Wednesday, September 30, 2009

THE CHEF IN SWITZERLAND

Raekwon in Switzerland Part 1 from Okayplayer on Vimeo.



After smashing the U.S. with the auditory crack that is Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part 2, Raekwon took his show on the road and is now touring Europe. OKP will be presenting some exclusive footage of Rae out in Switzerland over the next few days. In this clip, Rae thanks the fans for supporting the OB4CL2, and he speaks on his upcoming (and current) videos off of the album. Check after the jump for Rae's upcoming concert dates in Europe. Info courtesy of okayplayer.com


Sep 30 2009 8:00P - Conne Island in Leipzig
Oct 1 2009 8:00P - Maria in Berlin
Oct 2 2009 8:00P - Skaters Palace in Münster
Oct 3 2009 8:00P - Matter in London
Oct 4 2009 8:00P - Melkweg in Amsterdam
Oct 7 2009 8:00P - Kindergarten in Bologna
Oct 8 2009 8:00P - Kaserne in Basel
Oct 9 2009 8:00P - Festival Sonorama - Friche des Pré de Vaux in Besacon
Oct 10 2009 8:00P - Petrol Club in Antwerp

DJ D TEC LIBRA BIRTHDAY BASH



If you know anything about the Carolina's then you know about D TEC. If you know about a record getting broken then you better know about D TEC...if you are going to be anywhere near the Carolinas you better celebrate with my man D TEC...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOG!

THE WONDER IS THE 9TH

SoundOff TV Presents 9th Wonder's "De Blog Jam" from LowKey on Vimeo.



Another dope blog in a dope series of video blogs by my man the 9th Wonder!

50 VS. FAT JOE PT'S 1 & 2





I usually don't support hip hop beef,but this is funny as heck. Fif is the master at bringing comedy to a situation,Im still a fan of Fat Joe but this ish is funny!

CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2009



You dont have to have been an alumni to party with the greatest...you just have to be in the building...watch the video and see how we get down!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dj Doo Wop 95 Live


This is "waste no time" email,first off its time to take it to the Bronx. I know this tape has been on a few sites but you can never get to much of THE BOUNCE MASTER DOO WOP. This is easily one of the biggest and best tapes ever recorded...yes,I'm talking about 95 LIVE... No more talking just do your Ipod a favor and download it asap!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

DJ SCREAM X DJ DRAMA X MR. FUTURISTIC



Peep the new movement in the south. The bounce swag flavor...Scream and Dram break down how this mixtape collabo came about.

THE HEAVY RHYME EXPERIENCE



Remember this project,The Brand New Heavies x the biggest names in the rap game...Grand Puba,Masta Ace and Extra P. i loved the concept as well as the music.

CLASSIC LINES FROM THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME



Im officially saying it...JAY Z IS THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME...ive declared it,and here are a few lines from the greatest of all time!

LLOYD X CENTRAL PARK



Warning...Warning...Warning...you are going to start to see alot of this kid. Get ready,this is just a sample...more deails to come!
Friday, September 25, 2009

Dj Craig G 80's Classic R&B

What's good party people,www.historyofmixtapes.com is back in the building. First of all let me say that the recent string of deaths has shaken me up a little bit. Kennedy,Jackson,AM,Swayzie,and now ROC RAIDA...wow God's plan is serious for all of us ya'll. God bless each and everyone of them as well as there spirits and families.

Now for the mixtape side of things,let's take the express train all the way Uptown to Harlem. I've seen this kid reinvent himself so many times. Around the first time I met him he was working at Beat Street records in Brooklyn,then he was doing dope remixes,then I come to find out he's killing the clubs and radio in Connecticut. On top of all of that the brother lives around the corner from my peoples. Today we are going to hop on the elevator and get off at the "TOP FLOOR BABY",aand rock with my man DJ CRAIG G!

Here's a dude that's been smashing the mixtape game from day one and is stil relavant. Here's a dude that can rock parties on any coast. Here's a dude that can get yer record poppin in the streets of New York,Connecticut,and Massachussetts. Now that's power for real.

One of the all time greats,Craig G is about to take you guys back. Rock with us as we bounce to some 80's flavored r&b...strictly Uptown Style. As I always say,download now and thank me later!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

JIGGO MAN ON OPRAH!









Not really sure how you can hate on this dude. For those of us who pay attention,we have all seen dudes rise. We have all seen him move in this game...no hate involved ya'll. i salute Jay on all his accomplishments! Thanks rap radar for the footage!
Thursday, September 24, 2009

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE CLARK KENT EDITION





Following up on the 112 Pack originally introduced last year, DJ Clark Kent continues the theme with a new Nike Hyperdunk silhouette. The kicks feature a familiar colorway, with the use of various premium materials, including elephant print, neon accents, and 3M usage throughout. Tagged as a Quickstrike release, this new Hyperdunk will become available only at select upper tier Nike accounts, including Kix-Files.

