Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Ruwells ( Classic R & B )

Once again, to my old school crew on the blog world..Here's something for you to rock with for the holiday !! Those ipods should be on total replay for the week & i know what you're saying..Keep it coming, tape !! Well, if you enjoyed the P Nice joints - then this one should keep you saying whoa for the night !!

Pushin' Tapes - Ronnie Ruff ( 90's R & B )

If you enjoy real mixtapes ( that means "mix" )- then this should put you right over to something different & familar !! Ronnie Ruff has the skills to pay the bills & once you download it, i'm sure you'll want more of it !!

Pushin' Tapes - Dennis Blaze ( Strictly Sexy R & B )

Enjoy the vibe right because i'm on a roll. Now i'm going to keep this going with more good shit & believe me, you know what i'm doing right about now..

Pushin' Tapes - Reggie Beas ( Kings & Queens V2 )

Once again, i'm back like that blood stain on your shirt - that won't come out !! We're going on that party vibe again..There's more to come & watch what i tell you on what's moving on your ipods this week..Grown & Sexy people, stand up !!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V13 ( Dirty Harry - NAS Living Legends V1 )

Hevehitta: With Christmas Day approaching us I thought I would give an early Christmas present to the readers of this site. With the thirteenth pick of “The Greatest Mixtape” list, I have decided to choose this great DJ Dirty Harry mix focusing on the legendary Queens MC – Nas. I actually prefer this Nas mixtape over Green Lantern’s, but some may argue with me on that one. Dirty Harry has such a unique mixing and blend style that no other DJ could duplicate. The way he mixes and blends these Nas tracks gives the mixtape a great flow; something you don’t see with most of today’s mixtapes. “Murder Was The Case” is my favorite blend on this mixtape with the “Rewind” blend coming in at a close second. Dirty Harry definitely knew what types of beats he should use for these blends, and it worked out great. I did hear a rumor that a volume two was made but I have no idea if it will ever be released. Hopefully one day Dirty Harry will unleash that future classic upon us.

I hope you readers have enjoyed the picks Tapemasta, S.O.U.L and I have been choosing for our list. More mixtapes will chosen soon so make sure you keep checking back.

01. Intro
02. Nasir Jones
03. Shootouts 2005 feat. Maino
04. Bossed Up In Control feat. Nashawn
05. Black Girl Lost feat. Papoose & Tre Wiliams
06. Live @ Da Bar-B-Q (Harry mix)
07. I Made It Like That Pt I (We Gonna Make It remix)
08. I Make It Like That Pt II (Ambitionz Az A...remix)
09. Holy Ghosts feat. Styles P.(produced by Dirty Harry)
10. The Game (You're Nobody Til' Somebody remix)
11. The Official... feat. Big Pun
12. The Set Up Remix (produced by Dirty Harry)
13. The Last Real Soldier
14. UBR Rakim Discography (Harry mix)
15. Suicide Bounce feat. Quan & Busta Rhymes (Harry mix)
16. 1 For The Money feat. Posta Boy
17. It Wasn't You (produced by Dirty Harry)
18. Seen What I Seen feat. Tre Williams
19. Living Legend Freestyle
20. Hate Me Now (Mic Check remix)
21. New York (Heart Of The City remix)
22. What U Gonna Do feat. Bravehearts
23. These Are Our Heroes (Harry mix)
24. Poison (Harry mix)
25. East Coast Killer
26. Heart Of King (Dreams remix)
27. Hang Out feat. John Doe
28. Disciple Of The Projects feat. Big L (Dead Presidents remix)
29. Queens Finest (Hustla mix)
30. F.E.D.S. I
31. F.E.D.S. II
32. Murder Was The Case
33. Life's a Bitch (Start From Scratch Harry mix)
34. Sunshine feat. Krucial & Last Poets) (produced by D. Harry & Krucial)
35. Hit 'Em Wit' Da Mule feat. Z-Ro, Devin The Dude & Juvenile
36. Rewind (Mind Playing Tricks remix)
37. I'll Call You Back feat. Jadakiss
38. War Remix (produced by Dirty Harry & Riggs)
39. Understanding (Harry Queens mix)
40. This World Were Mine feat. Ghostface & Adeena
41. Just A Moment feat. Tupac & Quan

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Cool Gee ( R N B For The Grown N Sexy )

I told you before that i can touch all bases when it comes to mixtapes. But what you got realize about today's mixtapes. Is that we can get mixtapes all over the world & show people that the real music still exist. The real DJ's still do parties & we make it work along those ipods & blackberry's !! Once again, enjoy some real music !!

Pushin' Tapes - John Dowe ( Classic Hip Hop With Grand Puba )

Now you're about to get all kinds of flava with your mixtapes now. Some people realized what Grand Puba did for hip hop. Now i get to show you what made hip hop that positive & negative voice ( which everybody seem to relate with )among the people of NYC & worldwide !! Enjoy this one because it didn't get around the first time out !!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - P Nice ( Best Of the 90's V1 )

Tell me, that you expected this from me..I've figured out on what people have been doing & now watch me drop all of them on you !! P Nice was doing crazy intro's back in the day..Once again, enjoy what you got on the ipod !!

Pushin' Tapes - P Nice ( Best Of the 90's V2 )

Well now you know what i'm about & why !! Time to bring some crazy things to the blog world & show you what's really been happening in the mixtape world..Seems like some people didn't really know..So let me introduce you to DJ P Nice ( Yup, he did joints with Craig G, Precise - his 2/94 mixtape is classic )

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( Classic Hip Hop The Best Of The 90's V1 )

TAPEMASTA: Looks like DJ Mainfest put a battery in some dj's about dropping some more of 90's hip hop vibe ( Everybody knows the 90's had the best music )..I remembered dropping some 90's joints from dj's like Mista Rello, Doggtime, Craig G, DJ Marv & others...

S.O.U.L: Ah man santa comes early this year. My man DJ Books hits us with a 3 part series with the best of the best from the 90's. Sit back, relax & enjoy this journey thru the 90's

Peace to ALL HIP HOPPERS...We LUV the 90's...period. Three parts that we dedicate to the babies raised in the 90's who now listen to Gucci, Weezy (who grew up in the 90's BTW..Cash money all day..who knows about "Tuesdays and Thursdays"?)...more to come...consistent if nothing else. Dot & Clubba(puttin in the work for u)....S.O.U.L(i'm gettin ready for the 3rd or 4th addition..surprise!)..thanks to the Hamza21, The Diggers Union, Rap Mullet(still waitin big chew), Tapemasta, Vigilante Tantrum, DJ Stepone, DJ Pos, Olskool....If u don't love the 90's..where's ya hip hop at and what culture are u reppin??? 2010 is upon us so...

01. Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
02. Onxy - Slam
03. M.O.P. - How About Some Hardcore
04. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Deep Cover
05. Redman - Blow Ya Mind
06. Channel Live feat. Krs-One - Mad Izm
07. Gangstarr feat. Nice & Smooth - Dwyck
08. Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
09. Tupac - I Get Around
10. Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
11. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y.
12. Method Man - Bring The Pain
13. Grand Puba - What Goes Around
14. Cypress Hill - Kill A Man
15. Krs-One - Outta Here
16. Smooth Tha Hustla & Trigga Tha Gambla - Broken Language
17. Geto Boyz - My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me
18. Lil Kim - No Time
19. Biggie Smalls - Dreams
20. Nas - Halftime
21. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime (Original)
22. Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( Classic Hip Hop The Best Of The 90's V2 )

The East Coast on the rise !!!

01. Nice & Smooth - Hip Hop Junkies
02. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones
03. Craig Mack feat. Biggie Smalls, Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
04. Blahzay Blahzay - Danger
05. Jeru Da Damaja - Come Clean
06. The Lost Boyz - Jeeps, Lex, Bimaz
07. The Beatnuts feat. Big Pun & Cuban Link - Off The Books
08. DMX - Get At Me Dog
09. The Dogg Pound - Ain't No Fun
10. Lil Kim - Dreams
11. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By
12. Camp Lo - This Is It
13. Group Home - Supa Star
14. Notorious B.I.G. - I Got A Story To Tell
15. Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces
16. Smif-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill
17. Gangstarr - You Know My Steez
18. Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah
19. Nature & N.O.R.E. - I'm Leaving
20. Puff Daddy feat. The Lox, Biggie & Lil Kim - All About The Benjamins
21. The Fugees - Ready Or Not
22. Jay-Z feat. Foxy Brown - Ain't No Nigga
23. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin To Fuk Wit

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( Classic Hip Hop The Best Of The 90's V3 )

Here's part 3...

01. Group Home - Living Proof
02. Keith Murray - The Most Beautifulest
03. Nas - One Love
04. OC - Times Up
05. Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice
06. Akinyele - Ak Ha Ha
07. The Luniz - I Got Five On It
08. Capone-N-Noreaga - T.O.N.Y.
09. Onyx - Last Dayz
10. Biggie Smalls - Juicy
11. The Fab 5 - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka
12. Ghostface feat. Raekwon & Cappadonna - Daytona 500
13. The Pharcyde - Drop
14. Tupac - Keep Ya Head Up
15. A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
16. Big Noyd - Recognize & Realize
17. Lauren Hill - Lost Ones
18. N.O.R.E. - Superthug
19. The Hot Boyz - Bling Bling
20. Ol Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy
21. Lil Kim feat. Jay-Z - Big Momma Thang
22. Foxy Brown - Get Me Home

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V12 ( Tony Touch - Tape #50 Power Cypha )

Tapemasta: It's time for another classic drop from S.O.U.L. for the masses to rock with for the holidays..I'm sure everybody has this one on their ipod or computer. I'm really having a good time dropping mixtapes in this series..Check for what the man has said about this mixtape..

