Greetings party people,its monday so that means that www.HISTORYOFMIXTAPES.COM is back in the building. The number one question I get in relation to this site is how is the book writing process. One word,hard. The hardest part about writing the book is tracking down dj's after they've committed to an interview. Some of them were extremely easy and professional(Brucie B,Kid Capri,Hollywood,Craig G). While others were and continue to be elusive,a headache beyond belief. During the process I have gained tons of support,and to that I am grateful. Thanks to my loyal followers of www.historyofmixtapes.com:
And now for the moment you all have been waiting for. This weeks download comes from the most influential dj in hip hop history...KOOL DJ RED ALERT. You may be asking youself what does Red Alert have to do with mixtapes. Well in the 80's you weren't in the loop if you didn't have a tape of Red Alerts show from 98.7 kiss fm. I'm originally from Springfield Mass,and everyone in Springfield has a cousin from New York. Dubbed copies of Red's show would end up in Springfield two days after the actual live airing.
What made Red's show so dope? Why was he so important to Hip Hop radio? Maybe because he supported some of the biggest names in Hip Hop(BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS,THE NATIVE TONGUES MOVEMENT,DJ MARK THE 45 KING,ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S). Or maybe because he had more flavor than a pack of now and laters. You couldn't front on Red's personality,his drops were dope and he had custom made songs that ended up becoming underground classics(BAIT//ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S & THE TR 808 IS COMING//BDP). All in all Red is to Hip Hop radio as Micheal Jordan is to basketball. Argue with me if you want but no dj means more to hip hop radio the KOOL DJ RED ALERT. Download now and thank me later.
KOOL DJ RED ALERT RADIO MIX
98.7 KISS FM CIRCA 1987
GOOD LOOKS GRANDMAN!
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With one of their better conceptual designs of the year, the Jordan camp gets set to launch their Tribe Called Quest tribute Jordan 1’s. The kicks take obvious cues from Tribe’s Midnight Marauders album which sprang the classic single “Award Tour” not to mention elevated the group’s intellectual rhymes into another stratosphere with a blend of Jazz infused Hip-Hop. Following that same timeless element, the sneakers feature a mostly black palette with beautifully placed embroidered mesh, green/red accenting and a sleek patent leather swoosh. Select retailers including Undefeated will see a release this Saturday, January 31st at all of their US chapter stores.
Made popular by multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson, the Air Trainer III is set for a 2009 return. Two colorways are seen here combining different shades of grays and whites with red and blue. Available between February and March.
Source: KATC, WallyHopp@NikeTalk
Who remembers these two dudes,Superstar Billy Graham vs. Bruno Samartino. Shout out to Dj Marquis,man you couldn't have lived in the 80's and not been a fan of saturday afternoon wrestling.
As a kid,one of my favorite movies to watch. Since this isnt the normal wrestling post ill make a part 2. All in all,Vision Quest was a classic 80's coming of age movie. Please enjoy.
This is about to get real ugly yall. My man DJ Nabs sets it on you sucka dj's,thanks dude. One day i will write my feelings about you suckas but for now i'll let Nabs speak for me.
My man Beestroh has opened up a can of whoop ass on you wack ass dj's. Im not talking about the real ones,fake ones you know who you are. You guys are cheap sources of labor,you take away from the real guys who work hard and deserve the job. Real dj's cant get real jobs cuz you $2.00 dj's are in the way...im glad the fakes are being exposed.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who faithfully read my emails,and especially those who visit www.historyofmixtapes.com. The purpose of these emails is to get you ready for "FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY...THE HISTORY OF MIXTAPES". It is a book I am currently writing detailing the history of the mixtape phenomonon. It covers the culture from A-Z. While I am some what of an expert,I don't pretend to know everything. If there is a dj that you would love to see in the book,let me know about it. I cover the spectrum pretty well,but as I said I don't pretend to know it all.
As a favor to me I ask that you pass this email to your friends. Who wouldn't love to explore the history on a piece of culture in which we all grew up on. I am working this campaign from the ground up,and need everyones help. So please share and share alike.
