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Finally got around to making a best of ’16 earlier today and two things i came to the realization is, 1) There’s is still plenty of good rap music being made, so all you grouchy-get-off-my-lawn peoples, please do the knowledge. And 2) I’m in DESPERATE need of an upgrade in my CDJ’s, like ASAP. Sucks when money’s tight though.

Shout out to Gregg aka Ethex, my brother who always checks in and shows support. Much love, hermano. This one’s for you…

westside gunn ft. benny – pissy work
ghost of the machine – soul food
timeless truth – god in details
hannibal king ft. bub styles – man’s world
black milk – 4eva
daetrius – ak47 interlude
statik kng ft. term – let’s go
troy ave – appreciate me
ditc – diggin’ number
lost poet ft. dame mariatchi – one time
kidd called quest ft. big shug/term/reks – not a fan (this came out very late Dec. 2015 so i’ll include it here)
blu & scienze – assasin
black opera – black woman is god
the god fahim – lately
denaun porter ft. marv won & royce 5’9 – god bless
milano – science fiction
j dilla ft. nas – the sickness
planet asia & DJ concept – sacred sermons
emanon – the e.n.d.
keno & mrtnz – the renaissance
ghost of the machine – last man standing (william wallace rmx)
statik kng – feb. 12 pt. 2
avenue & deon chase – nobody
statik selektah ft. wsg/conway/term/droog – the curve
phybaoptiks & daniel son – panamera porsche
melanin 9 ft. karl sage – polaroid (snippet)

Salute to everyone who made it to 2017..

Salute to everyone who made it to 2017..

I might go live-stream tonight about 8 or 8:30ish if i can manage to get my YouTube streaming going. So stay tuned if you’re in the mood for some hip hop, house, disco, freestyle, oldies and whateva else i find to play this New Year’s Eve. We’ll see, fingers crossed…

UPDATE: So the bad news is i couldn’t get the live stream going (video & audio issues). But i did manage to play some music, of which i recorded about 80 minutes of. Strictly House Music with some Freestyle towards the end. I’ll post it in a little while. 6 minutes to 2017 ya’ll!

Happy freaking New Year’s ya’ll. Here’s a little mix i did before 2017 came in. No playlist, just enjoy the vibes…

Last mix of 2016. Bit of a sloppy mix on my end, but nothing but that good ol’ underground rap, as usual. Stay tuned next month as i do a mix of 2016’s DJ Blendz’ favorites.

Here’s my new mix of throwbacks and remixes of some classic rap joints…

nas – if i ruled the world (phoniks rmx)
omniscience – glamorous life
biggie – machine gun funk (team demo rmx)
eminem – murder murder
de la soul – stakes is high (dj spinna rmx)
jigmastas – thief’s theme
mos def & aretha franklin blend – ms. fat booty/one step ahead (??)
omniscience – total domination
biggie – kick in the door (nottz rmx)
shadez of brooklyn – change
large professor – hardcore hip hop (dj dister rmx)
the roots – what they do (instrumental)
lord finesse – s.k.i.t.s. (dj spinna rmx)
black sheep – give it up
gangstarr – skillz (llopopay rmx)
divine beings ft. black thought – we can get fly
mos def – priority (jim sharp rmx)
jigmastas – keep on rockin’

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Can’t believe it’s October, and my Yankees are gonna be home (again). Seems like just yesterday i was posting more of ’15’s best rap joints in January. Now as we head towards winter, here are some 2016 joints that continue rock shockin’ my playlist this year, unlike my Yanks…

rass kass – viral
eternia – keep u
bbrc ft. marv won – ny in detroit
the black opera – black woman is god
conway & prodigy – broken safety
juelz white ft. hus kingpin & supreme cerebral – only for pretty girls
the gunners – fly emirates
da buze bruvaz ft. b bill – sportsmanship
agallah – hercules
billy danze – 6 o’clock briefing
ghost of the machine ft. red pill – last man on earth
termanology ft. sheek louch & styles p – i dream b.i.g.
kidd quest ft. big shug, termanology & reks – not a fan
mickey factz & nottz – 414 words
milano ft. top guala – brickface and stucco
denaun porter ft. marv won & royce 5’9 – god bless
DJ Brans ft. shaz illyork ft. spit gemz – all the time (2011)
edo g & shabaam sahdeeq ft. rass kass & fokis – trust ya’ self
sage infinite – space out
aesop rock & homeboy sandman – mud