It's time for another mixtape for 'The Greatest Mixtapes' series. After Hevehitta & Tapemasta dropping some great classic mixtapes this week i'm going for a more easy wellknown classic called 'Power Cypha' from Tony Touch. I don't think there is much to tell about this one that you don't already know. It's a mixtape that everybody knows or heard about it so it can be labeled as a true classic. I would love to hear your story about this mixtape so let me know in the comments. This is one of the best or maybe the best freestyle tape out there so enjoy & be educated

Side A:
01. Tony Touch
02. Heather B
03. Rampage (Flipmode)
04. Lord Have Mercy
05. Spliff Star (Flipmode)
06. Busta Rhymes
07. Smooth B
08. KRS-One
09. Nine
10. Rock (Bootcamp Click)
11. Starang
12. Lil Rock
13. Tek
14. Top Dog
15. Ruck
16. Supreme
17. Louisville Sluggah
18. Illanoiz
19. Steele
20. Son Doobie (Funkdoobiest)
21. Drayz (Das-EFX)
22. Skoob
23. Freddie Foxxx
24. Inspectah Deck
25. Killa Sin
26. C5 (Channel Live)
27. Maestro Manny
28. Hakim
29. Tuffy

Side B:
01. Coins (Sunz of Man)
02. Dreddy Kruger
03. Prodigal Sun
04. Hell Raiza
05. 60 Second Assassin
06. Smoothe Tha Hustla
07. Guru
08. Cappacino
09. Rhyme Wrecka
10. Ray Roll
11. Son-C (ONYX)
12. Clay Raider
13. Fredro
14. Sticky Fingaz
15. Dye Hard
16. Brother J
17. True Master
18. MC Serch
19. Kid Creole (Furious Five)
20. Blitz (L.O.N.S.)
21. Dinco D
22. Big Jaz
23. J-Ro (Alkaholiks)
24. Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush)
25. Jeru The Damaja
26. All City
27. J-Megga (All City)
28. Greg Valentine
29. Kool G Rap
30. Lil Dap (Group Home)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V11 - Camilo ( R & B )

When i did this one on the people went crazy..I knew that the "crowd" was missing real r & b mixtapes..So you know how i do on the mixtapes. Then everybody was looking for DJ Camillo joints..We got countless mixes over here & i could drop everyday, but when you got mixes which can be played forever - i know the job is only half done..Henceforth, this mixtape & that's because it can still be played today & probably out do alot of the so-called r & b kings of today !! Believe me, i'm not joking, if you never downloaded this before - do youself a favor & enjoy it for the'll be on total replay on your ipod !! Once again, you can thank me later for it !! Props to everybody who enjoy these mixtapes that we're putting up for you & yours worlwide !!

The Greatest Mixtapes V9 - Rondevu ( Knights Of The Roundtable V1 & V2 )

Tapemasta: Like crack, we keep comin' back for more !! Rondevu had the game going crazy for a minute..These 2 joints had the hood going straight for the internet & people realize then what mixtapes had to offer..Rondevu was a secret weapon for a certain dj & believe me, i knew way before anybody else knew & i just laughed because i seen what was happening..But Rondevu's signature mixes was always heard & that's what make his joints CLASSIC !!

Hevehitta: For this installment of the “Greatest Mixtapes”, I asked Big Chew of Rapmullet [dot] com to contribute to the list. You don’t get one, but TWO mixtapes from Chew! Here is what he had to say:

This is another installment of the “Greatest Mixtapes” as seen previously on sites like and

I remember getting an email from DJ Rondevu in early 2004. He basically said, he dig’d Rapmullet and that he had CLASSICS in the stash and that every time he drops it’s a classic. Pretty bold statement and at that time not be familiar with his work you hit ‘em with the “yea right” frame of mind. Rondevu showed and prove tho, sent in a gang of CDs and it was true he had classics. We used to rock the “Hall Of Fame” on Rapmullet back then where classic mixtapes went to shine. Rondevu had numerous joints in the hall and Part 2 was one of the best. Peep the old reviews by Dimez here and here.

Knights of the Round Table as a mixtape series consisted of only a handful of artist but without question 50 Cent was Ronde’s favorite artist. You know there’s a scratch into and you know the blends will be some of the hardest tracks you’ll hear on a skill mixtape. He weaves in some original tracks too, the timing in impeccable, two and three beat blends and the energy is high throughout. Part 1 was near classic and the warm up for Part 2 which should be a part of any mixtape collection.

Rondevu at this time owned his lane. I mean he stepped up and was rocking loose artist based blend concepts before the shit became the norm. He was the trendsetter of that shit. He was the father of that, hands down. He doesn’t get the credit either…but he should. Real mixtape heads know it and really that’s all you can ask for.

DJ Rondevu – Knights Of The Round Table Part One

Track Listing:

1 – DJ Rondevu Intro
2 – Stunt 101 (remix) – 50 Cent and Kool G Rap $
3 – Realest Pimps (remix) – Biggie and 50 Cent $
4 – Twins – Big Pun and Fat Joe
5 – Real Niggaz Do Real Things (pt. 1) – Notorious B.I.G.
6 – Real Niggaz Do Real Things (pt. 2) – Notorious B.I.G.
7 – It’s So Hard – Big Pun $
8 – Can’t Knock The Hustle – Jay-Z $
9 – On The Run (pt. 1) – Kool G Rap $
10 – On The Run (pt. 2) – Kool G Rap $
11 – On The Run (pt. 3) – Kool G Rap
12 – Not A Player – Big Pun
13 – Niggaz Nature – 2pac $
14 – Lobster and Scrimp – Jay-Z
15 – Can I Get A…Jay-Z $
16 – 21 Questions – 50 Cent $
17 – One More Chance – Notorious B.I.G.
18 – Notorious B.I.G. Interlude
19 – Talk Like Sex – Kool G Rap
20 – Many Men – 50 Cent $
21 – Show You How – Jay-Z
22 – Gangsta Shit – 50 Cent
23 – Wanksta – 50 Cent $
24 – Ill Street Blues – Kool G Rap
25 – You Ain’t A Killer – Big Pun and Kool G Rap $
26 – It’s A Shame – Kool G Rap and Jay-Z $
27 – It’s A Shame (pt. 2) – Kool G Rap
28 – Hustler – 50 Cent
29 – Guns For Sale – 50 Cent
30 – Wishful Thinking – Kool G Rap and Big Pun
31 – My Turn – Big Pun
32 – Runnin’ – Notorious B.I.G. and 2pac
33 – Notorious B.I.G. Outro
34 – Picture Me Rollin’ – 2pac

$ = DJ Rondevu Remix

DJ Rondevu – Knights Of The Round Table Part Two

Track Listing:

1 – Intro
2 – 50 Cent, Prodigy & Jadakiss – Poppin’ Them Thangs (DJ Rondevu remix)
3 – Mobb Deep, 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks – Pop Those Thangs (DJ Rondevu remix)
4 – Sheek Louch – Crazy
5 – Mobb Deep – Gangstas Roll (DJ Rondevu remix)
6 – 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks – Hustler (DJ Rondevu remix)
7 – The Lox – None Of Y’all
8 – M.O.P. – Ante Up (DJ Rondevu remix)
9 – Lloyd Banks, Prodigy & 50 Cent – Eye For An Eye (DJ Rondevu remix)
10 – Jadakiss & Styles P. – Kiss of Death
11 – Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
12 – Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, pt. 2 (DJ Rondevu remix)
13 – Lloyd Banks, 2pac & Jadakiss – The Set Up (DJ Rondevu remix)
14 – Mobb Deep & Jadakiss – Livin’ The Life
15 – 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks – G’d Up
16 – Podigy – Respect My Gangsta
17 – 50 Cent, Jay-Z & Lloyd Banks – Don’t Push Me
18 – Mobb Deep, 50 Cent & Young Buck – Backwards (DJ Rondevu remix)
19 – Jadakiss – Feel Me
20 – Mobb Deep – Solidified
21 – 50 Cent – In Da Club (DJ Rondevu remix)
22 – M.O.P. – First Family (DJ Rondevu remix)
23 – Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest (DJ Rondevu remix)
24 – I Ain’t High No More
25 – 50 Cent – High All The Time (DJ Rondevu remix)
26 – Styles P. – Good Times (remix)
27 – Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, 50 Cent & Joe – Wanna Get To Know Ya (DJ Rondevu remix)
28 – Jadakiss, Jaheim & 50 Cent – Diamond In Da Ruff (DJ Rondevu remix)
29 – Interlude
30 – Mobb Deep & Lloyd Banks – Young Black Entrepreneurs (DJ Rondevu remix)
31 – M.O.P. – BKNY

Pushin' Tapes - Manifest ( Mix V8 )

Now tell me, that we're not getting good music now..People talk about what joints are hot & why..This past week has been another invasion of real hip hop with a twist of r & b..The websites that push mixtapes can't compete with this right now -check the sites out & see for yourself..Let people say we're living in the past - the downloads are going out to the ipods everyday & people keep talking about what's next..Enjoy this one & see what you really missed out on !! Check Manifest earlier mixes @ - believe me, you won't be disappointed !!

1.Lords Of The Underground - Chief Rocka
2.Grand Puba- 360° (What Goes Around)
3.Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In this World
4.KRS One-mcs act like they dont know
5.ATCQ-Electric relaxation
6.Group Home-Livin Proof
7.Notorious Big-Hypnotize blend
8.Onyx-Shiftee blend
9.Da Bush Babees - Remember We (Salaam Remi Remix)
10.Nonchalant - 5 O' Clock
11.Group Home- Supa Dupa Star
12.O.C-Times Up
13. Keith Murray - Get Lifted
14.Junior Mafia--Player's Anthem
15. Method Man - I'll Be There For You (You're All I Need To Get By) (Razor Sharp Mix)
16. Nine - Whutcha Want
17.DAS EFX- Mic Checka
18.Da Bush Babies-We run things
20.Organized Konfusion-Stress
21. De La Soul - Ego Trippin
23.NAS-NY State of mind
24.Fat Joe-The Shit is Real (dj Premier remix)
25.Fu Schnickens La Schmoove

Pushin' Tapes - Scratchmasta Jazzy G ( Bday )

I miss this & they looked like they had fun !! Real dj's doing the darn thing !! Shout out to Scratchmasta Jazzy G, Da Legendary Showtime, Dr Duss, Dimez ( Rapmullet ), Sommer...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - DJ R4V ( The House Of Bad Boy )

This was really a good mix..If you rocked the old Bad Boy mixtapes ( Doo Wop, Clue, S & S, Stretch Armstrong )from the past, then you should have a good time rocking with this then..

Pushin' Tapes - Da Man DL ( Hip Hop Foundation V1 )

Time to bring that real hip hop to you..If you're looking for those 1980 classics -then i got some jewels for you !!

Pushin' Tapes - DJ Marv ( Come Into My Life )

Startin' the weekend off lovely..When Monday comes, you should on that total rotation of the ipod. I think you know what we do here, so enjoy some good music !! I got more coming for you !!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Smooth Denali ( Hip Hop Classics V19 - The Official Throwdown )

Tapemasta: When i seen that Hevehitta put this up the diggers union site..i had to drop it on mine..Me & smooth talk about the game all the time & i remember when he wanted to drop exclusives joints because it looked like everybody wanted them. I told him to stick with the old school because there's alot of material to use & believe me Mr Denali has alot of records..His mic game is incredible, i've been trying to get him to do a party mix tape for years..If he would do one, alot of dj's would run & hide !! But seriously Smooth is a real dj & has the skills to pay those bills..

