Mixtape Monday: Skratch Bastid, O.G. Ron C x Frank Ocean, TenDJiz x Common x Nas

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Skratch Bastid & The Gaff "Soul Sisters Stand Up!"

Monday... Easily the least loved day of the week.  That's why Mixtape Monday isn't Mixtape Tuesday or Mixtape Friday.  We know how hard it can be to get through that first day back at work after the weekend, so cue up these OKP approved mixtapes and listen to the time fly by...

Skratch Bastid & The Gaff Soul Sisters Stand Up!

This 80 minute mix of female soul and funk hit our inbox early this morning and almost didn't make it to this week's Mixtape Monday, but one listen to Skratch Bastid & The Gaff's Soul Sisters Stand Up! and we had to include it! In the works for most of 2012, Soul Sisters Stand Up! is well crafted, solid, and FUNKY.


1. Skratch Bastid & The Gaff "Soul Sisters, Stand Up! (intro)

2. Jeanne & The Darlings "Soul Girl"

3. Patti Drew "Hard To Handle"

4. Marilyn Barbarin & The Soul Finders "Reborn"

5. Carla Whitney "War"

6. Marlena Shaw "Nothing But Tears"

7. Wendy Rene "After Laughter"

8. The Emotions "As Long As I've Got You"

9. Lyn Collins "Put It On The Line"

10. The Sweet Inspirations "You Roam"

11. Odetta "Hit Or Miss"

12. Jean Knight "Do Me"

13. Lynda Lyndell "What A Man"

14. Norma Jenkins "Puzzle Man"

15. Marlena Shaw "California Soul" (Blend)

16. Betty Davis "Mama Wants You Back"

17. Camille Yarborough "Take Your Praise"

18. Nina Simone / Labelle "Sinnerman" / "When The Sun Comes Shining Through"

19. Diana Ross / Minnie Riperton "Love Hangover" / "Les Fleurs"

20. Dionne Warwick "You're Gonna Need Me"

21. Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford "Nobody"

22. Aretha Franklin "One Step Ahead"

23. Marie Queenie Lyons "See And Don't See"

24. Ann Peebles "Somebody's On Your Case"

25. Shirley Jean & The Relations "If I'd Had A Man Like You"

26. Marva Whitney "Only You"

27. Ann Alford "Got To Get Me A Job"

28. Clydie King "Dance To The Music"

29. Betty Everett "Sweet Dan"

30. Nancy Wilson "Tell The Truth"

31. Freda Payne "Mother Misery"

32. Merry Clayton "Southern Man"

33. Honey Cone "Innocent 'Til Proven Guilty"

34. Freda Payne "Unhooked Generation"/"The Easiest Way To Fall"

35. Ruby Andrews "You Made A Believer Out Of Me"

36. Laura Lee "Crumbs On The Table"

37. Betty Lavette "Soul Tambourine"

38. Rhetta Hughes "You're Doing It With Her"

39. Dee Edwards "Why Can't We Be In Love"

40. Marlena Shaw / The Supremes "Woman Of The Ghetto (Live)" / "Come Into My Life"

41. Sunday's Child "Maybe I'm Amazed"

42. Dorothy, Oma & Zelpha "Gonna Put It On Your Mind"

43. Selena Jones "Do I Love You"

44. Betty Everett "Take Me"

45. Aretha Franklin "You're A Sweet Sweet Man"

46. Rose Royce "Ooh Boy"

47. The Emotions "Blind Alley"

48. Zulema "Giving Up"

49. The Sweet Inspirations "I'm Blue"

50. Etta James "Sooki Sooki"

51. Ann Sexton "You're Losing Me"

52. Patti Jo "Make Me Believe In You"

53. The Mirettes "To Love Somebody"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.OG Ron C x Frank Ocean "Channel Purple"

OG Ron C x Frank Ocean Channel Purple

At first glance, I thought this was mixtape was going to be some ill-advised mash-up of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange LP (heard of it?) with selections from Prince's catalogue.  Y'know... Prince... Purple... Fortunately that's not the case.  OG Ron C takes the R&B singer's album and pours a giant styrofoam cup of that purp all over it resulting in a drastic "chopped not slopped" reimagining of the phenomenon that is Frank Ocean's debut album.


1. Channel Purple Intro

2. Thinking Bout You

3. Pyramids

4. Pink Matter (feat. Andre 3000)

5. Pilot Jones

6. White (feat. John Mayer)

7. Purple (White Remix)

8. Not Just Money

9. Super Rich Kids

10. Sierra Leone

11. Lost

12. End

13. Bad Religion

14. Sweet Life

15. Channel Purple Shoutouts 1

16. Crack Rock

17. Fertilizer

18. Forest Gump

19. Monks

20. Channel Purple Shoutouts 2


Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.TenDJiz x Nas x Common "CommoNasm"

TenDJiz CommoNasm

Miami's TenDJiz made a splash awhile back with his De La Soulviet mixtape, a project featuring TenDJiz's own remixes of De La tunes using samples of soul and jazz records from the former Soviet Union. Now he's revisiting the concept on CommoNasm featuring the works of Common and Nas once again with pre-Perestroika soul and Jazz tunes.


1. Geto Heaven Can

2. Shootouts 1999

3. NastraDooinit

4. Gladiator Made U Look

5. U Gotta Love The Corner

6. Purple Sun God

7. You Gowe Me

8. Gold Moment

9. Reminding Me (of Rule)

10. One Mic