Best of J Dilla Vol 2



We did a J Dilla mix for our History of Hip Hop: The Producers series, but we could not fit all our favorites in just one mix! So here’s Vol 2, with Nas, Busta, Tribe, Ghostface, Slum, Badu, The Roots, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Oh No and even Daft Punk!

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Nas – The Season
Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
Gap Mangione – Diana in the Autumn Wind
Slum Village – Fall In Love
Bilal – Reminisce (ft. Mos Def & Common)
The Roots – Dynamite
J Dilla – So Far
Guilty Simpson – Man’s World
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Yancey Boys – The Throwaway
J Dilla – Center of the Movement
Oh No – Move (ft. Roc C)
M.E.D. – Push
Common – The Movement
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)
Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers
J Dilla – Pause (ft. Frank-n-Dank)
A Tribe Called Quest – Keep it Moving
Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know


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History of Hip Hop: The Producers Series
Best of J Dilla (Volume 1)

Next in our Producer Series, we’ve got J Dilla! What can you say about one of the greatest beatmakers of all time, of any genre? The music speaks for itself, and we had so much fun putting together this mix that we’re going to drop another one next week. So enjoy the History of Hip Hop: J Dilla Vol 1, and watch this space for Vol 2, with Nas, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, The Roots, Tribe, of course more Slum Village plus some secret gems!

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The Pharcyde – Drop
A Tribe Called Quest – Get A Hold
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
Common – Dooinit
Slum Village – I Don’t Know
Jay Dee – Fuck The Police
Slum Village – Raise it Up
Phat Kat – Don’t Nobody
J Dilla – The $
Jaylib – React
Jaylib – The Red
Q-Tip – Move
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
The Pharcyde – Runnin
Slum Village – Players
Common – Funky For You (ft. Jill Scott & Bilal)
Steve Spacek – Dollar$
J-Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
J-Dilla – Think Twice (ft. Dwele)
J-88 – The Look of Love (Pt. 1) Excel Sample Edit


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We’ve been Prince Paul fans since we were kids, starting with his production for De La Soul’s first three albums. From Stetsasonic, Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Bass to Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School & Dr. Octagon, this tribute takes you through some of our favorites from the Doo Doo Man’s storied career. Plus you get to hear some rarities from MF Doom, a very young Jay-Z and even Marvin Gaye!

Special thanks to Brian Coleman for linking us with Prince Paul – be sure to seek out his Check the Technique books and our companion mixes – and the Spitkicker crew for hooking us up with De La Soul back in the day.

Also, take a listen to Prince Paul & Open Mike Eagle’s podcast, “What Had Happened Was,” in which Paul tells the stories of albums and groups he’s worked with throughout his career: https://starburns.audio/podcasts/what-had-happened-was/

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For our fourth installment of The Producers, we’re diving into The Trackmasters’ catalog of hits! The duo of Poke & Tone were responsible for a ton of hits in the mid to late 1990s, when we were starting out DJing clubs, so these songs all hold a special place for us. Their classic sound is a chopped up breakbeat with familiar old-school samples – think Mya & Jay-Z “Best of Me” Remix, with the Biz Markie samples. But if you dig a little deeper, you find that they worked the boards on all kinds of stuff, from Kool G. Rap and Pudgee tha Phat Bastard in 1992 to super top-40 towards the end of the decade, like Will Smith “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” and Destiny’s Child “Independent Woman.” So there should be something for everyone, and we hope you enjoy the mix.

Mary J Blige – Be Happy
Foxy Brown – Get Me Home (ft. Blackstreet)
Soul For Real – Candy Rain (Heavy D & Trackmasters Remix)
Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance (Puffy & Trackmasters Remix)
Mya – Best of Me (Trackmasters Remix ft. Jay-Z)
Mariah Carey – The Roof
Nas – If I Ruled the World (ft. Lauryn Hill)
City High – Caramel (Trackmasters Joint) ft. Eve
Cam’Ron – Horse & Carriage (ft. Mase)
50 Cent – How To Rob
Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From the Block (Remix ft. Jadakiss & Styles P)
Destiny’s Child – Independent Woman Pt 1
Jay-Z – Jigga that N*gga
Noreaga – N.O.R.E.
Nature – Natures Shine
Nas – The Message
Notorious B.I.G. – Respect
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (Remix ft. Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Prodigy & Keith Murray)
Kool G Rap – Ill Street Blues
Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard – Life’s A Bitch
Slick Rick – Me & Nas Bring It To You Hardest
Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Michael Jackson – Butterflies (Remix ft. Eve)


