January 05, 2020

DJ Cappel & Smitty "Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy" (Mixtape, 2006)

Produced and arranged by DJ Cappel and Smitty, this is their infamous Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra mash-up mix, entitled "Blue Eyes Meets Bed Stuy." It was released in 2006 and I don't know if it was the Biggie acapellas or the notable Frank Sinatra songs, but one or both set off a chain of events that sent shocks through mixtape vendors around NYC. Whether the artists know it or not, I'm not sure, but stores like (redacted) were allegedly contacted, asking if they had the mixtape for "sale" ... the ones that said they had it, were paid a visit from the alphabet boys. Record stores didn't SELL mixtapes, they sold stickers (or other misc items) and you could get a FREE mixtape with it, lol. Get it? But, you could get caught slippin'... Anyhow, it's still a dope project and the fact that it's readily available on the net (and on exclusive vinyl) reeks of irony, lol. Seeing the opportunity now, I'm sharing it with y'all, listen to it below... (Update, you can also download it HERE.)