Fall Maxtaped
November 13, 2007, 11:35 pm
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Here’s a little somethin somethin for the Fall season. It might just make all the turning leaves bump a bit more then usual. Maybe stop all the sudden temperature shifts with a swift kick of hotness. Either way here she be.


1.Dan Deacon – Snake Mistakes
2.Mac Lethal – Mean Jab
3.Dez & Nobs – Bust It
4.Gabe FM – Shiskabob
5.Sixtoo – 12
6.Aesop Rock – Pigs
7.Buck 65 – Devil’s Eyes
8.Atmosphere – Mattress
9.Grieves – Fly Away
10.Dose One – By Horoscope Light I&II
11.AWOL ONE – Get You
12.Cut Chemist – Storm ft. Edan & Mr. Lif
13.Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – Phone Ring Track
14.Deltron – Things You Can Do
15.Beck – Ghettochip Malfunction (8bit)
16.The Roots – Web
17.Sleep – Make Yourself Get Up
18.Felt – The Two
19.2mex – The Return of Fernadomania
20.Cage – Subtle Art of the Break Up Song
21.Rick Whispers – Solace
22.Brad Hamers & Panzah Zandahz – Satchel of Poets
23.Sole and The Skyrider Band – On Calvary


MAXTAPED vol.7: dance dance evolution
June 13, 2007, 10:43 pm
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Despite the name this really isn’t a dance mix, you could try to dance to it but I must warn you, you’ll probably hurt yourself. It started out as the closest thing to a dance mix my collection would allow (and it probably still is) and some how it turned into something all weird and awesome (and rad). There’s lots of good times in these songs and probably lots of drugs. So go ahead, turn up the stereo and smoke some crack and…well do whatever it is people on crack do…steal dvds and a sock drawer.

1. Passage – Creature In The Classroom
2. LCD Soundsystem -Thrills
3. Panda Bear – I’m Not
4. The Books – Be Good To Them Always
5. Alias & Tarsier – Luck And Fear ft. Dose One
6. Beck – Clap Hands
7. Peter, Bjorn and John – Amsterdam
8. Of Montreal – Chemicals
9. Subtle – By Hook
10. Tunng – Woodcat
11. Andrew Bird – Dark Matter
12. Why? – Yo Yo Bye Bye
13. Deerhoof – You Can See
14. RJD2 – Making Days Longer
15. Vincent Gallo – Apple Girl
16. Battles – Ddiamondd
17. Xiu Xiu – I Love The Valley, OH
18. Air – New Star In The Sky
19. 13&God – Men Of Station
20. Little Jeans – I Wish I Was A Robot
21. At The Drive-In – Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk

MAXTAPED vol.6: olde tymers
June 13, 2007, 10:29 pm
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Old school means different things to different people. In hip hop the term changes depending on when the person got into hip hop. But really, old school is a specific kind of hip hop. There was a specific time when it was made and there was a time when it stopped being made. People often claim different dates, but basically it runs from the early to mid 70’s until approximately 1988 (although here I’m letting it slide to ‘89). There was a change that occurred around this time. Many people consider ‘88 the greatest year in hip hop, it’s the year hip hop took off and it’s the year you can mark on your calendar as the year old school officially ceased to exist (although there’s a couple that got by). You might think The Chronic is old school or that Illmatic is old school…but as you listen to this here mixtape I think you will notice the difference. Hip hop use to be fun and inventive, not about money and guns. You’ll enjoy this, seriously, you can’t say Roxanne Shante’s “Wack It” doesn’t bring a smile to your face or that you don’t want to rap along to Audio Two’s (legendary one hit wonder song) “Top Billin”. Good times, great oldies…

1. Marley Marl – The Symphony ft. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
2. Audio Two – Top Billin’
3. T La Rock – Bust These Lyrics
4. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – It’s a Demo
5. Marley Marl – Wack It ft. Roxanne Shante
6. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five – Scorpio
7. Big Daddy Kane – On The Bugged Tip
8. MC Shan – Down By Law
9. Masta Ace – Can’t Stop The Bumrush
10. Fila Fresh Crew – The Toughest Man Alive
11. Eric B and Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
12. Slick Rick – Lick The Balls
13. LL Cool J – I’m Bad
14. Ultramagnetic MCs – Give The Drummer Some
15. Boogie Down Productions – 9mm Goes Bang
16. Beastie Boys – High Plains Drifter
17. Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
18. Run DMC – Beats To The Rhymes
19. EPMD – Jane

I love this shit…

MAXTAPED vol.5: the art of diss
June 13, 2007, 10:09 pm
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Something that has been an integral part of hip hop since very early is the battle. Whether freestyle battling or the ultimate diss track, it has always been there to show who’s harder, who’s more skilled and frankly who’s the best in this hip hop shit. It’s been done again and again and my goal here is to show you the most important and entertaining of these diss tracks starting with the ultimate battle…a legendary battle…some might argue the best battle in hip hop history…KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions vs. MC Shan and The Juice Crew…all the way to one of the most talked about, publicized and possibly violent battles in history…2pac and Deathrow Records vs. Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy Records. I’m even letting you in on some newer lesser known but usually better battles…and more… The last time I did this I added a huge break down of each battle, but this time I’m not going to keep that part, if you’re interested you can find it all on Just listen to the shit. There’s 2 volumes, the first is about ’86 to ’96 and the second is ’96 to present…

Volume 1

1. MC Shan – The Bridge
2. Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx
3. MC Shan – Kill that Noise
4. Boogie Down Productions – The Bridge is Over
5. LL Cool J – Jack the Ripper
6. Kool Moe Dee – Let’s Go
7. NWA – Message to B.A.
8. NWA – Real Niggaz
9. Ice Cube – No Vaseline
10. Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
11. Dr. Dre – Fuck Wit Dre Day ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg
12. Eazy E – Real Muthaphukkin Gs
13. 2pac – Hit ‘Em Up
14. Notorious B.I.G. – Long Kiss Goodnight
15. Mobb Deep – Drop a Gem on ‘Em

