Mixtape Memories: A Dozen Classic Artist Mixtapes For Your Labor Day Weekend Listening Pleasure

Friday, September 4th, 2015


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Sometimes I find some stuff on the Internet that’s so lit I can’t bring myself to share it with everyone. I might tell a few close homies about it, but otherwise, nah—it’s too good to tweet about. Well my dog DJ E-Feezy, who is the man behind one of the greatest mixtape Blogspots in history—RecogTheReal—started a Soundcloud page earlier this year, and holy shit he’s been loading it more and more every week with nothing but mixtape classics. Craziness! And they’re all available for free download, too. Plus I like how he’s formatted them to be one long stream, so you can just press play and let them ride without having mad individual tracks clog up your iTunes. So if you want individual gems, go peep our Twelve Jewelz series. But this here right here is for the true mixtape heads who want that full, uncut raw.

With so much material on E-Feezy’s page to enjoy—from compilation mixtapes to vintage NYC underground radio show recordings to instrumental butters—I thought it might be fun for our latest Mixtape Memories feature to sift through his stash and highlight a dozen classic artist mixtapes that you can enjoy this Labor Day Weekend. Some of these were compiled by DJs without the artist’s involvement, some were collaborative efforts, and some are “Best of” style. But one thing they all have in common is simple—fire. Read/stream/download below, and big shout to the homie DJ E-Feezy from RecogTheReal for his dedication to the culture!

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Canibus – Tell The Truth (DJ Premier Diss)

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Long story short, DJ Premier had a segment from his extensive interview with VladTV go up this week where he was talking about his most difficult studio session (which he said was with Canibus). ‘Bis caught wind of it and put out this “diss track” aimed at DJ Premier (the song itself isn’t really aimed at Premier… it’s the talking at the end).

Canibus – Tell The Truth/Monsters (DJ Premier Diss) | Nukeshare

Along with this open letter to DJ Premier via his Facebook account:

I’m beggin’ you Preem. Don’t let these spineless magazine writers and fake ass journalists frame the pictures wrong and divide us. I ALWAYS treated you with respect and loyalty. Take 5mins and look at the videos of the shows on my reverb page where I big you & Guru up and listen to the interviews where I spoke on what you mean to me …and HIP HOP. If you really felt that way then why did you say that on camera instead of hollerin’ at me? If you can’t understand why I would be confused by your interview with Vladtv then I don’t know what to tell you. I never knew you felt like that fam. Word. They running with it and it’s not a good look. please turn it around for Hip Hop. I been trynna’ pull the stick up for 3 days now. I’m gonna’ crash Preem. -Canibus

DJ Premier responds on LivefromHeadQCourterz:

via DJPremierBlog

Audio: Rick Ross on the DJ Vlad Lawsuit Verdict

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Rick Ross speaks to MTV about losing to DJ Vlad’s 4 million dollar lawsuit over the incident that went down at the 2008 Ozone Awards. Of course, he’ll only have to pay $300,000, so he claimed it was a success for his defense.

Previously: Rick Ross Interview on Invasion Radio (Video)

Video: Asher Roth + Nicki Minaj on Loud Favorites

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Funny, the new Loud.com has a striking resemblance to VladTV…

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Video: Method Man & Redman Speak to VladTV

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Red & Mef talk to Vlad about Blackout 2 which dropped last week.

Hit the jump to hear them talk about their groupie experiences.

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Video: French Montana Speaks On Max B

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Frenchie talks to DJ Vlad about his bromance with the Big Don Genius: how they met, what it might take to finally get Max Biggaveli signed and how that ties in with his pending murder case.

Before I even saw this video, I was thinking to myself that if Akon’s “Konvict Music” can give French Montana a million dollar deal (no shots), what/how much could someone with Max B’s buzz get? Does Jimmy really have that much pull with label heads, enough to completely cockblock a man’s career and future.

What French said here about Max, which is something that he had already discussed in the past himself, is that because of his situation and the fact that he might be going in soon, alotta labels might not be jumping on the opportunity to sign this free agent. Even though he’ll stick to blaming the industry blackballing he’s been getting on Jim Jones, that’s definitely one of the biggest factors, which makes Max B the Plaxico Burress of Hip Hop right now.

Video: Jean Grae & CNN Lip Service Freestyle

Monday, January 19th, 2009

And some other cat.

Hit the jump for a short clip of Jean speaking on her label situation.

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Video: Ron Browz Interview w/ DJ Vlad

Sunday, January 11th, 2009