Hevehitta: I thought I would post up a good mix of old school music done by Diggers Union representative Smooth Denali. Smooth has been in this game for years, and continues to prove why he is one of the best when it comes to old school Hip Hop CDs.

01. Run DMC – Together Forever
02. Joe Ski Love – Pee Wee Herman
03. Just Ice – Put That Record On
04. Just Ice – Latoya
05. Whodini – Friends
06. Whodini – Funky Beat
07. Utramagnetic MC’s – Ultramagnetic
08. Boogie Boys – You Ain’t Fresh
09. Run DMC – My Adidas
10. Lovebug Starski – Live At The Fever
11. Kurtis Blow – If I Rule The World
12. MC Tee & Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word
13. B-Boys – Girls
14. Fresh 3 MC’s – Fresh
15. Boogie Boys – Fly Girl
16. Fresh Gordon – Gordy’s Groove
17. Jazzy Jay & Russell Rush – Cold Chillin In The Spot
18. Kurtis Blow – AJ Scratch
19. B Fatts – Whopp It
20. Donald D – Don’s Groove
21. Run DMC – Rock Box
22. Whodini – Freaks Come Out At Night
23. Whodini – Big Mouth
24. Run DMC – Sucker MC’s
25. Davey DMX – One For The Treble
26. Spoonie Gee – The Big Beat
27. Kurtis Blow – Basketball
28. Whodini – Five Minutes Of Funk
29. Run DMC vs. Kool Moe Dee & Special K – Graffitti Rock (Bonus)

Pushin' Tapes - Omega ( Hip Hop Freaks )

Everybody seem to be dropping better mixtapes on the blogs, than the dj's who be dropping in the streets heavily..I've telling people ( dj's ) for at least 5 years to stick with the classics because there's so much material to use !! This one has some good tracks on it !! Good job, Omega !! Lick The Balls was my favorite cut ( I seen Vance Wright cutting it up live years ago )

01. Nice & Smooth - Return Of The Hip Hop Freaks
02. KMD - Peach Fuzz
03. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - Rap Prime Minister
04. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'
05. Heavy D - Overweight Lover
06. Masters Of Ceremony - Sexy
07. Just Ice - Latoya
08. 3rd Bass - Steppin' 2 Da Am
09. Slick Rick - Lick The Balls
10. Busy Bee - Suicide
11. Run DMC - Run's House/Down With The King
12. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Straighten It Out
13. Showbiz & AG - Fat Pockets
14. Beatnuts - World's Famous
15. Jungle Brothers - Beeds On A String
16. Diamond D - K.I.S.S.
17. Brand Nubian - To The Right/All For One
18. Gangstarr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight
19. Krs-One - Elementary
20. Ultramagnetic MC's - Ease Back
21. Public Enemy - Edge Of Panic/Don't Believe The Hype
22. Eric B & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
23. Stetsasonic - Talkin' All That Jazz
24. A Tribe Called Quest - Mr. Muhammad
25. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
26. A.D.O.R. - Let It All Hang Out

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Hevehitta Presents - Gucci Mane starring as Burrock Obama (Directed by DJ Unexpected & Hook and Eye Productions)

Tapemasta: Now you're going to get something that i'm sure alot of you didn't expect !! Once you hear the intro & understand what is about to happen..I told you earlier in the week that we're going to shock alot of people in the new year & this will be one of them..Bounce once, stay in line before you slip because we're coming into your lane now !! Those people know what i'm talking about !!

With the year closing to an end, Unexpected and Hevehitta are releasing their final project of 2009. As this being Decem(burr), Heve and Un decide to bring you a Motion Picture Mixtape focusing on the coldest rapper from the South – Gucci Mane. Titled “Burrock Obama”, you get the bricks to billboard life of Gucci Mane told only how Hevehitta and Unexpected can do it. Rather than just doing blends, DJ Unexpected and rising producer MKW (of Hook and Eye Productions) give you original produced beats making Gucci’s classic tracks sound new and refreshed. This mixtape will be released in about a week, but for now please enjoy the introduction track of the mixtape produced by DJ Unexpected.

Hevehitta and DJ Unexpected would like to thank all the fans who have supported them this year, and hope to have your continued support in the years to come. You will not have to wait too long for a new project from the best mixtape duo as they have three projects in the works for January, and two more for February. Also, be on the look out for the second installment of the “You Call That Diggin?” mixtape series brought to you by The Diggers Union Local 1200. See you in 2010

Pushin' Tapes - DJ Manifest ( Mix V6 )

This mix had me going for a minute..If you need that real hip hop from 1991 - 2001, then you should get up on this..You know i was hyped when i heard that bklyn song in the beginning !! If you need the flavor of the month, then you know what we got right here !! Once again, we're here & we not going anywhere !! Once again, Manifest you got it kid, keep doing your thing with the mixes !! All you need is to get some drops because believe me, somebody is going to take some songs or mixes out of it !! Overall, you did something good !! But you don't need a playlist - if you're a real hip hop head !! I told you before this week those ipods is going to be rocking !! Keith Murray, Black Sheep in the house !!! Nuff said !! Also check for Manifest at for more mixes !!

What do you think about this playlist ???

1.Jemini the Gifted One- Brooklyn Kids
2.Sam Sneed- U Better Recognize
3.O.C.- Born 2 Live
4.Black Sheep-Flavor of the month
5.Foxy Brown ft. Havoc- The Promise
6.Bahamadia- U KNOW HOW WE DO
7.Keith Murray- Its That Hit
8.AZ- Rather Unique
9.O.C.- Ma Dukes
10.Masta Ace- The INC Ride
11.Mobb Deep- Shook Ones Pt.1
12.O.D.B-Shimmy Shimmy Ya
13.Grand Puba-I Like It
14.Fat Joe-Flow Joe
15.Double XL Posse-Ain't Gonna Be To Do It
16.K.R.S One-Outta Here
17.Main Source-Fakin The Funk
18.Busta Rhymes- Still Shining
19.Oc, Chubb Rock, Jeru - return of the crooklyn dodgers
20.Diamond D-Fuck What ou Heard
21.Souls Of Mischief-93 Til
22.Sporty Thives-Cheapskate
23.Camron-Horse n Carraige
24.Mase-24 Hours To Live
25.Tragedy Khadafi - They Force My Hand
26.Mobb Deep-Right Back At You

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Abdel ( R & B Collector Episode 2 )

Here's the 2nd installment of what people should truly enjoy - if you rocked the first one - then i'm sure you're ready to upload the 2nd version onto your ipod..If you need that new dose of r & b - guess who got it for you !! If you want that 2 for 5, then believe me. This should have you hooked & it's not that average mixtape either..

Pushin' Tapes - Wax ( R & B Classics )

Now you're going to see & hear what i grew up on & see why today's mixtapes don't impress me. Nobody is showing any type of skills & it makes the mixtape useless !! Once again, my old school crew is going to enjoy this one..If you remember what you enjoyed about the mixtapes from the 90's - then this should have you open for a minute..Download this into your ipod & enjoy the music !! I'm back with a force that you probably didn't see before !! Remember i'm doing all this for a reason, which will be put out later on next year !!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - OUHH ( Now & Then V3: 90's R & B Edition V1 )

Tapemasta: Now for those r & b heads like myself, once you see this playlist..i'm sure you're going to download it to your ipod - Makes you wonder whether or not, if today's dj's can actually see things changing !! S.O.U.L., you did a good thing by putting this up !! Check out the podcast & hear more stuff including some real hip hop

01. Blackstreet feat. SWV, Craig Mack & Screwface - Tonight's The Night (Brand New Remix)
02. Davina feat. Xzibit - So Good
03. Brandy - I Wanna Be Down
04. Assorted Phlavors feat. Big Daddy Kane - Make Up Your Mind (The Dave "Jam" Hall Flavor Remix)
05. Case feat. Foxy Brown - Touch Me Tease Me
06. Adina Howard feat. Lost Boyz & Busta Rhymes - It's All About You (DJ Clark Kent Remix)
07. Chantay Savage feat. Ghostface Killah - Baby Drive Me Crazy
08. Total feat. Lil Kim, Da Brat & Foxy Brown - No One Else (Remix)
09. Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Craig Mack, Busta Rhymes & Method Man - Vibin' (The New Flava)
10. SWV feat. Jay-Z - You're The One (DJ Clark Kent Remix)
11. Mary J Blige feat. CL Smooth - Reminisce (Bad Boy Remix)
12. Tha Truth feat. Erick Sermon - Red Lights (Stretch Land Cruiser Mix)
13. Kaycee feat. Nonchalant - It's Alright (Trunk Bump Mix)
14. Yvette Michele - I'm Not Feeling You
15. Mary J Blige feat. The Notorious B.I.G. - Real Love (Hip-Hop Mix)
16. Jodeci - Get On Up (Mr. Dalvin's Remix)
17. Yvette Michele - Everyday & Everynight (DJ Clue Straight Up Remix)
18. Monica feat. Biz Markie - Just One Of Dem Days

Laid Back Monday's - DJ Marv ( Groove Me )

Man, this will be the start of party week on the blogs worldwide !! Now you're about to get something from a Brooklyn representative. Once again, to my old school crew - you're getting a treat with some real r & b sounds..Clean out those ipods because this week should be fun - catch me if you can !!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - DJ R4V ( Classic Vybes V4 )

Now you get the real feel of r & b..this era of music doesn't seem to fade out. People realize what's going on now with this blog & believe me, we're not going to stop anytime soon !! Once again, enjoy some good music !!

