Mixtape Mondays: Solid Steel Radio x Beastie Boys, DJ Spinna x Jose James, Mister Cee x Michael Jackson

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Beastie Boys "Paul's Boutique" cover

Contrary to popular belief, summer is NOT over. You may have attended some end-of-summer functions over this long weekend but you have until September 21st to wrap up your summer shenanigans. But before you head out to get into whatever it is you planned on gettin into on this glorious Labor Day holiday, make sure you got these mixtapes in your arsenal.  DJ's Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot of the Solid Steel Radio crew whip up an amazing tribute to the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique LP, DJ Spinna goes through the catalog of José James, and Mister Cee pays his respects to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food "Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way"

Three years ago Solid Steel Radio DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food conceptualized this tribute to the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique album. The mix was halfway done when the trio received the news of the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch.  Comprised of samples used by the Beasties on the album, interviews, demos, and other bits of aural treats, Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way is one of the best mixes you'll hear all year.


DJ Cheeba:

To All The Girls:

Mike D - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Idris Mohammed - Loran's Dance - Kudu

Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble (Accapella) - Capitol Records

Beastie Boys - Paul Revere - (DIY Accapella)

Fatboy Slim - The Weekend Start Here - Skint Records

Beastie Boys - 3 MCs and 1 DJ (Accapella) - Capitol Records

LL Cool J - Rock The Bells - Def Jam Recordings

Beastie Boys - Ch Ch Ch Check it Out (Accapella) - Capitol Records

Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (Accapella) - Capitol Records

David Berman - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Shake Your Rump:

Alphonze Mouzon - Funky Snakefoot - Blue Note

Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (Accapella) - Capitol Records

Rose Royce - 6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock) - MCA Records

Rose Royce - Born To Love You - MCA Records

John King - The History of The Dust Brothers (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Diana Ross & The Supremes - No Matter What Sign You Are - Tamla Mowtown

The Sugar Hill Gang - 8th Wonder - Sugar Hill Records

Rose Royce - Daddy Rich - MCA Records

Alan Moorhouse - Soul Skimmer - KPM Music

Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity Part 2 (Accapella) - Polydor

Funky 4+1 - Thats The Joint - Sugar Hill Records

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved - Island Records

Rose Royce - Yo Yo - MCA Records

Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Black Oak Arkansas - Hot and Nasty - ATCO Records

Paul Humphrey - Super Mellow - Inner City Records

Harvey Scales - Dancing Room Only - Casablanca Records

Ronnie Laws - Tell me Something Good - Blue Note

Johnny Ryall:

Kurtis Blow - AJ Skratch - Mercury

Paul McCartney - Momma Miss America - Apple Records

Beastie Boys - Johnny Ryall (Accapella) - Capitol Records

Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff - Stax

Chris Stein - Military Breakbeat - 360 Records

Pink Floyd - One Of These Days - Harvest

Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band - ATCO Records

MCA - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

David Bromberg - Sharon - Columbia

LL Cool J - Discusses the Beastie Boys (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip


Lightnin' Rod - Sport - United Artists Records

WYFF News - Which Came First...? (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Beastie Boys - Eggman - (DIY Accapella)

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly - Buddah Records

Tower of Power - Drop It In The Slot - Warner Bros. Records

Elvis Costello - Pump it Up - Radar Records

John Williams - The Theme From Jaws - MCA Records

Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours - Def Jam Recordings

Bernard Herrmann - Suite For Strings - Sony Classical

Mike D & MCA - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

Sly and The Family Stone - Dance To The Music - Epic

The Commodores - I'm Ready - Tamla Mowtown

Public Enemy - Bring The Noise - Def Jam Recordings

High Plains Drifter:

Interview with The Eagles introduction (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip

The Eagles - Those Shoes - Asylum Records

The Fatback Band - Put Your Love (In My Tender Care) - Polydor

DJ Moneyshot Outro


DJ Moneyshot:

