Mixtape Mondays: Anthony Valadez, King Most & Morse Code, Keyknow

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Anthony Valadez "Nineteen Ninety Forever"

Some of you may be sleeping in today due to the Columbus Day holiday, and you'd be correct to assume that I'm jealous.  Nevermind all of the atrocities committed by Columbus - I just would've loved to sleep in on this cold Monday morn. No matter where you might be spending this Columbus Day, we've got your mixtape needs covered!

Anthony Valadez - Nineteen Ninety Forever:

Los Angeles' Anthony Valadez, steps away from his show on KCRW radio for a quick moment to drop Nineteen Ninety Forever, which from it's title means it's another best-of-the-90s mix.  What sets this mix apart from others is the track selection.  Sure, there are a couple of obvious picks here, but for the most part, Anthony Valadez steers clear of the standards and opts for more overlooked gems like X-Clan's "Grand Verbalizer," Naughty By Nature's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," and Dilated People's "Pay Attention.


A Tribe Called Quest - Buggin' Out

Brand Nubian - Slow Down

Channel Live w/ KRS ONE - Mad Izm

LL Cool J - The Boomin System

Visionaries - Blessings

X Clan - Grand Verbalizer What Time Is It?

Apache - Gangsta B*tch

Nine - Whutcha Want?

Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics - I Went For Mine

Black Moon - How Many MC's

Blahzay Blahzay - Danger!

The Roots - Proceed

Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean

Redman - Soopaman Luva 3

The D.O.C - Funky Enough

Das Efx - Mic Checka (Remix)

Dilated Peoples - Pay Attention

Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World

Common - Resurrection

Group Home - Living Proof

Chubb Rock, OC, Jeru - Crooklyn Dodgers '95

MC Lyte - Poor Georgie

The Beatnuts w/ Big Pun and Cuban Linx) - Off The Books

Naughty By Nature - Everything' Gonna Be Alright

Souls Of Mischief - 93' Till Infinity


Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.King Most x Morse Code "1990 Now Mix Vol. 2"

King Most & Morse Code - 1990 Now Mix Volume 2:

Despite being called 1990 Now, King Most's second in the series (with Morse Code on the assist) is heavy on current tracks - a diverse selection of current tracks at that.  2 Chainz, Karriem Riggins, Young Jeezy, The Fugees, Wilson Pickett (remixed by Todd Terry, natch), Miguel, Lloyd Banks, Kendrick Lamar, Santigold and New Edition are just some of the artists you'll encounter through this excellent mix.



1. The Fugees - Ready Or Not (Clark Kent Django Remix)

2. Karriem Riggins - Moogy Foog It

3. Miguel - Adorn (Cousin Cole Remix)

4. 2 Chainz - I Feel Good

5. MF Doom - Go With The Flow

6. Ryan Leslie feat Fabolous - Beautiful Lie (Remix)

7. Wilson Pickett - Engine #9 (Todd Terry Remix)

8. DJ Hot Day - Hot Day Master Mix

9. Nas feat Mary J Blige - Reach Out

10. Santigold - Go (Switch Remix)

11. New Edition - A Little Bit Of Love (Brenmar Remix)

12. Young Jeezy feat YG & E-40 - Go

13. Breakbot - intersection

14. Susan Cadogan - Juicy Fruit


1. Kendrick Lamar feat. Young Jeezy: Westside Right On Time

2. Lloyd Banks feat. Jeremih: I Don't Deserve You (Big Jacks Remx)

3. Dom Kennedy: Lately

4. Big Sean feat. J Cole: 24K Of Gold

5. Young Gunnaz: No Better Love

6. Notorious B.I.G.: Dreams

7. Busta Rhymes feat. Gucci Mane: Make It Look Easy

8. The Clipse feat Ab-Liva & Sandman: Cot Damn

9. The Firm: Affirmative Action (Trackmasters Remix)

10. Beanie Seagal feat. Old Dirty Bastard: When You Hear That

11. Clyde Carson feat. The Team: Slow Down (Prince Aries Remix)

12. Outkast: Da Art Of Storytellin' Pt. 1

13. Hit Boy feat Kid Cudi: Old School Caddy


Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Keyknow "U + Me = Us Vol. 3"

Keyknow - U + Me = Us Vol. 3

Keyknow's third duets mix tape U + Me = Us Vol. 3 is yet another collection of classic R&B collaborations.  Though sadly close to half of the voices featured on this mix are now forever silenced, there's a lot of life and love being celebrated in this mix. Classic duets from Ashford & Simpson,Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass, Rick James & Teena Marie, and Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway make this mix an ideal for Cuffing Season, which is well under way!


Alexander O'Neal feat. Cherelle - Never Knew Love Like This

Whitney Houston feat. Stevie Wonder - We Didn't Know

Ashford & Simpson - It Seems To Hang On

Roberta Flack feat. Donny Hathaway - You Are My Heaven

Stephanie Mills feat. Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts

Angela Winbush feat. Ronald Isley - Lay Your Troubles Down

Miki Howard feat. Gerald Levert - That's What Love Is

Brandy feat. Wayna Morris - Brokenhearted

Michael Franks feat. Brenda Russell - When I Give My Love To You

Tina Turner feat. Barry White - In Your Wildest Dreams

Karyn White feat. Babyface - Love Saw It

Johnny Mathis feat. Angela Bofill - You're A Special Part Of Me

Michael Jackson feat. Siedah Garrett - I Just Can't Stop Loving You

Chante Moore feat. Keith Washington - I Love You

Rachelle Ferrell feat. Will Downing - Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This

Luther Vandross feat. Marsha Wash - I Who Have Nothing

Prince feat. Angie Stone - U Make My Sun Shine

Eric Benét feat. Tamia - Spend My Life With You

Rick James feat. Teena Marie - Happy