And now on to the music. So far I've given you Clue,Doo Wop and my man S&S. As I dig into my crates I think its time to represent my man DJ TONY TOUCH. One of the nicest mixtape dj's ever,Toca is a complete package. How many dj's can drop a James Brown record,catch the break,hit the floor and do an ill uprock,come back to the dj booth to kick a verse,all in the middle of the party. It seems like the B-Boy element of dj'ing has kinda disappeared,but not with my man Tony Touch. He had mad flavor tapes in his arsenal. Ladies and gentleman I present to you...POWER CYPHER 2...DJ TONY TOUCH...THAT BROOKLYN BULLSHIT,WE ON IT!
Download now,you can thank me later. For download click on link below.
Yes, what you are seeing before your eyes is the return of the hip hop’s original hoodie… Worn by every important hip hop artist when introduced back in ‘92, African American College Alliance brought everyone’s hoodie game to a new level. The man behind the success of AACA was Chris Latimer, who went onto pioneer another phenomenon, the Cancun All Star Memorial Weekend, brings back the best quality hoodies ever made. Oh yeah Chris you still owe me from Cancun. Thanks to Major in D.C. for the post.
One of the best producer's ever...DJ MARK THE 45 KING. As a kid i used to marvel at the dope names rappers and dj's had. I always liked dudes name. Just a lil taste of how a real dj gets down. Nothing fancy,just clean straight drops. Dj'ing 101.
A great article that opens up the doors to one of Hip Hops often asked quetions,"what happened to the Diplomats". It was dope how even though they were all upset with Cam'ron,none of them dissed him personally...thats real love yall. Sometimes friends are just people that youve known longer than others.
fter making an appearance in Michalsky’s runway show last year, a clearer image has surfaced of the special Berlin Fashion Week New Balance sneakers. Having built up the program at adidas, assisted in developing the Y-3 line and early beginnings at Levis, the possibility of a collaborative New Balance release seemed very likely. From the looks of it, these Michael Michalsky influenced New Balance will remain an unreleased sample.
Man,talk about excited for the summer. If any of you all know me personally than you know that i am a huge comic book movie fan. If you know that than you know that the X-Men are my favorites. All i can say is watch the trailer and be amazed. Trust and believe that when the newer trailer drops i will have that as well. Please,for now enjoy the gift.
Maxwell Dixon, better known as Grand Puba, is best-known for fronting Brand Nubian for the group's first album — and the excellent full-blown reunion album, 1998's Foundation — but he actually made his commercial debut with the Masters of Ceremony, a group who released a 1988 album (Dynamite) on 4th & Broadway. Puba went solo with 1992's Reel to Reel, which featured the excellent singles "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)" and "Check It Out" (with Mary J. Blige). Never the most prolific rap artist, it took three years for a sophomore release (1995's 2000), and his third album (the lackluster Understand This) didn't come until 2001. Throughout his career, his lyrical schemes have been drizzled with the influence of his Nation of Islam beliefs. Shout out to Uncle Ralph and Cesar at onfumes.com for the footage.
Just a little piece of Dj Mars history. One of the few tracks i released during the 90's,"Im a down south ni**a". With my man Lil Jon on the vocals,this was a down south anthem. As a matter of fact AV8 still owes me...real talk!
RH TV: 11 Minutes With DJ Clark Kent - Ruby Hornet
Props to Ruby Hornet,never ever at a loss for words Super Dj Clark Kent talks about the dj game and a lil bit more.
One of the most important songs of the year,"My President is Black"...Im so glad someone who represents the hood took the time to bring a message that the hood. America,thank you for helping bring this dream into fruition. Jeezy,thank you for speaking to the kids homie.
Im not the best at taking photos and what not. I find it kind of intrusive,especially to be up in peoples faces asking them to pose. But heres a few random shots from Lil Waynes "I am Music Tour". By the way,Wayne is a beast. Dude has been selling out the tour in damn near every city. Most of the shots are from Montreal during the intermission me,Dj Lil boy and T Pain ripped an hour long dj set. it was one of those defining moments in my career...man i love my job,enjoy the pix yall.
