Okay, so we’ve covered a lot here with these “mixes for girls”.
We’ve done the “Eclectic guy” mix, we’ve done the “I’m sorry” mix and the initial upbeat “getting to know you” mix. This is the final chapter. This is the “close it out” mix. This is you at your most vulnerable. How vulnerable? How bout a fucking elton john song? yeah…THAT vulnerable. This mix is a blend of well known classics, obscure jewels and just enough corny syrupy shit to top it off perfectly. This is definitely the mix with the most guilty pleasure songs. I mean…it’s hard for me to skip “100 ways” when it comes on my ipod but I’d be embarrassed as fuck if anyone ever actually caught me listening to that song alone.
The one common factor these songs all have is that they play into a mood. Often, with mix tapes, you walk a fine line of romance and sadness. This one has songs like that coming out the ass.
So, enjoy it…and if you’ve used these and haven’t gotten the ass…I really don’t know what to tell you. She’s just not that into you, bro.
2)Possibly Maybe Remix: Bjork
3)On Lovers Lane: The Giraffes
4)On a Clear Day: The Peddlers
5)Fire and Rain: The Isley Brothers
6)How come you don’t call me anymore: Prince
7)This train don’t stop: Elton John
8)Morning Sunrise:Weldon Irving
9)A change gonna come: Otis Redding
11)Don’t look down: Thundersticks
12)I love you: Eddie Holman
13)Intimate friends: Eddie Kendricks
14)One hundred ways: James Ingram
15)That’s you my love: Johnny Cool
This is the third installment of “mixes for girls”.Be sure to go and find the other two as each mix if for a particular occasion.
This weeks mix is the one you give a girl when you want her to think you’re interesting. There’s no theme. No genre that dominates. It’s a very random collection of songs that a girl will peep and perhaps think, “hmm…this guy is sorta strange. Perhaps i will investigate further”. It spans different era’s, social scenes, moods and ranges from obscure to a song she might have made out with a guy to in college (That song, being, “So Anxious”)
Now, because i’m not really a rock and roll kinda guy, you’ll notice that my mixes tend to be kinda thin in that genre. I realize this is a gaping hole in my mixology. I know, the ladies love rock and roll. But the thing about making mixes for girls is that if you try and pander to the girls too much to the point where it’s not even your taste, you’re kinda playing yourself. Go with what you know. And besides, mixes have never been about omissions. They’re all about selections. And a mix like this shows a subtle versatility that a cool girl will pick up on. Even if she doesn’t like some of the songs you chose, she will , at least, respect where you’re coming from.
This mix also has a feminine touch. A few songs on here that a dude might not want to be caught listening to alone. Songs that border on acceptable for male consumption. But i think we , as men, should embrace those guilty pleasures. Especially when making mixes for girls. The great thing about songs like those for men is that ,9/10 times, girls like them. So, it’s a win/win…Also, bare in mind that I’m not “in the loop” with much super current music. If this mix seems like it could have been made five years ago, it totally could have. BUt, hey, a good song should be timeless. Just cause you’ve moved onto to some new genre like shoe-gaze, electro weep-step doesn’t mean that music made 5 years ago is no longer enjoyable.
Here’s the “eclectic guy” mix. Enjoy. http://www.sendspace.com/file/tx5ntu
2)Underwear: The magnetic fields
3)A modern promise: Francis and the lights
4)Aht uh mi hed: Shuggie Otis
6)Cry: Godley and cream
7)I never cared for you: Willie Nelson
8)All i need: Air
9)Baby Bitch: Ween
10)A silver Key…: Lilliput
11)Love Dog: Tv on the Radio
12)I was a a landscape in your dream: Of Montreal
13)Dames a dime a dozen: Beat the devil
14)Hands away: Interpol
15)So anxious: Genuine
16)Innocent when you dream: Tom Waits
A couple weeks ago, I did a little compilation of semi-obscure old rap songs that were just good old album tracks. You know, those songs that were never made into videos (for the most part) or got played on the radio (back when that was a thing that mattered). These were always my favorite songs from many of the classic albums of my younger years. There’s a good chance you’ve heard a few of these but an even better chance you haven’t…after all..you’re like in your 20′s, right? Lil’ wayne mixtapes are old school to you people…this shit is like prehistoric. Goddamn I’m old…
anyway, a few of these have probably been “song of the day” on here but most of those old links are down anyway, so this isn’t hurting anyone.
