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COTTON’S CUT UP R&B MIX: “Low Down” (R. Kelly vs. Mr. Biggs Saga)

The saga to end all sagas. I guarantee you sing every word too.


COTTON’S CUT UP: “Thinkin Of You” (Neo-Soul Mix) [Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 45]


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Back at it with a new R&B mix full of the latest slow grooves.

Like This – Ledisi
Spend The Night – Dave Hollister
Come Away – Elijah Blake
Stay With Me – Luke James
How Many Times – Tinashe feat. Future
The Love & Die – Jhene Aiko feat. Cocaine 80s
U – Majid Jordan
Fall For You – Leela James
Best Mistake – Ariana Grande
Soul Of A Woman – BJ The Chi cago Kid
Stay Sippin – Traci Braxton fest. Raheem DeVaughn
Queen – Raheem DeVaughn

COTTON MIX: Cotton’s Cut Up Vol. 23 (February 20, 1989 Classic Quiet Storm Mix)

jet feb 20 1989

SOUNDCLOUD LINKhttps://soundcloud.com/djcottonhere/cottons-cut-up-vol-23-february

What I decided to do was pick random years and do a mix of all the popular urban/Black songs of that year on this date.  For example, this mix consists of the popular songs from this week in 1989 (February 25th to be exact).  It’s interesting to hear what sounds/vibes were prevalent. Slow ballads were very prevalent in this particular time period 25 years ago.  This was a time when mature/grown folks R&B still dominated the airwaves.


  1. Vanessa Williams – Dreamin’
  2. Anita Baker – Just Because
  3. Kiara feat. Shanice Williams – This Time
  4. Freddie Jackson – You And I Got A Thang
  5. Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley – Me, Myself And I
  6. Surface – Closer Than Just Friends
  7. Al Jarreau – So Good
  8. New Edition – Can You Stand The Rain
  9. Karyn White – Superwoman

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.