Game-changers Serato and their Whitelabel.net music label have given a fitting tribute to DJ A-Trak, gifting him the very first run of custom picture disks on their label. The innovative concept has a dual purpose, the Dust La Rock-designed “Mr. A” graphical side plays Say Whoa while the other side serves as a Serato control disk. The disk was based on DJ A-Trak’s album with Nike+, Running Man: Nike+ Original Run which dropped back in late August of 2008. 1,000 promotional disk I keep trying to tell you all that we ae more than just dj's.
With the Obama fever soon to hit a pinnacle next week, the president to-be and his childhood love of Marvel Comics resulted in the release of a special edition of The Amazing Spider-Man for issue #583. The comics storyline features attempts by the Chameleon to ruin Obama’s inauguration day only for Spider-Man to come in and save the day (no surprises there right?). The comic book was officially released on Wednesday, January 14th and largely sold-out however a massive amount have made their way to eBay. The economy is about to turn upright for Marvel Comics
Well another thursday has arrived and this time we are highlighting my man Rick Flair. He was one of the dopest characters from the 80's not sure of who his opponent is but Flair used to get it in. Peep the post and holla back.
Following up on an initial preview for Nike’s 2009 NBA All-Star Game Air Force 1 sneakers, we now get a closer look at a secondary colorway celebrating the NBA’s All-Star festivities. Cooking up a colorway by DJ Clark Kent, the kicks combine a mainly black upper with vibrant basketball textured panels in a Phoenix Suns-inspired color scheme. Much like its counterpart, this version will also be highlighted by a triple collaboration from accessory specialists Starks, including a unique set of star pattern laces, locks and implementation of the East vs. West motif. A release is expected around All-Star weekend (Feb. 13-15) at select Nike quickstrike retailers with the grey version holding a Tier 0 tag. Stay tuned for a look into a special hyperstrike in the coming days.
Source: Sneaker News,hypebeast.com
Señor Kaos Interviews Dj Clark Kent from Señor Kaos on Vimeo.
My man Kaos and my homie Clark kent discuss all things,Biggie,Black Friday Uptowns and a new pair of All Star Edition ones...do the knowledge!
I TOLD YALL IM GOIN IN THIS YEAR. EACH AND EVERY MONDAY IM GOING TO PULL A TAPE FROM MY PERSONAL STASH,I STILL HAVE A FOOTLOCKER FULL OF TAPES FROM MY BRAWLEY HALL DAYS. THIS WEEKS TREAT IS FROM MY MAN DOO WOP,THE BOUNCE MASTER. MOST SITES ONLY TALK ABOUT HIS 95 LIVE SERIES BUT WOP HAD MAD CLIPS IN HIS ARSENAL. SUMMER JAM 96 HAD MAD JOINTS,FREESTYLES,SONGS,FLAVORS AND ALL OF THAT. HE TOOK A SKIT FROM THE ED LOVER AND DR. DRE MORNING SHOW AND MAD IT SOUND STREET. HE SINGLE HANDEDLY WENT AFTER KID CAPRI,IM GLAD THAT THEY SETTLED THERE DIFFERENCES BUT IT WAS ILL TO HEAR THEM AIR EACH OTHER OUT ON TAPE. NOT SURE WHY HE NEVER GOT A RECORD DEAL,OR WHY HE NEVER MADE IT TO NEW YORK RADIO,WHO KNOWS. BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THE BOUNCE SQUAD CREW WAS AS IMPORTANT AS ANY RAP CREW IN NEW YORK...PEEP THE PARTY SHOUT OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF SIDE 2,FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW THATS MY HOMETOWN(SPRINGFIELD MASS.) WOP GET AT ME HOMIE,NEED YOU FOR THIS BOOK KID...ENJOY THE TAPE...THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS BELOW.