1)Get into something: Just Ice
2)your man is my Man: Nikki D
3)Where’d you get your bobo’s: Yaggfu front
4)Can’t stop us: Field Mob
5)Couldn’t C it: Young Bleed
6)On the Jazz tip: Maestro Fresh Wes
7)Space Boogie: Kurupt
8)Wrek the art; A.S.A.P.
9)Any way the wind blows: The UMC’s
10)U still a Aggin: Willie D
11)Dope not hype: Nice and smooth
12)In 20 minutes: Extra Prolific
13)The whore said it’s yours: Threat
14)Ya don’t stop: Fesu
15)I don’t need you: Trina Feat. Trick Daddy
16)Thoughts of a negro: School of hard knocks
17)I can’t believe it: Capitol Tax
18)This is a game: The future sound
19)The Blues: Andres 13 (off the first Terminator X solo album)
There was a point in 90′s hip hop when the “back in the day” song was on almost every album. In fact, it was a such a “thing” that my comedy group , Party Fun action committee did a parody of it: http://limelinx.com/files/ab9919959941a95c2ff7cc26fd998a6a Good times…anyway, I think rappers just saw this as an easy way to fill in the holes on their albums, as well make an “earnest” song about life before shit got real. In most cases, it resulted in some syrupy bullshit (Skee-lo’s “I wish” or the less offensive “Back in the day” By Ahmad). However, when executed well, the “Back in the day” song did actually hit home for many people. So, here’s a compilation of Back in the day songs. Some are old. Some are newer. all of them strike a nerve though. This is , by no means, a definitive “back in the day” mix but it’s songs I’ve always liked that happen to be chilling in my I-tunes.
1)Reggie Miller: Super Chron Flight Brothers
2)Autobiographical: Black Sheep
3)Wetter the dutch: Tame One
4)Story of my life: Jemini the Gifted one
5)As I Reminisce: Master Ace (feat. Eyce-u-rok)
6)Life of a kid in the ghetto: Ed O.G. And Da Bulldogs
7)Where I’m From: House of Pain*
8)Memories: Godfather don
9)Go Back: Eminem**
10)School: Masta killa (feat. The RZA)
11)Doing Dumb Shit: Ice Cube
12)Dinner with Jew Diamond Phillips: The Fat Jew***
13)Dayz of Whayback: NWA
14)Whole stole my last piece of fried chicken: Organized Konfusion
Just some notes on the songs above
* yes. It’s a house of pain song. The beat is fucking nuts though.
**I look at this song as the last good song Eminem made. It’s got some really great moments, including a part where he perfectly the white man’s internal debate over the love of X-Clan.
***This is a song by Team Facelift member Fat Jew. he’s a funny dude. I’d imagine a few of you will be turned away from this cause it’s pretty white but I actually think it’s one of the more on point songs of the bunch. Not to mention, it’s a much different viewpoint. Give it a chance is all I’m saying.
If you know me, you know I take my americanness very seriously. There is no point of the day where I don’t have an american flag somewhere on my person. Be it in the form of underwear or a neckerchief, you best believe I’m reppin’ the red white and blue like a motherfucker. I’m so American, I survive on only hot dogs and apple pie. 365 days a year. I shit glory and piss indian tears. I’m that fucking american , bro. don’t test me. unless you’re gonna test me on actual american history cause then I’d politely ask you to test me. Test away. I know all about that shit. From that dude who chopped down the tree cause he lied (or some shit) all the way to the day we impeached slavery and beyond. I know my shit. FACT.
So, as you can imagine, today AKA JULY FUCKIN’ 4TH, is a pretty big day for me. To prepare , I tore the rib cage out of some homeless dude (don’t sweat it, he wasn’t a veteran or anything) and turned it into a make shift grill. I will be cooking dawgs , corn (american style) and bratwurst on that shit all day and drinking red white and blue colored beer until I vomit. I also did you guys a favor. I honor of this country, that is perfect in every way possible from the crack babies to most corrupt billionaire, I made you a compilation of songs applicable to such a day. Songs with words like “Freedom” in them…or “America”. You know, good old fashioned american words. So, enjoy.
And take your fucking hat off when they play the national anthem. That joint is a throwback classic, you disrespectful heathen.
(In all seriousness, this mix is kinda dope…Sure, there are some silly songs on here but a few bangers as well…download that shit. http://www.mediafire.com/?uiscmr7kpfk5si2
1)Freedom street:Ken Boothe
3)United states of whatever: Liam Lynch
4)America, Fuck yeah: Team America
5)America: Wu-ting Clan
6)Amerikka’s most wanted: Ice cube
7)Winter in America: Gil Scott Heron
8)America: Spinal Tap
9)Freedom Train: Jerry Jones
10)Freedom got an A.K. : Da Lench mob
11)It’s America: The Moon Birds
12)American wedding: Frank Ocean
13)Who will survive in America: Kanye West
14)PAtriotic Pimp: Tim Dog
15)I want to be in the land of milk and honey: Vicky Anderson
16)PAtriotism: Company Flow
It’s been a while since I made a compilation of music for your listening pleasure. So, this is that. In honor of my recent realization that , to my surprise, hip hop still has some life in it, I made a compilation of some of the new(ish) artists I’ve been bumping lately. Granted, if you read this blog regularly, most of these names should be known to you…in fact, I might have very well given away some of these songs already on this very blog. But, whatever…It’s a compilation of who I feel are up and comers and/or the next school of rappers I could see making a big difference in the near future…
Let’s see who we got.
First, here’s the mix: http://www.mediafire.com/?p875oonfqqeve46
Now, here’s the run down of the tracklisting:
1)Hip No Ties: Intuition and VerBS
Two talented dudes out of L.A. who are also solo artists. I threw this one on here cause I wanted to get them both in there.
2)James: Skipp Coon and Mr. Nick
I honestly don’t know much about these dudes except they’re from down south and put out a great ep called “Sophomore Slump” on available bandcamp. Skipp Coon is just one of those rappers that feels like an old soul. He may be in his early 20′s but you’d never know (to be clear, i have no clue how old the guy is, i’m just saying).
3) An Echo from the hosts that profess infinitum: Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces is a new group but not a new artist. Ish (formerly Butterfly of Digable planets) has returned with a new style and harder edge then when he was with Digable. He’s the rare case of a older rapper who grew with the times without adhering to the unnaturally.
4)23’9: Billy Woods
I can honestly say that Billy Wood’s music is what’s playing the most in my Ipod right now. He’s not exactly new, but i feel like his solo shit is about to make noise. From Brooklyn by way of all the fuck over the place, Woods beings me back to the glory days of Def Jux mixed with some straight up Brooklyn shit. I think what I like about him is that he’s both intelligent, off center and not a pussy. Those three qualities will get you far as a rapper….not to mention he’s got a great voice that grabs the listeners attention.
5)Huzzah: Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire
I discovered this dude like two weeks ago and I feel like he’s on the verge of becoming a really big deal. Exquire is funny, rude and an mc in the purest way. I had the pleasure of meeting him recently and I’m hoping we’re gonna get some music done together in the future.
6)Drop : Earl Sweatshirt
Yes, we all know who Earl is. As big as Odd Future has gotten, let us not forget what really got the ball rolling. This kid is rapping prodigy. So much that I felt like his existence wasn’t even real. how could a 16 year old kid beTHAT good? Well, he is…and he’s MIA so we don’t even know what’s gonna happen to him in the future. Luckily, he got an EP out before he bounced. If he takes what he has a matures, the sky is the limit for this kid.
7)Hey Chuck: Selfsays
Selfsays is from Detroit. He’s one of those rappers that perked my ears up immediately when I first heard him. He’s clever and smooth with his delivery. He definitely brings to mind a young Breezley Bruin and that’s never a bad thing.
