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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Mister Cee Talks Biggie on Juan Epstein

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


Mister Cee joins Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg on the new episode of Juan Epstein for the definitive Biggie retrospective.

Previously: 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts

Video: Mister Cee Talks Life After Hot 97

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Mister Cee sits down with former co-worker Karlie Hustle to discuss his abrupt resignation from lontime home Hot 97, his new gig at 103.9, his arrests for solicitation and why he sought out those relationships, how his family reacted to all of his public scandals, the relationship he’s in now and much more.

Previously: Mister Cee Is Resigning From Hot 97

Mister Cee Is Resigning From Hot 97

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Resignation Alert!!! Today will be @djmistercee last day on @hot97 !!! Tune in and wish him well!!!! @djfunkflex

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Well this is kind of surprising. Mister Cee is apparently resigning from Hot 97 and today will be his last day. Flex announced it via Instagram earlier this afternoon, and Cee seemingly confirmed it with post you see below. There has been no word on why the NYC radio icon is leaving the station, but as I’m sure you recall he almost left back in September 2013 after a couple of arrests involving transgender prostitutes came to light. He was eventually convinced to stay and has remained relatively drama free since. We’ll update when we know more, or if he or the station releases a statement. Continue reading this post…

Mister Cee’s Notorious Big Birthday Mix

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Christopher Wallace would have been 42 years old today. Mister Cee paid tribute to his late friend this afternoon on his Throwback at Noon mix. Listen below.

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Mister Cee’s Best of The LOX Mix

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Cee paid tribute to David, Jason and Sean today on this Throwback at Noon mix.

Spotted: Miss Info

Previously: The LOX ft. Tyler Woods – Faded (Video)

Mister Cee’s Interview with GQ

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Mister Cee spoke to GQ staff writer Zach Baron back in October for a piece that just made it onto the magazine’s website. It’s not an especially illuminating interview, there isn’t a whole lot here we didn’t already know, but it’s important because it’s the first time Cee is talking about his proclivity for transexual prostitutes with a journalist since his famous sit-down with Ebro back in September.

Here he comments on how he feels Biggie would react to the controversy were he still alive:

In our booth at the restaurant, I ask if Biggie would’ve understood, had this happened twenty years ago. “Oh, I know that,” Cee says instantly. “I know Big stands next to me. I have no question in my mind.”

I ask him why he’s so sure, and he says it’s because they were friends, first, but also because hip-hop is such a transparent thing to those who’ve lived it: “You know who’s phony, you know who’s hypocritical, you know who’s real.” Cee is real.

Read the full piece here.

Previously: Mister Cee Admits to Encounters, Talks Resignation & Sexuality

Mister Cee’s Aaliyah Tribute Mix

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Aaliyah would have been 35 today. Cee paid tribute to her on his Throwback at Noon mix today.

Previously: Drake Previews New Song with Aaliyah

Mister Cee x Jay-Z – The Black Album Tribute Mix

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, on the 10th anniversary of Jay’s “retirement” album, Cee paid tribute to the LP with a mix of some of the album cuts and the original songs they sampled.

via Miss Info

Previously: Mixtape Memories: DJ Lt. Dan Presents The Black Remixes: Back to Basics

Mister Cee’s Jam Master Jay Tribute Mix

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Cee paid tribute to JMJ with his Noon mix. Jay was murdered 11 years ago today.

Spotted: Miss Info

Previously: DJ Scratch Talks Jam Master Jay