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DJ COTTON HERE MIX: “The Paintbrush: Prince Samples Mix Vol. 1)


Here’s a 60 minute mix I just did last night with Prince songs and songs from other artists that sampled/covered them. 2Pac, Beyonce, TLC, DJ Quik and more! I got at least 2 more volumes dropping today #RIPPrince #Prince


FLEX ON THEM FINAL EXAMS: DJ Cotton Here’s Motivational Rap Mixes

With final exams happening this week, I thought I’d make a post reminding you of some of my most inspirational mixes to get you in that zone. Everybody eats B!


My #CareersNotJobsMix series includes the songs and motivational clips that help get me going and inspire me. These songs got me thru some rough times.

01. 2Pac – Spark The Brain (Interlude)
02. Rocko – Dis Morning
03. Jay Morrison – How To Get A House (Interlude)
04. Jay-Z – U Don’t Know
05. Jay Morrison – Real Estate Wealth (Interlude)
06. T.I. – Motivation
07. Jay Morrison – Don’t Be Scared
08. Big Tymers feat Lil Wayne & Lac – Millionaire Dream
09. Jay Morrison – Hip Hop 2 Homeowners (Interlude)
10. Kanye West – Spaceship
11. 2Pac – Play The Game Of Life (Interlude)
12.  2Pac – Me Against The World
13. Steve Harvey – Nothin Too Hard For God (Interlude)
14. Goodie Mob feat Andre 3000 – Thought Process
15. Steve Harvey – Be A Student Of The Game
16. Arrested Development – Tennessee
17. G-Side – Pray
18. 2Pac – Test Of My Faith (Interlude)
19. Yo Gotti – Send Me An Angel
20. Outkast feat. Cee-lo Goodie – In Due Time
21. David Banner – Cadillac On 22s
22. Steve Harvey – It’s Rules (Interlude)
23. Notorious B.I.G. – Sky’s The Limit
24. Cee-lo Goodie – God Is Powerful (Interlude)

01. Fighting – Goodie Mob
02. Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
03.Shattered Dreams – UGK
04. Never Let Go – Fabolous
05. Feel It In The Air – Beanie Sigel
06. Nothing Lasts Forever – Nas
07. Blood Thicker – Hot Boys feat. Baby aka Birdman


Nobody has more self-confidence than Ye so hopefully some of it rubs off after bumpin this mix.

01. Good Morning
02. New God Flow feat. Pusha T
03. Good Life feat. T-Pain
04. We Major feat. Nas & Really Doe
05. We Don’t Care
06. Cold (Theraflu)
07. Can’t Tell Me Nothing
08. Through The Wire
09. This Way
10. Champion


Lowkey Rocko one of the most inspiring rappers out cus he make you wanna get out there so you can thumb thru that check.

01. U.O.E.N.O.
02. Nachos
03. Goin Steady
04. PhuckUThot
05. Slang
06. Umma Do Me
07. Geek Geek Geek
08. Thumb Tho The Check
09. Squares Out Your Circle
10. Finesse
11. Like This Here
12. Dis Morning
13. Hustle Fo
14. Maybe
15. Snakes
16. Tommorow
17. Street Poetry

[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

TUPAC TUESDAY: Jon B Feat 2 Pac- “Are You Still Down?” (1997)

“I make you smile but you’d rather have what makes you cry”

13 years later this song is just as smooth as it was when it was released. Here we have Pac & Jon B (who is given a “light-skinned” hood pass since he has soul lol) ask an old flame stuck in a dead-end relationship if she’s still down for them…and without hating lol. It’s always frustrating when a female would rather stay with a dude who treats her bad instead of spreading her wings and flying away to someone who will treat her good.After all Jon said it best: Ain’t no fun in loving if you’re loving alone.”