click feat. Big L – way of life (GG blend)
Joe Thomas – polarizer
Big L – the heist
98 freestyle (pt. 1)
Showbiz & A.G. feat. Big L – represent
Big L – devil’s son
Big L – danger zone
98 freestyle (pt. 2)
Big L – platinum plus
D.I.T.C – thick
Big L – the heist
D.I.T.C – day one
Oliver Sain – on the hill
Big L – platinum plus intro
Big L – ebonics/dj premier remix
Bonus: 95 freestyle feat. Jay-Z
It’s Dilla’s birthday so I thought it would be only right to mark the occasion on here with a selection of a few Jay Dee related bits, so grab a donut and your favourite beverage and have a listen.
First off, via Hypedog is a live Dilla tribute set from Mos Def and Robert Glasper with a six piece band from 2008 recorded at Ann Arbor.
There’s also a load of Dilla nights on – if you’re in Brighton this week The Doctor’s Orders and Juicy are doing one at The Deaf Institute – click here for details. There’s also a J Dilla and Baatin tribute night in Birmingham on 10th February at the Hare and Hounds – details here.
I’m a record collector and DJ that’s known for playing a selection of hip hop, funk, disco, jazz and whatever else I can get my mitts on. Over the years I’ve made appearances at a number of clubs and bars across the nation and have played alongside lots of people you’ve heard of but won’t list here. I was also part of the Off The Hook Soundsystem, which ran a pretty good hip hop and funk night in the first half of the '00s.
What you’ll find on here is a collection of my mixtapes for you to download for your listening enjoyment. I’ll also put other stuff up that I think you might like so dig in and enjoy yourselves.