I hear he’ll be getting some new music out soon, including a few tracks with me…Good shit.
8)Jazzmatazz: Jay Electronica
Jay is no new rapper. But, until he puts out an album (which is a reality that remains to be seen), he’s new to me. Basically, I’m just like everyone else awaiting an album with impossibly high standards to live up to…but whatever. He’s just a great all around rapper. As long as he doesn’t forget that, everything should be OK when the album drops…in 2015 or whenever.
9)The Essence: Homeboy Sandman
He’s another guy who certainly no new rapper but , to me, it’s pretty current. I’ve been hearing his name for years and just never got around to checking him. I’m glad I did cause his album “The good Sun” is my shit.
10)Camera day: Zeroh
I know nothing about this guy except he’s from california and can rap well. There’s something kinda Andre 3000ish about him but I don’t think he’ll be singing show tune raps anytime soon…so that’s good.
11)Nightmares: Open Mike Eagle
Mike is in the crew Swim Team and has one of the more refreshing styles to come out in quite some time. He sings, he talks, he raps…but it all sounds good. So good, in fact, the cleverness of his lyrics an often get lost. He’s definitely one of my favorite rappers currently doing it.
12)Outer space: Danny Brown
Last, but not least, is Detroit’s Danny Brown. Easily one of the most entertaining rappers to me right now. He’s just a funny motherfucker and pops shit on any track he’s on. Imagine a hyped up Young Zee.
Brown can rap well no matter how you slice it. I’m very excited to see where he goes with his career. He’s signed to Fool’s Gold records so hopefully we’ll be getting some new music from him in the near future.
Because I’m a curious person (and I’ve been enjoying making polls lately) , I’m interested to see who you all are feeling the most out of these artists. So, vote you motherfucker!
It’s been a while since I posted a mix up here. I was perusing through my files and found an old one I made of Story Rhymes. Now, I kinda feel like I’ve posted this before. If not here than maybe on the TROY blog when they first started. Regardless, that was a long tome ago and these songs are all still good, so fuck it. These songs range from playful, to funny , to straight up depressing. Just how you like it.
Here’s a compilation of some of my all-time favorite under appreciated story rhymes. http://www.mediafire.com/?247d51l4l4to82z
1)Dirty cop named Harry: Hard Knocks
2)Everything’s cool: Rakim
3)24 Deep: Threat
4)Autobiographical: Black Sheep
5)Fat cats, bigga fish: The Coup
6)Approachin’ a threat: KMC
7)I’mma kill u: Juggaknots
8)Sat. nite-Sun. morn: Money boss Players
9)Once upon a time: King Sun
10)Story of my life: Jemini the gifted one
11)Train RobberyL Kool G Rap. & DJ Polo
12)Nobody move: Eazy-E
13)Girl at the mall: Grand Daddy IU
14)Once upon a time in the projects: Ice Cube
To most men, Valentine’s day is nothing we look forward to. When most guys think of Valentines day, regardless of their own relationship status, I’d say indifference is as positive as it gets. I use the word “most” strictly as a precaution that there is some weird dude out there who truly gets into the spirit of this shitty fake holiday. I’m not entirely convinced this person exists but , hey, anything is possible. So, if you’re that guy , a big shout out goes to you from the bottom of my cold heart…and also, what the fuck is wrong with you?
ANNNNYWAY, In terms of “holidays”, V-day ranks somewhere between Boxing day (for non-canadians) and “Eat a bag of shit day” (also for non-canadians). At best, it’s a good meal and sex with a person whose company you enjoy (which, by the way, pretty much should be an “all the time” thing for any happy couple). At it’s worst, it’s a shame spiral of loneliness OR utter resentment towards the person you happen to be with at that moment. Obviously, this is nothing new. My issue is that this day really just becomes a second birthday for whatever girl happens to be involved. At least that’s the standard. I mean, if flowers are involved, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with some corny girl related celebration. This leads to mens hands being forced and a small layer of resentment over a one sided holiday that exists primarily to put unneeded pressure on and annoy men. I don’t know how that really became to be but that seems to be par for the course for any holiday where gifts are involved. After all, we are men. We are both cheap and , generally, not very romantic. God forbid that “romance” be forced. Sure, we get “gifts”. Like maybe your girl wears sexy lingerie and begrudgingly lets you hit it from the back. But you know what? The promise of sex , as our gift, is both insulting and boring. If we’re in a relationship and we’re only fucking on holidays , it may be time to look into a new relationship.
