Another Mick Boogie / Terry Urban joint

January 5, 2009

Man, Mick Boogie and Terry Urban are killin’ it.  Viva la Hova, then 1988, now a mixtape that offers a fresh new take on some of the pop rap of 2008.

This 2008 wrap up mix tape is just…well freakin sick.  It’s a clever combo of mashups and remixes that blend between tracks so well that it’s really worth listening from start to finish.  Amazing stuff.  Normally I don’t like mix tapes b/c it’s a lot of self promotion and this is no exception as there are plenty of “The Commissioner!” and that annoying girl saying “Terrrrrrrrrry Urrrrrrrban”, but this mixtape is so nice that I don’t mind it.

I want to make sure to give him credit, so I’ll post the url of one of his blogs.

Look at this track list:

Intro (6th Sense)
So Fly (Slim f Biggie – Mick Boogie Mix)
Announcement (Common f Biggie – Mick Boogie Mix)
I Luv Your Girl (Dream f Jay-Z MB/TU Mix)
Paper Planes (MIA – Terry Urban Mix)
Swagger Like Us (Jay-Z – Mick Boogie Transition)
Jockin My Wonderwalls (Jay-Z & Oasis – N Doe Mix)
Diamond Girl (Ryan Leslie f Kanye West – Mick Boogie Mix)
Paris Tokyo (Lupe Fiasco f CL Smooth – Mick Boogie Mix)
Girls Around (Lloyd f Rakim – MB/TU Mix)
Drivin Down The Block (Kidz In The Hall f/ El-P)
Gettin Up (Q-Tip)
Milli (Lil Wayne – Wonder/Excel Mix)
Love Lockdown (Kanye West f LMFAO)
Falsetto (Dream – Terry Urban Mix)
Day N Night (Kid Cudi f Jay-Z – Terry Urban Mix)
Lollirock (Lil Wayne & Kanye West – Kickdrums Remix)
Dangerous (Kardinal f Akon)
The Boss (Rick Ross f Lil Wayne – Mick Boogie Mix)
Out Here Grindin (Khaled)
My President (Young Jeezy f Nas)
Black President (Nas f Young Jeezy)
American Boy (Estelle f Jay-Z and NERD – Terry Urban Mix)
Everyone Knows (NERD – Sammy Bananas Remix)
Dont Touch Me Remix (Busta Rhymes f Nas)
Magic (Robin Thicke f Jay-Z – Mick Boogie Mix)
The Light 08 (Common)
How We Rock (Termanology f Bun B)
Rising Down (The Roots f Mos Def & Styles)
Viagra (88 Keys and Kanye West)
Midnight 08 (Q-Tip)
Go All Out (9th Wonder and Buckshot)

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Consequence, Mick Boogie, Common, Scarface

December 18, 2008

Most of the stuff on this post is sorta old, but I thought I might share some some stuff I found interesting.

I know this Consequence album is about 2 years old, but I dig it.  Also I know it’s Kanye’s leftover beats, but I think these beats sound better than 808s & Heartbreak.

Consequence – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

If you liked Viva la Hova, then you should check out Mick Boogie’s latest project:  mashing up Adele with old school 80’s hip hop.  The result is quite refreshing as there is clever use of Run DMC beat and such.  Adele is (I think) a soul/jazz/neo-soul/pop/adult contemporary rising star from good ‘ol England.  Basically Mick Boogie “synergized” her soul with some funky Golden Age hip hop.  Although I don’t like this as much as Viva, it’s still worth a spin or two.  If you don’t know Adele, I’ve also posted her junk so that you can compare/analyze what Mick Boogie did.  The title of Adele’s album was 19 and since Mick added that 80’s flair, he called this mashup 1988.

Mick Boogie (Adele) – 1988

Adele – 19

Next up is a great jazzy/soul remix of some of Common’s best songs.  This remix was created by Beatnick and K-Salaam and I think these guys are really talented.  They added some great instrumentation to these remixes and I would contest that some of the tracks sound better than the original cuts.  Check this out if you want a new spin on Common.

Common, Beatnick, and K-Salaam – S.T.O.R.Y (Stories Told Over Remixed Years)

Last up is a new album from a true OG.  Scarface has been doin his thang since the early 90s and he is STILL overlooked as one of the true great MCs who NEVER sacrificed his style, swagger, and attitude to be more marketable.  What’s sad is that after more than like 10 albums Scarface has stated he is retiring from the game.  His last album is called Emeritus and it is aptly titled as he will retire on top.  He is a gangsta tried and true and his flow can be described as mix of the best elements of west coast gangsta with the best of southern grit.  I like this album because Scarface reflects over his past.  Although maybe it’s not the best going-out-with-a-bang album, it’s a solid last effort from a great MC.

Scarface – Emeritus

Hope you guys try some of this music out.