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Dug thru my stash last night and these latest heat-rocks prove that hip hop ain’t dead, at least if you looking through the right places…

Post note: Pardon the background static on this one!

fashawn – mother ameriKKKa
benny & conway – dirty needles
reks w/ buckwild & statik selektah – jump shots
troy ave – appreciate me
rass kass w/ statik selektah – promised land
blu & scienZe – assassin
blaq poet ft. el ay – live warrior
o.c. & pf cuttin’ – beneath the planet apes
conway ft. benny – pissy work
lewis parker – release the stress
bad seed w/ marco polo – turn it off
DAEtrius – ak47 interlude
daniel son – rum cake
lost poet ft. dame mariatchi – one time
phybaoptikz – layer cake
death over simplicity – always
sadat x (verse) – imagine
no panty – hola
prospero a.k.a. epidemic – last hope
the god fahim – lately
big twins – grimey one

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Here’s a mix i did of some 2015 joints (a couple probably from ’14) that were dope af but pretty much went under the radar. Tracklist below video…

blu spirit – let me rap
milano – what type of life
supastition – unorthodox
jay electronica – my world
redman – bars
cas metah – lady
moss ft. joell ortiz – kids
murs & 9th – how to rob w/ rob
for namesake – run it back
pen pals – blue
supreme sol – nightfall noir
dooch ft. elowhy – smooth kid
fashawn ft. bj the chicago kid – to be young
zooka joe & kool g rap – explode
antonio breez – wet
prhyme ft. joey badass – golden era
epidemic – ’bout that time
duff sinatra – another day another dollar
murs & 9th – the battle
awon & phoniks – certain presence
shirt – 2015 chuchi & jujo

A mix of the current dope rap joints…

smoke dza ft. action bronson & green r fieldz – gt performer
ugly heroes – this world
the higher up ft. wordsworth & marcus crespo – thrill is gone
napsNdreds – calamine
milano – dying breed
phybaoptiks & daniel son – panamera porsche
ill bill – septagram
blu&nottz ft. bishop lamont/torae/skyzoo – giant steps
smoke dza – where my weed
termanology ft. saigon – we’re both wrong
milano – science fiction
ras beats ft. oc & elzhi – knowledge of self
bub stylez – school zone
blaq poet – the most dangerous
skyzoo – friend or foe pt. 3
maffew ragazino ft. easalio & ufo fev – letherbrainzblow
your old droog – white rappers
milano(verse) – cinematic

It’s summertime, or at least as close as you can get to it. So while a lotta your fam are out ‘turning up’ at your backyard barbeque to some Lil Uzi Vert/Future or whateva the flavor of the moment is,i managed to scrape up a few dope head nodders so your peoples could get their screw-face on…

PS.. Hell must be freezing over cause a Titti Boi aka 2 Chainz song actually made it to my mix!

Your momma’s favorite monthly mixtape is back with some new rap joints and a couple of remixes. Wanna hear it? Here it go…

biggie – somebody gotta die (2016 phoniks rmx)
the soloist – 40 days
g fisher & kidd called quest ft. d dave – they need security
vice souletric ft. hijinks – 90’s sumthin’
lord finesse – keep the crowd listening (premier rmx)
meyhem lauren – flexxin’
red eye ft. tragedy & goretex – olympic ‘melo
a.g. & party arty – gimme a mic (prod. by ray west)
hi rez ft. r.a. the rugged man – drop top
j dilla ft. nas – the sickness (prod. by madlib)
styles p – boogie
havoc & alchemist – maintain
timeless truth – god in details (prod. by marco polo)
ghost of the machine – soul food
action bronson ft. meyhem lauren & jah tiger – mr. 2 face
hannibal king ft. bub styles – man’s world
larry fisherman ft. your old droog – go fish vol. 2
stro – happy motha’s day
rozewood – from niggaz 2 g.o.d.s
nas – cops keep firing (2008 remastered,prod. by green lantern)

“you on point, phife?
..all the time, tip”

