COTTON MIX: Cotton Misses The ROC (Throwback Roc-A-Fella Mix Pt. 1)

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Got inspired by this pic to finally start on the summertime Rocafella mixes that I been putting off for months. Throw ya diamonds in the sky amd nod ya heads to this 30 min mix.

ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD LINK: http://bit.ly/18hVFLA

CLASSIC MIXTAPE: Kanye West – Get Well Soon (2003)

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Kanye West – Get Well Soon Tracklist
01. Free Of 106 & Park – Intro 0:28

02. Kanye West – Live From Irving Plaza, 3:48
NY (With Talib Kweli & Mos Def)
03. 50 Cent – Guess Who’s Back Freestyle 1:38
04. Kanye West – Jesus Walks (Snippet) 0:35
05. Kanye West – Through The Wire (Still 4:01
Standing) (Feat. Chaka Khan & Elton
John)
06. Kanye West – 2 Words (Feat. Mos Def, 2:54
Freeway & Harlem Boys’ Choir)
07. Freeway – Show Go On (Feat. Twista) 2:22
08. Dame Dash – Champions (Presenting 6:09
Kanye West, Young Chris, Beanie Sigel,
Cam’ron & Twista)
09. Jay-Z – Live From Tweeter Center, IL 0:32
(Feat. Kanye West)
10. Jay-Z – The Bounce (Feat. Kanye West) 3:11
11. Jay-Z – Poppin’ Tags (Feat. Twista & 2:26
Outkast)
12. Kanye West – A Million Freestyle 1:17
13. Jay-Z – ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde (Feat. 1:15
Beyonce)
14. Trina – B R Right (Feat. Ludacris) 2:14
15. Mos Def – Brown Sugar 2:34
16. Talib Kweli - Good To You 1:36
17. Consequence – The Good, The Bad, The 2:16
Ugly (Feat. Kanye West)
18. Cam’ron – Dead Or Alive 1:18
19. Cam’ron – Takeover Freestyle 2:01
20. State Property – Got Nowhere 1:10
21. Nas – Poppa Was A Player 1:26
22. Kanye West – Home 2:51
23. Scarface – Reebok Commercial 0:58
24. Scarface – Heaven (Feat. Kelly Price) 0:47
25. Scarface – In Cold Blood 1:00
26. Kanye West – My Way 3:22
27. Harlem World – You Made Me (Feat. Carl 2:43
Thomas & Nas)
28. Foxy Brown – My Life 1:25
29. Madd Rapper – Ghetto (Feat. Raekwon & 3:28
Carl Thomas)
30. Beanie Sigel – The Truth 1:33
31. Jay-Z – This Can’t Be Life 1:58
32. Beanie Sigel – Nothing Like It (Feat. 3:19
Harlem Boys’ Choir)
33. Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (Unplugged 1:18
Version)
34. Jay-Z – Heart Of The City (Ain’t No 3:47
Love) (Unplugged Version)
35. Jay-Z – Never Change (Feat. Kanye 1:12
West)
36. GLC Of The GoGetters – My Life, My 3:45
Love

This is worth downloading to hear the Harlem Boys Choir version on Bean’s “Nothing Like It” alone, not to mention it being classic mid-00s hip-hop.  This one mainly focused on the hits that Ye had produced up until then and snippets of future hits like Jesus Walks & Two Words.  State Prop + Kanye beats = automatic hit.

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CLASSIC VIDEO: Kanye West feat GLC & Consequence – Spaceship (2004)

“Takin’ my hits, writin’ my hits
Writin’ my rhymes, playin’ my mind
This —— job can’t help him
So I quit, y’all welcome
Y’all don’t know my struggle
Y’all can’t match my hustle
You can’t catch my hustle
You can’t fathom my love dude
Lock yourself in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers
That’s a Different World like Cree Summers
I deserve to do these numbers
The kid that made that deserves that Maybach
So many records in my basement
I’m just waitin’ on my spaceship”

This song is dedicated to everyone working a dead-end job (especially retail) and looking for a career and not a job. I used to play this song everytime I got off of work from Macy’s (ironic he’s there in this video). At 4:26 he makes the final celebratory walk from a wack job that we all can’t wait to do.

I think GLC summed it up for me when he said:

“In the mall ’til 12 when my schedule wore headset nine
Puttin’ them pants on shelves
Waitin’ paitently I ask myself
Where I wanna go, where I wanna be
Life is much more than runnin’ in the streets”

Even though this was shot in 2004 it wasn’t released until last year.

Kanye says: I DIRECTED THIS VIDEO FOUR YEARS AGO BUT I WASN’T SATISFIED WITH IT SO I NEVER RELEASED IT. BUT NOW LOOKING BACK AT IT I LIKE IT.

BONUS VIDEO:

This song sampled Marvin Gaye’s classic “DIstant Lover”

CLASSIC MIXTAPE: Kanye West – Behind The Beats Presented By Ferris Bueller & Plain Pat (Instrumentals) (2003)

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Before the VMA Awards outburts and Amber Rose, Kanye West was actually, believe it or not, known for making dope music.  This is a instrumental mixtape narrarated by the Kanye To The and he tells the story behind some of his classic beats.  He doesn’t have any annoying drops on these instrumentals either.  He’s guaranteed to have you cracking up and his interludes alone are still worth the download 7 years later.  This is required listening for any hip-hop head because Soul Sample Era Kanye is top 3 all-time for me (dare I say he’s #1). 

QUESTION: I lost alot of my pre-College Dropout Kanye material, but what song did he use the Intro beat on?

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CLASSIC VIDEO: Christión – Full Of Smoke (1996)

ORIGINAL VIDEO
ALTERNATE VIDEO

“Watching my life go down”

Oakland natives Christion (Kenni Ski and Allen Anthony) were the first R&B act to be signed to Roc-A-Fella Records and their criminally slept on album Ghetto Cyrano was the label’s 2nd release. They were another group that was ahead of their time with the whole neo-soul vibe. youtube.com/watch?v=ek6BY23Zic0

If I could describe this song in one word it would be: cool. The whole Curtis Mayfield/Marvin Gaye vibe is hypnotizing, especialliay whn they interpolate Marvin’s “Trouble Man.” As you see they actually had two videos for this song. The original is an excellent visual following the downfall of a hustler.  The alternate video is a silky smooth lounge performance.  Peep the cameo from fellow Oaktown native Dawn Williams (of En Vogue/Lucy Pearl fame) in the alternate version.

SONG MP3 DOWNLOAD –

http://www.4shared.com/file/197269966/161eb3eb/05_-_Christion_-_Full_of_smoke…