November 10, 2016

DJ Vlad "The Butcher" (Mixtape, 2003)

DJ Vlad is not one of my favorite media personalities, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't into a few of his early mixtapes - especially the Rap Phenomenon series with 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G that I've already shared on here. "The Butcher" was a mixtape he released in 2003 featuring an intro snippet from Bill the Butcher's character in the film Gangs Of New York, as well as a handful of solid blends with Biggie, 2Pac, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Pun, Bun B, Busta Rhymes, Buju Banton, Ludacris, Eminem, The Diplomats, Big L, Mos Def, Obie Trice and more. There's a couple freestyles mixed in from Mos Def and Eminem, too. Obviously VladTV is a successful media platform today, and I don't knock his hustle or come-up... it's just not for me and I wish some artists stayed off that couch.