February 21, 2018

DJ Missie "Hip-Hop, Volume 2" (Mixtape, 2005)

This is DJ Missie's second installment in the Hip-Hop series reppin' from Japan. Once again it features various cuts from the Golden Era in hip-hop, which includes tracks from KRS-One, The Notorious B.I.G., Pete Rock & CL Smooth, O.C., Kenny Dope, Method Man, Redman, Artifacts, Das EFX, Main Source, Channel Live, Akinyele & Sadat X, Brand Nubian, The Beatnuts, Intelligent Hoodlum, The Pharcyde, E-Rule, Common, AZ, OutKast, Keith Murray, Big L and Lord Finesse. I'd argue this is my favorite Volume, because of it's superb track selection, transitions and sharp cuts. Honestly, I tip my hat to DJ Missie for this mix and have definitely studied parts of it over the years. I believe it was originally released in 2005 and has seen release on CD and cassette, although I've never had the opportunity to purchase a copy for myself. Any fans in Japan have a connect? All that said, dig into Hip-Hop Volume 2 and hit the archives for more mixes... (Updated).