Mixtape Mondays: Neil Armstrong, Prince, DJ Jazzy Jeff x Mick + More
It’s now solstice-certified official: summer is underway and while you could spend the next three months listening to nothing but Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince on repeat, we suggest mixing it up a bit and savoring these searing hot new mixes in their own fresh, jazzy right. In the first of two world premieres you’ll find the newest chapter in DJ Neil Armstrong‘s Original All Out King mixtape series. It’s a sprawling refresher course on the art of hip-hop sampling, and pairs legends like Nas, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Kanye West, Gang Starr, Jay-Z, J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and just about every other legend of the last 25 years with the crate-dug tracks they’ve flipped. Master of mixes (and Okayplayer) DJ AllyAl has brought us a brand new set of choice Prince tunes bearing the just-right title Shut Up Already & Jam! On top of all that we’ve got an ideal hot-and-bright mix from (who else?) DJ Jazzy Jeff and
Mick Boogie (he just goes by “Mick” now) that opens hard out the gate with our favorite Alicia Keys cut. Add a tribute to jazz legend Horace Silver from Gilles Peterson and the sonic cook-out has begun! Click true and stay tuned for more to come.