1. Brandy ft. MC Lyte & Queen Latifah - I Wanna Be Down (Remix)
2. Tracie Spencer ft. The Roots - It's All About You (Not About Me) (Remix)
3. Method Man ft. D'Angelo - Break Ups To Make Ups
4. Monifah ft. Heavy D - I Miss You (Come Back Home)
5. New Edition ft. Az - Something About You (Dark Child Remix)
6. Donell Jones - All About You
7. Aaron Hall - Curiosity
8. The Isley Brothers ft. 112, Faith Evans & Lil Kim - Float On (Bad Boy Re mix)
9. Monica - Don't Take It Personal (Remix)
10. Juicy - Sugar Free
11. AZ ft. Miss Jones - Sugar Hill
12. Deborah Cox-Who Do U Love
13. Soul 2 Soul - Keep On Moving
14. Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew (Beat-A-Pella)
15. Brownstone - Don't Play Me Wrong
16. Mr Dalvin - Get Mine
17. Marsha Ambrosius - Is This Real
18. Assorted Phlavors - Make Up Your Mind
19. Junior Mafia ft. Notorious BIG - Get Money
20. Junior Mafia ft. Notorious BIG - Get Money (Remix)
21. Dennis Edwards – Don't Look Any Further
22. Gina Thompson - You Bring the sunshine
23. Babyface ft. LL Cool J - This Is For The Lover In You (Track Masters Remix)
24. En Vogue - Hold On

Pushin' Tapes - Abdel ( R & B Collector Episode 1 )

Once again, we back on that r & b music tip !! To my old school crew, this should keep you going for a minute !! Man, too much music & not enough time in a day !!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Crazy Chris & Dub Floyd ( OutMash )

Tapemasta: Now people seem to think that blends had fell off..then we get something with a twist !! Some people might not be able to rock with this..But these 2 djs once again have me checking for something new & different..As you see we need this again in the mixtape world..For those Outkast fans, check this out !!

Crazy Chris: We originally wanted to do it as a full length mixtape but today we decided to just hit folks with 30 minutes of pure adrenaline!!

Hevehitta: I know a few people have emailed me asking when Crazy Chris was going to release a new mix, and I’m proud to finally bring you something new from the Diggers Union representative. Crazy Chris and Dub Floyd come together to give you a mash up project focusing on the legendary duo from the south – Outkast. The total time of this mix is only about 30 minutes tops, but you still get some great mash ups from the two DJ’s.

Track Listing:







Friday, December 4, 2009

Mixtape Project V3 - King Flow & PLK ( Workin Day & Night V2 )

Tapemasta: S.O.U.L. is back with his new mixtape project..Take a listen & see what people can realize about real music & mixtapes..Props to King Flow & PLK !!

OUUH & S.O.U.L. PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: DJ KING FLOW & DJ PLK - WORKIN DAY AND NIGHT 2 We're back for the 3rd release in our mixtape project. This time we're going to take a journey tru break & sampling land by DJ King Flow & DJ PLK
Enjoy this lesson.

DJ King Flow Set:
01. Intro
02. Break 1
03. Break 2 (ATCQ)
04. Break 3 (Cormega)
05. Break 4 (Fat Joe)
06. Break 5 (People Under The Stairs)
07. Break 6 (The Alchemist)
08. Break 7
09. Break 8 (Nas, Prodigy)
10. Break 9 (Infamous Mobb)
11. Break 10 (T.I.)
12. Break 11 (Lil Jon)
13. Break 12 (Group Home)
14. Break 13
15. Break 14 (Nas)
16. Break 15 (Nas)
17. Break 16 (Method Man)
18. Break 17 (Little Brother)
19. Break 18 (Jazzmatazz)
20. Break 19
21. Break 20 (Gangstarr)

DJ PLK Set :
01. Break 1
02. Break 2 (The Product)
03. Break 3 (Pitch Black)
04. Break 4 (De La Soul)
05. Break 5 (Raekwon)
06. Break 6 (Lil Jon)
07. Break 7 (M.O.P.)
08. Break 8 (Jay-Z)
09. Break 9 (Juvenile)
10. Break 10 (Talib Kweli)
11. Break 11 (Reks)
12. Break 12 (Cunninlynguists)
13. Break 13 (Fonky Family)
14. Break 14 (Nas)
15. Break 15 (Snoop Dogg)
16. Break 16 (Common)
17. Break 17 (Chingy)
18. Break 18 (Ghostface Killah)
19. Break 19 (Statik Selektah)
20. Break 20 (NTM)
21. Break 21

I like to give a shout out to the following blogs for helping me out and post this mixtape on there blogs (United We Stand):

Pushin' Tapes, Ol Skool Rules, All Soul And Funk, TheBustownStomp, Recognize The Real, Dot Got It Blog, Rekordz On Wheelz, 238Beats, Where Real Hip-Hop Lives, Pipomixes, Only Built For zShare Links, The Diggers Union, Sugichefz, Domeshots And Fat Laces, The Essential Elements, Let The Brainz Blo G, The World Famous Schnooklyn Zoo, 3m50 Movies And Music, Real Hip Hop, Mix Tape Game, Mixtapes Do Exist Project

I like to give my respect to my partners in crime:

Olskool4Real, Tapemasta, Brandan, Gildog, Roree, Mike, DJ Pos2, DJ StepOne, Andyman187, Hevehitta, DJ Unexpected, Dynamic Hamza, DJ Marioka, Bzrwon, Vas, Jamo, The Supreme Unknown, DJ Broxy B, DJ King Flow, Swot Team (Mista Sweet & DJ Knowledge), Pipomixes, Sugichefz, 238Beats, Mixtapes Do Exist Project, Gilbert, DJ ReMike, Sparkle Motion, DJ Ideal, Jamo, Jayrocc, DJ Irie, Deams & everybody i forgot.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Tec 1 ( Bridging The Gap - Butta Blends )

Now i'm sure that you seen this one ( 80's hip hop with a twist ) before & i remember years ago in the South Bronx when Tec was dropping a tape every week..He had some good joints & people was rocking to them in front of Sandy's on 149th & 3rd ave..If you didn't get this before - here's your chance to rock with it !! Once again, to those people who think the east coast wasn't rocking real mixtapes - i got more coming !! Remember i'm not dropping the same 10 dj's either !!

Pushin' Tapes - Silva Sirfa ( Art Of Blending 4.5 - The Resurrection )

I'm sure this one has hit the net awhile ago..But i'm doing it because the acapella's was joints from the 90's..Some dj's could put this off because of their love for hip hop & mixtapes..Check it out & tell me what you think !!

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( NAS The Real Thief Theme V2 )

Here's part 2..Enjoy what you're listening to because you never know what can come out next !! Props to the kid Books for dropping his "releases" !!

1. The Thieves Theme Intro
2. Death Anniversary
3. Black Girl Lost
4. It Wasn't U ft Lauren Hill
5. Undying Love
6. Fast Life ft Kool G Rap
7. Fast Life (remix, 3rd Verse)
8. The Prophecy
9. Blaze A 50
10. Blood Money pt 2 ft Noreaga, Nature
11. Can't Forget About U ft Chrisette Michelle
12. U.B.R (Unauthorized Biography of Rakim)
13. It Ain't Hard To Tell (remix)
14. Verbal Intercourse ft Raekwon, Ghostface
15. Who U Rep ft 50 Cent
16. What Goes Around (Poison)
17. Natural High ft Nature
18. In Too Deep ft Nature
19. Live Nigga Rap ft Mobb Deep
20. One Mic
21. Represent
22. Live At The BBQ Verse
23. Dr Knockboots
24. Mo Money Mo Homicide ft AZ
25. Lifes A Bitch (remix) ft AZ
26. Show Discipline ft Jadakiss
27. Hate Me Now ft Puff Daddy
28. One On One (Street Fighter)
29. The Fetus (original)
30. Ether

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( NAS The Real Thief Theme V1 )

DJ Books has done it again on the people & he's bringing one of the most popular rappers on the mic..Storytelling is what make all his releases so great..Anyway you think about NAS..i'm sure there's some good points for you..

1. The Thieves Theme Intro
2. The World Is Yours
3. No Ideas Original (remix)
4. Money Over Bullshit
5. Thugs Calm Down ft Tragedy, Noreaga
6. Made You Look (remix) ft Jadakiss, Ludacris
7. Phone Tap ft AZ, Dr Dre
8. Rewind
9. Shootouts
10. U Wanna Be Me
11. Ny State Of Mind (part 1)
12. NY State Of MInd (part 2)
13. Firm La Familia ft Cormega, Foxy Brown, AZ
14. I Already Know
15. Pussy Killz
16. Star Warz
17. Self Conscious Verse
18. Body In The Trunk ft Noreaga
19. I Gave You Power
20. These Are Our Heroes
21. Get Down
22. One Love (1st, 2nd verse)
23. One Love (xtra-p Mix, 3rd verse)
24. You're The Man
25. Black Zombies
26. The Hardest Nigga Alive
27. Paid In Full Freestyle

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Hot Day ( Let's Get This Party Started )

As i said before, you can't stop the reign once it begun !! Ladies & Gentlemen, if you're 35 & older then this music is for you - Hot day touched all bases with this mix ( Hip Hop, Reggae, R & B, etc )- it makes you enjoy certain songs again..

DJ Mars, Ol Skool, Gildog, Marioka, Nasbooks, Showtime, Craig G, La Luv, Kool Mike Ski, Ekim, Mista Reese & others should enjoy this one !! Leave the god, a message on his podcast about what you heard so far !!

Pushin' Tapes - Hot Day ( Music To Be Thankful For..I'll Take You To Paradise )

Now you get to see what i'm doing now..For those people who be digging for joints - do i got a real old school treat..Now let's just say i'm about to really do it to you now..Once again, to my old crew - you can rock this at the family bbq..For those people who don't know about DJ Hot Day, you need to get from under that rock. Believe me, you don't want to really go diggin' with me now..Shouts to Hot Day & Jae Supreme ( The True Dream Team )!!!

Hot Day: Before you can become a DJ you must listen to DJs! I became fascinated with sound systems & DJ's when i was 9 years old growing in L.I.C./Queensbridge,... HERE IS A LATE 70's & 80's CLUB MUSIC MIX I Dedicate to the first DJs i heard play music when i was just a young boy, my Brother BRICE T FRANKLIN THE ORR BROTHERS & THE DISCO TWINS ...i love all music and here is just a taste of my classic club set.... ALSO R.I.P. LARRY LAVAN and ALL THE DJs THAT STARTED NIGHT CLUBS IN NYC.... Enjoy Happy holidays!

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V9 - Lazy K ( Nonsense V1 )

Here's another one from the vault & believe me, it was like gold on the internet. People was downloading all day ( When this first came out everybody was waiting for part 2 - no lie )..Lazy K was doing her thing among the big names & she got her respect as she kept it going..Alot of people didn't realize that she was dropping the tapes with nothing but straight hip hop..This series made it all over the place & for those people who didn't get it when i first put up - now you got that xmas gift early !! Once again, enjoy what we was rocking back in the days !! Hevehitta & S.O.U.L, we got them going now !!