Back again with some new rap that dont suck and a few Phife/Tribe joints in memory of the 5 ft. Assassin…

ozy reigns – remember me
hus kingpin – numbers up
elzhi ft. smitty soul – alienated
n.o.r.e. ft. jadakiss/fat joe/capone – still gettin’ it
mac miller – larry fisherman tribute: 5 ft. assassin
dj day – butter (reworked instrumental)
phife/tribe – butter
p.so & 2 hungry bros ft. i am many – poppy seed
shabaam sahdeeq – fly script
tab one – electric
tribe – 1nce again
tribe ft. busta – 1,2 shit
powerule – glorify & praise (prod. by large pro)
keno & mrtnz – the renaissance
samhill – poetic justice 3 (prod. by lewis parker)
conway – birdy (prod. by statik selektah)
smoovth ft. milano & sean rosati – road warriorz
planet asia & dj concept – sacred sermons
constant deviants – so underrated
elzhi – introverted
your old droog & styles p – just rhyming (prod. by black milk)
royce 5’9 ft. wsg/conway/styles p – the banjo


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A little break from the rappity-raps this month to bring you some of that classic House music I grew up on. I’m dedicating this one to the classic Tunnel/Sound Factory days of the late 80’s & early 90’s. Just playing these records again makes one realize how raw and pure the sound was back then, something we’ll never have back. On a post-note though, the last 2 records i played have a more updated sound (yet still raw) as Inner City is a re-work and the Just Blaze joint, i believe, dropped a couple years ago. Play and enjoy…

fingers inc – my house(acapella)
fpi project – rich in paradise
fpi project – back to my roots
todd terry – hardhouse
earth people – dance
aly us – follow me(dub)
todd terry – just wanna dance
royal house- can ya’ll get funky
todd terry – weekend
todd terry – I cant quite understand(louie dub)
underground solution – luv dancin’
kyze – stomp
jay williams – sweat
2 in a room – say yeah
resse&santonio – rock to the beat
sandee – notice me(soulflower reprise)
raze – break 4 love
lil’ louie – french kiss
el barrio – across 110th
2 in a room – take me away
a guy called gerald – voodoo ray
voodoo doll – women beat their men
masters at work – dum dum cry
orange lemon – dreams of santa ana
inner city – good life(hey jack rmx)
just blaze – behold

Mixtape donations are always appreciated!

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I wanna send a shout out to BFL, damn i miss my Coney Island days. I’m the nerd standing on the left with a bottle of St Ides(?) in the pic above lol. Here’s a few of the newest 2016 joints that’s blasting thru the ‘phones on my way to work. Skip the trap, listen to some real rap…

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skyzoo(verse) – 50 inch zenith
elzhi ft. skonie – co sign
blu spirit – contradiction
d.i.t.c.(a.g., o.c., fat joe) – diggin’ number
statik selektah ft. westside gunn, conway, droog, termanology – the curve
statik kxng ft. termanology – let’s go
consequence ft. stalley & alex isley – let it be
d.i.t.c.(a.g., fat joe & diamond d) – make ’em so proud
slimkid & dj numark – i know didnt i (instrumental)
red pill – kids
milano – all my life
statik kxng – february 12 pt. 1
bumpy knuckles – old truth
d.i.t.c.(o.c.) – my city
your old droog – 42
kanye west ft. kendrick lamar – no more parties in l.a.
agallah faro ft. planet asia – luxurious murder
black milk – 4eva
statik kxng – february 12 pt. 2

PS: please excuse the Droog ’42’ track skipping on me!

As we begin a new year here’s an hour’s worth of left-overs from ’15 that i enjoyed playing, kicking it off w/ Skillz’ 2015 rap up…

..From DJ Blendz and the fam!

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I’m a man of few words so i’ll keep this short and sweet. I just got a hold of a few of the stats for this site in 2015 and i’m proud to say that my January Mixtape was the 4th most viewed post here, so shout out to everyone out there on the check-in. Also want to send a big shout and happy holidays to my hermano Ethex who i did a very interesting interview with this past February on his graff days, among other things, and that said interview was the 2nd most viewed post here this year. Finally i want to send my thanks & appreciation to anyone whose shown love and donated a little something for my monthly mixes, i promise to keep posting up that dope ‘ish every month!

