Mixtape Monday: DJ Premier, ATCQ, LOX Tributes + Hieroglyphics, Baltimore Club & Much More
As the weekend draws to a close and we resurge into our weekly routines, Mixtape Monday brings the funk to get you through your week. This installment includes supreme mixes from some of OKP's go-to compilers of dopeness, including some heavy-hitting tributes to some of NYC's most heralded hip-hop luminaries. We've got Mister Cee's tributary mix to New York's brooding trio of MCs the LOX; a video mix from DJ Cable compiling some A Tribe Called Quest's most enticing and lively visuals; DJ Bond's homage to the greatness that is DJ Premier; Hieroglyphics' mix celebrating their recent collaboration with The Hundreds for their 6th anniversary. On top of that we got tapes from LeFtO, who shines some light on the latest flames from the blogosphere, like some excellent new editions from Jay Electronica & Co, ill tapes from DJ Technics (B-more stand up!,) DJ Rupture letting loose his (digital) tribute to the Cumbia tradition, Chairman Mao's celebration of impending warmer weather, Jillionaire's Caribbean mix for Feel Up Records' Chicken & Beer party at ULTRA later this week and finally, Deadly Dragon's posthumous tribute to dancehall great Wayne Smith's legacy. Whew! Without further ado, tap into this round-up of illness, sure to get you off your Monday jones and into the workflow.
First up, we've got DJ Cable's unconventional mash-up of visuals in honor of A Tribe Called Quest's supremacy. Leading off with an introduction from a gushing (no pun intended) Pharrell, schooling the masses on the greatness of Kamaal The Abstract, The Funky Diabetic, Ali Shaheed and Jarobi 1. Rock with this ill chronological mash of ATCQ videos.
Next up, we've got the Hieroglyphics crew's anniversary mix for The Hundreds, celebrating their collaboration with the West Coast camp on a number of tees and 6 years in the game, featuring Del, Opio, Pep Love and the whole clique in full force. Peep it below.
There is no better to way to say happy birthday to one of hip-hop's most supreme crafters of beats than to throw his most choice cuts into one righteous long-form mix for the world to eat up. Listen to the DJ Premier's birthday mix by DJ Bond below.
Mister Cee continues the stellar onslaught of afternoon mixes with his Best Of The LOX mix up. Listen to this impressive tributary to Jada, Sheek and Styles after the jump.
Keeping the tributes in full swing, Deadly Dragon Sound pushes this lush homage to the legacy of late great dancehall pioneer Wayne Smith. Get "Under Mi Sleng Teng" with this reggae-doused tape from the Deadly Dragons crew below.
DJ Rupture rounds up the cuts that endeared him to the Cumbia tradition in this ill 30 minute romp made up of records he bought exclusive in Brooklyn. BK stand with your man and rock with this ill mix.
Capping our week's extensive list of tributes, Baltimore Club pioneer/wrecker of the warehouse party DJ Technics takes us through the hits during his set for Turntable Lab Radio.
Jillionaire takes us through the Caribbean with this compilation of Soca and dancehall grooves for Feel Up Records' forthcoming Chicken & Beer party at ULTRA later this week.
Chairman Mao brings in the sunshine with his latest Spring Mix for RBMA, melding disco, funk and even some house into one radiating compilation for you to rock with.
Finally, wrapping up this hefty dose of mixtape madness is OKP fam-o LeFtO with his round-up of the best in hip-hop and r&b from this past month, including a few cuts from Jay Electronica, De La Soul, Theophilus London and a slew of other true-schoolers to keep you bumpin' through the week.