January 08, 2016

DJ Clue "Birthday Blizzard '96" (Mixtape, 1996)

The historic "Blizzard of 1996" hit New York City from January 6 to January 8, 1996, and left us buried and paralyzed under 20+ inches of snow. That blizzard is immortalized on this mix tape, where DJ Clue, who was born on January 8th, also had to celebrate his born amidst the blizzard. It's small things like that which add more sentimental value to me as a listeners and as a fan. I was there! As for the mix, it features tracks from Blahzay Blahzay, Ghostface Killah, Group Home, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Real Live, GZA, Lil' Kim, Royal Flush, The Fugees, Fat Joe, Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Keith Murray and a whole lot more. It's ironic that he released a similar mixtape two years prior, but I remember that blizzard hitting Syracuse harder than New York City. All that said, Happy Born Day to DJ Clue and props to DJStepOne for the link on Mixcloud, be sure to follow him.