D. Schwartz – Derek Operation (Mixtape)

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I’ve been following dude’s music on the low since about 2006. From “The Fresh Air Fund” shit to his present day stuff. Just the cover of the tape was reason enough to pay attention to this. What he did with the artwork,  a play on Gang Starr’s Daily Operation album cover, is very similar to what he does with his raps – but I’ll let him tell it:

This project was inspired by the timeless beats from DJ Premier that we have all been listening to for years. There is no way I could do all of them, so I chose some of my personal favorites. It was also inspired by all hip hop from the era where dope rhymes and fresh beats was what it was all about. Shout out to my Golden Era of hip hop and artists like – DJ Premier, Guru, Nas, Big Pun, Capone and Noreaga, AZ, Mobb Deep, EPMD, The WHOLE Wu, Canibus, Redman, KRS, The Beatnuts, The Lox, BIG, Heltah Skeltah, OGC, The Whole Duck Down, MOP, Group Home, OC, The Roots, Nature, Cormega, JayZ, Mos, Monch, Slum Village, Kweli, Smooth Da Hustla, De La, Tribe, I could go on and on, but if you know those people, then you know what it is.

This is not intended for the mainstream “hip hop” audience. This is for a select few who remember those days. 1

Hit the jump for the track list, download link and some bonus cuts.

1. Intro (Homage to Premo)
2. Invincable (Up In Smoke)
3. F.A.Y.B.A.R. (fuck all you bitch ass rappers!)
4. Golden Schild
5. Filth Versus Butta Verses
6. That White
7. (M.Y.) State of Mind
8. D. Feat. D
9. D.oom
10. SYBCM (Outro)

Download: D. Schwartz – Derek Operation

Bonus:  So We Can Move On (Exile Radio) | You Would Be Amazed

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17 Responses to “D. Schwartz – Derek Operation (Mixtape)”

  1. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Sure i’ll bite

  2. KiLLer Q-Kumber Says:

    J-J-J-J-J-J-J-JEW UNIT!

    *tim duncan stare*

    O.O

  3. Micheal Tyson aka admiration is the farthest thing from understanding Says:

    DMX Joins the Cast of Celebrity Rehab
    ====================================
    lol…i think i have a reason to watch VH1 agian since the season finale of Flava of Love season 2,those shows with New York and Ray J are wack

  4. No_neva-eva Says:

    Nature is “golden era”? Canibus?

  5. iStax Says:

    wtf is juice????

  6. Hoskins Says:

    What were the last good Mixtapes on Nah? I need some recommendations. Those Wiz khalifa and Big Sean tapes were disappointing

  7. Darth Cipher Says:

    The Shot Clock aka mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    April 26th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    damn Darth that’s cold…
    ^^^

    you tell me i’m lying?!?!?! (keep in mind i’m just talking lyrical word play)

    BTW, fuck Amalgam Digital… i can’t buy that Curren$y album for some reason, shit’s disgusting

  8. Micheal Tyson aka admiration is the farthest thing from understanding Says:

    Can-I-Bus was a dope LP,86-98 is the “golden era” IMO so yeah cannibus is part of the “golden era”,Nature hasnt put out any great material outside of the verse on Banned From Tv

  9. Kell-El Says:

    What no Pac?

  10. 911 Says:

    congrats.

  11. brandon.longwood.university Says:

    what song is the intro beat from?

  12. dockevoc Says:

    I thought the golden era was like 86-97

  13. MillionDollaMindz Says:

    A for effort !

  14. BK Says:

    i fucks wit it….real message, and backed by primo….shit seemed to work out for jeru and group home…maybe preemo should link the hommie d. schawrtz

  15. buttav Says:

    yeah!!!! a BIG genuine heart felt THANK YOU to NATION !!!

  16. dumb out Says:

    Where has this been all my life? Him and his man Butta are ON in Fresh Air Fund. Glad to see they are still ON.

    Bring back the FAF!

  17. LIL G Says:

    1. A is for not effort..Ask someone if you dont already know. This kid is nastey with the word play..AND PUTS EVERYTHING INTO HIS MUSIC FOR THE LOVE OF HIPHOP.

    2. recommendations for mixtape on Nah…THIS ONE!

    3. fucks wit it? bite? keep that junt on rotation…HE SPEAKS

    “ask around i got the mass appeal..check the techquie and how i smash a track fo’real”..D

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