Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009: Mixtapes of the Week #3

Spread Love, It's the Brooklyn Way

Brooklyn really went hard this week, as Notorious made its debut on the silver screen. Coincidentally (yeah, right), a whole bunch of Brooklyn-themed projects came out of the woodwork, including some mixtapes featuring artists like the Queen, Aaliyah, the Godfather, Big Daddy Kane, and the Prince(?), Papoose. But it was a Biggie week, no doubt. DJ Mike Nice hit us up with a great rarities and demos tape featuring tracks from Big Poppa (as well as Hov' and Kane; together, I call them Hovakane), and Mick Boogie re-released his Unbelievable tape from '07. DJ Parler even flipped some B.I.G. samples as a nice addition to our own sample sets from Biggie's albums. But DJ Semi & DJ KG stole the show with their marvelous blends tape featuring some of the greatest B.I.G. remixes I've heard in a while ("I see you jockin' [B.I.G.], jockin', jockin' [B.I.G.]"). Kudos to all the DJs and mixmasters who did their thing this week. Let's see what week #4 has to offer. 'Til then, check these out, and don't forget... to... TURN IT UP!!


The Notorious B.I.G.
(Presented by DJ Semi & DJ KG)

DJ Mike Nice
Brooklyn Bullshit: Rare Demos & Unreleased Material
(Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane & The Notorious B.I.G.)

The Notorious B.I.G.
Unbelievable: The Notorious Edition
(Presented by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban)
(Hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs)

Hits & Unreleased
(Presented by The Gwop Boyz)

Big Daddy Kane
Legends Volume 7
(Presented by J-Love)

American Elegancy
(Produced and Presented by Mydus)

DJ Parler
Samplology: The Notorious Chapter

21 Gun Salute
(Presented by DJ Kay Slay & Streetsweepers)

Call of Duty: The Next Generation