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Mixtape Monday : Exclusive Brillstein x Deep House Premiere, Thievery Corporation, Cookin’ Soul + More House Madness!

Mixtape Monday : Exclusive Brillstein x Deep House Premiere, Thievery Corporation, Cookin’ Soul + More House Madness!

DJ Spoko Africa In Your Earbuds Mixtape 58 Cover

Dope Folks Records Chicago Underground Mixtape Cover

Take a throwback break from the house madness of this week’s roundup and sample some of the best that Chicago has ever had to offer. These two recently-recovered tapes from Dope Folks Records are filled with nothing but Chi-city underground hip-hop. They’re dusty, gritty and hungry tracks are rare gems from the center of the continent, and showcase the Midwest’s beginnings as a counterpoint to the coastal scenes. The first mix nails 1988-1998, while the second spans ’88-’96. In the mixes you’ll hear EC Illa, Black AG, Main Frame and Nacrobats amongst many others–proof that Chicago can hang with any city, anytime. Those vinyl crackles do pair awfully nicely with the midwest winter wind.

Mix 1 Tracklist:

EC Illa – “Chicago Hip Hop”
Deep Freeze – “City Runnin Shit”
Fully G – “There She Goes Again”
Infinito – “Shadow Hours”
Definite Vacation 4 Suckas – “Blowing up the spot”
Main Frame – “Her,Her & You”
M.C. Juice – “Pressue”
Sundance – “A Better Day”
B.A.T. – “Unspeakable Truth”
SuperStar Da Kleva – “A.D.I.D.A.S.”
The Ra- I – “Rigley Feel”
Black AG – “Honey Hamma ( Released at dopefolksrecords.com)”
Blade – “Get A Load Of Me”
Pure & Natural – “Startin Funky”
ME & I – “The Wrath”

Mix 2 Tracklist:

Awesome L – “Hellafied Talk”
E.C. – “Smooth, But It Ain’t No Radio Jam”
East Of The Rock – “Egyptian Musk”
Nacrobats – “Rush Hour”
Rec Center – “Mind Body & Soul? (I have a White label test press)”
The Knomadz – “Gifted”
Pro Skee, M.C. Swan & Pumpin Pete – “Don’t Bumrush The Sound”
Smuv Radicals – “No Justice, No Peace”
H Squared ft. The Shady Crew – “Another Mission”
Matlock – “Moon Shine (2006 Gravel Hip Hop)”
RAB – “Outro Accapella”
Rubberoom – “Body Snachin’”
Primeridian – “Body Snactchin’”
Earatik Statik – “Lox It Down”
Black Pirate Militia – “Insane Asylum”
Meaty – “Blanket Of Ash 45”
E.C. Feat. Vakill , Percee P & Rhymefest – “NY-CHI Network”

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