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

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

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 BoysPaul’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 BoysPaul’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)


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


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”

(via Miss Info)

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