November 11, 2020

Rest In Peace, DJ Spinbad + "That's My Shit" (Mixtape)

My timeline is posting - and sadly the New York Post has confirmed - that DJ Spinbad died yesterday. "Iconic New York artist DJ Spinbad has shockingly died at the young age of 46. The musician, whose real name was Chris Sullivan, passed away in the city on Tuesday, his friend confirmed." Man, what a loss! I've posted several of his mixes and attended many of his shows over the years - he was extremely talented and a pioneer as a DJ; one of the most technically skilled and well-balanced at his craft. I didn't know him personally, but the weight of 2020 as a whole just makes each loss more amplified and more discouraging. Here, we celebrate the lives of our legends, so I send my condolences to his family and friends, but pay tribute the best way I know how, and that's to share one of his many mixes with y'all. This is "That's My Shit", which features tracks from Das EFX, A Tribe Called Quest, Redman, Common, Lords of the Underground, Black Sheep, Poor Righteous Teachers, D-Nice, Akinyele, Marley Marl, Special Ed, 45 King, Naughty By Nature, Nice & Smooth, Cypress Hill, Slick Rick, Leaders of the New School, Run DMC, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy, and lots more! Many people will be posting his 80s mega-mix, which was FLAWLESS, but dig into this one below. Rest In Peace, DJ Spinbad, baby! Hit the archives, too!