Monday, June 8, 2009

//3 The Hard Way..

//Alright, this was a coupla months ago but we still wanted to put it up: for the 3 Year Anniversary of GOLDEN, Zita and I paid homage to 3 of the dopest producers in hip hop: the RZA, DJ Premier, and Dr.Dre. It's not meant to be a "best of" mix, just a throwdown with some of our favorite records which barely samples the surface of their catalogs. I gotta say though, for all my West Coast bias I was reminded of so many classic beats by Premier! We could've gone on & on with Primo but it really wouldn't have been fair. This mix also made me think about how nowadays with so much access to music and fools circulating their rough drafts online instantly, it's easy to get caught up in the innernut hype. Yeah, the newest track on everybody's blog is cool but somebody's gotta step back and say...does it snap your neck as hard as "Mass Appeal"? Will that track still be studied and quoted 15 years later like "NY State of Mind"? Is it really a dope song? Much respect to all the artists, then and now, who focus on releasing enduring, quality music over flooding the web with instant (short-lived) gratification and disposable art.

Z&D Tag-Team Midnight Mix: 3 THE HARD WAY
DJ Zita & Dmadness
Live at GOLDEN Apr 18 2009

Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
Wu-Tang Clan - Shame On A Ni**a
Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck
The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Wu-Tang Clan - Can It Be All So Simple
Method Man f/ Mary J Blige - All I Need
Raekwon f/Method Man & Cappadonna - Ice Cream
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo
GZA/Genius - Liquid Swords
Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces
Wu-Tang Clan - For Heaven's Sake

KRS-ONE - MCs Act Like They Don't Know
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
Nas - NY State Of Mind
Jay-Z - D'Evils
Show & A.G. - Next Level (Nyte Time Remix)
Common f/Bilal - 6th Sense
Nas - Nas Is Like
Gang Starr - The Place Where We Dwell
Crooklyn Dodgers '95 - Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
Gang Starr - Full Clip
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Gang Starr - Take It Personal
Gang Starr f/ Nice & Smooth - Dwyck
Gang Starr - Skillz
Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean
Nas - Memory Lane

N.W.A. - Express Yourself (Remix)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice
Dr.Dre f/ 2PAC - California Love
Dr.Dre f/Kurupt & Nate Dogg - Xxplosive
Erykah Badu - Bag Lady
Bilal - Fast Lane
Sam Sneed f/Dr.Dre - U Better Recognize
Dr.Dre - Keep Their Heads Ringin'
Dr.Dre - F*** With Dre Day
Dr. Dre - Still DRE

//And yes, I know that Dre didn't do the Sam Sneed beat, Sam did. My bad. By the way, we retired the Midnight Mix suckas! Archives here...look for more newness coming to GOLDEN because the only constant in life is change. 1neLuv..