Tag Archives: Mixtapes and Mixes

“i’m bout to introduce them two fellas”

weed is bringing all ages and races together..

big up cinematic. for some funny ass shit.

Various – Best of RARE [Cassette Rip]

This is a cassette rip of the Best of the RARE selection of ‘Rare Soul classics from the 70s & 80s’ compilations released on Ariola through BMG during the late 80s. The RARE series was widely know in UK vinyl collectors circles as one of the few compilations that allowed listeners access to these hits and bits for cheaps…

Side One

Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
Edna Wright – Oops Here I Go Again
Harvey Mason – Till You Take My Love
Charme – Never [Gonna Let You Go]
Banda Black Rio – Miss Cheryl
Francine McGee – Delerium
Serenade – Stick By Me

Side Two

Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin
Don Blackman – Holding You, Loving You
Main Ingredient – Work To Do
Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Real To Reel – Love Me Like This
Gene Page – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Tom Browne – Mr. Business

DJ Marley Marl Presents West End Mixtape Sessions [2005] & Grandmaster Flash Presents Salsoul Jam [1997]

West End and Salsoul Records were 2 of the most successful labels of the disco genre,with both having pretty under-stated mixtape make-overs from 2 of Hip-Hops finest over the years.

Feeling the tasteful artwork? Feck that, the mixes are tight. Both mixes feature some rare early Disco-Rap cuts, as well as the more popular end of the labels respective catalogues, both DJs tear up the right breaks, and at the right times. Have a listen and let us know what you think

DJ Marley Marl Presents West End Mixtape Sessions [192]

Taana Gardner – Heartbeat

Sweet G – A Heartbeat Rap

D’bora – No Sense

Diamond D – Fresh Avenue

DJ Divine – Get Into the Mix

Sesso Matto – Sessomatto

B+ – B-Beat Classic

Raw Silk – Do It To the Music

NYC Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait

Mahogany – Ride on the Rhythm

Shirley Lites – Heat You Up [Melt You Down]

Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face

Taana Gardner – Work That Body

Billy Nichols – Give Your Body Up to the Music

Taana Gardner – When You Touch Me

Marley Marl feat. MC Shan – Do Like This


Grandmaster Flash Presents Salsoul Jam [256]


Salsoul Orchestra – Runaway

Loleatta Holloway – Hit And Run

Skyy – High

First Choice – Love Thang

Silvetti – Spring Rain

First Choice – Doctor Love

Aurra – Checkin You Out

Aurra – Make Up Your Mind

Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up

Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size

Double Exposure – My Love Is Free

Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I Love It [Love Break]

Skyy – Let’s Celebrate

Skyy – Call Me

Instant Funk – Slap Slap Lickety Lack

First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder

Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation

Skyy – Here’s To You

Double Exposure – Ten Percent

Various – Salsoul 1 [Compiled by Norman Jay MBE for KISS FM 1988]

Here’s a Norman Jay MBE compilation of Salsoul tracks from 1988

The OG cassette rip was boosted from a very random blog, and in seperate parts for some reason. Anyhoops, here’s the tape blended as a whole, it’s warm and hissy and simply good music from an iconic label, it’s all about Loleatta Holloways All About The Papers for that singalongaSalsoul action though…

The tape in its entirety is available here

Soulman – Drugs mixtape

DJ Stretch Armstrong Show featuring Bobbito the Barber on WKCR [Undaground Flavas] – 1995

Found another old Stretch and Bobb cassette to add to the ever-increasing list of shows from the WKCR days

The exquisitly and tastefully designed cover looks like it was drawn up by someone with plegic issues, or some stumped up Jeremy Beadle type, and I have no clue why the date was scribbled out either

Wyclef and Pras are in the studio as well as an MC by the name of Mischief [along with his mate, 10 men/ Tin-Man?]. It’s one of the booty tapes that was sold outta one of the many vinyl stores in London at the time, Handspun Records I think. It’s a decent selection of tunes, no demo exclsuives to talk of, and Wyclef waffles on a bit [durin the freestyle as well as the chat with Bobb and Bones] some things never change eh, and sadly, there’s no Krunchtime. If anyone knows the origins of, erm, Undaground Flavas outta downtown Hounslow, then let us know. Shouts to Krisch for helpin out with the tracks

DJ Stretch Armstrong Show featuring Bobbito the Barber on WKCR [Undaground Flavas Sleeve] – 1995

SIDE A – http://www.mediafire.com/?7cnhz51hbbfuhw3

O.C., Lord Finesse & KRS ONE – Brainstorm [PSK Remix]
Bobbito Intro [Wyclef & Pras in studio]
Mischief [10 Man/ Silencer] Freestyles
Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’
Group Home – Inna Citi Life
Group Home – Album Intro
Fugees Wyclef & Pras Freestyle
Redman – Funkorama
LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Keith Murray, Prodigy – I Shot Ya

SIDE B – http://www.mediafire.com/?2dbg6221p0o0wc2

Das EFX & Mobb Deep – Microphone Master [Sewa/41 St. Side Remix]
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal – My Kinda Moves
Jamal – Fades Em All [Pete Rock Remix]
DJ Krush & Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Only The Strong Survive
Mic Geronimo – Life Check
Erick Sermon – Focus
Blahzay Blahzay – Danger [Remix]
O.C., Lord Finesse & KRS ONE – Brainstorm [PSK Remix]

DJ Cash Money – Need To Learno Plot One

They call him Cash Cash Money, but his name his, erm, Jerome…

HOTASBALLS have history, admittedly, ALOT of Hip-Hop history, that’s why the Hip-Hop soundtrack for the creators of this blog is anything from pre-1980 community centre Hip-Hop from the likes of Johnny Wah or Masterdon Committee, to blissed out lethargic G-Funk, via the gnarliest Mobb sound that would guarantee to put hairs on yer wee chest. This time round, its gold school Hip-Hop at it’s finest. Some Crash Crew, Busy Bee, some CC4 live, Treach3, Funky4, T-Connection & the elusive Radiance with RC La Rock amongst others. Straight pre golden-era park jam top-rockin type Hip-Hop, in a mixtape. I’ve done my best to tweak the eqs in an attempt to re-master it, it was a pretty shitty quality tape to start with but Ive done my best…

DJ Cash Money – Need To Learno Plot 1

SIDE A – www.mediafire.com/?03wutw39jp79qu5
SIDE B – www.mediafire.com/?gk6b7kbd5ma7dd0

The mixtape has one of the tightest examples of scratching, on a mixtape, like ever. True story.

Here’s Cash and Marvellous during 1988, on the Tim Westwood hosted Night Network TV Show ‘N-Sign Radio’, performing Ugly Woman and another tight as feck routine.