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Nas & Fashawn – Ode To Illmatic [The Smu Mixes]

Note: (this is not the cover for the tape)

It’s been quite a while since i announced it but it’s finally here the Ode To Illmatic Smu Mixes.

Nas and Fashawn are trading verses on one of the best Hip Hop Albums released – Illmatic.

I mixed ALL Illmatic Joints  together to make sure the quality stays. The only annoying thing about mixing this project was the Beats that Fashawn used slightly differ to the one’s Nas used on the original but i think you won’t mind when you listen to it.

Tracklist

1. The Genesis (Intro)

2. N.Y. and C.A. State of Minds [Smu Mix] (Original Beat)

3. Life’s A Bitch [Smu Mix] (featuring AZ & Talib Kweli) (Original Beat)

4. The World Is Yours [Smu Mix] (featuring Pete Rock) (Fash’s Beat was slightly different on this one)

5. Halftime [Smu Mix] (slightly different Beat for Fashawn)

6. Memory Lane (Sittin in the Park) [Smu Mix] (Original Beat,Fash’s Version had a scratched in vocal that said “commin outta Fresno” instead of “Queensbridge”)

7. One Love [Smu Mix] (featuring Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest) (Fash’s Beat is slightly different)

8. One Time For Your Mind [Smu Mix] (Original Beat)

9. Represent [Smu Mix] (slightly different Beat for Fashawn)

10. It Ain’t Hard To Tell [Smu Mix] (Original Beat)

Producers (Songs): DJ Premier (2,6,9),Pete Rock (4),L.E.S.,Large Professor(5,8,10),Q-Tip (7),Nas (1)

Download: Nas & Fashawn – Ode To Illmatic [Smu Mixes]

What is/are your favorite Joint(s) on this one? Please let me know!

Oh yeah and if you re-post this on your Blog make sure y’all give me credit where it’s due right?

Shout out to DJ Green Lantern,Nas,Fashawn,DJ Premier,Pete Rock,Q-Tip,Large Pro,L.E.S. & Exile!

Enjoy your Sundays!

One Love

Hip Hop Is Read: The Tape Deck Vol. 60-62

My man Ivan over at Hip Hop Is Read is back with his Tape Deck Series.Here are the Volumes 60-62 with a whole bunch of new joints that came out recently. I’m featured on Number 62 with “The BBQ” (although ivan obviously forgot to mention my name on that mix.haha) and My Own Planet by Royce. Check Out the Rest of the Tape Decks below. Shouts to Ivan!

Download: Hip Hop Is Read:The Tape Deck Vol.60

Download: Hip Hop Is Read:The Tape Deck Vol: 61

Volume 62:

Download: Hip Hop Is Read:The Tapedeck Vol. 62 [Hotfile]

Feel Free to Download one of those Tapes in case you’ve “been under a rock” (Word to DJ Premier) and didn’t know what’s was going on in hip hop lately

Nas,AZ,Talib Kweli,Fashawn & Olu Dara – Life’s A Bitch [Smu Mix]

I was listenin to Nas’ Timeless “illmatic” album earlier today and when i saw that Fashawn was going to redo it  i was a bit sceptic at first but when i heard his Version “Life’s A Bitch” with none other than Talib Kweli himself  i had to check it out. All i can say is it was mad dope and Kweli and Fash both get their props for redoing Nas and AZ’s classic collabo.

I mixed both versions together and I hope you’ll like it:

Nas featuring AZ,Talib Kweli,Fashawn & Olu Dara (Nas’ Father playing the final bit of the song) – Life’s A Bitch [Smu Mix] [Produced by L.E.S.]

Pre-listening link

Be on the look out for Fashawn’s “Ode to Illmatic” Mixtape and my Smu mix LP of that mixtape real soon.