Kev Sakoda - Too Much HipHop Mixtape ~ DJ Kev Sakoda


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Monday, May 6, 2013

Kev Sakoda - Too Much HipHop Mixtape


Not-So-Clean Version
Super-Clean Version


A couple recent developments led directly to the creation of this mixtape...

First, and foremost, my daughter was born last year. I know that at some point I'm going to want to share some of my favorite music with her, even if she's not terribly interested in listening to old-man rap. Second, it seems like lately I've been questioning a lot about HipHop and music in general. I've come a little too close to forgetting what made me fall in love with HipHop in the first place. I find myself listening to the voices of people whose musical "tastes" change on a whim...influenced by just about every superficial measure of quality, ignoring the music itself. The songs I've included here are a small sample of what I really should have been listening to all along.

The title ("Too Much HipHop") is a phrase that I've come to despise. Anyone feeling the urge to say those words in that order while I'm in the DJ booth should keep it to themselves. Just smack yourself and keep it moving.

Like I said, this is just a small sample. I've had the good fortune of being able to interview, work with, produce for, or simply meet many of the artists on this mix. They represent an ever-evolving movement that has never had to beg for anyone's "buy in." They also just happen to sound decent mixed together.

If this is your kind of music, you'll know it within the first few minutes of listening, and I hope it brings a smile to your face. Maybe you can play it for your kids (I made a clean version too).

If this is your kind of music, I know that you'll think of 10 music fans just like you - Share it, Blog it, Tweet it, Facebook it, MySpace it, Friendster it - like an anti-clown pyramid scheme.

If I hear it playing out of someone's car this summer, I may make another one.

If I don't hear it playing out of someone's car this summer, I may still make another one.

Thanks for listening.

- Kev



01) Beatnuts - Props Over Here
02) BIG - Machine Gun Funk
03) Nas - Nas Is Like
04) Mobb Deep - Give Up The Goods (Just Step)
05) INI - Fakin Jax
06) Sean Price - P-Body
07) Ras Kass - Soul On Ice RMX
08) ODB - Brooklyn Zoo
09) Common - The Bitch In Yoo
10) Ice Cube - Who's The Mack
11) Jay-Z - Can't Knock The Hustle
12) Tribe Called Quest - Steve Biko
13) Slum Village - Players
14) Saukrates - California
15) Crooklyn Dodgers - Return
16) Smif-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill
17) Shyne - Godfather
18) Jaylib - The Red
19) Das EFX - Mic Checka
20) Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
21) Dr Dre and Snoop - Deep Cover
22) DOC - Mind Blowin'
23) Dead Prez - Selling DOPE
24) Redman - Pick It Up
25) Kanye West feat Dwele - Flashing Lights
26) Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor
27) D&D All-Stars - 1,2 Pass It
28) De La Soul - Stakes Is High
29) Last Emperor - Secret Wars Part 1
30) Gza feat Rza - Liquid Swords
31) Big Pun feat Joe - Still Not A Player CLEAN
32) Mos Def - Ms Fat Booty
33) Dr Dre - Xxplosive
34) Lil Kim - Queen Bitch
35) Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)
36) AZ - Sugar Hill
37) Lauryn Hill - Final Hour
38) Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World
39) Artifacts - Wrong Side Of The Tracks
40) Dilated Peoples - Marathon
41) DITC - Thick
42) Big L - Ebonics
43) Casual - That's How It Is
44) Saafir - Smart Bomb
45) Alchemist - Hold You Down
46) Little Brother - Tension
47) Volume 10 - Pistol Grip Pump
48) Trek Life feat Mike Anthony - Price I've Paid



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