-Peace, DJ Blendz

Getting a bit of a jump this year as i put out this early ‘best-of’ mix of joints that i rock’d heavy in 2015. Wish i had a bit more time cause i’m pretty sure i left out a few more songs.

d stroy – d stroy spray everything
cash us king – black liberation theology
amiri – what are we fighting for
substantial & the other guys – mlk
king magnetic – believe
prhyme – courtesy
nas ft. az – the season
daytona – n words
j live – i am a man
termanology – grade a
tug mcraw – ride with me
da buze bruvaz – spidey sense
j live – red & the kid
black milk – dirt bells
big shug – the reason
dirt platoon ft. djaz – garbage can
joell ortiz & illmind – six fo’
noreaga – in the 1st
apathy – the pendelum swings
apocalypse – mr. officer
estee nack & purpose – lazy day chillin’

.. for all the readers and supporters who pass thru on to my site. Wish ya’ all a Happy Thanksgiving and happy holidays! Gobble, gobble!!

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Once again it’s that time of the month where we get truly funky. It was kinda hard this month to pick out the joints i was really feeling, so that’s why the shorter than usual mix. Surprisingly there was a couple of cuts that i liked off the Puff album, of which i played one on here. I’ll be providing links later on all the music that i played, so please go out and show support to the artists featured. Here we go! …

shabaam sahdeeq – gmr (cuts by DJ Eclipse)

the game – documentary 2 (produced by DJ Premier)

dj kay slay ft. prodigy, papoose & raekwon – respect

craig g – it’s my turn

amiri – what are we fighting for

talib kweli ft. brother ali & planet asia – understand

quelle chris ft. fresh daily & cavalier – we want it alive

omniscence- cold turn the party out

one be lo – enecs eht no kcab(back on the scene)

termanology & reks – panoramic

planet asia – nautica watches

puff daddy ft. jadakiss, styles p, pusha t & tish – everyday(amor)

akrobatik – campus invasion

clever one – ritz carlton

eloh kush & dus – circadian rhythm

ransom – sandra bland

..Stay tuned for the best of 2015 next month!!

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Ya’ll know what it is. New month, new mix …

agallah the don bishop – t.r.o.p.
daytona – n words
explicit one ft. skyzoo & torae – we used to dream
dirt disciples ft. rick gonzalez & chuwee – life is good
j live – feel this
prhyme ft. mac miller & ab soul – dat sound good
da buze bruvaz – spidey sense
dj premier ft. papoose – hold the city down
big pooh & nottz ft. novej – memory
fisher – fish over premier
sadat x ft. lord jamar & dizhwar – when the gods sing
termanology – grade a
jay electronica – holla day
first division – brand recognition
fashawn – 100 bars
da buze bruvaz ft. tug mcraw – revolver
r.a.w. ft. sadat x & liza colby – class is in session
dj j hart ft. sean price & rim p – barzini
beatnick dee ft. big twinz – never looked back
the other guys ft. von pea – after the 9 to 5
just blaze – miracle (instrumental)

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Way back when, before the corporations fully took over this here music, they actually use to make some dope rap music. Imagine that!

Class is in session..

Orientation (Pt 1):

Lunch Break (Note): Sorry for the sudden shut off on the last joint. Guess we’ll need a part 2 to make up for that fuck-up 🙂

SAT Tests (Pt 2):

HipHopDx recently did their 30 best underground hip-hop albums since 2000, of which i can agree with some. Here are the ones i do agree with and that i wore out playing them on the regular…

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Little Brother – The Listening

For many, The Listening could be considered one of the most groundbreaking underground Hip Hop records of the modern era. Before their more commercially successful sophomore follow-up The Minstrel Show, the North Carolina trio felt like a polished major label act with a level of creativity that could only come from within the underground. Phonte and Big Pooh’s chemistry was undeniable while 9th Wonder held everything together effortlessly production wise.

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Brother Ali – Shadows On The Sun

Mr. Ali Newman really hit his stride on his sophomore album Shadows On The Sun. Besides Brother Ali’s way better than average beat selection, the album proved how lyrically far the Rhymesayers Entertainment emcee. Though he’s improved with every release, Shadows Of The Sun could be considered his best.

