Unless it's a SP, MPC, MV, ASR, 808 or Lasonic, I really can't stand my hip hop in a box. I really enjoy hip hop that covers many tempos and draws inspiration from every genre. With the 2nd installment of the Just Due Mixtape, I really dug into the archives to highlight the musicality of the hip hop made by our talented collective.
I've been rapping and enjoying hip hop since as long as I can remember, but I also had the blessing of growing up with some of the heaviest musicians on the planet. I'm a musician, first and foremost. I never shun hip hop that strays from the boom bap sound and goes into jazz, funk, rock and soul. I also believe in the solid foundation of hip hop, so I don't condone experimental hip hop just for the sake of being experimental. Mediocre musicians make mediocre hip hop. I believe every sound should have a purpose. I wouldn't dare try to play jazz trumpet without knowing Miles, just as I would frown upon a trumpeter playing hip hop with no knowledge of Melle Mel. A trained ear can hear the difference. If you fake it, you only fool yourself. I enjoy hip hop that is musical, but still keeps it real, such as Organized Noise, Outkast, JDilla, The Roots, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Quik and many more. At Just Due Records, we hope to carry on that tradition in our own way.
This mixtape was mixed on 2 turntables, a mixer and Serato. With the exception of a few spoken word bits and the Blazin' In The City Dub Mix (exclusive to THIS mixtape only), it was just me blending my favorite uptempo songs, beats, guitar solos and interludes from the vast Just Due catalog. This mix delves into hip hop, funk, soul, acid rock, jazz, electro, deep house, bounce and the undefined from parts unknown. If you have a snobby music friend that claims that hip hop is not real music, this is the mix to play them so you can prove them wrong once and for all.
1. Wright - Stak
2. Orion - Spread
3. Milliadyla - Stak
4. Thoughts-A-Brewin' - Tony Jamm f/Tony Styxx
5. Tiltyacups - Spread
6. Miso Soup - DAM!
7. It's A Muthafucka - Spread
8. Blazin' In The City (Spread's Live Dub Remix) - Slick Shooze
9. Stripper Beat - Dam Rite
10. That's Mine - The Philosophy
11. Sit Down On It - Slick Shooze f/Jeremy Radway
12. Coldfinger - Spread
13. Could Be Remix Insrumental - Spread f/Kate Lamont
14. Moonstrut - The Philosophy
15. The Nightfly - DAM!
16. Alright Now Instrumental - Slick Shooze f/Jeremy Radway
17. Yes Yes - The Philosophy
18. Move It Instrumental - Slick Shooze
19. SO and SO - DAM!
20. Untitled Toe Jam Beat/Table Tennis Acapella/Happy Martians/Toe Jam Interlude Blend - Tony Jam/Spread
21. Electro Sex Troll - Spread
22. Got Drugz - Spread
23. Smokey Flip - Spread
released March 31, 2016
All scratches, mixes and edits by DJ Spread (At The Crib)
Mastered by Adam Munoz (Fantasy Studios)
Just Due Records is dedicated to releasing soulful music to listeners around the world. As a collective of artists, we
perform and record many genres and will promote anything we genuinely love. Established in 2013, Just Due Records supports community development and is a grassroots organization that hopes to be a harbor for inspiration....more