[DJ COTTON HERE MIX] 2Pac x Notorious B.I.G. x DJ Cotton Here – Up Against The World And Ready To Die (Classic Albums Mix)

biggie pac cover

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/2pac-x-notorious-b-i-g-up

For Pac’s birthday I did a mix of Ready To Die and Me Against The World since they often get compared to each other (Pac said that Big bit his whole concept for Ready To Die). Dope how these songs flow into each other seamlessly. I do this.

  1. If I Die 2Nite
  2. Unbelievable
  3. It Ain’t Easy
  4. Me & My B*tch
  5. Temptations
  6. The What feat. Method Man
  7. Dear Mama
  8. One More Chance
  9. F— The World
  10. Machine Gun Funk
  11. So Many Tears
  12. Gimmie The Loot
  13. Death Around The Corner
  14. Things Done Changed
  15. Lord Knows
  16. Respect
  17. Heavy In The Game
  18. Big Poppa
  19. Young N***az
  20. Everyday Struggle
  21. Outlaw
  22. Ready To Die

COTTON MIX: #BehindThemBoards Best Of Stevie J Production Mix Vol. 2



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!!!

  1. You Don’t Have To Worry (Bad Boy Remix) – New Edition feat. Fat Joe
  2. I Will Survive (Puffy Combs Bad Boy Remix)- Chantay Savage
  3. Kissing You (Remix) – Total
  4. Love You So – Soul For Real
  5. You’re The One (Puff Daddy Bad Boy Remix) – SWV feat. Busta Rhymes
  6. The Way You Like It – Tasha Holiday feat. Ma$e
  7. The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix) – Gina Thompson feat. Missy Elliot
  8. Friend – Puff Daddy feat. Foxy Brown

THA BIZ VIDEO: @MaronzioVance – “Puffy Is Poison Pt. 3″

“He does not have the Midas Touch. He has the Minus Touch”

Just in time for the release of the new Dirty Money album, comedian Maronzio Vance has a new video discussing the latest reasons as to why Puffy is poison.  He even touches on G. Dep’s recent arrest and the model’s hair that caught on fire at the Last Train To Paris release party last week. Another instant classic

CLASSIC VIDEO: Bad Boy Records (Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Total & Lil Kim) Live @ 1995 Source Awards

 Man I miss the Puff Daddy Dance lol.  This was at the same awards show that Suge Knight made his infamous “Come to Death Row” speech.  One of my favorite hip-hop memories is seeing Big perform One More Chance while they hold up the plaques to represent that New York was back.  Remember the West Coast had dominated with gangsta rap.  And Big was the one who made all these rappers start claiming to be King. And Lil Kim’s Hardcore is the only female rap album that I can actually bump like a dude’s album.

CLASSIC VIDEO: Carl Thomas – “I Wish” (1999)

“Either way it went someone had to lose”

I’ve been in a similar situation to this before and I’ll be doggone if I can’t relate to this lol.  Heck even if you can’t you’ll still be singing this like you did.  Carl’s album Emotional is a slept-on R&B classic and one of the last good albums on Bad Boy.

MP3 DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?bdj132t2z3j

CLASSIC VIDEO: Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) feat The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes (1994)

“Don’t be bad, UPS is hiring”

This is up there with Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It” as the best posse remix of the 90s.  Seems like every remix video since has copied the white screen and has failed to match either because the artists don’t have near the personality displayed here.  I’m not even gonna try to name all the cameos.  Big came in and rocked it so hard that they could have hummed the rest and it still woulda been a classic. 

THA BIZ VIDEO: Puffy is Poison

“Day 26? What’s that? How many days they ain’t get paid? Day 26 and Puff ain’t paid us”

Super funny bit of comedian Maronzio Vance discussing what happened to all the artists that ever signed to Bad Boy. They get one or, if they’re lucky, two good albums and then just fall clean off the face of the Earth.  While I admit Puffy is a great promoter, the problem is he really only promotes himself.  This video is funny and truthful at the same time. When is the last time you saw Puff actually promote an album hard that wasn’t his? Makes you realized that signing a record deal isn’t all that.