SADAT X ON NOT GETTING TICKETS TO THE VH1 HIP HOP HONORS



I feel the brothers sentiment,im sure the person shutting him down at the door never even listened to Brand Nubians...Paris woud have no problem,he's right and thats's what makes this so wrong.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE JORDAN EDITION






Taking inspiration from the Atlanta Braves, whom won the National League the same year as Jordan’s first championship, Oregon resident Jordan Dark becomes the latest participant in the Doernbecher Campaign, inserting his own design philosophy into a sneaker. Pairing those aforementioned details, Jordan re-created one of the more popular Air Jordan designs, adding a Navy suede upper paired with Red and Gold accents alongside baseball stitch details and a number 1 embroidered on the heel.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

DJ WHOO KID GETS BACK IN THE LAB WITH MARSHALL MATHERS



Check out this clip,as Whoo Kid talks about his next tape with Eminem.
Monday, September 21, 2009

DJ DRAMA X GOODIE MOB PT. 2 & 3





Through all the bs,Atlanta has some damn good mc's here. I always felt like Goodie Mob were like the Brand Nubians of the south. But like the Nubian crew.things seem to have fallen apart. thank God these brothers found there way to the stage. Peep Drama's interview.

ROC RAIDA ON THE FADER...PEACE TO THE GOD!

ROC RAIDA AT DJ NABS OLD SCHOOL SUNDAYS-ATL-1998 from DJ NABS on Vimeo.



Thanks to the homie Dj Nabs,i've gotten some footage of the legend Roc Raida. Since our deaths don't mean as much as those who live in Hollywood im posting several clips of Raida...enjoy and salute a legend...thanks again Nabs!







Friday, September 18, 2009

GOODIE MOB REUNION MARTA TOUR



The A-town definetly needs this...im so glad that these brothers are back together...if only for one night!
Thursday, September 17, 2009

THE GREEN MONSTER IS COMING...!

“The Evil Genius” DJ Green Lantern, and Styles P “The Ghost” have joined forces to create a monster – “The Green Ghost Project” – and on Nov 17th the world will say “It’s Alive!!!”

“The Green Ghost Project”, a joint album filled with original production from DJ Green Lantern, AlchemistScram Jones,Statik Selektah, etc., can be seen as the next natural step for the two mixtape veterans who constantly look to push the boundaries of how Hip Hop is given to the fans. “Styles and I got together and made a monster”, says Green of the project, which is being distributed through Invasion/The Orchard.

“Don’t call me ‘The Ghost’ right now, call me ‘The Green Ghost’”, remarks Styles P about the album’s sinister undertone. “It’s a different display of talent. We got together and brainstormed about it and it came out crazy!”

DJ Green Lantern and Styles also added some potent ingredients to the mix in the form of guest appearances from Jadakiss,Sheek LouchM.O.PN.O.R.EUncle MurdaJunior Reid, and more, taking “The Green Ghost Project” to truly “monstrous” proportions.

Bad Boy & DJ Clue Mixtape


What's good ya'll,I'm back on my mixtape grizzly. I just dug into my personal stash of tapes and I'm preparing them for your downloading pleasure. As we near that moment,let's take a trip into the history books for a minute.

Todays mixtape blast comes from Dj Clue and Bad Boy Ent. Remember back in the 90's when Bad Boy dropped there own mixtapes,remember when the Question Mark Man had ya benzi box in a frenzy. Well let's take a second to think back.

Part of what made Puffy so dope is his ability to see what other execs didn't. He wasn't the first exec to listen to tapes but he was one of the few who totally embraced the movement. As an effort to break his artists Puff got with the hottest dj's(DOO WOP,STRETCH ARMSTRONG,S&S,& CLUE),and used there street credibility to create street cred for his artists.

I can't front,I never take a tape from another site but this one was too good to pass up. Props to the smoking section.com,that's where I got the tape from. Again yall,download now and thank me later!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NEW BALANCE VS. LOUIE V



