SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/stevie-j-production-mix-vol-2
Many of those dope Bad Boy R&B remixes were in fact done by Stevie J. Take a trip down memory lane with a few in this latest volume of Stevie J’s production discography. Plenty volumes more coming…and we haven’t even gotten to the slow jams yet!!!
- You Don’t Have To Worry (Bad Boy Remix) – New Edition feat. Fat Joe
- I Will Survive (Puffy Combs Bad Boy Remix)- Chantay Savage
- Kissing You (Remix) – Total
- Love You So – Soul For Real
- You’re The One (Puff Daddy Bad Boy Remix) – SWV feat. Busta Rhymes
- The Way You Like It – Tasha Holiday feat. Ma$e
- The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix) – Gina Thompson feat. Missy Elliot
- Friend – Puff Daddy feat. Foxy Brown
I’m sure you’ve heard about singer August Alsina cursing out on of BET’s 106 & Park hosts yesterday (April 15) after she asked him about his “beef” with fellow singer Trey Songz. It was apparent that that subject was agreed upon to be off-limits between then, yet she asked about it live anyway.
Be clear, I’m not condoning Alsina’s language, but he actually had a valid reason to be mad about the blatant disrespect that the host, Keisha Chante, showed him. Too many reporters now are trying to take the Wendy Williams route trying to bully artists into answering questions because it’s being recorded live. It’s about time somebody put these interviewers in their place. Alsina’s label spent good money on 106 promoting his album the past seven days with 3 minute mini-profiles of him. So to do this on the day his album dropped is just shameful.
People criticizing August for “not being professional,” yet the one really being unprofessional was Keisha Chante. It’s a 99% chance that his publicist told them beforehand what not to ask. The host went ahead and disrespectfully asked him not once, but twice, even after he was clearly agitated. An artist doesn’t have to answer every question, especially when it’s just gossip. It’s the same way an artist isn’t obliged to give every autograph and take every picture. Even if you have financially supported them, you supported them as a music artist and that doesn’t give anyone an all-access pass to their personal space and life.
It’s funny that last week I was listening to one of New York’s Hot 97′s Juan Epstein podcasts from last year where the station’s general manager, Ebro, was schooling one of his on-air personalites for going into an interview blind without knowing any of the questions and, consequently, being hit with prodding question after question about their rivals, Power 105′s The Breakfast Club. Here’s what he had to say:
“We live in a world where everyone thinks they’re entitled . “I have a blog” and “I have a Twitter so I should get an interview.” No you shouldn’t! Who the f___ are you!? When the New York Times emails me about a interview: send me your questions. I don’t know you. You’re trying to do your job. I don’t know what you got planned for me. And I know your job as a journalist is to get me on the phone and to get me off my game. Or to say something to poke and pry. Send me your questions, I’ll give you some good stuff so you have a compelling interview. I don’t want you to NOT have a compelling interview. I’m just not going to let you control the interview. YOU NEVER LET A INTERVIEWER CONTROL YOU! We’re in this business. Mutha_____s out here trying to make a name for themselves, that’s what they do. That’s what they’re supposed to be doing. When you go into a interview, you gotta know what you’re dealing with and not over talk.”
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/best-of-stevie-j-production-mix-vol-1
A lot of ya’ll just think Stevie J is just a slimy, smirking reality show character and don’t even know that he is really one of the top producers of the last 20 years. If you listened to urban radio in the 90′s up until now, it’s a 100% chance that you heard some of his hits. I’ll be diving into his production discography and bring you many of the songs that you know and love, but never knew they were produced by him. Now you’ll hear why so many women on the show want him to lace them with some musical heat. He’s a musical genius.
This will easily be at least a four volume set. Even though most of his discography is R&B, lemme start with some of his rap songs. He he was HEAVILY involved with nearly every song on Biggie’s Life After Death double album. Enjoy.
- Mo Money Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase & Puff Daddy
- Nasty Boy – Notorious B.I.G.
- Love U So – Mase feat. Billie Lawrence
- I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112
- Another – Notorious B.I.G. feat. Lil Kim
- Lucky Me – Jay-Z
- You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) – Notorious B.I.G.
- Nobody – Rick Ross feat. French Montana
Peep this interview where he discusses his production career with Cipha Sounds.
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/return-of-tha-sickest-best-of
I went to Lil Boosie’s “Welcome Home” concert in Nashville on last night and MAN he put on a show (like he always have every time I’ve seen him)! So much that it inspired me to do a “Best Of” mix as soon as I got home. Boosie is worth every singe dollar and is a must see! I’ve seen him 5 times over the years and still want to see him perform again. He’s that good and that dedicated to giving his fans everything he has. People outside of the South don’t even understand how big Boosie is down here. Glad he’s back. Enjoy!
