RZA & ODB Talent Show Freestyle

“I tried to leave, she yelled out ‘Freeze’!”

Timeless. RIP ODB
*Thanks to MrBFE for reminding us on this one.


“Wu-Gambinos” (Hidden Chamber Remix) – Wu -Tang Clan (Triumph CDS / 1997)

B-Side Remix Off The “Triumph” CDS. DOWNLOAD

Cypress Hill – “Illusions” (Q-Tip Remix / 1996)

Don’t sleep on this one. Q-Tip enters The Temples of Boom. DOWNLOAD

Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.” b/w “Protect Ya Neck” (1994)

Wu-Tang Wednesday Special
Side A:
“C.R.E.A.M.” (Radio Edit)
“C.R.E.A.M.” (Album Version)
“C.R.E.A.M.” (Acapella)
“C.R.E.A.M” (Instrumental)

Side B:
“Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ ” (Radio Edit)
“Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ ” (Album Version)
“Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ ” (Acapella)
“Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ ” (Instrumental)


Confidence – “ReCon” (90’s Classics Remixed)

via RefinedHype.com

Long before YouTube dance crazes, auto-tuned rappers and Twitter beef there was the ’90s, a time when emcees cared about their craft and hip-hop was at its dopest. It’s no surprise then that up-and-coming MA beathsmith Confidence chose to reach back to rap’s golden era for his debut mixtape, “ReCon”, an hour long project that resurrects 16 mid-’90s classics for your listening pleasure. And as if that wasn’t enough, DJ Grazzhoppa, the 1991 European DMC champ, cuts & mixes the tracks together, showcasing turntablism at its finest hour (celebrity DJs & Serato newbies need not apply).

“ReCon’ features some of the ‘9’s most time-honored cuts, ranging from O.C.’s “Time’s Up”, Black Moon’s “How Many Emcees” and CNN’s “T.O.N.Y.” to some underground treasures circa Stretch & Bobbito, including Big L’s “American Dream” & Big Noyd’s “Recognize & Realize”. The only thing “ReCon’ is missing is a tape deck…don’t sleep!

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“Hello It’s Me” – Spark 950 & Timbo King (Who’s The Man? OST / 1993)

Classic Timbo King joint off the soundtrack for the 1993 film Who’s The Man? (directed by the late Ted Demme). DOWNLOAD

Don’t forget Mathematics spins more classics and throwbacks during one of his signature mixes today at 3:00 & 11:00 EST on Virgin Mobile Live. Listen

Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die (Instrumentals) / 1994

DOWNLOAD This needs no introduction. Grabbed this off the Kevin Nottingham awhile back.

Lord Finesse Short

Documentary short on the mighty Lord Finesse. Features all of DITC, Akinelye & more. Thanks to Rhymesik

DJ Hedspin x Sharks + Hammers The R Mixtape Vol. 1


Thanks to 238 Beats for the hookup.

Concepts & New Balance Present: The Freedom Trail Mixtape (Hosted & Mixed by DJ Doo Wop)

Filler-Free mixtape start to finish, hosted by DJ Doo Wop to commemorate the Concepts / New Balance collab from last year. To mark Concepts founding year, all the selections chosen are from ’96 and include Ghost, Pete Rock, Redman, Tupac, Outkast, Jay-Z, Royal Flush, Fugees, Mobb Deep & more. List & Link Follow: (more…)