June 11, 2022

Donnie Propa "F#ck That's Delicious" (Mixtape)

UK's Donnie Propa is back with the latest installment in the Straight From The Crate Cave series; a dedication to Queens' own Action Bronson and Meyhem Lauren. The tracks included came directly from 100% vinyl for a roughly 90-minute mix. In all honesty, I've been on and off again in following the careers of both MCs, however I have a lot of respect for Action Bronson with his book, F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow, and the work-out regimen he's shared over the last couple years. To transform yourself and improve your health seems like a logical course of action, but for anyone who has tried to tackle it, it's easier said than done - especially as a touring artist. On the music front, I catch what I can, mostly the work with The Alchemist and in the case of Meyhem Lauren, the work he did with DJ Muggs, but with the pace of releases, it's hard to catch everything. That said, Donnie Propa's mixtape offers a nice overview of their catalogs and gives a great look at what these skilled MCs are capable of doing on the mic. So... check it out and click the archives for more.

June 08, 2022

DJ Cutler "Fly Fishing, Vol.7" (Mixtape)

These mixtapes from Chopped Herring Records are real gems! The 7th installment of Fly Fishing is mixed by DJ Cutler of the Pseudo Intellectuals and includes tracks from Napoleon Da Legend, Ken Masters, Ex-Cel, Lac Tha Rippa, Kasem The Party Pooper, Shifty & Da Ugly Man, Urban Renewal Project, Phatheadz, Ill Bill, Massive Staff, Perverted Dialect, Nejma Nefertiti, Da Steez Brotha, Ill Conscious, Smoky Kun, Page The Hand Grenade, Trevor J, Big Tabb, Big Sha, Landlords of the Morgue, Papa Chuk, Creaturenomics and more. While I don't do as many 90s vinyl reviews as I used to back in the early 2000s, y'all know my love for rare gems and slept-on vinyl, so I always appreciate/support Bob's Chopped Herring Records. Dig into the latest offering mixed by DJ Cutler...