The Greatest Mixtapes V8 - Ron G ( Beat Kingdom )

Tapemasta: Looks like we got another classic joint for the masses..When i dropped this one on - the people was going crazy !! Mixtapes are universal & believe me people has kept up on what was being dropped in the streets. Ron G had this on lock & when you heard Ron's ( Ron had even did a reggae tape ) voice on the tape - everybody was looking like who's that !! Oh by the way Kid Capri's joint was first !!

To start of the week here is another one in The Greatest Mixtapes series. This time it's Ron G's version of Kid Capri's 52 Beats - Beat Kingdom. I think Kid Capri's 52 Beats was first but don't know for sure (Tapemasta?).
I asked myself many times wich one is better Beat Kingdom or 52 Beats. For me it's a tie i can't pick one above the other. They both cut up some nice classics & hard to find breaks. This tape brings back some nice memories
Enjoy this education lesson and let us know which one you like better.

Laid Back Monday's - DJ R4V ( Slow Jams V1 )

It's that Monday morning & we got to keep you moving until that Thursday afternoon. To the ladies, i got you once again !! Let's slow it down for a minute !!

1. R. Kelly – Sex Me
2. Something For the People – My Love Is The Shh
3. Jon B – They Don't Know
4. Brownstone – 5 Miles To Empty
5. Changing Faces – Stroke You Up
6. Kut Klose ft. Keith Sweat – Get Up On It
7. Usher – Can You Get With It
8. Jodeci – Feenin'
9. Whithead Brothers – Your Love Is a 187
10. Usher – Nice & Slow
11. Aaliyah – 4 Page Letter
12. Aaliyah – One In A Million
13. Sisqo – Incredible
14. Ginuwine – Tell Me Do You Wanna
15. Da Bassment – Love You Down
16. Blackstreet – I Can't Get You Out Of Mind
17. Sparkle ft. R.Kelly – Be Careful
18. Changing Faces – G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T
19. Kelly Price ft. Ron Isley – Best Friend
20. Keith Sweat ft. Athena Cage – Nobody
21. R. Kelly ft. Ron Isley – Down Low
22. Horace Brown – Why Why Why
23. R. Kelly – Seems Like You're Ready
24. Montell Jordan ft. Monifah – If I Die Tonight

Laid Back Monday's - Dr Duss ( Rock Wit Ya By Micheal Jackson Mix )

Ahhhh, you know what i do !! Since you have those dudes talking about why mixtapes should be a certain era & east coast dudes don't rock..Check this remix out & see what made NY mixtapes sooooo popular !! Jazzy G, what's up playa !! My old school clic is going to enjoy this !!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - DJ R4V ( Classic Vybes V1 )

Alright now, just sit back this week & let us drop some real joints on you & believe me, those ipods will be fully updated !! There's more to come for the old school crowd..


1.Zhane – It's a Groove Thing
2.SWV – So Into You
3.Beverly Night – Flava of the Old Skool
4.Zhane – Hey Mr. DJ
5.Jade – Don't Walk Away
6.Blackstreet – You Blow My Mind
7.LL Cool J – Around the Way Girl
8.Bobby Brown – Don't be Cruel
9.Toni Toni Tone – Lets Get Down
10.Shai ft. Jay Z – I Don't Wanna be Alone Tonight (Remix)
11.Soul For Real – Every Little Thing (Bad Boy Remix)
12.Jagged Edge ft. JD, Da Brat & ROC – Gotta Be (Remix)
13.Notorious BIG & Da Brat – Dirty B Side
14.Horace Brown ft. Jay Z – Things We Do For Love (Remix)
15.Changing Faces – Got Somebody Else
16.PM Dawn – Set A Drift
17.Janet Jackson – That's The Way Love Goes
18.Soul For Real – If You Want It
19.Yvette Michele – Every Day Every Night
20.Tyrese – Nobody Else
21.Eric Benet ft. Faith Evans – Gorgy Porgy

Pushin' Tapes - DJ R4V ( Classic Vybes V2 )

Yooooo Ol Skool, i'm sure you know about this series !! I got all of them & i was rocking them all this past summer..Let me know what you think about them - my old school crowd will enjoy these !!

1. Faith Evans – Aint Nobody
2. Groove Theory – Tell Me
3. Mary J Blige ft. LL Cool J – All Night Long (Bad Boy Remix)
4. Alfonzo Hunter – Just The Way
5. Total ft. Notorious BIG – Can't You See
6. Usher – I'll Make It Right
7. LL Cool J – Papa Luv It
8. En Vogue – Whatever
9. Tasha Holiday ft. Ma$e – Just The Way You Like It
10. Mc Lyte ft. Xscape – Keep On
11. Xscape – Feels So Good (Remix)
12. Martine Girault – Been Thinkin' Bout You
13. Deborah Cox – Sentimental
14. LL Cool J ft. Boyz II Men – Hey Lover
15. Portrait - Lovin' You Is Ah-Ight
16. Whitehead Brothers – Forget I Was A G
17. Horace Brown – One For The Money
18. Toni Braxton – You're Making Me High
19. Braxtons – So Many Ways
20. Notorious BIG – One More Chance
21. Faith Evans ft. Puff Daddy – You Used To Love Me (Bad Boy Remix)
22. Keith Sweat ft. Kut Klose – Twisted
23. 702 vs Nas (DJ R4V Remix)

Pushin' Tapes - Craig G ( R & B Madness 09 )

Ahhhh..Guess who's back !! I figured on doing something a little different..Certain dj's can't to keep up on what's being dropped on the masses..This time we take a dj from the past & drop some current music on you !! If you rock with the radio then this one is for you !!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V7 - Clue - Bad Boy Mixtape V1


Tapemasta: Once again, people see what make mixtapes real..Shouts to Chubz for dropping the series also..I'm also hype about the Greatest Mixtape Series because we can cover mixtapes from the 80's all the way until today & that's the fun part. When did you travel all the way from the end of Brooklyn all the way to Harlem/Bronx to get mixtapes because the other boros was 2 days behind..straight history for you !!

Hevehitta: I’m coming with my second pick this week for the “Greatest Mixtapes” list, and for this one we are going back to 1995. This is the very first Bad Boy mixtape brought to you by DJ Clue, and hosted by Bad Boy front man Puff Daddy (P. Diddy). This is probably one of my favorite mixtapes of all time, as you get a great range of music on this (not just Bad Boy artists), plus I feel Puffy brought a unique flavor to the mix with him hosting. If my memory serves me correct, this is the only mixtape from the series that Puffy actually hosted. Next year will be the 15 year anniversary since this mixtape came out, and to me it’s much better than most of the crap that is out today. I hope you guys enjoy this pick from our list, and keep changing back for more classic mixtapes.

This mixtape was ripped straight from cassette.

01. Puff Daddy - Intro
02. The Notorious B.I.G. - Young G's
03. Mobb Deep - Give Up The Goods (Just Step)
04. Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest
05. Mary J. Blige - Be With You Remix
06. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
07. Puff Daddy - Interlude
08. The Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance
09. Grand Puba - I Like It
10. Mic Geronimo - Masta I.C.
11. Mary J. Blige - I'm Goin' Down (Remix)
12. Onyx - Walk In New York
13. Lost Boyz - Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz
14. Faith Evans - You Used To Love Me
15. Sadat X - Come On
16. Soul IV Real - Every Little Thing I Do
17. Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Player's Anthem
18. Puff Daddy - Shout Outs
19. Total - Can't You See
20. Mary J. Blige - I Love You Remix
21. Puff Daddy - Outro

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes V6 - Big Mike & Green Lantern ( The Champ Is Here )

Tapemasta: Man, we must be really on the same page because i was looking for this joint. Certain mixtapes can make you wonder why the tape is better than album. This was instant classic among the masses worldwide !! Enjoy what we we doing because the next generation is going to have some problems !!

Hevehitta: I thought I would start off the week with a brand new pick for the “Greatest Mixtapes” list. This time around I picked the highly successful and popular Champ Is Here mixtape brought to you by DJ Green Lantern and Jadakiss. This is definitely a collectors item, and proved that mixtapes still can be successfully done if done correctly. Most people feel that all the classic mixtapes are from the 90’s, but some DJ’s have put out classic material in the 2000’s.

This mixtape still gets play from me to this day, and I feel it’s some of Jadakiss’s and Green Lantern best work. This is when aritst mixtapes were done correctly, and gave you more than just songs from that artist. You had blends on this mixtape, original production from DJ Green Lantern, and some actual DJ skill as well. I remember the streets buzzing like crazy when this mixtape dropped, and my local mixtape spot sold out of this mixtape in only a couple of hours. I still see some mixtape websites selling this one, so it shows me how popular the mixtape still is.

I hope you have enjoyed the picks Tapemasta, S.O.U.L and I have brought you so far on the “Greatest Mixtapes” list. We will have more picks very soon.

Track Listing:

1 – Intro
2 – Passion of the Kiss
3 – The Champ Is Here (produced by DJ Green Lantern)
4 – Games People Play
5 – Jadakiss Interlude – The Champ Speaks, pt. 1
6 – What You So Mad At Now?
7 – Professional Hood Shit
8 – Get Money
9 – Jadakiss Interlude – The Champ Speaks, pt. 2
10 – 40 Bars of Terror
11 – The Strongest Shit On The Shelf feat. Alchemist
12 – Why? feat. Anthony Hamilton
13 – Jadakiss Interlude – The Champ Speaks, pt. 3
14 – Calmate (Calm Down)
15 – Clear It Out
16 – Jadakiss Interlude – The Champ Speaks, pt. 4
17 – Time’s Up (’93 Shit)
18 – Right Where Stand feat. Prodigy (Green Lantern mix)
19 – Jadakiss Interlude – The Champ Speaks, pt. 5
20 – My Buddy feat. Sheek Louch
21 – Jadakiss Interlude feat. Young Jada
22 – Carry The Casket feat. Jae Millz
23 – A Trip To The South (Green Lantern mix)
24 – Kiss My Ass Outro

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Hevehitta & Unexpected ( TI - Southern Royality )

Tapemasta: The dynamic duo is back at it again..This time you get to see & hear what TI is talking about..Stop letting those other dudes force feed you with emails about mixtapes that been out for weeks..At least keep up on what's moving on the internet because the streets have slowed down !! Everybody is scrambling to see what's out..So now, you get to hear something different right now..Enjoy the sounds because we're on the roll !!

Hevehitta: I was going to wait a couple more days before I leaked this, but I see the bootleggers beat me to the punch. All good. Grab after the jump.

