Classic / Old
DJ Mars: Being that it is spring I think its time to move the mixtape clock up
just a little. One of the modern giants of the modern mixtape game is none other
than my man's DJ MICK BOOGIE. I know he usually doesn't put the DJ prefix
infront of his name but he's one of the few who actually deserves that title.
Mick is one of the few dj's who can be just as creative on his live dj sets as
he is on his tapes. Sometime late last fall Mick rocked a party in Atlanta,and I
took a look around and there were atleast 10 dj's there taking notes, myself
included. Not many can do a mixtape featuring Jay Z and Coldplay and make it
make sense. Not many people can play Seven Nation Army and Kanye West at a club
and make it make sense. Well Mick Boogie can and he does,trust me on that one.
In an effort to clearly explain who he is and what he does,just incase you have
been living in a cave without the internet. I have some really cool treats for
you. Here is an example of how a perfect dj has grown up. First of all,Mick came
from the depths of the midwest(Cleveland,Ohio). He packed his bags and moved to
New York City,but wait he was already hot before he moved. Its kind of like
playing for the Lakers after you've already won a couple rings. To show you how
a real dj growns into a great dj,I've got 2 classic examples of Mick. First off
I've got his very first mixtape he has ever made," MY NAME IS MICK BOOGIE".
Second off I have the new classic "VIVA LA HOVA",featuring Coldplay and Jay Z.
You know how I do,I'm not getting into the playlist. That's your job,suckas.
Download now and thank me later.
DJ Mars: Todays mixtape blast off comes from one of my favorite dj's ever,DJ
PREMIER. Yeah,Primo from GANGSTARR...you read it right. In addition to all the
ill beats Primo has cooked up over the years,he has a dope mixtape collection as
well. Today we dig into CROOKLYN CUTS 4. This is Brooklyn we go hard shit all
day,this is Timbs and Blunts on Broadway type shit. Don't worry yall the
interview with Primo is in the works,and the I'm sure he is going to give more
than his 2 cents worth in regards to the current mixtape game. Download now and
thank me later.
DJ Mars: If you have any knowledge of the New York Party scene then you know how
Brucie B used to get it in. There's not to many dj's that can say,to some extent
that they've inspired Kid Capri. There's not to many Dj's that can say they are
the reason Ron G started dj'ing,Brucie B can say that. There's not to many dj's
that can say that their mixtapes were coveted items from such Harlem street
figures like Rich Porter,AZ,and Alpo. Brucie B can say that,and for those suckas
who don't believe me go rent the movie "Paid in Full" and see for yourself.
Brucie wasn't the kind of dj that would cut a record to death,but he would rock
the shit out of a party. To some extent I patterned my self after him. All
Brucie needs is a bottle of Henny and party people ready to take it all the way
The 80's era New york club that helped make Brucie famous is Harlems "Roof Top".
This tape features Brucie live on the wheels circa 1987.
DJ Mars (www.HistoryOfMixtapes.com) unleashes 2 more classics for your listening enjoyment:
Todays blast digs deeper into the different levels of the mixtape movement. To
further explain it all I posted 2 tapes(FUNKMASTER FLEX LIVE ON HOT 97 and FOXY
BROWN PLATINUM PARTY).
Red Alert is probably the most recorded and dubbed radio dj in the history of
radio,that's undeniable. But in the 90's Flex was coming in on a close second.
Every kid from the AUC who went home for any type of vacation,made it his or her
business to tape FUNK FLEX on HOT 97. Dubbed copies of radio shows were actually
as coveted as your favorite mixtape. Especially for the kids in the tri-state
area. Once again Flex goes in on some 90's shit,during the 90's.
Part 2 of this double disc dub is FOXY BROWNS PLATINUM PARTY@ATLANTA LIVE(circa
1997). On the wheels of course its me,DJ TRAUMA, and J NICE. At the end of her
set NAS comes out on stage and rips through a few FIRM joints. Yeah yall,a
classic party at one of Atlantas classic night clubs. If you listen closely,the
party is hosted by CHAKA ZULU(DTP). Peep the tape and enjoy.