Download Hip Hop Junkies November 2000 (right click and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…”), or listen here:
01. Primeridian – Ring Around The Lyrical
02. Que D – Rock Box
03. People Under The Stairs – We’ll Be There
04. Binary Star – Reality Check
05. Apathy feat. Rise – Every Emcee
06. Ace Lover – Area Code (212)
07. Ugly Duckling – I Did It Like This
08. Substantial – Home Sweet Home (Nujabes Remix)
09. Boulevard Connection feat. Iriscience, Maylay Sparks, The Last Emperor & DJ Babu – Copenhagen (Claimin’ Respect)
10. The Unsung Heroes feat. Siah & Karime Kendra – The Next Degree
11. Black Lagoon – One
12. People Under The Stairs – Blowin’ Wax
13. Starving Artists Crew feat. Thes One – Four Square
14. Ugly Duckling – A Little Samba
15. Substantial – Home Sweet Home
16. J.U.I.C.E. – Sincerely
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.
Also, check out my man Amadeus rapping on the Black Lagoon song “One”. Dr. Soos produced a killer track with that one! I had the luxury of working with Amadeus and he recorded a couple of songs for me back in 1996-1997. You can listen to them in my “Underground Hip Hop 1996 Volume 3” post!