Track Listing:

01. It’s Time To Crown Me King (Scratch Intro)
Produced By DJ Unexpected of The Diggers Union Local 1200
02. T.I – Welcome Me Back To The Trap
03. The King Is Here For His Throne / My Life Is The Real Deal (Interlude)
04. T.I – That’s What I Thought
05. Before I Became King, I Was The Rubberband Man (Interlude)
06. T.I – The Rubberband Man
07. T.I – Drug Related
08. T.I Feat. Swizz Beatz – Bring Em Out (DJ Unexpected Remix)
09. I’m Going To Help These Kids (Interlude)
10. T.I – Help On The Way (Produced By Just Blaze)
11. The King of the South Meets The King of the Trill (Interlude)
12. T.I Feat. Bun B – Front Back (Hook and Eye Productions Remix)
13. The King Bob Marley Speaks On The Importance of Reggae
14. T.I Feat. Beenie Man – I’m Serious (DJ Unexpected Remix)
15. T.I Feat. Wyclef Jean – You Know What It Is (Hevehitta Remix)
16. T.I Feat. P.S.C, Slim Thug & Jae Millz – Heads Popped Off
17. The King Will Always Be Here (Interlude)
18. T.I – Message To The Government
19. Change Comes With Time (Interlude)
20. T.I – Still Ain’t Forgave Myself
21. Remembering A True Friend (Rest In Peace Philant Johnson)
22. T.I Feat. Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
23. The King Will Continue To Work Hard, And Do Big Things
24. T.I – Big Things Poppin (nVMe Productions Remix)
25. T.I – Hell Of A Life
26. The King Gets Love From All Over The World (Interlude)
27. T.I – All Night
28. Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About The King
29. T.I – You Don’t Know Me (DJ Unexpected Remix)
30. The King Will Be Home Soon (Interlude)
31. T.I Feat. Mary J. Blige – Remember Me

Pushin' Tapes - SOS ( 20th Anniversary Of SOS DJ Specialty Shop )

If you're NY ( The Bronx ) on Dec 11 & 12..Then you get to see who's doing what on the wheels of steel..Hip hop at it's finest !! Everybody talk about Junior Tec, Kool Mike Ski, Jazzy Gee, D Demo, DJ Scratch, Kool Herc, Lord Finesse, G Bo The Pro, DJ Wiz & others on the blogs, now you get to see them live for 2 days !!

Pushin' Tapes - Scratchmasta Jazzy G ( Live @ SOS )

Friday night Scratchmasta Jazzy G was doing his thing in the Bronx ( SOS -The Greatest Music Shop In The Bronx )..Now for all those corny dudes on the blogs who be complaining about east coast dj's..See a live one doing his thing on the turntables & was doing mixtapes in the 90's ( Breakbeats at it's finest )..He's Diggers Union representative & believe me, once you see the live show..The rest is easy !! If you enjoy the current Diggers Union cd, then this will be a classic for your mobile library !! Next week Steve Dee ( The Originator Of The Funk Aka Beat Juggling )live @ SOS TV & this happens on yours truly Birthday !! Classic hip hop for you & yours !! Check the website to see everything live ( )


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pushin Tapes - Sinister Shan ( The Best 50 Cent Mixtape Ever )

Tapemasta: Since the album dropped, i'm sure everybody is going to do a 50 mixtape right about now. I wish that Green Lantern or Dirty Harry would a 50 mixtape together. But here you get something that i got in my email box yesterday ( You would be surprised on what i get ). So i'm going to share it with you..enjoy !!

31-P.I.M.P. (BLEND)

The Greatest Mixtapes V5: DJ Break - ( Tape 11 Feenin' )

Tapemasta: This was a great choice because when this was dropped, Green Lantern & Dirty Harry had started slowing down with the mixtapes. I remember when Break sent me this mixtape, i must of played it for a whole month straight..People kept asking me for a copy..Then Break sent me the whole collection except for one !! All of his joints is on my ipod classic & PSP3..The Crooklyn mix, Old Skool Playaz & Whoa is my favorite mixes..Break is a real dj/producer who was under the radar & believe me, he made a impact among the masses !! I'm dropping my 2 joints next week ( Everybody is going to laugh when i drop them ) & S.O.U.L, you did your thing on this one !! Heve, what you got playa !!

For me the blendmasters who brought blending to a higher level are Ron G, Dirty Harry & DJ Break. On this tape DJ Break proofs to be a real blendmaster as he shows his skills. This mixtape is a prefect balance of skills, music, mixing & blending all this together gives it great vibe all thru the mix and shouldn't be missed on the list of The Greatest Mixtapes. This mixtape is till today still rocking my iPhone. Enjoy...

01. Intro
02. Nate Dogg/Buckshot
03. Try Again
04. Method Man/Mobb Deep
05. Try Again (Suck My Balls Intro)
06. DMX/Q-Tip - Ryde Or Die Mix
07. Eminem/U-God
08. Nextmen/Busta Rhymes (Cuts By Busta Rhymes)
09. Remix My Black Ass
10. Sisqo/Nas/2Pac
11. Snoop/2Pac Rockwilder Sisqo Mix
12. Girls Move It Around
13. Old Skool Playaz
14. Hold My Ice
15. Dirty, Is They Ready?
16. Raw Whoa Remix
17. Gettin Illa!
18. Big Pun, Cuban Linx, Coco B's
19. Crooklyn Style
20. I Dare You
21. Biggie (Wu-Tang Style) Sum Shit I Did Pt. II
22. Big L
23. Quality Control
24. It's Funny
25. Red And Meth
26. Dare To Experiment
27. Next Epidode Mix
28. Jumpin Jumpin Blaze Cuts Mix
29. Hot Shit Nelly/Total Mix

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - The Legendary Redman ( Old Joints )

The powers that be has asked that this post/link be taken down - sorry people !!!

If you never been to brick city - I'm sure Red, made you feel at home..After all those years of rocking with Redman music, did the blunt match the music !!

Pushin' Tapes - The Legendary Rakim ( Old Joints )

I think we all know what Rakim meant to hip hop..Since the passing of Mr Magic, i just been thinking about those rappers - who made that impact in hip hop..So i figured on dropping some classic joints by the god..enjoy what you hear !!

Laid Back Monday's - Rello ( XXX V3 )

You know how i love to drop series..Keep up people - those ipods should be fully charged with new music now..

Laid Back Monday's - Rello ( XXX V2 )

Time for that Laid Back Monday's..Ladies, you know how we do over here - first it was the reggae, now time for the slow jams..While everybody is dropping hip hop on the blogs, we're going in a different direction once again..Check for joints like Secret Love by Kelly Price, They Don't Know by Jon B or even I Love You by Keith Washington...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( The Dark Man Chronicles V2 )

Tapemasta: Here's the 2 second version to what should make you jump up on what was considered hip hop's finest moment..Once again, keep it moving Books !!


1. It's Not A Game Intro
2. Soldier
3. Get At Me Dog (Remix) ft The Lox
4. Stop Being Greedy
5. 24 Hours To Live ft Mase, The Lox, Black Rob
6. Can't Touch Me (Freestyle)
7. Heat
8. Shot Down ft 50 Cent, Styles P
9. Come Back IN One Piece ft Aaliyah
10 Sincerity ft Mary J Blige, Nas
11. Crime Story
12. Blackout ft The Lox, Jay-Z
13. Some X Shit
14. We Go Hard ft Cam'ron
15. What These Bitches Want ft Dru Hill
16. Niggas Don't Want It ft Ja-Rule (Freestyle)
17. Ruff Ryders Anthem
18. How's It Goin Down
19. Party Up
20. Good Girls, Bad Guys
21. No Love For Me ft Drag-On
22. Why We Die ft Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z
23. Who We Be
24. It's Murda ft Jay-Z, Ja-Rule
25. Slippin (outro)

Pushin' Tapes - Books ( The Dark Man Chronicles V1 )

Tapemasta: Now for those people who try to hate on the dog, history can be a smack in your face if you can't relate to what he has done in a few years. Books, you did your thing once again..


1. Let Us Pray Intro
2. Lord Give Me A Sign (Thief-Mix)
3. We Right Here
4. It Ain't My Fault
5. It's Personal ft Styles P, Jadakiss
6. Murdagram ft Jay-Z, Ja-Rule
7. Niggas Done Started Something ft Mase, The Lox
8. More Money More Cash More Hoes ft Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel
9. My Baby Mother (Freestyle)
10. Who Shot Ya Freestyle
11. Uh Huhh ft Jadakiss
12. You Could Be Blind
13. Where The Hood At
14. Hail Ruff Ryders (Thief-Mix)
15. Life Is What You Make It ft Nas
16. 4,3,2,1 ft LL Cool J, Method Man, Redman, Canibus, Master P
17. Money, Power, Respect ft The Lox, Lil Kim
18. Three Stories ft Duo
19. Damien
20. A Dog & A Fox ft Foxy Brown
21. What's Really Good ft Cam'ron
22. X Gon Give It To Ya
23. AFT (Gina S Remix)
24. What's My Name (outro)

Pushin' Tapes - What Time Is It ?? ( Ultimate 80's Hip Hop )

I got this joint when i was writing for the Technitions has the classic hip hop joints & some you probably forgot about..This went completely under the radar for the websites..But once again, for the 60's & 70's babies - this joint is for you ! 47 tracks of hip my old heads, enjoy something from your past !!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pushin Tapes - DJ Ayers & DJ Eleven ( Spitkicker Collabos V2 )

Now you get another underground treat..Some of you, might let this go over your heads because of what has been forced on you. But let's see if you remember the track called How Ya Want It We Got It by Jungle Brothers, De La & Tribe..

Pushin' Tapes - Mista Rello ( Back To Basics V2.5)

Once again, there's more r & b blends for you..Imagine hearing I Want You Back by Jackson 5 b/w Pump It Up by Joe Buddens..I think you see where i'm going with this. People need to realize what's going on right now because it's going to be a trend from here to the end..Jadel, you need to come back & drop that classic shit on the masses !!

The Greatest Mixtapes V4: Kid Capri - ( 52 Beats )

Now you know when we can all get together & see the same thing !! That means were all on the same page !! How many people enjoyed rocking this mixtape by Kid Capri. Even his James Brown was considered classic among the masses worldwide..For those that missed out on that joint also, you missed out on some real history..But this one made people realize what Kid was doing & why..Matter of fact, can you imagine rocking a mixtape & don't know what was on the playlist..Those was the days when you just got a mixtape with the date & if you knew the dj - then that was the hottest joint in the street..What i use to do was let the store rock the tape & then i go in..Jamel on the corner of 125th was dropping the hottest tapes, then Stereo Plaza was dropping everybody..Rock & Will was pushing Ron G hard back then..Now to the present - Nobody tried to copy this tape & i don't know why !! Roc Raida did his thing & people realized it when they heard it. Now you know why this tape is considered classic !!