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J – Live – The Best Part

Like forward, free-thinking Gods-among-men, DX gave this album the 4.5 it deserved in 2001 just months before the towers fell and everything changed forever. Looking at it through a lens of xenophobia, groupthink and recklessness, J-Live’s The Best Part reads like a tome from another world lamenting the lack of intellectual rigor that would inevitably follow.

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Murs & 9th Wonder – Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition

Murs has been, and been quite well, an everyman with an edge. On Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition he found his very capable footing on Def Jux by ditching the skateboard and sliding into a kind of existential angst.

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Blu & Exile – Below The Heavens

Blu & Exile’s classic LP barely found an audience in 2007 when it was released. What a shame. This deeply visceral, almost perfectly executed album featured two amazing artists surpassing themselves to create this piece lightening in a bottle. Just the first 16 bars on “Greater Love” make it one of the best rap love songs of all-time, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Blu rollicked through a lush field of production, and it stands a testament to how good Hip Hop can be.

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dead prez – Let’s Get Free

Let’s Get Free became the wake up call Hip Hop needed at the turn of the millennium. Especially with tracks ranging from the now standard revolutionary cut “Hip Hop” and black nationalist themed “I’m a African.” It’s not all fist pumps and activists sonics thanks to sinsual cuts like “Mind Sex.”

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Reflection Eternal – Train Of Thought

Considered by some as one of the best album Rawkus Records produced during their heyday, Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought featured everything that Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek such a fierce Hip Hop duo. Kweli’s smart aggression matched Tek moody production. While the follow-up Revolutions Per Minute didn’t match their debut, their introduction as aged pretty well.

P.S.: Remember this is only albums that i picked out of the DX list. I would’ve had, for example, Immortal Technique’s ‘Revolutionary Vol 2 as one of my top post-2000 albums up in there.

Dead Prez ‘Let’s Get Free’ is probably my favorite post-2000 album. Also, looking back i might have over-rated the Little Brother ‘Listening’ album a bit so i’ll have to revisit that.

This one’s for Brownsville, BK…

Can’t believe it’s been 20 joints since this came out. I miss the days when great ALBUMS were made instead of what we have now: One-off jingles..I mean singles lol. Oh well, quick grumpy old-man rant over .. for now 🙂

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BONUS POINTS: Check out this United Crates mix of all OB4CL instrumentals (Seen @<)

This July mix features some new music from Droog, Easy Money, Maffew Ragazino, Noreaga, Alchemist, Action Bronson and more..

No tracklist, listen and enjoy the sounds…

Mixtape donations kindly appreciated !

New month, new mix.. these are some of the new joints i been rockin’ with lately, along with a couple of PH aka Pumpkinhead tracks from the dope “Orange Moon Over Brooklyn” album. Rest in peace, brother.

..For those who like the mix and care to donate, you can do so HERE; Holla @ me if you true-school and would rather have a physical copy (CD)

May Mixtape (2015)

Posted: 30 May 2015 in DJ Mix
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Finally! With a day to spare, i present to you the May Mixtape. Full of nothin’ but classic House/Club music joints..Enjoy!

Vid alert…

Posted: 19 Apr 2015 in Videos
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My usual post-up of videos of joints I play on my mixtapes. This one is off my April mix, which you can check out HERE





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What up ya’ll.. Hope everyone out there is enjoying this beautiful Saturday..This right here is a brand new mix that I did earlier today, an hour’s worth of joints of that good ol’ boom-bap sound that’s way too under-appreciated nowadays..Anyway, go and check it out for yourselves…

    Tracklist

rob fresh – robin hood
action bronson – terry
big pooh – promised land
ken starr ft wordsworth & supastition – came to deliver
blueprint – talented tenth
saga – the strong
slum village ft phife – push it along
the lox – bring it back
sadat x – I know this game
clear soul forces – kaboom
dirt platoon ft DJ Djaz – garbage can
theory hazit – honorable mentions
hannibal staxx – at it again
raheim supreme ft fly so – keep ya eyes open
apathy – the .45 killer
d-stroy – d-stroy spray everything
masta killa ft dudas & cappadonna – the return
buze brovaz – god awful
jazz spastiks – tapes
don miguel ft rapsody & rashad – forever
your old droog – loosey ( remix)

If you care to donate for the mix, you can do it HERE: