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
SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/cottons-cut-up-vol-27-late
Was up at 4AM and decided to do a random slow jam mix, hence the title haha.
- Lights Go Out – J. Holiday
- Cry For You – Jodeci
- Love – Keyshia Cole
- Say Yes – Lil Corey
- Brown Skin – India Arie
- Seems Like You Ready – R. Kely
Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/cottons-cut-up-vol-26-uptown
This is the kind of R&B that I envision AZ, Alpo and Rich were jamming while sliding around Harlem in their gold-BBS laced BMWs (don’t know who they are? Watch Paid In Full). Straight feel-good music.
- Let Me Be The One – Five Star
- And The Beat Goes On – The Whispers
- Forget Me Not – Patrice Rushen
- Wet My Whistle – Midnite Star
- I Wanna Be Rich – Calloway
- Get It Up – The Time
- Strung Out – Paul Laurence
- I’m In Love – Evelyn “Champagne” King
- Mr Groove – One Way
- Single Life – Cameo
- My One Temptation – Mica Paris
- Encore – Cheryl Lynn
- A Night To Remember – Shalamar
- I’ll Be Good – Rene & Angela
- Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
- I Want Her – Keith Sweat
- I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
- Turn On Some Music – Marvin Gaye