AS YOU CAN TELL ON THIS SITE WE TRY AND STAY AWAY FROM WHATS NORMALLY COVERED,I FEEL LIKE I DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB. BUT I HAD TO POST SOMETHING IN REFERENCE TO THE NEW BIGGIE MOVIE. WELL,THE POST IS MORE SO ABOUT MY MAN DJ ENUFF. IF YOU LISTEN TO HOT 97 YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD ENUFF GET DOWN,AND IF YOU KNOW HIS HISTORY YOU KNOW HE WAS A PART OF BIGGIE'S MOVEMENT EARLY ON. ITS DOPE TO SEE ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS IN THE GAME PROSPER,ONE DAY THE HEAVY HITTERS AND SUPERFRIENDS CREW WILL COLLAB ON SOMETHING. BUT FOR NOW I SALUTE MY MAN...EEEEENNNNNUUUFFFF!
ONE OF THE HUMBLEST GUYS I KNOW...DJ IRIE,SUPER ACCOMPLISHED. I WATCHED THIS DUDE WALK A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PATH AND WIN. YOU CANT PARTY IN MIAMI WITHOUT PARTYING WITH IRIE.MY MANS TO THE END. THIS POST ISNT HERE TO SHOW OFF HIS CAR IT'S HERE MOSTLY TO EXEMPLIFY HOW HIS HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF...I SALUTE YOU SOLDIER,WORD!
IM TELLING YALL,I DO THIS FOR THE CULTURE. ONE OF THE BEST DJ'S IVE EVER MET...DJ NABS...PERIOD. HOW MANY DJ'S ROCKED ON THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW,NOT MANY...HOW MANY ROCKED SO HARD THAT THEY WERE INVITED BACK W/O THERE ARTIST...EVEN LESS...PROPS GIVEN WHERE THEY ARE DO...OH YEAH,THE KAYA DOCUMENTARY IS COMING SUCKAS...I DO THIS FOR THE DJ'S CUZ I AM A DJ!
MAN,REMEBER THE DAYS WHEN TONY ATLAS WAS THE KING OF THE WWF. HE WAS FROM ROANOKE VIRGINIA,THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD HEARD OF IT. I EVEN LOOKED IT UP ON A MAP TO SEE EXACTLY WHERE IT IS. SATURDAYS WERE MEANT FOR WRESTLING. ONE OF THE CLASSIC GRUDGES FROM THAT ERA,PEEP THE MATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY.
IN MY EYES,THE MOST INFLUENTIAL GROUP OF ALL TIME. NOT TO SAY THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE LOVED HIP HOP WITHOUT DE LA,BUT THEY JUST MADE ME LOVE IT MORE. THEY HAVE BEEN ROCKING FOR 21 YEARS,AND STILL ROCK LIKE THEY JUST STARTED. BACK WHEN RECORD LABELS INVESTED IN ARTIST DEVELOPMENT,E.P.K.'S WERE A CONSTANT PART OF LABELS PROMOTIONAL ANGLE. THIS PARTICULAR ONE LETS YOU DIRECTLY INTO THE MINDS OF PLUGS 1,2,AND 3...DE LA SOUL MEANS FROM THE SOUL YA'LL.
New Balance has just released a new set of their popular MT580 sneakers. Still sticking to their 90s-inspiration, they up the ante this time with solid, neon colorways. These bright set of sneakers will come in blue, yellow-green and purple made for anyone looking to really As an added bonus, these shoes will be made up of the well-known waterproof GORE-TEX material, adding extra durability, moisture permeability and windbreaker characteristics. Available now at mita sneakers. I so need these on my feet.
AS WE KICK IN THE DOOR ON A BRAND NEW YEAR,ID LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME FROM DAY ONE. AS MOST OF YOU KNOW THIS SITE IS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MIXTAPES,HENCE THE NAME. SO EVERY MONDAY EXPECT TO HAVE A CLASSIC TAPE FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION HERE. EACH AND EVERY MONDAY I WILL POST A NEW TAPE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. FIRST OFF IS A CLASSIC FROM MY CLUE COLLECTION..."SHOW ME THE MONEY". IM NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE PLAYLIST OF THINGS,LISTEN TO THE TAPE FOR THAT. JUST STAY INTUNED AND DOWNLOAD THE FLAVORS.
