Haroon Al-Qahtani's rec.music.hip-hop DJ battle submission
Believe it or not, some people still hang out on usenet. Over at rec.music.hip-hop we planned a little mix battle between the resident DJs there, some of whom are pretty damn good (A to the L comes to mind). The rules were as follows. Each DJ had to submit two 20 minute mixes done in one take with no post editing. For the first mix everyone had to use 13 of the following 15 songs. Acapellas, dubs, instrumentals, and remixes were all allowed.
tom tom club - genuis of love big daddy kanee - aint no half steppin public enemy - youre gonna get yours dru down - mack of the year mc lyte - rough neck ll cool j - mama said knock you out lords of the underground - chief rocka epmd - so whatchu sayin heavy d and the boyz - mr big stuff skee-lo - i wish naughty by nature - ghetto bastard main source - looking at the front door eric b and rakim - i know you got soul busta rhymes - put your hands where my eyes can see method man and redman - da rockwilder
For the second mix everyone was allowed to mix whatever they desired. Here is my playlist for both mixes:
1) Intro 2) Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See (EPMD blend) 3) EPMD - So Whatcha Sayin'? 4) Main Source - Looking at the Front Door 5) Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love 6) Naughty by Nature - Ghetto Bastard 7) Skee Lo - I Wish (Rakim blend) 8) Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul 9) Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (Heavy D Blend) 10) Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka 11) MC Lyte - Ruffneck (BDK Blend) 12) LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out 13) Put a guy in the hospital interlude 14) Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours (Dub)
1) Intro 2) Al Hirt - Harlem Hendoo 3) Stereo MCs - Ancient Concept 4) Raekwon - Rainy Dayz (Remix) 5) Kool Keith - Indian 6) Das Efx - Real Hip-Hop (Pete Rock Remix) 7) DJ Revolution /w KRS-One - The DJ 8) Known Rulers - Let the Party Rock 9) Ill Bill - How to Kill a Cop 10) Street Smartz /w OC - Metal Thangz 11) MC Lyte - Cappuccino 12) Special Ed - I Got It Made (Remix) 13) De La Soul - Plug Tunin' 14) Crumb Outtro
To recapture the feeling of my younger days, I recorded both mixes straight to a tape deck. Only effects in use were my compressor and a little reverb.
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