Monday, March 14, 2016

DJ Clue "Dedication 2" (Mixtape, 1996)


DJ Clue set off "Dedication 2" with lots of R&B blends, saying Side A was "for the ladies." Tracks from Mary J. Blige, Mona Lisa & the Lost Boyz, Brandy, Immature, Total (with Foxy, Lil' Kim & Da Brat), TLC, Monica, Groove Theory and more. On the B-Side, Clue jumps into joints from AZ & Raekwon, Jay-Z & Foxy Brown, Mobb Deep, Akinyele, Biggie & Luke, Capone-N-Noreaga, Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Tha Gambler, Shyheim and more. Not one of the more memorable mix tapes in retrospect, but DJStepOne's rip is near flawless and it knocks throughout, so definitely wanted to share it for those who collect mix tapes. I credit Duro with a lot of these blends, IMO.