Happy Canada Day! Enjoy this 1.5 hr long mix of everything Canadian, with a wide range of genres, mashed up over each other. Tom Cochrane over Drake, Bryan Adams over K-os, Avril Lavigne over Ghetto Concept, Kardinal over Parachute Club, and more… This tape is designed to educate the listener, who had no idea these songs were local…songs like Barbara Streisand, Electronic Funk, or even just the beat behind Madonna’s Human Nature, etc. I myself was really surprised and impressed this week when I heard the Messenjah song, the Nick Holder/Zaki and the Ivana/Augusta song. I was supposed to drop a general Canadian mix and a 90s Canadian Hip-hop tape (because there was so much of it, and it’s amazing), but time just didn’t permit. Enjoy these 58 Canadian joints and recognize the local heat!
These best of mixtapes that I do really started when I made The Best of Kanye West in January 2011. That experience was kind of precious for me because it got my feet wet but mainly because it was one of the most talented artists I like. If that was precious, then how precious would it be to do a best of MJ, the king of pop, the moonwalker, you know who he is. Hell, every country in the world knows who he is.
Happy Birthday Tupac! Here’s a tape I definitely did for his fans. I’ve put a pretty exhausting schedule on myself for the next few weeks, so this is my first tape without a signature M-Rock intro, just because time’s an issue for June. Expect a really big tribute next week, hopefully my biggest yet.
What more can I say? Welcome to my 4th creation in my “best of” mixtape series. This tape features every aspect of DJing that I can think of. The idea came to me after the Kanye tape dropped, lying in bed thinking “it’s 25 years since HP gets busy (his first recording), I could package this in a unique way”.
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The second installment in the M-Rock Best of Series Mixtapes: The Best of Nate Dogg.
This week’s M-Rock Mondays is a tribute to the best of probably the greatest hook vocalist in hip-hop. Nate Dogg had made his mark as a legend and main ingredient in the game the first time we heard him on “Ain’t No Fun” off of the classic album, Doggystyle. He’s “that dude who can make you cry even though he’s singing about putting his balls in somebody’s mouth!”. Listening to his music all over again reminds me of how flawless his voice was, his songwriting and how essential he was in making a song a banger whether it’s for the club or something smooth like “Regulate” or “Never Leave Me Alone”. Ice Cube said “it must be a single if Nate Dogg’s on it”, and rumour has it that “Oh No” (his single w/Mos Def, Pharaoh Monche) has a record for the highest vinyl rap singles sold. Being a DJ who plays a bit of T-Pain and autotune-made music, it gives me a special appreciation to hear how much of a natural pitch-perfect singer Nate was – even his youtube freestyles give the impression that he did not rely on sound engineering the way today’s singers do. This tape was a rush compared to my Best of Kanye West of mixtape, but my skills are still sharp on it. Enjoy. RIP Nathaniel Dwayne Hale.
I’m sending a best of Kanye tape for your blog, 69 of his greatest tracks and beats with lots of creativity on the turntables. …It’s done 4000+ downloads in the first 4 weeks, gotten recognition from hiphopdx.com and Jay-Z’s DJ Neil Armstrong said “Amazing job, haven’t listened to all of it but what I’ve heard is top notch. Good stuff man, thank you for sending it…”
They weren’t lying..this is pretty damn dope!! :)