DJ Moneyshot - "Can't Stand DJ Cheeba Intro" - mp3

Sounds Of Science:

The Beatles - The End - Apple Records

Beastie Boys - Sounds of Science (DIY acapella) - Capitol Records

James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved - Polydor

Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records

Beastie Boys - Sounds of Science - Capitol Records

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - Capitol Records

BDP - My Philosophy - Jive

The Beatles - When I'm 64 - Capitol Records

Issac Hayes - Walk from Regio's - Polydor

3 Minute Rule:

Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records

Beastie Boys - 3 Minute Rule - Capitol Records

Fancy - Feel Good - Big Tree Records

Sly & The Family Stone - Brave And Strong - Epic

Beastie Boys - 3 Minute Rule (DIY acapella) - Capitol Records

Sly & The Family Stone - Poet - Epic

Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance - CBS

Hey Ladies:

Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie - De-Lite Records

Disco Dave & The Force Of the Five MC's - High Powered Rap - Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records

Afrika Bambaataa - Jazzy Sensation - Tommy Boy Music

Jeanette Lady Day - Come Let Me Love You - Prelude Records

Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies (acapella) - Capitol Records

Cameo - Shake Your Pants - Chocolate City

The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost - Stax

Kurtis Blow - Party Time - Mercury

Zapp - Dancefloor - Warner Bros. Records

James Brown - Funky President - Polydor

The P-Funk Allstars - Pumpin' It Up - Epic

The Commodores - Machine Gun - Motown

The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz - Capitol Records

5 Piece Chicken Dinner:

Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell - Shuckin' The Corn - Warner Bros. Records

DJ Moneyshot - Rinse Out Jungle ish - mp3

Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun:

Tougher Than Leather dialogue sample - New Line Cinema

Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand - Kama Sutra

Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records (dialogue)

Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun (acapella) - Capitol Records

Pink Floyd - Time - Harvest

Mountain - Mississippi Queen - Stateside

Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium - Pride

Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun - Capitol Records

YouTube Audio - MTV 1998 Beastie Boys Biography - MTV (dialogue)


DJ Food:

Car Thief:

Funk Factory - Rien Ne Va Plus (ATCO Records)

Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over (Instr.) (B-Boy Records)

Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb (Jamtu Records)

Beastie Boys - Car Thief (acappella) (Capitol)

The Jackson 5 - I'll Bet You (Motown)

Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man (Pye Records)

Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick (Atlantic)

What Comes Around:

Gene Harris - Put On Train (Blue Note)

Alice Cooper - It's Hot Tonight (Warner Bros. Records)


Sly & The Family Stone - Loose Booty (Epic)

Funky 4+1 - That's The Joint (Sugarhill Records)

Rose Royce - Do Your Dance (Whitfield Records)

The Sugarhill Gang - Sugarhill Groove (Sugarhill Records)

Trouble Funk - Say What? (D.E.T.T. Records)

Ballin' Jack - Never Let 'Em Say (Columbia)

The Fatback Band - King Tim III (Personality Jock) (Spring Records)

James Brown - Funky Drummer (King Records/Polydor)

Ask For Janice:

Paul's Boutique radio ad (cassette) (dialogue)

B-Boy Bouillabaisse -

59 Christie Street:

Burundi Black - Burundi Black (Barclay)

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (Polydor)

Run DMC - Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) (Profile)

Cerrone - Rocket In The Pocket (Live) (CBS)

Fab 5 Freddy - Change Le Beat (Celluloid)

Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy (Jive)

Stop That Train:

Southside Movement - Save The World (20th Century Records)

Beastie Boys - Stop That Train (acappella) (Capitol)

Scotty - Draw Your Brakes (Trojan Records)

A Year And A Day:

Tower Of Power - Ebony Jam (Warner Bros. Records)

The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Epic)

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (on 45 rpm) (Atlantic)

