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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J-Love ft. Ghostface Killah & Cormega – Glorified Excellence

Monday, May 5th, 2014

This has been available for a minute on J-Love’s Not Designed To Quit project, but today he liberates the mp3 for your downloading pleasure.

Listen below and purchase Not Designed To Quit here.

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J-Love ft. Kool G. Rap, Cormega & Roc Marciano – Look Outside

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

J-Love brings Roc Marci together with a couple of Queens legends for this new cut off his Flood Gates mixtape.

Hit the jump for a J-Love free edit courtesy of Unkut.

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Meyhem Lauren – Never Work

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

New Laurenovich off the Digital Camo EP from Meyhem and J-Love.

You can catch Meyhem performing at Diablo Fest at Santos Party House later this afternoon, hit the jump for the flyer.

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J-Love ft. Sean Price & Lil Fame – NY Barbarians

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Not Designed To Quit drops Nov. 19th.

Previously: J-Love ft. Method Man – Late Night Bluff

J-Love ft. Method Man – Late Night Bluff

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Off J-Love’s upcoming project Flood Gates dropping November 19th.

Previously: J-Love ft. AG Da Coroner – Championship Caliber (Video)

Video: J-Love ft. AG Da Coroner, Rasheed Chappell, Maffew Ragazino, Prince Original, Tahmell & Camiliano – Pharmacy Express

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Previously: Action Bronson ft. Meyhem Lauren, Maffew Ragazino & AG Da Coroner – Terror Death Camp (Dallas Penn Edition)

Video: J-Love ft. Fi-Lo, Thirstin Howl III & Meyhem Lauren – NY Vikings

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

J-Love, Meyhem, Fi-Lo and Big Vic-Lo rape and pillage their way through the Big Apple.

Previously: Thirstin Howll III ft. Meyhem Lauren & Spit Gemz – Skilluminati

Video: J-Love ft. Large Professor – Trust Fund Children

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Large Pro and J-Love let you exfoliating ass Huxtable kid looking motherfuckers have it.

Download: J-Love ft. Large Professor – Trust Fund Children

Previously: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor – Still On The Hustle

Video: J-Love ft. Sean Price, Willie The Kid & LA The Darkman – Fuck That Man Up

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Directed by Tom Gould & Alexander Richter, off J-Love’s Egotistical Maniac.

Previously: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun ft. Sean Price & Styles P – That’s Hard