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For the third installment of The Producer Series, we salute two kings! Rich Harrison dominated the 2000s R&B charts, bringing back funk and go-go samples on huge hits for Amerie, Beyonce, J-Lo and Usher, among others. Salaam Remi’s body of work goes all the way back to the early 90s, blending hip-hop and dancehall for crossover acts like The Fugees, Super Cat and Nas. Mixed by Dirtyfinger and DJ Ayres, this is a battle for the dancefloor! Catch The Rub live the last Saturday of the month at The Bell House.

Rich Harrison (mixed by Dirtyfinger)

Amerie – Need You Tonight
Amerie – Got To Be There
Mos Def – Undeniable
Jennifer Lopez – Whatever You Wanna Do
Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
Usher – Ride
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (CFLO edit)
Beyonce – Creole
Beyonce – Freakum Dress
Amerie ft. Jay-Z – 1 Thing
Usher – Take Your Hand
Toni Braxton – Take This Ring
Amerie ft. Foxy Brown – Talkin’ To Me
Kelly Rowland – Can’t Nobody
Che’Nelle – Summer Jam
Beyonce – Suga Mama
Missy Elliot – Can’t Stop
Tha’ Rayne – Didn’t You Know
Usher – Whatever I Want
Diddy ft. Mary J Blige – Making It Hard
Christina Aguilera ft. Steve Winwood – Makes Me Wanna Pray

Salaam Remi (mixed by DJ Ayres)

Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways To Die
Super Cat – Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Mix)
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hot Stepper (Heartical Mix)
Zhigge – Rakin in The Dough
Kool G Rap & Nas – Fast Life (Norfside Remix)
Mega Banton – Sound Boy Killing (Smoothed Out Remix)
Da Bush Babies – Remember We (Salaam Remi Version)
The Fugees – Nappy Heads (Remix)
The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
Caron Wheeler – Star (ft. Biz Markie) (Vibes mix)
Blu Cantrell – Breathe (ft. Sean Paul)
Nas – Made You Look
Nas – The Don
Jackson 5 – ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Remix)
Jazmine Sulivan – Bust Your Windows
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on Their Own
Miguel – Pineapple Skies
Miguel – All I Want Is You (ft. J. Cole)
Black Thought – Fentanyl

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For the second in our “Hip-Hop History: The Producers” mix series we present Organized Noize. Best known for producing almost all the beats on the first Outkast and Goodie Mob records, the trio of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown also crafted huge commercial hits for TLC, En Vogue, and Ludacris. Their catalog of underground classics for the entire Dungeon Family runs deep. We give you all of that, plus lesser-known songs by Joi, Brandy, Mista. This mix could have easily been twice as long!

Special extended edition with a couple of bonus tracks below:

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We’re launching a new series of Hip-Hop History mixes, highlighting producers. We’re starting with Mike Will Made It, a multiplatinum beatmaker who has crafted hit records over the last 6 years for Future, Ciara, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce – pretty much all the major hip-hop and R&B artists on the radio in this decade. Mike Will has an impressive range of records in his discography, and he’s known for his signature deep 808s bubbling at a slow tempo.

Whose catalog should we dig into for the the next Hip-Hop History: The Producers mix? Let us know at Facebook.com/itstherub and Twitter.com/itstherub.

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Tracklist:

Future – Turn On The Lights
Young Thug – Pacifier
Ace Hood – Bugatti (ft. Rick Ross & Future)
Rick Ross – Tupac Back (ft. Meek Mill)
Kendrick Lamar – DNA
Yo Gotti – Rake It Up (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Mike Will Made it – Bars of Soap (ft. Swae Lee)
Rae Sremmurd – No Flex Zone
Rae Sremmurd – No Type
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
2 Chainz – No Lie (ft. Drake)
Rihanna – Pour It Up
Beyonce – Formation
Lil Wayne – Love Me (ft. Future & Drake)
Gucci Mane – Richest Nigga In The Room
YB – Lambo
Kanye West – Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Schoolboy Q – My Hatin Joint
Ciara – Body Party Remix (ft. Future & B.o.B.)