Boston based shoe company New Balance is in a heated court battle with luxury clothing line
Vuitton, accusing the luxury goods company of copying its best-selling casual sneaker. New Balance claims Louis Vuitton’s Minstrel shoe is virtually identical to its 574 sneaker introduced in the mid-1990s.
LV needed a nice lawsuit for this fuckery anyways because…
1. LV’s sneaker retails for $590, while you can score a pair of 574’s for less than $60 @ Shoe Carnival, as its one NB’s lower-priced but best selling models (20 million-plus pairs sold since 2002). I’ve owned a couple of pairs of LV’s and the leather is always beautiful. Yet there’s no way I’d pay that exorbitant amount for anything less than the finest Italian cow ass.
2. The shoe’s name is “The Minstrel.” There’s virtually no way that word can ever be evoked without a negative connotation. But looking closer, even its name is almost a “catch us if you can” swipe @ NB.
3. Turnaround is fair play. LV has been aggressive about disassociating itself with people bootlegging their goods (See: Diddy & Rick Ross). If a company is going to attack others for copyright infringement, that same company should not engage in the act themselves.
4. By tradition, New Balance is an American-based & made company. I root for the home team.
The zinger of this whole situation is that New Balance adopts a snooty attitude that usually might be reserved for LV by stating, “Indeed, it is possible that had New Balance authorized Louis Vuitton to design a special Louis Vuitton edition of the iconic New Balance 574 shoe, the Minstrel might have been a highly successful collaboration,” the suit says.”
Whamp whamp! Score one in New Balance’s PR department. Info courtesy of the smoking section.com

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION





Continuing on with their 10th anniversary collection, Swedish sneaker retailer Sneakersnstuff unveil their latest collaboration involving New Balance. Taking form as the RGB pack, the three-shoe capsule features three distinct models designed in Stockholm and produced in New Balance’s well-known Flimby Factory. For more details on each respective shoe, refer below.

Sneakersnstuff and New Balance are no strangers to each other. When Sneakersnstuff now celebrates a decade in business we are happy to introduce the fourth collaborative project between us – the RGB Pack. It includes a M577, M1500 and a M1700. All designed in Stockholm, Sweden and handmade at the legendary Flimby Factory in England.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

MASE FROM DE LA SOUL SPEAKS ON THE "STAKES IS HIGH ERA"



A dope piece of commentary from the group that made me love hip hop.

WHERE HIP HOP STARTED...GRAND MASTER FLASH PT. 2



Flash breaks down the early park jam spots in the Boogie Down Bronx!

A LESSON IN TURNTABLE WIZARDRY



DJ JAZZY JEFF,DJ RIZ,DJ PREMIER,DJ ECLIPSE...NUFF SAID SUCKA'S!
Monday, September 14, 2009

MICK BOOGIE X PETER BJORN & JOHN X STAY THIS WAY REMIX

Mick Boogie / Peter Bjorn & John - Stay This Way (Remix) from Myk Dawg on Vimeo.



This is mixtape marketing at its highest level. shout out to the brother Mick Boogie for this one!

JAY Z X ALICIA KEYS X MTV MOMENTS



MTV lives for moments like this,aside from Lil Mama this was a classic Jay performance!
Sunday, September 13, 2009

KANYE TO THE...MOTHER EFFIN WEST



All i can say is that this dude needs to build a bridge and jump off of it...i woulda smacked the shit outta son...i rocks w/yer music dun but you take them temper tantrums to damn far!

MASTA ACE AND ED OG::THE FIRST 48

KRS talks 1993 from Gasface on Vimeo.



Its dope to see classic mc's take there movement to the internet. i love seeing them involved in the new frontier.

KRS ONE...KINGS LOSE COWNS BUT TEACHERS STAY INTELLIGENT!

KRS talks 1993 from Gasface on Vimeo.



Listen to the teacher as he breaks down his train of thought in the early 90's.
Friday, September 11, 2009

THE MIGHTY GRAND PUBA

Puba's everything from Gasface on Vimeo.



Its always good to see our old school heroes shining. The Grand Man.Puba is one of my favorite mc's from the 80's on up to the 90's.

Q TIP ON JAY-Z AND BIGGIE


Its always dope to hear back stories on your favorite rappers...screw the comparing,lets celebrate what they gave us musically.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dj Bobby Black Best of Mary J. Blige

What's good world,thank you all for logging on and peeping out the www.historyofmixtapes.com. I appreciate your energy and time.

Big shout out to everyone who came and got busy with us for "I Love NY pt. 2". Another great party for the history books. Be on the look out for more Heavenly Renaissance events.
Its tuesday and we have two GREAT artists dropping today...RAEKWON and JAY Z. Let's take it back to 96' and cop both albums(ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINX II & BLUEPRINT III). Support classic artists and great music.

And now for the mixtape side of things. One important element of the mixtape game is the "best of series". This is where a dj makes a tape based on the catalogue of your favorite artist. In this case,Bobby Black cooked up a banger based on the catalogue of everyones favorite singer...MARY J BLIGE. Who doesn't want to hear the best of MJB...that's what I thought. This tape is full of blends,remixes,and commercial favorites. Do youself a favor,scoop this mixtape asap. Bobby black killed it with this one yall. As I always say,download now and thank me later.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE
Sunday, September 6, 2009

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION







09/09/09 marks the release date of the NB 999 Feral Collection. The new collection stems from New Balance’s goal to reinvent the brand’s lifestyle footwear range from all-time classic favourites to modern silhouettes. Celebrating heritage, craftsmanship, innovation and imagination, New Balance Lifestyle fuses classic designs from the past with bold ideas from the future.

