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COTTON MIX: #JayVsBey (Jay-Z & Beyonce Classic Mix) Pt. 1 & 2

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This #JayVsBeyMix somethin serious. Back to back with over 30 songs of classic heat from the power couple! Forget that video, bump these mixes!

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/jayvsbeymix-jay-z-beyonce-mix

  1. Money Ain’t A Thing
  2. Crazy In Love
  3. La La La (Excuse Me Again)
  4. Independent Women Pt. 1
  5. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
  6. Summertime
  7. All I Need
  8. Check On It
  9. Change The Game
  10. Love On Top
  11. Who You Wit II
  12. Baby Boy
  13. Streets Is Watching
  14. Partition
  15. Excuse Me Miss
  16. No, No, No Part 2
  17. (Always Be My) Sunshine feat. Babyface
  18. Jumpin’ Jumpin

Here’s the second part of the mix

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/jayvsbeymix-jay-z-beyonce


  1. Part II (On The Run)
  2. Never Change
  3. My, Myself And I
  4. Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)
  5. With Me Part 2
  6. This Can’t Be Life
  7. Drunk In Love
  8. ****** In Paris
  9. Bills, Bills, Bills
  10. Jigga What, Jigga Who (Originators 99)
  11. Be With You
  12. Can I Live


COTTON MIX: Behind Them Boards Neptunes Production Mix


SOUNDCLOUD LINK:  https://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/dj-cotton-here-4

  1. Knock Yourself Out – Jadakiss

  2. Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell

  3. What Happened To That Boy – Birdman feat. The Clipse

  4. Excuse Me Miss – Jay-Z

  5. Lo0kin At Me – Mase

  6. Southern Hospitality – Ludacris

  7. Grindin – Clipse

  8. Superthug (What What) – Noreaga

  9. Pass The Courvoisier Pt. II – Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy

  10. Danger – Mystikal

  11. When The Last Time – Clipse

  12. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) – Jay-Z

  13. What It Is – Busta Rhymes feat. Kelis

  14. Wait A Minute – Ray J feat. Lil Kim

  15. U Don’t Have To Call – Usher

  16. Beautiful – Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson & Pharrell

  17. Frontin – Pharrell 

  18. Got Your Money – Old Dirty Bastard feat. Kelis

  19. Hot In Herre – Nelly

  20. Young’n – Fabolous

  21. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

Skateboard P’s NBA AllStar Game performance reminded alotta people how many hits the Neptunes have created.

Proof Beyonce’s Suprise Internet Release Was Planned Over A Decade Ago By Jay-Z

Live from my Galaxy…
Beyonce shocked the world by dropping a self-titled album out of the blue (see what I did there) exclusively on iTunes this past week. Crazy how, if you look at the bottom paragraph of this clip from a September 2002 The Source article on Roc-A-Fella, you’ll see that her husband Jay-Z  described how he (later she) would drop a surprise “black album” and, without a single or video prior, be quickly promoted for free using fans’ word of mouth virally.  This was back when MTV & BET still actually played music videos kiddos and three years before YouTube was available.  Sean Carter correctly predicted 11 years ago the power that the internet would have in music distribution & promotion.  Back then, few in the music industry saw the internet as nothing but a haven for high-tech bootlegging (see: Napster).  Fast-forward to now: when’s the last time you didn’t find out about a new release from the internet? Keep in mind that in 2002, it wasnt “cool” to be on the internet like it is now. You’d likely be considered to be a dork if you were on the net a lot. And heavens forbid you *gasp*… posted on a message board lol. I mean they were still offering typewriting in high schools when Jay said this. We came a mighty long way haha.

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


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
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
12. Kanye West – A Million Freestyle 1:17
13. Jay-Z – ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde (Feat. 1:15
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
34. Jay-Z – Heart Of The City (Ain’t No 3:47
Love) (Unplugged Version)
35. Jay-Z – Never Change (Feat. Kanye 1:12
36. GLC Of The GoGetters – My Life, My 3:45

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.


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

behind the beats 1 Kanye West   Behind The Beats Mixtape (2003)


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?


CLASSIC VIDEO: Christión – Full Of Smoke (1996)


“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.



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

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.sharebeast.com/h3ef3aj34tkq

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.