Wednesday, July 06, 2016

DJ Adlib "Tales From The Tablist" (Mixtape, 2002)


I was originally planning to do a separate post to cover an MC out of Cincinnati, OH named BJ Digby aka Holmskillit, but the track I was gonna post ("Surrender") wasn't released on an official album or 12" by BJ Digby himself, it floats around on compilations and 12" releases with other artists on B.U.K.A. Entertainment, so my thought instead was to post up this fresh mixtape by DJ Adlib. The mix kicks off after the intro with "Surrender" and then covers tracks by Dave Ghetto, Planet Asia, Geology, Kan Kick, Mr. Complex, Lone Catalysts, Wee Bee Foolish, Declaime, Kazi & Oh No, Quasimoto, Lord Finesse, O.C., INI, Thurst and more. As a whole, a more enjoyable listen throughout. I do wish, however, that BJ Digby would have released a full LP at the time (if he did and I'm wrong, please correct me?), because "Surrender" is a really dope track (prod. by Usef Dinero) from '02. In 2007, he released a project with J. Rawls as Holmskillit that's worth checking out too. Peep the mix below...