Part of the classic 99X series of running shoes that dates back to the early 80s, the 999 model was originally released in 1996 and was New Balance’s most technologically advanced shoe at the time. For the 99X series celebrations running throughout 2009, the company has worked with key retailers Leftfoot (Singapore) and Mita Sneakers (Japan) to reintroduce this iconic New Balance model back into the market.

The NB Feral Creation Collection is an Asian Inspired collection for global release. The project first started back in 2007 with the NB 574 “Hungry Dragon”, whilst last year saw the project present the NB 576 “China Mask”. This year‟s edition stays true to the theme of Asia-inspired lifestyles and culture by drawing on various animals that have left their mark on our urban jungles.

The collection is divided into two sets, one from each retailer, consisting of an exclusive pair that is numbered and limited to 660 units worldwide, as well as general release version that will be more widely available. Each exclusive edition is interconnected with the underlying theme of the colour “grey”, which is the original colour of the 999 and 99X series as well as New Balance’s heritage colour. All info courtesy of www.hypebeast.com
Saturday, September 5, 2009

THINGS I LIKE ON MY FEET::THE NIKE EDITION







Frank The Butcher was recently attended a party in Vegas hosted by Nike where he caught a glimpse of several upcoming sneakers from Nike’s 2009 Holiday line-up. Seen at the party was a preview of the Lebron 7, the Day of the Dead Pack, the Halloween Air Force 1, theNike Dynasty High and the Nike Air Royal Mid.
Thursday, September 3, 2009

BEESTROH LIVE IN JAPAN



Check out my man Beestroh buggin out in the Far east...you are wild kid!

MICHAEL JACKSON ON BET



You could never get enough of our hero. We need to love our brother like everyone else loves theres...WE LOVE YOU MIKE!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

JAY Z VS. EVERYONE ELSE



You can argue all day about Hov not sounding like the old Hov. You can say that he's changed,hell i even said it. one thing i do know is that his corporate game is stupid,his catelogue is tremendous,and he he is what all smart rappers should aspire to be like. I congratulate Hov on all his business moves...oh yeah,heres another one to be proud of!

I Love NY Part 2 This Friday at AJA | Jay Z & Dj S&S Repost

What's good world,its the last official week of the summer and we are going out w/a bang...I am blessing you guys and girls w/a dope line up of parties as well as classic mixtapes. This week I'm killing the game with nothing but that New York sh*t.


We have some classic reposts,first up to bat is the Bald Head Assasin...the Dark Skin King...Uptown's #1...the Mighty S&S. One of my favorite dj's in the game period. Since we are celebrating New York City this weekend its only right to take the A train all the way uptown for this one.


In addition to the S&S mixtape,we are going to cross the Williamsburg Bridge and head to Brooklyn. Last week I posted a full copy of a Jay Z performance in Chicago. Most of you all didn't get it,so for you slow folks...here's the Jay Z live in concert post. I'm tellin yall,I love New York and so should you!


And now for this friday nights super event. For years,The Heavenly Renaissance crew has been on the forefront of the most musically progressive parties in Atlanta. Being that our team is comprised of dj's,label exec's,creative directors,and marketing directors. We constently attempt to come up with fresh new ideas. Sometimes good ideas have to be remixed,and remix we shall.

I LOVE NEW YORK PT. 2

THE PARTY SO NICE WE HAD TO DO IT TWICE

A TRIBUTE TO THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS BUT ALWAYS PARTIES!

Musically New York crosses all boundaries. The birthplace of Hip Hop,the home of house music,and the local home of reggae music. What's not to love about the New York music scene. Some of the most influential Dj's on the planet come from there...and friday sept. 4th we are going to pay tribute to all of that.


In classic Heaven style,yours truly Dj Mars will be on the wheels of steel along side my brother Dj Doc. But this time we brought along our homie...Dj Highlanda(BROOKLYN USA). Yes,yes yall the vip sky room will sound like the West Indian Day Parade on Eastern Parkway...Nuff tunes,Nuff said!

The train pulls off@10pm

Ladies are free and fellas receive a discounted admission until 11:30 w/rsvp to

heaven.atl@gmail.com.

$5 Big Apple Martinis for the ladies and $5 Long Island Ice Teas for the fellas until midnite.

And just to show you all how we are going to take it Uptown,I cooked up a DJ RON G style mixtape just to get your mind right. As always,download now and thank me later. Click the link below for the mixtapes!

CLICK HERE FOR DJ S&S MIXTAPE

CLICK HERE FOR DJ DOC REGGAE MIX (I LOVE NY PT2 MIX)

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