Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Northern Author Mixtapes Vol. I

No real direction to this post here, but I thought I'd take an opportunity to upload some old old compilations I used to make for myself and friends.

Most of these are ones I made for myself back in the heady days of the Sony Discman. Creating 80minute long comps of classic old and new hip-hop to listen to on the bus trips into school, university and work.

Here's the first of many that I'll upload for everyone, some compilations have a few questionable choices in there to be honest but hey, these are what I listened to back in the day so fuck it.

Here's the first one, more to follow....

Volume 1

1. A Tribe Called Quest - If The Papes Come
2. Casual - Gas Ignited
3. Casual - The Best At It
4. Dangermouse & Murs - To A Black Boy
5. Extra Prolific - You A Fool
6. Jay-Z - I Can't Get With That
7. Jemini The Gifted One - Brooklyn Kids
8. MF Grimm - Emotions (feat. B-One)
9. MF Grimm - Scars & Memories
10. MF Grimm - Take Em To War
11. M.O.P. - G Building (RjD2 Remix)
12. Nas - One Love (Large Professor Remix)
13. OC & Organized Konfusion - War Games
14. Peanut Butter Wolf & Lootpack - Styles, Crews, Flows, Beats/Rhyme Constructor
15. Pete Rock & CL SMooth - TROY (Remix)
16. Slick Rick - Sitting In My Car
17. Soul Unit (feat. Pharcyde) - In A Few Words
18. Swollen Members - Temptation
19. Tajai of Souls Of Mischief - Dum Dum
20. Tragedy Khadafi (feat. Havoc) - Da Funk Mode (Large Professor Remix)


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sway - F64

Sorry, but after seeing this I couldn't NOT post this! Sway's F64 from the famed "freestyle" series at SBTV (DJ Gone) is five minutes of pure rapping.

He's also got a van.

Honestly though, in the UK OR the US, is there an emcee in 2010 that is making as many great tracks already this year, working as hard this year or dropping as much heat? If Sway is not world famous by the end of this year either Akon needs to be smacked like a bitch for not managing him right or the world has gone tits up like Lola Ferrari.

Friday, 9 April 2010