Category Archives: DJ Cotton Here Mixes

DJ Cotton Here Mix: 4 N Tha Mornin Pt. 1 (“Bait”)


I been bumpin Big K.R.I.T.'s "Temptation" on repeat since it dropped last week so I decided to do a mix inspired by it today (who cares if it was 4 in the morning).  I blended "Temptation" with some classic 90's slow jams in my Serato.  Nice lil 20 minute mix to jam to on your lunch break or the ride home.  I'm going to start recording and uploading more of my late nite mixes when I get my DJ Screw work ethic on.
4 N Da Mornin Pt 1 "Bait" Tracklist
  1. Big K.R.I.T. – "Temptation"
  2. BLACKstreet – "Before I Let You Go"
  3. Ginuwine – "Pony"
  4. Immature – "Never Lie"
  5. R. Kelly – "More And More"
  6. Avant – "Read Your Mind"
  7. Avant – "Don't Say No Say Yes"
  8. Tyrese – "Signs"
  9. SWV – "Always On My Mind"
  10. R. Kelly – "Dedicated To My Favorite Girl"
  11. Pretty Ricky – "Grind With Me"
  12. Sons Of Funk – "Pushin Inside"
  13. Silk – "Freak Me"
  14. R. Kelly – "Ignition"
  15. R. Kelly – "You Remind Me"

DJ Cotton Mixtape Discography (Download Links Inside)

I’ll be updating this frequently with new and classic DJ Cotton mixtapes. FEED UP!





DJ Cotton Hip-Hop Mixes

DJ Cotton presents Memphis Grizzlies Zach Randolph’s Best Of Yo Gotti Vol. 1 Personal Mixtape

DJ Cotton presents Memphis Legend Penny Hardaway’s Best Of Yo Gotti Vol. 2 Personal Mixtape NBA All-Star 2K10 D-Town Fixxtape (Mixed by DJ Cotton)

DJ Cotton presents Kusch Melodics Vol. 1: Music Makes Me High

Tha 4th: Party Hits Mixed Live

DJ Cotton Summa Skool: 2Pac 60 Minute Birthday Mix

DJ Cotton & Playa Fly – Royalty (The Best Of Playa Fly)

DJ Cotton Here – #AheadOfThaGame 


DJ Cotton’s Cut R&B/Soul/Blues Mixesxtapes

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol 1: QT Edition

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 3: Strapped Up

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 4: Got To Get Over

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 5: 80s Babies 

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 6: Tha Cookout

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 7: It’s Complicated

DJ Cotton’s Cut Up 90s Phone Bone R&B Mix

COTTON’S CUT UP: 90’s Phone Bone R&B Mix

  1. Hi-Five – I Like (The Kissing Game)
  2. Soul IV Real – Candy Rain
  3. Tevin Campbell – Can We Talk
  4. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down
  5. Aaliyah – Age Aint Nothin But A Number
  6. Monica – Why I Love You So Much
  7. Hi-Five – I Can’t Wait Another Minute
  8. Immature – Never Lie
  9. Immature – I Don’t Mind
  10. Tevin Campbell – Brown Eyed Girl
  11. Perfect Gentlemen – Ooh La La
  12. Blobby Brown – Girlfriend
  13. Tevin Campbell – Tell Me What You Want Me To Do
  14. Usher & Monica – Slow Jam
  15. Tevin Campbell – Shh
  16. Usher –  Can U Get Wit It
  17. Tevin Campbell – Always In My Heart
  18. Immature – Constantly 


Here’s a mp3 mix I did featuring all the teenage songs that we played late night on the phone (that Midnight Love type music).  Of course it’s all blended and mixed by DJ Cotton Here so it’s 60 minutes of non-stop grooves.

NEW AUDIO: Diazo – “Da Good & Da Evils” Mixtape Preview (mixed by DJ Cotton Here)



This is a 8 minute snippet of a mixtape I’m doing with up and coming rapper Diazo (@IAmDiazo) from Tennessee.  You know if I put my name beside it then it has to be quality legal drugs.  This is that real life music that is sorely lacking today.  If you liked Fabolous’ Soul Tape from earlier this year you’ll love this.  The full tape is dropping soon.

DJ COTTON MIXTAPE: Royalty (The Best Of Playa Fly)

DJ Cotton Here & Playa Fly – Royalty (The Best Of Playa Fly)

  1. Just Gettin It On
  2. Crownin me
  3. Damn What A —– Say
  4. Triple B Mafia
  5. Playaz In Da House
  6. Gangsta Forever
  7. Daily Living
  8. Funk N Bock
  9. Nuthin Bu Ana
  10. Got Ya Hot
  11. Da End
  12. Ghetto Eyez
  13. Write Sum Bump
  14. M-M-M
  15. Get Me Out
  16. Da Game Owe Me Intro
  17. Nobody
  18. Blow My Mind
  19. Just Awaken Shaken
  20. STH MEM
  21. Universal Heartthrob
  22. Movin On
  23. Funkytown
  24. Feel Me
  25. N God We Trust


For the very first time ever, this is an 80 mintue mix of the best from the King Of Funkytown, Playa Fly.  This is guaranteed bump just in time for the summa. 

DJ COTTON HERE MIX: Best Of 2Pac Shakur Birthday Mix (6.16.11)

I went and did a live 60 minute blend of some of my favorite Tupac songs.  Download and jam out to this Cotton mix.  I’m doing one every day so let me know any ideas/themes that  you may have for a mix and it’s done.

