Around the time we launched three months ago, this song impressed YN and I enough for an industry co-sign. Since then, Dustin’s gotten the thumbs up from journalist Maurice Garland and Killer Mike. Not bad, eh? Well, today he finally dropped his debut mixtape and wants you to download it. I’d recommend it. (Don’t let me down, nigga!) Tracklist after the cut.
This week, Bfred crosses the Hudson and pays homage to one of New Jeru’s finest.
Eminem gives respect to Treach as one of the most innovative lyricists of the early ’90s, and Naughty By Nature’s main producer—Kier “Kay Gee” Gist—is long overdue for a similar recognition on the music tip. After debuting in 1989 as a trio named The New Style, this group of East Orange, New Jersey friends landed a management deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit. They soon changed their named to Naughty By Nature, got signed to Tommy Boy and started producing for Flavor Unit’s roster. The group’s classic self-titled debut featured “O.P.P.,” one of rap music’s first massive crossover hits that didn’t sacrifice hip-hop credibility. Download here. Tracklist after the jump.
This is genius I tell ya, genius!
“Using the custom engine, TRV$ and DJ-AM will give away their new mixtape as a free download once a user has tweeted the message ‘Download the new #trvsdjam mixtape ‘Fix Your Face Vol. 2 – Coachella 09’ in exchange for one tweet! Download here ”
Previously: Travis Barker Remixes “3.A.M.”
Here’s something found by the good folks at The FADER.
“I made this mix because people sleep on DJ Quik. Maybe they’ve
forgotten or maybe they never understood, but people don’t get the
breadth or depth of his talent. “— Matthew Africa
East Coast bias-ness > The Swine Flu. *downloads now* Tracklist after the jump.