With my latest edit pack (A$AP Rocky) being sent out to my DJ email list, I thought it would be cool to go back and revisit my older packs. The first pack I made was for Ghostface Killah’s highly underrated “Apollo Kids” album, the next was T.I.’s “No Mercy” (also criminally underrated), then I started to head back into the classics with a great Slum Village pack. With each pack, I pull my favorite tracks from each album… generally staying away from the “hits”. Hope they come in handy.
Recommended Listening / DJ Edits
I hope this doesn’t get me in trouble with my peers and with Ma Dukes. I did this specifically to further the growth of the dearly missed Jay Dee. I have been doing a ton of soul searching lately and trying to figure out where I stand with everything. DJing is so near and dear to me, but it has been washed down with so much stuff I can’t stand. I don’t want to sound like the Hip Hop purest dude that says we need to take what is rightfully ours back, but that is all I can think of when shit is as ill as it is. There can be more to music in the clubs than wildin’ out (and I completely understand the concept of needing a release from our troubled times). At some point you gotta be true to yourself and put all the kids stuff away.
As some of you have been scooping up my regular edit packs you already know these are strictly DJ edits, made in order for you to mix these in a little better. I didn’t add a House kick underneath them or make a Dutch Dilla track. These are my favorite SV tracks made for falling in love on the dance floor.
RIP Dilla + Baatin
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Recommended Listening / DJ Mix
My dude Pump really brought it home with this tribute for Dilla. Lots of great quick mixes + soundbites + solid selection. Thanks so much for this one Pump.
It is amazing how young Dilla was and how much he had already accomplished.
My friend once told me a story about her cultural beliefs that people pass on because they have already accomplished what they were put on Earth for. Looking to the past and seeing how many young great artists have left us it almost makes sense.
This section was taken from a longer mix a few months after his passing. You must learn.
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