Also here's Roc Raida's version:

Props to DJ Mars ( History Of Mixtapes ) for dropping this because i was going to do this next week !!

Pushin' Tapes - Walshy Fire ( Decades V1 )

Tapemasta: Now you get that real vibe & what the true culture was about..Enjoy some good music & see what made this a popular mix among the people worldwide !! Now i'm on a roll now, let's keep it going !!

Old school dancehall & reggae at it's finest !! Decades !!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pushin' Tapes - Walshy Fire ( Decades V2 )

Tapemasta: To my real reggae heads, i got another jewel for you !! Sit back & relax to some fire !!!

Bringing That olllld School Back! Finally the second installment of Walshy Fires (Black Chiney/1035 The Beat Miami) Old School dancehall series, DECADES! The 60s' 70's 80's 90's and early 2000's. The first one was downloaded over 10,000 times and for an old school dancehall cd, thats insane. Decade to Decade, Chune to Chune, the entire spectrum of dancehall is represented. Real old school reggae lovers turn this up LOUD!

The Greatest Mixtapes V3: Ekim - ( Going Way Back - Old School R & B V1 )

Now if you was around in the mid 90's, then you know what Ekim brought to the table as a mixtape dj. This joint was at all the bbq's around the world & so many people tried to copy it's format !! For those 60's & 70's babies, this was your joint & you know what i'm talking about !! When Ekim spoke on the mic, the people listened & then the party started right there..How many of you remember "Honey, Shake your hips as ekim flips - Ekim is now international"..If you need to see what was the blueprint on how to make a mixtape, then this should be one of those joints you need to have in your collection to study !!! Salute this man, when you see him at a party or the streets. I think you know, that i don't do playlists or covers, but on this one - i got you !! Hit either one of us up on what you think so far because we got more coming soon - S.O.U.L. ( or Hevehitta ( or me (

Kenny Burke - Rising To The Top
Rick James - Mary Jane
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
Gap Band - Outstanding
Gap Band - I Found You
Midnight Star - Curious
Melissa Morgan - Fools Paradise
Gwen Guthrie - Funky Sensation
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
King Floyd - Groove Me
Mase - Before I Let You Go
Fatback Band - I Found Love
Joyclyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
Cheryl Lynn - Encore
Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You
Vanity Girl - Nasty Girl
George Clinton - Knee Deep
Micheal Jackson - Billie Jean
Prince - I Want To Be Your Lover
Rick James - Super Freak
Herman Kelly - Dance To The Drummers Beat
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real

Pushin Tapes - A Beats & JS-1 ( The East Coast Invasion )

Now it's time to do that underground joint for you..For my real mc's who realize the struggle & what it means !! This joint was covered with tracks from Born Unique, AZ, Sean Price, Masta Ace, Redman !! Also this was hosted by Doujah Raze !! I got more underground joints coming...

Pushin' Tapes - Beyondrest ( Lox vs G Unit - The Rematch )

I think, you know what we doing over here !! The word on the blog world is that we sneaking up on the pack now !! The streets was rocking with the joints even back then. But in your own words, who did you like The Lox or D Block ??

Pushin' Tapes - Mista Rello ( Back To Basics )

Once again, i'm back on that blend stuff again..For my ol school heads, this should keep you going !! Once again, i got the ipods getting ready for the weekend again !!

Pushin' Tapes - Tracey Lee ( Live From The 215 Sampler - Hosted by Kay Slay )

Here's something for my Philly peeps, who thought i forgot about them..How many of you remember Keep Your Hands Highs..Well, i figured on why not drop a sampler joint, i found in the boxes..Ol Skool, i'm sure you seen this one on Market St !!

The Greatest Mixtapes V2 : Tony Touch - 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn

Tapemasta: This was a good one & people remember this one for years..Enjoy what we had years ago !!

S.O.U.L.: The main reason why this mixtape has to be in the list of greatest mixtapes is because Tony Touch brings together the mixtape kings from that period (Mister Cee, DJ Premier, P.F. Cuttin & Evil Dee) to do a mixtape. Every DJ delivers a great set of mixing with great selection of songs. This is a perfect example of how a mixtape should sound like. The first time i heard of this tape i was blown away of the line up and after i played the tape for the first time i was hooked & played it non stop for months. With this line up of DJ's and selection of songs it's one of the greatest mixtapes out there. Every DJ & hip hop lover out there has to have this in his collection. If you have any suggestions on what should be on this list, you can contact me at or Hevehitta ( or Tapemasta (


Mixed by The Lizard aka P.F. Cuttin:
01. 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn - Intro
02. Verbal Hoodz - I'll Be Damned
03. Dr Dre & B-Real - Puppet Master
04. Breeze Evahflowin - Forsaken
05. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - Wild Hot
06. Camp Lo - Say Word
07. The Dutchmin - Surrounded
08. Powerule - Bright Lights Big City

Mixed by The Toad aka Mister Cee:
09. Zhane - Request Line (Mister Cee Blend)
10. KRS One - Raptures Delight
11. Yvette Michelle - Not Feelin You (Mister Cee Blend)
12. The Veterans (Brucie Bee, Luvbug Starski & DJ Hollywood) - The Medicine
13. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
14. Frankie Cutlass, Kool G. Rap, Mobb Deep & M.O.P. - Know The Game
15. Mobb Deep - Young Luv

Mixed by The Snake aka Tony Touch
01. Tony Touch - Deadly Freestyle
02. Steele Kat One & Lil Noc - Freestyle
03. Freddie Foxxx - Freestyle
04. Sunz Of Man & Makeeba - Freestyle
05. Guru - Freestyle
06. Channel Live & Benny Boom - Freestyle
07. Jeru The Damaja & Lil Dap - Freestyle

Mixed by The Scorpion aka DJ Premier:
08. Grandwizard Theodore & Kenny-Kev Rockwell - Military Cut
09. Busy Bee vs Kool Moe Dee - Live at The Harlem World
10. Double Trouble - Live At The Amphitheater L.E.S.
11. Cold Crush - It's Us
12. T La Rock - It's Yours
13. LL Cool J - I Need A Beat (Jazzy Mix 1984)
14. Malcolm McLaren & World Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals
15. MC Lyte - I Cram To Understand
16. Divine Force Crew - Holy War
17. DJ Premier - Ending Interlude

Mixed by The Centipede aka Evil Dee:
18. Black Skavengers - Poison Pill
19. Jeru Tha Damaja - Me Or The Papes
20. M.O.P. - Downtown Swinga
21. Krumb Snatcha - Gettin Closer To God
22. Shamus & FLU - Tight Team
23. AK Skills - East To West
24. Shades Of Brooklyn - Calm Under Pressure

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pushin Tapes - Wreck ( Cassidy vs Beanie Sigel )

How many of you got that Cosmic Kev was classic !! So when i seen this one in the box & remember the time..i said why not drop it !! Wreck was doing his thing on the mixtape scene & he was coming to NY every week !! So who do you think was the king of philly ???

Pushin Tapes - Entyce ( Joe Budden - Not Your Average Flow )

I can't front on Joe, he had some good lyrics & his flow was hot !! I even went to an event ( Mixtape Release ) that him & Onpoint did in Manhattan..So you know that i was checking him on what he could do !! The Pump It freestyle was my favorite !!

Pushin Tapes - Skee High ( 4th Quarter V2 - Physical Assault Hosted by M.O.P )

Now you want some hip hop on that blend tip..Firrring Squad !!

Pushin Tapes - Chubby Chub ( Heat Rocks )

Now before you start asking what year was this done..It was 2002 !! Shouts to Kay Konnect, DJ Mars, LA Luv, B Mack & Rob ( Foundation Mag ), Dimez & Big Chew ( ), DJ Showtime, Doo Wop, Iroc, Rob Dinero...

Pushin Tapes - Blaq Kreme & Action PAC ( Still Got It 2002 V4 )

Let me do it one more time !! Now who still got it !!

Pushin Tapes - Blaq Kreme & Action PAC ( Still Got It 2002 V3 )

Once again, we got that sunday vibe on lock !! Ol Skool, i found that Beanie vs Cassidy by Wreck !!

Pushin Tapes - Blaq Kreme & Action PAC ( Still Got It 2002 V2 )

To those dudes at the record labels ( For those that's left ) that been checking what i've been doing lately. Here's something for you to get over on the week & yes, hit me later on what you think because you know i seen you already !! The party vibe is here again...Dre ( On Da Low ), what's up playa !!

Pushin Tapes - Grand Imperial ( Straight Flava )

I told you before..nothing but straight music with some mixes on top to keep you going on for a minute..

Pushin Tapes - Envy ( Crusin' V1 )

C'mon now, tell me you wasn't rockin to Snake ( rmx ) by R Kelly..Tell the blog world i'm back & we're going to do it right today !! Gil, what's up sir !! I know that i been missing from the blog world, but alot good stuff has been happening in the past few weeks !!

Pushin Tapes - Lazy K ( Thug Soul )

I told you before we're doing that laid back vibe today..For that drive to work tommorrow, then this should work alright for you !! Step up & see what i'm talking about !!

Pushin Tapes - Beyondrest ( Time To Say Grace Chapter Two )

Tell me, the first one didn't get you open..Well, i need to know what year did you crawl from up under that rock..That tru hip hop vibe is back & we got the blends to prove it !!

Pushin Tapes - Beyondrest ( Time To Say Grace Chapter One )

For my old school heads..the vibe is here & the crazy part is that the music isn't that old & you get to hear what made NY the land of MIXTAPES...

Pushin Tapes - Beyondrest ( No Turning Back )

As the title states, No Turning Back & that means we going on strong..To those people from outside the United States that been hitting me up..Check this blend joint out because the track called King Of The Dancehall is hot !! Nuff Said !!

Pushin Tapes - Silva Sir-Fa & Beyondrest ( Grindin' Time )

For my blend heads, i got some jewels for you coming up..If the music is good, then you got me !! Hands down, i represent the true djs whether the past or the present !!

Pushin Tapes - Beyondrest ( In The Bedroom V4 )

As the story in hip hop states..we can't stop !! Strictly for the ladies & don't hate because you can't follow the theme !!

