Hip Hop Junkies May 2002

Download Hip Hop Junkies May 2002 (right click and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…”), or listen here:


01.  J-Live – Outside Looking Intro
02.  The Wascals feat. Fatlip – Dream And Imaginate (Act I & II)
03.  2 For 5 – Whatz Ya Naim?! (Riding The Train)
04.  The Demigodz feat. Louis Logic, Apathy & Celph Titled – Don’t You Even Go There
05.  J-Live – Like This Anna
06.  2 For 5 – Thah Fowndation
07.  Edan – Mic Manipulator
08.  J-Live – Travelling Music
09.  J-Live – A Charmed Life
10.  Rise – No Faith
11.  Apathy & Celph Titled – No Joke
12.  Mission feat. Mia Doi Todd – Home
13.  Ugly Duckling – Cardiff
14.  Pase Rock & L Universe – Messing With My Head
15.  Starving Artists Crew – Artistry Redux
16.  Edan – Ultra 88’ (Respect Due)
17.  Crank Case feat. Andy Cooper – The Tale Of The Stolen Funk And How We Stole It Back
18.  People Under The Stairs – Hang Loose
19.  Mass Influence – Nightime Groove
20.  Asheru & Blue Black – Truly Unique
21.  Showtime – Diamond Lady
22.  Ugly Duckling – Visions Of Grandeur

Hip Hop Junkies was a series of sampler mixtapes that I made for my friends… but mostly for myself.  This was the type of Rap music that I was really feelin’ back in the mid 1990’s and all the way through to the mid 2000’s.  In Japan, they called this stuff “Jazzy Hip Hop”, “Jazz Hop”, etc.

These were not complex, tracked mixes.  These were simple mixes, one-take per side, recorded live.  The focus was on the music, and not on the technical aspects.  I wanted to show how global this music had actually become, and how good the quality of this stuff was becoming.  These tapes included local acts from Detroit and Chicago, as well as groups from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Tokyo, London, Copenhagen, etc.

May 2002 was the fourth and last “Hip Hop Junkies” mixtape.  A lot of great music on this one.

You can check out my other Hip Hop Junkies samplers here, here, and here.


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