Volume 2

1. Canibus – Second Round K.O.
2. LL Cool J – The Ripper Strikes Back
3. Jay-Z – Takeover
4. Nas – Ether
5. Sole – Dear Elpee
6. El-P – Linda Tripp
7. Benzino – Sarcazm
8. Eminem – The Sauce
9. Benzino – Pull Up Your Skirt
10. Eminem – Nail In The Coffin
11. 50 Cent – Back Down
12. Ja Rule – Clap Back
13. 7L & Esoteric – Mercy Killing
14. 7L & Esoteric – Revenge Of The Nerds (Radio Ad)
15. El-P – 77oo Years To Date
16. Canibus – U Didn’t Care
17. Eminem – Can-A-Bitch



MAXTAPED vol.4: inter mental
June 12, 2007, 8:25 pm
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So this week is an instrumental mixtape. I know people these days despise instrumental music, for the most part, but trust me, this is probably the best mixtape thus far. Now, instrumental doesn’t always mean no vocals or voice. In fact almost all of these songs have a voice in it in some way or another but I would still classify them as instrumental. The voice in most of these are there simply another instrument in the song. In most vocal songs the voice is the main focus where as in these songs the voice is only part. I think if you give it a shot you will enjoy this mixtape more then…actually all of my mixtapes RULE… But this one’s got everything from classical music mashed with TV themes to KRS-one mashed with Beck (I usually hate mash-ups, but this one is that rare exception) to some of the modern masters of instrumental music like RJD2, DJ Shadow and Dosh (who is my favorite of the bunch). So sit down, shut-up, love it like you know you want to and enjoy…trust me, I haven’t been able to get this out of my car stereo for 2 weeks.

1. Tom Hazleton and Gene Ciszek – Mr. Bach Meets Batman
2. Losaka – i.e Jazz
3. RJD2 – Someone’s Second Kiss
4. Alias – Cobblestoned Waltz w/Ehren
5. Panzah Zandahz – You (Cell) Must (Phone’s) Learn (Dead)
6. Cut Chemist – Metrorail Thru Space
7. General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners – Vaqueros Y Indios
8. Mouse on Mars – I Go Ego Why Go We Go
9. Jel – Sweet Cream In It
10. Patrick Kevil – The Bone Shower
11. Bomarr Monk – Untitled 3
12. J-Zone – Beat Yo Ass!/Prostitute
13. DJ Shadow – Walkie Talkie
14. Prefuse73 – Pagina Dos ft. The Books
15. Telephone Jim Jesus – Blueintheface
16. DJ Vadim – Revelations Well Expounded ft. Kela & Ulzula Dudziak
17. The Timeout Drawer – Broad Grins From The Boarding Ramp
18. Unconventional Science – Give It Up
19. Odd Nosdam – Untitled One
20. X-Ecutioners – C’mon
21. Necronomikon Quartett – Wave Rider
22. Dosh – Simple Exercises

MAXTAPED vol.3: um what?
June 12, 2007, 8:16 pm
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Okay, so this is a crazy one…let me just warn you. Most of these songs I got off the 365 days project. A couple are all mine though. There’s some odd stuff here, so be twice warned. There’s a lot of old songs with subversive lyrics (”Cupcake”, ”Column of Flowing Honey”), there’s new songs that boggle the mind (”I Like Cheese”, “Donna Summer on the Radio”), and there’s just shit I don’t even know how to classify (William Shatner’s version of “Rocket Man”). Most of it is just weird goodness or not…and yes, that’s the same Charles Manson. There’s some of my favorite religious tunes (”Cup of Jesus”, “I’m A Mormon”) and one of the best folk/alien songs I’ve ever heard (Mollie Thompson’s “Space Talk”…her whole album is like this). You may laugh at it, be intrigued by it, or you may get half way through and delete all the songs, regardless, I had to do this…There’s 32 tracks, so I’m not going to lay out the tracklisting here…just…here you go. 

MAXTAPED vol.2: indie 5000
June 12, 2007, 8:05 pm
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Well, I suppose it’s that time again. Since I am the hook-up for that awesome rad muzak. This week I’m going for a bit of a different feel. I know all of you (all five or so of you) loved last weeks mixtape and you will love this one too…unless you’re lame. You don’t want to be lame do you? Oh, but you think you’re so cool because you already konw some of these songs…so just to throw you off I put the best Van Morrison song you’ve never heard…EVER…on this here joing. So put on your tight pants and duct taped cowboy boots and diggity download this shit because who knows how long it will be until I’m in prison for this…

1. Liars – The Other Side of Mr. Heart Attack
2. Fog – The Us Beneath
3. Cody ChestnuTT – Bitch, I’m Broke
4. Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give a Fuck
5. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Suitcase In Hand
6. Neutral Milk Hotel – Kind of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2 & 3
7. Beep Beep – Wolves
8. Broken Spindles – The Distance Is Near Sighted
9. Bumblebeez81 – Bambino
10. Ashfordaisyak – Leper In A Tumbledryer
11. Space Lady – Major Tom
12. Pavement – Rattled By The Rush
13. Animal Collective – Grass
14. Jeffrey Lewis – The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane
15. Silver Jews – How Can I Love You If You Won’t Lie Down
16. Why? – Gemini (Birthday Song)
17. Tunng – Code Breaker
18. Wire – Practice Makes Perfect
19. The Telescopes – The Perfect Needle
20. The Black Keys – The Breaks
21. C.R. Avery – Lately All I Do Is Fall
22. Van Morrison – Ringworm