Pushin Tapes - Beyondrest ( In The Bedroom V3 )

Guess who's back..If Jay & Beans could do it..then you know exactly what i'm going to do & why..Ladies, i got you again for the weekend !! Straight up enjoy the mellow sounds of Beyondrest..I'm doing the series for you today !!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Greatest Mixtapes: Doo Wop - Live 95 Pt 1 & Pt 2

Tapemasta: This was a good idea for people to realize why we do these things. Honestly, mixtape was done for people who didn't want to mess with albums. Also the songs was only played for 2 minutes or didn't get the whole song like you get today !! Now's the time for you to see what tapes was really popular & why !!Heve, let's go !!

A few weeks back Complex Magazine listed their top 10 mixtapes of the 2000’s. Later that day while talking to Tapemasta we were discussing the list, and felt it was impossible to list the best mixtapes into a top ten list or even a top one hundred. We came up with the idea that we would post greatest mixtapes (in our opinion) and see what type of list we come up with. With so many classic mixtapes that have been released throughout the years, we should have one great list at the end. Today I am starting off this list with the classic Live 95.

Reason why I chose these two mixtapes is because Doo Wop was able to bring the heavy hitters of 1995 all together on one mixtape. No one else was able to get these exclusive freestyles like Wop was. In a recent interview with UnKut [dot] com, Doo Wop explained how these were the only two mixtapes he released in the year 1995. This showed me how powerful mixtapes can be, and can continue to be if you release the right mixtape. These two mixtapes should be a staple in every Hip Hop collection, and hopefully they are already in yours.

Tapemasta will be posting the mixtapes he feels are classics, and I’m trying to get other mixtape related blogs involved as well. Hopefully in the up and coming weeks we will have a nice list already started. If you have any suggestions on what should be on this list, you can email me at:

01- Intro
02- Representin’ The Bronx
03- Representin’ Central Islip
04- Representin’ Queens
05- Representin’ Uniondale
06- Representin’ Brooklyn
07- Representin’ The Bronx
08- Representin’ Brooklyn
09- Representin’ Brooklyn
10- Representin’ Brooklyn
11- Representin’ Brooklyn & Uptown
12- Ah Yeah
13- Representin’ Staten Island
14- Funky Piano
15- Redrum
16- Don’t Shut Down On A Player
17- In My Lifetime
18- Brooklyn Zoo
19- To The Death Remix
20- What The Bloodclot
21- Can’t You See Remix
22- Headz Aint Ready
23- Shout Out
24- Boriquas On the Set
25- Shook Ones Pt. II
26- Supa Star
27- 1-2 Pass it
28- Cosmic Slop
29- Hows That
30- Gimme The Loot
31- PNC
32- Untitled
33- One On One
34- Cant Wait
35- Check The Method
36- Big Poppa
37- I Wanna Be Down Remix
38- I Wanna Be Down Doo Wop Remix

Download Live 95 Pt. 1

01. Intro
02. KRS-One Freestyle
03. Naughty By Nature Freestyle
04. Keith Murray/Redman Freestyle
05. Mobb Deep Freestyle
06. Big Noyd Freestyle
07. AZ Freestyle
08. Lost Boyz Freestyle
09. Uneek Freestyle
10. Smif N Wessun Freestyle
11. Mad Lion Freestyle
12. Channel Live Freestyle
13. King Just Freestyle
14. Busta Rhymes – Everything Remains Raw
15. GZA & Method Man – Shadowboxin
16. Luke & Biggie – Bust A Nut
17. LL Cool J – Hip-Hop
18. Smoothe Da Hustler – fu*k What Ya Heard
19. Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah
20. GZA – Investiagative Reports
21. Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga – Broken Language
22. KRS-One – Rappaz R N Danja
23. Raekwon – Incarcerated Scarfaces
24. Group Home – Livin Proof
25. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
26. Akinyele
27. Nine – When the sh*t Hits The Fan

Download Live 95 Pt. 2

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crate Cookies V2 - The Mixtape Roundtable V1 ( Smooth Denali, Showtime, Lazy K )

It’s a warm afternoon in August and above the press of traffic on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, a new generation is learning how to mix and scratch. In a large room at Scratch DJ Academy, a group of aspiring turntablists is making noise that can only be called organized confusion, but this represents the hope for a whole future of DJs who will possess the skills necessary to keep the art alive. In a culture that is increasingly dependent on technology and gadgetry to perform tasks that otherwise required manual skill, our aim today is to find out if survival of the mixtape DJ is possible, and how that survival can be accomplished without selling out everything that the original DJs stood for…

A few hours later, Smooth Denali, DJ Showtime and DJ Lazy K are sitting in couches and chairs in the middle of the young DJ’s classroom. It is now empty and quiet, the platters have stopped spinning, and no one is perfecting beat matching or crab scratching. Smooth, Showtime and Lazy K are the masters of the craft, and they could probably teach most other DJs a thing or two about scratching and mixing, but today, they are here to talk. Tapemasta ‘s here too, helping to facilitate the discussion, and he’s explaining the reason for today’s event and why everyone involved in mixtapes and hip-hop should be concerned about the DJ’s craft.

“Like Premier said, there are some people that mix and there are some that are on some other shit.” Showtime starts the conversation off with this line. Everyone sitting around nods agreement, partly because Premier’s word still carries weight in a microwave culture, but also because Showtime is no slouch either. His pedigree is flawless. He is a self-described creator of classic works who went head to head with Kid Capri in the golden era of mixtapes, describing his days coming up as filled with competition.

He laments the state of the game today, and by his own admission, he has fallen back from the mixtape scene, partly because of the lack of talent that is rampant today, but also because the game is no longer based on skills or knowledge.

“Everybody in here, we know our history, we know records. We three could take on three quarters of the mixtape game and they’ll be walking out crying.”

And that’s why we’re all sitting here today. Why is it that the era of great tapes seems to have faded slowly with the legacy of TDK and Maxell cassettes, and what can be done to try to restore the art to its rightful place, to bring the creativity back?

Smooth Denali’s got a formula that he believes is the key to success for him, and he attacks the dilemma from his own unique angle.

“The biggest problem now is that there aren’t mixtape DJs anymore…there are only mixtape dudes.” Mixtape dudes, indeed. From the bloggers putting out compilations to the kids who are putting together their mixtapes in Acid Pro or Pro Tools and not even attempting to stamp their product with personality or originality beyond a drop done by that guy who does the movie preview voiceovers, it’s a sad state of affairs.

Smooth’s answer to the problem is to continually put out mixtapes that are old school concepts, but mixed and blended properly. For him, “old school” is a fluid concept, not a fixed period of time. He deals with intervals that are roughly a decade behind the current year, so the old school for him now runs all the way up to 1997 or 1998. It’s a good strategy to stay in touch with a market that still loves hip-hop, but may not have a taste for the newer flavor cats are bringing.

“Most of my fans aren’t gonna be the 15 year olds, but I’ve got a lot of 30 year old fans out there.” And Smooth is moving units and keeping his name out there, believe that. One of the advantages of catering to a 30-year old audience is that they probably have a little bit more disposable income to play with than a 15 year old, and the nostalgia factor can be a powerful factor in consumer choice.

Lazy K has a slightly different approach to staying relevant in the game. She may have left the intricate intros and stunning transitions behind some time ago, but when she recently pulled out a box of old cassettes that featured her at the peak of her mixing and scratching days, she admits to being inspired. That inspiration expresses itself in many ways.

She helps out at a school for DJs where kids are learning the rudiments of the craft. “If I can teach the new kids how to DJ, it’s a pleasure,” she says. More than a pleasure, she knows that by transmitting the knowledge that she has, she is helping to ensure her legacy, and the legacy of all the other DJs who made the sacrifices to perfect their skills. But she isn’t stuck on the past, either.

“I personally think it’s the technology that has changed the game,” says Lazy K. “There’s no more exclusives anymore.”

In order for Lazy K to have an exclusive record, like the old days, she explains that she gets artist, producer and engineer in the studio together and masterminds the record herself. “I’m your record deal,” she says. “Now its not DJ Lazy K, its Lazy K productions.”

The real question at hand, though, is whether or not the real style can come back. Scratching, mixing, and putting your personality on a tape isn’t old school, its true school. For the slouch DJs who don’t even make the effort, the three DJs sitting in this room have little time for you. But it goes deeper than just a fight over what the art is; the industry itself has changed.

Technology is one force of change, as Lazy K pointed out. Showtime talks about the transition from live DJ to DAT and ADAT tape onstage, but the change is even more insidious than that. There is a real conspiracy by record labels to weed out the DJs who aren’t team players. Those who refuse to wear a corporate brand or ride with a label have gotten increasingly short shrift.

In response, Lazy insists that “mixtapes are the new record labels”, and Showtime and Smooth nod agreement. Mixtapes may be the new record labels, but a single DJ does not have the type of corporate money behind him or her that a major label does. Luckily, that doesn’t seem to count as much anymore these days, when the labels are hesitant to allocate promotion dollars to anyone but the biggest names.

So it makes sense for a DJ to go back to the traditional route, pairing up with an artist to try to make greater gains together than alone. Lazy K has had great success recently with Harlem rapper Max B, but her brand and name was well established even before the two paired up, because of the work that she put in all those years as a working mixtape DJ.

Showtime’s got particularly strong feelings about DJs who try to make a name behind an artist without doing the hard work to get up on their own: “To all you cats out there, if an artist is not coming to you and asking you to work with them, get the fuck up off your knees and stop sucking their dicks to get them to host your tapes.”

For someone like Smooth Denali who isn’t necessarily dependent on the labels for new music anymore, the game has still taken a downhill slide. He talks about DJs coming into the game, wanting to do old school tapes and keep the classic material alive, “but they get the names wrong, like it’ll say ‘Biggie Smalls feat. Various Artists’… they don’t even know the names of the artists or songs!”

So it would seem that the game has taken a downturn because of many factors, some of which are entirely out of the control of the DJs. However, it seems that if there’s one thing that Lazy K, Showtime and Smooth Denali agree on, it’s that new DJs do not take the time or make the effort to educate themselves. This equates to a lack of respect. Properly educating oneself about the history and background of one’s culture is part of carrying it forward responsibly, and all three of these DJs have their stories about coming up and learning their craft from scratch.

But the situation does not seem hopeless, as these three are all quick to point out. There is still something to be said for new DJs who come into the game and try their hand at making mixtapes. But as Showtime says: “Find the cat who came before you. Study him. Pick his brain. Then go out and do your thing.”