Mixtape Mondays: LeFtO, Chairman Mao, DJ Spinna & Just Dizle

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

This is it - the final Mixtape Monday of the winter. Now that the end of our winter sadness is within reach, we can start preparing for some summer madness! But first things first, you came here for mixtapes and we've got some great ones this week.  LeFtO delivers his latest weekly mix of joints and jams. Chairman Mao dusts off some 45s your parents might've slow-danced to back in the day. Just Dizle and DJ Spinna team up for a monstrous tribute to some fallen hip-hop heroes.

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

LeFtO "Show#537"

Wait... Has LeFtO really done 537 of these weekly mixes? While we go off to find out the real story, listen to the Belgian DJ's latest mix featuring a wide range of music.  We're talking about that Earl Sweatshirt, Sun Ra, James Blake and Thelma Houston kinda range.  2 hours of something for just about everybody.


1. Toddla T "Worst Enemy"

2. Ikebe Shakedown "The Beast"

3. Earl Sweatshirt "Whoa" (feat. Tyler, The Creator)

4. Ta-Ku "Sway"

5. Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge "Enemies" (feat. The Delfonics)

6. LTGL "Hat To The Back"

7. Hud Mo "Tingle"

8. Mala In Cuba "The Tunnel"

9. Brandt Brauer Frick "Skiffile It Up"

10. TY "Like You Never"

11. Sun Ra "Enlightenment"

12. Ge-Ology "Diurnal Insomnia"

13. Rashaan Ahmad "Ital"

14. S O H N "Bloodflows"

15. Mount Kimble "Made To Stray"

16. Rick Poppa Howard "Do What You Have To Do"

17. Motor City Drum Ensemble "Send A Prayer" (Pt. 1)

18. Co$$ (Cashus King) "Love Again"

19. Bendaur "Dream Tapes"

20. The Internet "Give It Time"

21. Maylee Todd "I Can't Stand It"

22. Cookin' On 3 Burners "This Girl"

23. Polyrhythmics "Moon Cabbage"

24. Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators "Now I Can Fly"

25. Thelma Houston "You Used To Hold Me So Tight"

26. Les Sins (Toro Y Moi) "Grind"

27. Pablo Valentino "Old New Swing"

28. Owiny Sigoma Band "Nyiduonge Drums"

29. Pedestrian & Jasper "Kalakuta"

30. Pearson Sound "Quiver"

31. Anushka "I Have Love For You"


Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Chairman Mao "Across 135th Street Super Soul Ballad Power Hour(s)"

Chairman Mao of Ego Trip whipped up this mix of 70's soul ballads for Red Bull Music Academy Radio, and almost immediately we were transported to one of those blue-light basement parties circa '72.  Then we spotted our parents grinding in the corner. Ugh.

It's still a dope mix though.


1. "What About Me?" Exceptional Three feat. Ruby Carter

2 "Wonderful To Be Loved" Ice-Cold-Love

3 "You’re The One I Need" The Positive Sounds

4 "Of All The Hearts To Break" The Deceptions

5 "The Magic Of Your Love" The Majestic Arrows

6 "Pretending Dear" The Lovelles

7 "That’s How I Feel" The Suspects

8 "Stop Look & Listen" The Circulations

9 "I Need Your Love The Vegas

10 "Look Up, Look Down" Soft Touch

11 "Now That You’re Mine" Jonny & The Expressions

12 "Hands On A Golden Key" Stone Creations

13 "If There’s A Tomorrow" The Natural Resources

14 "It’s For You Me" The Amazers

15 "Am I A Good Man" Them Two

16 "Two Of A Kind" Lord Luther & The Counts

17 "Slippin’ Around" Thomas East

18 "Cupid’s Corner" Michael Washington

19 "Let Me Love You" Robert Taylor

20 "Miss You" Zodiac

21 "I Need You" The Sophisticates

22 "It’s Not Fair" Dee Dee Warwick

23 "It’s Not But So Much Love Can Do" Lee Bonds

24 "While I’m Alone" Frankie Beverly’s Raw Soul

25 "Tears For Love" Billy Leonard

26 "That’s Love" Sugarhill

27 "Winter Is Much Too Long" Cloe Martin

28 "My Summer Love" The Fifth Page

29 "Absence" The Fabulistics

30 "To You With Love" The Moments

31 "Lost On A Highway" The Final Seconds

32 "Music Revolution" Donald Jenkins & The Delighters

33 "Point Of No Return" Odds Against Tomorrow

34 "Just Wait And See" Reggie Sadler Revue feat. Richie Shade

35 "Love, Love, Love" 3rd Flight

36 "What More Can I Say" The Notations

37 "You’re Not Close To Me" Calvin Golden

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Bonus: Head over to Ego Trip's website for a track-by-track rundown!

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

DJ Spinna & Just Dizle "Dearly Departed (Part 1)"

France and the United States join forces in the form of Just Dizle and DJ Spinna for a dope mixtape that pays tribute to some of Hip Hop's fallen soldiers. Don't worry, it's not a bunch of songs like "I'll Be Missing You." Instead you'll hear the voices of Eazy E, Big L, Guru, Apache, Pimp CNate Dogg, Heavy D, and Big Pun.

We look forward to part two which should drop in the next few weeks!


01. Bone Thugs N Harmony - Foe Tha Love Of Money ft Eazy E

02. Above The Law - Killaz In The Park ft. MC Ren (Mac & A.K. RMX) - (RIP KMG)

03. Master P - Break Em Off Somethin' ft UGK - (RIP Pimp C)

04. Eazy-E - Creep N Crawl

05. Boogie Down Productions - My 9mm Goes Bang (RIP Scott La Rock)

06. Nate Dogg - Hardest Man in Town

07. Big L - Hell Up in Harlem ft. Herb McGruff, Murda Mase & Killa Cam

08. Proof - Bring It 2 Me

09. Big L - Raw and Ready ft. Party Arty (RIP Big L and Party Arty)

10. Apache - Gangsta Bitch

11. Guru - Certified (Feat. Bilal)

12. UGK - Real Women (Feat Talib Kweli) - (RIP Pimp C)

13. Bushwackas - Caught Up In The Game - (RIP B.D. Bugz)

14. Big Punisher - Super Lyrical

15. Gangstarr - Credit Is Due - Gangstarr

16. Heavy D and Biz Markie - We Write The Songs

17. M.C. Breed - Gotta Get Mine

18.Too Poetic - God Made Me Funky - (RIP Poetic)

19. Grave Diggaz - Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide - (RIP Poetic)

20. KMD - Nitty Gritty Remix feat Brand Nubian and Busta Rhymes - (RIP Subroc)

21. 3rd Base - Gas Face (RIP Subroc)

22. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (Remix) - (RIP Hood)

23. 2pac - If My Homies Call