Wednesday, 29 October 2014

DJ Premier - The True Heads Merch mix (2014)

A mix of some of the less lauded tracks from Gang Starr's catalogue, put together by Primo to launch the Gang Starr clothing line (seems a bit late, but there you go)

Thanks to Ominous on the Philaflava boards for the download link

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

DJ Wreck - Keepin It Gutter part one (2002)

There's a few personal favourites on this CD by DJ Wreck out of Philly. This was the first place I heard Cam's 'Come Home With Me' and R Kelly's 'Shorty' (the version here doesn't have the Jay Z verse that would appear on the Best Of Both Worlds album). 'My Life' by Styles P got a lot of play when it dropped too, along with Jay's 'Show You' and the original version of 'Murda Murda'


Tracks 22-24 listed on the cover aren't actually included so you'll have to make do without those Drag-On and Jae Hood freestyles. Also, the Royce & Twista song is split into seperate tracks for each verse (which will probably please The Martorialist )

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

DJ Crossphader 'Another L.I Groove' Tape 2 (2000)

As the name suggests, this is the second half of a doublepack, but I don't actually have Tape 1. Still, its a nice enough mix of head-nod backpack joints. Enjoy...


Still rolling through the Junior Pepaseed tapes. This is another one of his.

**DJ Clue voice** Do remember! The mixcloud page is now in full effect. All the mixes I've posted up here over the last 5 + years are being made available for your streaming pleasure (:pause:)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mixcloud Marauders

Download links get killed off far too quickly these days and I don't really have the time to keep up with requests for re-ups on old posts so from now I'll uploading as many of the old mixtapes and radio shows as possible from the OBFZL archives on this mixcloud page .

I might eventually embed the mixcloud page into the original blog posts. This site will still get updated as normal but once the initial download link has gone, it'll only be streaming audio. There's a few sites out there that will let you convert mixcloud to mp3 so you can still get 'em for keeps.

Alternate title for this post was 'When They Reminisce Over Kim'

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Daddy Dog & Doboy - D Day Volume One (1998)

Another tape from the Fifth Platoon crew. Daddy Dog & Doboy take a side each for 90 mins of underground-indie-boom bap rap stuff...


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

DJ MK - London Underground 2014

If you haven't heard, DJ MK has re-issued both his seminal London Undergound mixtapes on one handy cassette themed USB stick. For a very reasonable price, you get remastered versions of Volume 1 and 2 along with a host of previously unreleased material from the original sessions.
They're limited to 200 copies so don't sleep and end up having to pay double on E-Bay in a few months  from now (and don't ask me to upload it either!)

For details check Suspect Packages or email

Volume 2 in particular is a personal favourite of mine. Along with Skitz's 'Countryman' album it captures that early 00s era of UK Hip Hop perfectly. Go get that!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

I'd rather be live at The Tunnel with Flex...

I'm not usually keen on promoting people who have more than enough resources to fend for themselves but I really enjoyed the recent Juan Epstein show with Funkmaster Flex. Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds did a good job of reigning it in and letting Flex talk for nearly 2 hours on how he came up in the game and the early days of NYC radio and clubs.Highly recommended...


Flex's mixes have been a cornerstone of this blog since it started but I hadn't had access to any tapes of him for a while. Fortunately I've come across a few old Hot 97 shows online in the last week so here you go...

30th January 1993 (courtesy of Jesse Velazquez)

16th April 1993

22nd April 1995

16th December 1995

80s Classics mix from 1994

aswell as...

WBLS January 1990

and courtesy of Craig at Random Rap Radio:

Funkmaster Flex & Cipha Sounds - Big Dawg Volume 1 mixtape