Here’s a re-release of my Jay Z: B.C. – Before roCafella mixtape I released back in 2001. Over the years I’ve gotten requests to put this out joint out in digital format so hear it is. This is the mixtape where all the Jay Z demos you hear on the net originated from.
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Off that Nas: The Found Tapes. Nas kicking the knowledge as only he can.
Nas “Seeds Of Heaven” (Prod by Infinite Arkatechz) LINK
“I felt that the Knicks was going to pick me especially since I was available at 15 and there was nobody else left that was better than me. I proved to be right when Frederick Weiss went in front of me, I mean I never seen this cat so I figured he had to have some kind of talent. But the Knicks should’ve picked me, they should’ve gave me a shot. I definitely, definitely wanted to be a Knick, I wasn’t running from NY.”
That was Ron Artest when I had an opportunity to interview him fresh off a four game sweep over the Celtics during the 2004 NBA playoffs. Continue reading
There is no doubt in my mind that if Stack Bundles was alive today, he’d be one of our rap stars. In a climate where everyone’s ODing on swag, Stack would’ve been right at home when you consider his swag was turned on a long time before it got popular to say it. More importantly though, he was a talented MC. Stack would’ve turned 29 today and while he’s gone his music lives on. Enjoy the birthday mix done by yours truly, SQ SQ SQ SQ SQUAADD UPP!!
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Nas probably has one of the more vast collections of unreleased material of any rap artist. A lot of those tracks have been floating around on the net for years but of poor quality or riddled with DJ drops. That is until I opened up my vault to give you, DJ Rhude Presents: Nas – The Found Tapes, a nice collection of those songs properly labeled and in the CDQ mastered form Nasir intended his fans to hear them in. Included is the studio mastered version of “Hope”, that was sent to me straight from the producer of the track. It is far better quality than the one that is on the internets. This one is for the fans, enjoy!
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Hard to believe it’s already been 10 years that the music world lost an immensely talented artist named Aaliyah Dana Haughton, and more importantly a family a beloved sister and daughter. Here at BMR on the 10th anniversary of her tragic death, we remember her through some of the great music that she blessed us with. R.I.P.
Anyone desires a hard copy, hit me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tracklist and download under the cut. Continue reading
Vol. 2 in the Block Muzik Radio mixtape series, mixed by yours truly. Lot of bangers on this one so be sure to download and bump in the ipod or whip. For physical copies shoot me a request @ email@example.com.
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The 3rd edition in the We Got Now series (Pt. 1, Pt.2) saw me hooking up with the homie DJ Scream for the NY/ATL connection. We dropped this back in 2007 and you’ll see some familiar names like Willie The Kid, Gorilla Zoe, Trae The Truth, Skyzoo, Grafh, Joell Ortiz and more. Shoutout to Scream for the Maybach Music move, congrats!
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Over the years Jay and Ye have done a ton of work together so them doing an album together seemed like a natural evolution at this stage in their respective careers. With the anticipation for Watch The Throne at a fever pitch (check the pre-order sales for proof), I decided to put this mixtape together documenting a lot of their work.
DJ Rhude Presents: Path To The Throne – Jay Z & Kanye West
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I picked this tape to upload for one reason.
Ghostface aka Tony Starks.
Most artists who have hosted mixtapes for me delivered the standard format. They introduce themselves, big up the DJ, say the tape name, promote their projects and shoutout their team and it’s a wrap. Not Ghostface though. He just unleashed a rant directed at rappers that totally caught me off guard. The end result was hilarity and the best hosting job an artist has ever done for me because it was totally unscripted. Download and back cover after the cut. Continue reading
I love doing artists mixtapes and when the artist gets involved themselves, it makes the project come out even crazier. I’ll use this Best Of Termanology mixtape I did back in 07 as the example. Not only was Term open to the idea of me doing the tape, he and Dan Green made sure I got a grip of songs that were exclusives back then. Then he went the extra mile by recording a freestyle as well doing the hosting duties. Dope. By the way, it doesn’t hurt when the rapper is nice on the mic, a description that fits him well. Shoutout to Dan Green and Termanology for making this mixtape possible. Tracklist and download after the cut, firstname.lastname@example.org for hard copies. Continue reading
This was a mixtape me and Datwon put together back when he was the EIC of King Magazine. I want to say we dropped this around 08. Day pitched the idea of doing a sex themed mixtape and who sells sex better than Karrine Steffans? Yup no one. So he hit ol girl up with the concept and she agreed to get down with the project and host it. The next step was to compile songs that went along with the theme, some of which are original tracks that some of the artists we reached out to, recorded especially for the effort. The final result beared DT The Kingpen & DJ Rhude Present: Freaky Flows, Hosted By Karrine Steffans. You’ll notice some familiar faces on this project like 50 Cent, Lil Kim, Grafh, Jae Millz, Skyzoo, and Big Sean (who Day put me up on early) as well as some newcomers. Karrine dropped a few bars acappella as well as let us listen in on her answering machine. Well now you have the backstory behind it, tracklist and download after the leap.
As I continue with the throwback theme, here’s part two in the WGT now series, We Got Now Pt. 2: The New Movement. I dropped this in 2007 and it featured Grafh, Willie The Kid, Curren$y, Ransom, Wiz Khalifa, Papoose, Stimuli and a slew of other MCs trying to break thru to that next level. Continue reading
Back in 2006, I started a mixtape series called We Got Now with the sole purpose of providing a platform for some of the up and coming dudes who were just starting to make noise in the game. The series had four editions with the homie DJ Scream coming along for the ride on one of them. If you peep the track list in the player below, you’ll notice some familiar names of dudes who are either fully blown or right on the cusp of that next level.
Wiz Khalifa, Red Cafe, Grafh, Termanology, Jae Millz, Stimuli, Balance, Corey Gunz, Maino and Maf (y’all know him as Maffew Ragazino these days) to name a few. I’m going to eventually post up all four mixtapes but for now enjoy the first one of the series. Track list and download after the cut.
Something new I’ll be doing for the series is setting off the mix with a throwback track, then we’ll get into it. I got a LOT of special treats coming up in the future so hopefully y’all will join this ride with me. Anyone out there wants a hard copy of any mix I do, just get at me at email@example.com. Lets go! Track list and download link when you..
01. OC-Crew Love (intro throwback track)
02. 50 Cent-When I Come Back
03. Pharoache Monch-Clap
05. Rick Ross ft Meek Mill – Perfectionist
06. Styles P-#1 Homie
07. Remo ft Two Twelve-L.O.T.S.
08. Grafh-Kush freestyle
09. Harlem World-In Harlem (prod by Boola)
10. Nas freestyle
11. Nas-Snitch Alibi (prod by Boola)
12. Pusha T-My God
13. Raekwon ft Ghostface & Jim Jones-Rock N Roll
14. Willie The KId ft Styles P-Live From The Ritz
15. REKS ft Styles P-Why Cry (prod by Alchemist)
16. Jadakiss-I Miss You
17. 50 Cent-Run Up On Me
18. Willie The Kid ft La The Darkman-Necessary Way
19. Tony Yao ft Maino-OJ Gloves (prod by Havoc)
20. Fat Joe ft Raekwon-Pushing Keys
21. Milot ft Styles P-Taking Rap Back
22. REKS-25th Hour (prod by DJ Premier)
23. Skyzoo ft Styles P & Buckshot-Now or Never
24. Young Chris ft Lloyd Banks-Flatline