- Smoking On Purple
- Better Believe It
- Calling Me
- Distant Lover
- Miss Kissin On You
- Baby Momma
- Set It Off
- I’m A Dog
- My Struggle
- Tear It Down
- I Smoke I Drank
- Wipe Me Down
- Bank Roll
- Loose As A Goose
- My N____
- Show The World
- Top To Bottom
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/chop-shop-vol-4-mo-yellowbones
Here’s the second part of the H-Town Chop Shop. Something real playas can ride around to with they old lady.
- Boxers – Lil Flip feat. Deep Threat
- Back Up Plan – Chamillionaire feat. Devin The Dude
- I’sa Playa – UGK feat. Z-Ro & Twista
- Let Me See It – UGK
- Real Women – UGK feat. Talib Kweli & Raheem DeVaughn
- International Players Anthem – UGK feat. OutKast
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/chop-shop-vol-3-yellowbones-in
Here’s another Chop Shop mix full of Houston flavor. Real playas gonna ride out to this. I might even drop a slowed down version later.
- Just A Dog -Big Moe
- Take It Off – UGK
- Am I A Playa – Fat Pat
- If Only You Knew – Fat Pat
- Girl – Paul Wall
- **** Faces – Scarface feat. Devin The Dude, Too Short & Tela
- Peep N Me – Fat Pat feat. Lil Keke
- You Already Know (Chillin With My Broad)- H.A.W.K.
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/cottonthisweekinmix-april-6
Let’s go back to this week in 1991, when New Jack Swing still reigned supreme.
- Freddie Jackson held down the number one spot this week with the Quiet Storm classic “Do Me Again.”
- Big Daddy Kane actually said “I want to taste everything from your lipstick to your toenail polish” & “you know the way you’re standing still there/ I just wanna lay on the floor an make love to your shadow.”
- New Edition alums Bell Biv Devoe, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant all were prospering on the charts.
- Christopher Williams was a double threat, having a hit song and co-starring in the classic film New Jack City.
- Jasmine Guy was also a double threat. In addition to starring on A Different World, which was #1 in Black households at the time, she showed that she could sing with the New Jack Swing tune “Another Like My Lover.”
- LL Cool J came back to the rap game with a vengeance.
- Hi-Five’s album was one of the first cassettes that I actually bought as a 6 year old.
- MC Hammer’s group Special Generation are the same group who sang on his hits such as “Can’t Touch This” and “Have You Seen Her”.
- Hope ya’ll don’t think that Pebbles wasn’t huge well before TLC
- Do Me Again – Freddie Jackson
- Whatever You Want – Tony! Toni! Tone!
- Let’s Chill – Guy
- Is It Good To You -The Whispers
- Call Me – Phil Perry
- All Over Me – Big Daddy Kane feat. Barry White
- No Matter What You Do – Al B. Sure feat. Diana Ross
- It’s Written All Over Your Face – Rude Boys
- My Heart Is Failing Me – Riff
- Thanx 4 The Funk – The Boys
- Backyard – Pebbles feat. Salt-N-Peppa
- Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
- Cheap Talk – Loose Ends
- All True Man – Alexander O’Neal
- Stone Cold Gentleman – Ralph Tresvant
- Dope! (She’s Dope) – Bell Biv Devoe
- I’m Dreamin – Christopher WIlliams
- It’s A Shame (My Sister) – Monie Love
- I Like The Way – Hi-Five
- Wrap My Body Tight – Johnny Gill
- Hold You Tight – Tara Kemp
- Treat Em RIght – Chubb Rock
- Another Like My Lover – Jasmine Guy
- Spark Of Love – Special Generation
Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/dj-cotton-here-best-of-soulja
Had to rep for the realest out of New Orleans: Soulja Slim. This is uncut, raw street spittin! Peep why he’s considered one of the best ever out of the Dirty South.
- Heata On Me
- Souljas On My Feet
- Slow Motion
- Imagine feat. C-Murder
- Can I Ball feat. Mac
- From What I Was Told
- Get Cha Mind Right
- What’s Up, What’s Happening
- I’ll Pay For It
- Rata Tata
- At The Same Time feat. Snoop Dogg
- U Hear Dat
- Ride With Me
- Not My Dawg
- Let It Go Down
- Love Me, Lov Me Not
- My Jacket
- Soulja Mentality (Soulja Life)
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/best-of-t-i-givengomix-4-1-14
Finna start hitting ya’ll with some quick “Give N Go Mixes.” A beautiful lil birdie recommended a T.I. mix so here goes a dope 20 minute mix.
- 2 Glock 9′s
- I’m Serious
- What Up What’s Haapnin
- I Still Love You
- Rubberband Man
- Chillin With My ____
- Doin’ My Job
- Let’s Get Away
- What’s Yo Name
- I’m A King
- Dope Boyz