June 26, 2022

J.Rocc "90's Hip Hop" (Mixtape, 2011)

One of the original turntablists, J.Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid 80's with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip hop, including core member DJ Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. With countless mixtapes and his own production releases, J.Rocc is easily one of the coldest MFs! Los-Angeles based clothing label, Acrylick, tapped J.Rocc for this mixtape back in 2011, and I believe DJ Spinna for an R&B 'ting, too. J.Rocc's 90's Hip Hop mix includes B-sides and album cuts from Compton's Most Wanted, De La Soul, Group Home, Large Professor, Call O' Da Wild, Camp Lo, Xzibit, Ol' Dirty Bastard, All City, Das EFX, Black Sheep, Kenny Dope, Funkmaster Flex, Gang Starr, Da Youngstas, Pharcyde, KRS-One, Ice Cube, EPMD, M.O.P, Leaders of the New School, Tragedy Khadafi, Capone-N-Noreaga, INI, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Common and more. After listening to this mix, I looked back in the archives, and honestly, it's crazy that I haven't shared more of J.Rocc's mixes, we used to listen to them religiously at Fat Beats. I gotta dig back and revisit some of my favorites. More on that soon. Meantime, listen to his 90's Hip Hop mix below...

The mix was released on promotional CD, pick up a copy!