This year, my girl and I opted to do our Valentines day a day early. Meaning, we went out to a nice dinner on sunday instead of today. WIN. Good food>>>>Made up love holidays. I’m very thankful to be with a girl who doesn’t buy into this shit to the point where it’s ever an issue. I have friends who are not so lucky.
Now, you single people have it easy. Instead of wallowing in this imposed loneliness, have fun with it! Go out and get some ass! Valentines day is when all the lonely hearts clubs hits the bar to drink away their fake sorrows over being alone. What better time than now to capitalize on getting laid? I’m just saying, if you’re genuinely upset over your situation on this , the most worthless of holidays, do something about it. Trust me , you’re not alone. There’s another dipshit right down the bar , thinking the exact same thing as you. Perhaps you two can exchange genitals? This Valentine’s day, HPV is the gift that keeps giving. Spread love, yo.
So, for all you miserable motherfuckers out there wishing you had someone to cuddle with or wishing the person you were cuddling with would shut the fuck up and leave you alone, this is for you.
Here’s a mix of songs with the word “Love” in the them that aren’t exactly love songs. Ranging from Necro to random 60′s soul music to King Sun to Hank williams, this one covers all sorts of bases.
Personally, I’d like nominate “Love in ya mouth” as the official Valentine’s day theme song for everyone.
Love Shmove Mix http://www.mediafire.com/?0cob6vd8lbvx6q2 1)Love is a hurtin’ thing: Lou Rawls
2)Lovesick Blues: Hank Williams
4)Undercover Lover: King Sun
5)Tainted Love: Gloria Jones
6)Don’t Love you: TV on The Radio
7)Love-buiding onfire: The Talking heads
8)Love Vs. Hate: Brand Nubian
9)Dead and Lovely: Tom Waits
10)Bloody love letter:MF Grimm
11)I’m falling out of love: Skull Snaps
12)Is the any love?: Trevor Dandy
13)Dead love: YZ
14)I love you (you know I don’t): The Frogs
15)Love in ya mouth: Kilo Ali
16)Thin line between love and hate: Necro
17)The hate that love made: NYOIL
18)Ohh, We love you Rakeem: PRince Rakeem (The RZA)
For a long time, I was running a “Song of the day” about 6 times a week. Needless to say, I blew my load fairly quickly on that one (foresight is not my strongest trait). However, it dawned on me that the majority of the people here probably missed some of the best shit I’ve posted cause most of those posts are buried deep in the annuls of this blog. Not to mention, I’m not entirely certain any of those links still work. Also, I used to make mixes on here and people always seemed to like those. In an attempt to bridge those two things, I’ve decided to throw all the “Song’s of the day” from this blogs first month into a folder for you to enjoy.
I’mma do it in two parts (Hip hop and “Other”). Today’s installment is the Hip hop.
So, in case you missed them, here’ a bunch of songs I loved on a particular day in January.
Keep in mind, lots of variety here. You might not like them all (in fact, you might be appalled at some of them) but there’s certainly something for everyone here…except Drake fans. Fuck you guys.
Link here: SOTH Hip Hop
1)Couldn’t C it: Young Bleed
2)Horror Movie Rap: Gangsta Nip
3)Bless Ya Life: KGB
4)Romeo: Superlover Cee and Cassanova Rud
5)All on my nutsac: The Lench Mob
6)Livin’ for the city: Rakim
7)Rough Enough: Freddie Foxxx
8)Soft Shoe Booty: King Sun
9)Pesh Mode: Blair Cosby
10:Can U find (The level of difficulty in this?): Freestyle Fellowship
11)If I only had a brain: Young Zee
12)Def Jam in the motherland: LL Cool J
13)Planet Brooklyn: Freshco