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REMEMBER THESE DUDES...WOW,I RELLY MISS THIS SHOW. I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THEY HAD THE PULSE OF THE STREETS. THEY ALWAYS HAD THE HOT RAPPERS ON. YOU JUST KNEW FAB 5 FREDDY WAS THE SHIT WHEN IT CAME TO INTERVIEWS. ANOTHER CLASSIC MAIN SOURCE PERFORMANCE...RAPPERS TAKE NOTICE,NO CUFFING THE MIC(PAUSE)...EXTRA P GET BUSY!
True Hip-Hop Stories - Kwame from D-Nice on Vimeo.
I KNOW BIGGIE OFFICIALLY DEADED HIM ON "UNBELIEVABLE" BUT ACTUALLY KWAME NEVER DIED,JUST THEM POLKA DOTS. FOR A WHILE NOW KWAME HAS BEEN BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING JOINTS...HIS RECENT WORK CAN BE FOUND ON KIESHA COLES LATEST ALBUM...THANKS TO D-NICE'S TRUE HIP HOP STORIES,WE CAN GO BACK IN TIME WITH KWAME AS HE BREAKS DOWN THE HISTORY OF HIS HIT "THE RHYTHM".
WHAT,WHAT,WHAT,WHAT,WHAT...THE HIP HOP THAT CAME OUT IN THE 90'S WAS STRAIGHT CRACK...AND NORE WAS THE DEALER. EVERY RAPPER ON THIS JOINT KILLED IT,FROM NATURE TO PUN,TO CAM DOWN TO KISS. THIS WAS A CLUE TAPE EXCLUSIVE.
WOW,THIS IS A GEM HERE YALL...KRS ONE VS. MC SHAN,WITH MARLEY MARL AND RED ALERT IN THE CORNERS ALONG W/KID CAPRI HOSTING. NOT SURE OF THE MARKETING COMPANY BEHIND THIS ONE BUT DAMN...KRS STILL GOT IN THAT ASS(PAUSE).
YOU GOTTA LOVE THE CHARACTERS FROM THE WWF,THEY HAD BEST ONES EVER. SGT. SLAUGHTER WAS ONE OF THE ILLEST,HE KILLED BOB BACKLUNDS CAREER...PEEP THE OLD SCHOOL FOOTAGE AND ENJOY.
I CANT FRONT,I RESPECT FILA FOR REACHING OUT TO SOME REAL HIP HOP ARTISTS AND PUTTING SOME MONEY IN THERE POCKETS. FILA HAD THE 80'S IN A CHOKE HOLD. THE BOOTS ARENT THE FLYEST BUT IM GLAD THEY GOT THE WU TANG CLAN INVOLVED. SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US.
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- KOOL DJ RED ALERT...98.7 KISS FM...BELEEE DAT!
- THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE JORDAN X A TRIBE CAL...
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- THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE BO JACK SON EDITION
- THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN PT 2::THE SUPERSTAR BIL...
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- THE HUNT FOR FAKE DJ'S HAS BEGUN
- A LIL BIT OF DJ'ING 101
- DJ TONY TOUCH...THAT BROOKLYN BULLSHIT,WE ON IT!
- REMEMBER THESE
- MASTER OF THE GAME,MARK'S HIS NAME...THE 45 KING!
- DIPSET DIPSET DIPSET...HARLEM STAND UP!
- TRAGEDY X ONFUMES.COM
- THURSDAY MORNING THROWDOWN::THE PAUL ORNDORF EDITI...
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- 11 MINUTES W/CLARK KENT
- MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK
- DJ MARS PT 3
- DJ MARS ON TOUR PT 2
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- SERATO DOES THE RUNNING MAN(SORTA)
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- DJ ENUFF...HEAVY HITTAS SUCKAS!
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