  1. No More Pain
  2. I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto
  3. Letter 2 My Unborn
  4. Wonder Why They Call U Bytch
  5. Starin At The World Through My Rearview
  6. Until The End Of Time
  7. How Do U Want It
  8. So Many Tears
  9. I Gotta Glet Mine
  10. Who Do U Believe In
  11. Lord Knows
  12. Pour Out A Little Liqour
  13. Still I Rise
  14. Ambitionz Az A Ridah
  15. Teardrops And Closed Caskets
  16. How Long Will You Mourn Me
  17. N***az Done Changed
  18. Krazy
  19. They Don’t Give A **** About Us
  20. Hold Ya Head


[Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 6] Tha Cookout (Old School Family Reunion Mix)

Black Family Reunion Cookout


01 The O’Jays – Family Reunion

02 Bill Withers – Lovely Day

03 Earth Wind And Fire – Love’s Holiday

04 Womack & Womack – Baby I’m Scared Of You

05 Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up

06 Maze feat Frankie Beverly – Before I Let Go

07 Michael Jackson – P.Y.T.

08 Luther Vandross – Never Too Much

09 Bobby Womack – So Many Sides Of You

10 Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce

11 The Time – Jungle Love

12 King Floyd – Groove Me Baby

13 The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There

14 The Spinners – I’ll Be Around

15 Faze O – Riding High

16 Eugene Wilde – Gotta Get You Home Tonight

17 Willie Hutch – What You Gonna Do After The Party

18 Al Green – Love And Happiness

19  Johnnie Taylor – My Last Two Dollars



DJ COTTON MIXTAPES: Cotton’s Cut Up Vol 5 (80s Babies)

Cotton’s Cut Up Volume 5: 80’s Babies

  1. WC$P 380.12 FM Intro
  2. Johnny Gill – My, My, My
  3. Keith Washington – Kissing You
  4. Freddie Jackson – Rock Me Tonight
  5. Bobby Brown – Rock Wit’Cha
  6. Michel’le – Something In My Heart
  7. Basic Black – Special Kind Of Fool
  8. Levert – ABC 1,2,3
  9. Babyface – Whip Appeal
  10. After 7 – Ready Or Not
  11. Alyson Williams – Just Call my Name
  12. Tony Terry – With You
  13. Ready For The World – Tonight
  14. Quincy Jones ft. Barry White, Al.B. Sure, El Debarge & James Ingram – The Secret Garden
  15. Prince – Adore
  16. Luther Vandross – A House Is A Home



This is the perfect “Quiet Storm” mixtape.  Most 80’s Babies (and a few 90’s) were conceived to these jams lol.

DJ COTTON MIXTAPE: Kusch Melodics Vol. 1 (Music Makes Me High)

DJ Cotton presents – Kusch Melodics Vol. 1 (Music Make Me High)

  1. TRU – Smokin Green
  2. Gangsta Pat – I Wanna Smoke
  3. Bun B ft Pimp C, Z-Ro & Jay-Z – Get Throwed
  4. Snoop Doggy Dogg – G’z Up H**s Down
  5. Luniz – I Got 5 On It
  6. Da Brat ft Krayzie Bone – Let’s Get High
  7. Devin The Dude ft Scarface – Sticky Green
  8. Ghetto Mafia – In Decatur
  9. Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana – Birds Fly High
  10. Redman & Method Man – Dis Iz 4 All My Smokers
  11. Scarface – Mary Jane
  12. Slim Thug – Miss Mary
  13. D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
  14. Lil Wayne & T-Streets – Love Of My Life freestyle
  15. Mystikal – Still Smokin
  16. Christion – Full Of Smoke
  17. UGK – Hi Life
  18. Makaveli ft Bad Azz – Krazy
  19. Lil Boosie ft Webbie – Smokin On Purple
  20. Memphis Bleek ft Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z – Hypnotic
  21. Jay-Z – Feelin It


No I do not smoke or drink and never have.  This is just a mix I made for my homegirl.  I actually use it to go to sleep with lol.

DJ COTTON MIXTAPE: Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 1 (QT Edition)



1. WC$P 380.12 FM Intro
2. Troop – All I Do
3. Jodeci – Come & Talk To Me
4. Tyreese – Sweet Lady
5. Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love
6. R. Kelly – Slow Dance
7. Tony! Toni! Tone! – Whatever You Want
8. Mint Condition – Pretty Brown Eyes (Breakin’ My Heart)
9. Playa – Cheers 2 U
10. Aaliyah – One In A Million
11. SWV – Weak
12. Guy – Piece Of My Love
13. Jon B. – They Don’t Know
14. Bobby Brown – Roni
15. Hi-Five – Quality Time
16. Lauryn Hill feat. D’Angelo – Nothing Even Matters
17. Jagged Edge – Gotta Be
18. Case – Happily Ever After
*BONUS TRACK* O’Jays – Forever Mine

This is the first actual Cut Up that I released back in 2007 and include nearly all of my favorite songs (#7 is my all-time favorite by the way).  FYI “QT” mean quality time.  If you pay attention to tracklisting and interludes, it tells the story of a relationship:

  • First sight (# 1 – 2)
  • Introducing yourself (# 4-6)
  • Dating (#7)  
  • Winning them over and erasing doubt(#8-9)
  • Falling in love (#10-11)
  • Overcoming problems  (#12-13)
  • Realizing they’re “the one” (#14-17)
  • Eventually marriage (#17) (with the bonus track symbolizing the anniversary). 

Before this I had been making personal Cut Up mixes for myself since ’02 and people kept creeping me for them lol. Shoutout to my homie Joseph Blue for helping me come up with the name for this series lol. When I made my first personal mix at Tennessee State University on his computer our freshman year, he suggested that maybe I label it “Cotton’s Cuts” and it sparked me to add “Cut Up” after the slang term that means umm…”getting affection” lol.