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When Napster died I went on a frenzy downloading every Hip Hop song I could think of. I then got a hold of some digital mixing software (thanks Gersh) and decided to put together a compilation of the best of ’em.

Each track is segued using many, many different samples on overlay tracks and using beatmixing, just like when I used to play actual records (GASP!).

The best way to hear the whole thing is to burn the tracks in the correct order onto an audio CD and blast it in your car. Most MP3 players insert space between tracks as they’re playing, so they’ll probably screw up the wonderful artistry of the mixes & blends if you try to play it that way. 🙂

** Make sure you select “Disc At Once” when you burn the CD and nuke any pauses that your burning software tries to insert into the tracks.

Download the MP3s from:

http://grapeape.chimpz.com/Ian/MP3s

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Total running time is 73:17, and contains 18 tracks. I think that this is the best mix I have ever made. Certainly took enough time.

TRACK LISTING – Hip Hop with DJ Heavy Smurf:

01 Introduction 02 Cypress Hill – Hits From Tha Bong 03 Geto Boys – My Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me 04 Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy 05 Skeelo – I Wish 06 Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina 07 A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo 08 Arrested Development – Tennessee 09 Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray 10 EPMD – Check 1,2,3 11 Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half-Steppin’ 12 Beastie Boys – Root Down 13 Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It 14 NWA – Straight Outta Compton 15 LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out 16 Dougie Fresh & Slick Rick – Children’s Story 17 De La Soul – Ring, Ring Na Na Hey 18 A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario 19 De La Soul – Say No Go

-Ian.

PS – I realize not everybody likes Hip Hop. Wait for the next one.

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