Disco Dave & the Force of the Five MC's - High Powered Rap (Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records)

Hello Brooklyn:

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (on 33rpm) (Atlantic)

Beastie Boys - Hello Brooklyn (demo version)

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (CBS/Columbia)

Dropping Names:

The Meters - Hey Pocky A Way (Reprise Records)

The Sweet - Into the Night (RCA Victor)

The Crusaders - The Well's Gone Dry (Blue Thumb / ABC Records)

Bob Marley interview with the BBC (dialogue)

Lay It On Me:

Kool & The Gang - Let The Music Take Your Mind (De-lite)

Mike On The Mic:

Love Bug Starski - Starski, Live At The Disco Fever (Fever Records)


Chic - Good Times (Atlantic)

Beastie Boys - A.W.O.L. (Capitol)

Trouble Funk - Good To Go (4th & Broadway)

Idris Muhammed - Loran's Dance (Kudu)

Beastie Boys - Sureshot (acappella) (Capitol/Grand Royal)

Rakim - Dedication (mp3) (dialogue)


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

The legendary DJ Spinna takes a trip through the diverse catalog of José James. Not only does Spinna draw from James' previous three albums, but also offers up some previews of joints from James' forthcoming album!


1. Love Connection

2. Code

3. Park Bench People

4. Love

5. Come To My Door

6. Made For Love

7. It's All Over

8. Save Your Love

9. Lay You Down

10. Trouble

11. Vanguard

12. Promise In Love

13. Detroit Loveletter

14. Sword - Gun

15. Velvet

16. Desire (Moodyman Remix)

17. Warriors

18. Warriors SBRKT Remix)

19. Tomorrow


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

Mister Cee "HOT97 Throwback At Noon - Michael Jackson Tribute (08.29.2012)"

HOT97's Mister Cee never disappoints when he does one of his tribute sets, and his set from this past Wednesday (Michael Jackson's birthday) lives up to Cee's reputation. These should be auto-downloads at this point.


Michael Jackson "The Lady In My Life"

The Jackson 5 "Who's Loving You"

Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney "The Girl Is Mine"

The Jackson 5 "Never Can Say Goodbye"

Michael Jackson "Will You Be There"

Michael Jackson "Got To Be There"

Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel"

The Jackson 5 "Rockin' Robin"

The Jackson 5 "Maybe Tomorrow"

Michael Jackson "Butterflies"

The Jackson 5 "ABC"

Michael Jackson "Human Nature"

The Jackson 5 "I'll Be There"

Michael Jackson "You Rock My World" (Remix feat. Jay-Z)

The Jacksons "This Place Hotel"

The Jackson 5 "I Want You Back"

Michael Jackson "She's Out Of My Life"

Michael Jackson "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"

Michael Jackson "Man In The Mirror"

Michael Jackson "I Can't Help It"

The Jackson 5 "It's Great To Be Here"

The Jacksons "Enjoy Yourself"

Michael Jackson "I Wanna Be Where You Are"

Michael Jackson "Liberian Girl"

Teknoe "(I Wanna) Be Like Mike"

Michael Jackson "Another Part Of Me"

Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson "Scream"

Michael Jackson "Remember The Time

The Jackson 5 "Dancing Machine"

Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (Too Good To Be True)"

The Jacksons "Show You The Way To Go"

The Jackson 5 "Body Language"

The Jacksons "Blame It On The Boogie"

The Jackson 5 "The Love You Save"

Michael Jackson "Bad"

Michael Jackson "Rock With You"

Michael Jackson "Black Or White"

Michael Jackson "Jam"

Michael Jackson "Billie Jean"

Michael Jackson "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"

Michael Jackson "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)"

Michael Jackson "Off The Wall"

Michael Jackson "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin"

The Jacksons "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground"

Diana Ross & Michael Jackson "Ease On Down The Road"

The Jacksons "Can You Feel It"

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