It's been a long time I know I know. But I'm finally back and here for good. It's been a few years since I dropped a slow jam mix. With Valentine's Day around the corner I figured it's a good time for a new one. 2017 was a busy year of me trying to work on my production chops and I'm still working on it. But I'm definitely going to keep feeding the streets with mixes more frequently again because I'm a DJ first.
Hope you guys enjoy this latest mix and thanks for still listening. Nothing but love.
This is the B side of a mix I released earlier this Summer on cassette. Hip Hop and R&B blends boom bap style like I usually do. Enjoy.
Back again with another mix for you guys. With all the craziness going on in the world these days I just wanted to come with something fun for Summer. If this mix can make you forget about your problems, make you dance, laugh or smile then I did my job. Here's to Summer or play this when you just want it to feel like it's Summer.
Back again. This time around I decided to come with an instrumental homage to the legendary Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock. Lately I've just been tired of what I hear on the radio and just needed a dose of soul. So who better than the Chocolate Boy Wonder. All these beats are mixed together so you can have the longest freestyle session or DJ's can cut to this all the way through. Can't provide a track listing because some of these beats just don't have names. Anyways enjoy and I'll see you on the next go around.
Finally back and this time around just wanted to spread some love to all of you the best way I know how. Put together this short set to take you through the ups and downs of love. Hope you can relate.
This mix is just how I'm feeling at the moment. A little mix of songs that I'm personally into where we can all just stop, relax and take time to enjoy these Summer nights. Enjoy.
It's been a minute since I made something new but this one is different. As a kid listening to mixtapes, I always loved listening to blends. It was always amazed me how a different beat to a song can give it new life and a whole different feel. So this mix is basically me paying homage to all the blend tape DJ's that came before me and putting my own twist to it. I won't even list the beats blended to kind of give an element of surprise.
Mos Def is undoubtedly a legend and all time great in the rap game. As pure a lyricist as they come with plenty of style to match. I make single artist mixes as a way of paying homage to all of the artists and musicians that I listen to and respect so this one was long overdue. If you're not familiar with the man's catalog here's a nice little run through some of his choice cuts to get you familiar. This one's for Brooklyn.
There's not a lot of new school rappers that I'm a fan of these days. But this guy Kendrick Lamar is an obvious exception. The man is a brilliant writer, has a great sense of history, and really understands what Hip Hop is all about. So here's my tribute to showcase not only Kendrick's catalog but the samples that made the songs possible.
The official start to Summer is this weekend and I felt like giving you guys a little something to get you ready. Play this at the beach, picnics, or even just to feel like you're at the beach when you're really at work. Enjoy everybody!
Back again with another installment of the Behind The Beat series which showcases original samples used in Hip Hop. This time around I decided to focus on the brilliant ear of 9th Wonder. 9th has been one of my favorites pretty much since Little Brother's The Listening dropped almost 10 years ago. Since then he's went on to producer for everybody from Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, and the list goes on and on. So here's a selection of some of my favorite tracks produced by 9th Wonder paired up with the original sample. And as always please give my podcast 5 stars on iTunes. Thank you.
Jay Dee. J Dilla. The man is absolutely the greatest Hip Hop producer to ever do it. This man's music has inspired me like no other. I made this short mix to share something new for Dilla Month.
D'Angelo is without a doubt my favorite R&B artist of this generation. In every sense, the man is a true artist. He's the total package. I remember hearing an interview from the late great J Dilla and he was speaking about how he can play, but the way D'Angelo plays is just out of this world. On a talent scale you wouldn't be far fetched to compare him to Stevie Wonder. He's just that good. If you watch his live performances you'll hear not just women but grown men just losing it to every chord he plays. The music and the vibe he has is just packed with so much soul and feeling that is almost unmatched in the genre. The craziest part is that he hails from my home state of Virginia which makes me very proud. He's been touring and working on his latest album last year but had to cancel shows due to health reasons uknown. Which is what led me to making this tribute mix. Hope the man is ok and will continue to bless us with his remarkable talent.
Happy holidays everybody! Being that it's winter time, I figured it'd be a good time to drop a sequel to my Hoodies And Timbs mix. I was raised on that gritty street life boom bap rap and that type of music always makes me picture cold weather and city life. So put on a Champion hoodie and butter Timberlands and rock to this. Don't forget the 5 star iTunes rating please. See you in 2014.
Welcome to Rizzy's Soul Lounge. This time around just bringing you an assortment of good old soul music to vibe to. Got a little of everything from the old to the new so there's something for everybody. Hope you like it and as always please give me a 5 star rating in iTunes. As always thanks for listening. Much love.
Just some of my favorite tracks from the Rawkus era. The focus here is mainly on Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and producer Hi-Tek. Enjoy and don't forget to rate me with 5 stars in iTunes. Thanks.
Few artists in the Hip Hop world spoke to your soul the way Lauryn Hill does. Even though she hasn't dropped an album in over a decade, she's still as popular and legendary as ever. A lot of the kids coming up now really don't understand the impact she made in the late 90's. Here's my tribute to the extraordinary talent of Ms. Hill. And don't forget to give me a 5 star rating in iTunes. Thanks.
This is a Nas tribute I did recently and actually pressed some copies but quickly sold out. It's no secret that I believe that Nas is the greatest MC to ever touch a microphone. So here's a tribute to the Queensbridge representative.