Mixtape: Mick Boogie and Terry Urban – Le Da Soul: 20 Years of De La Soul

Mick Boogie and Terry Urban bring you this new mixtape, featuring a shitload of hip-hop artists reinterpreting classic De La Soul tracks. That’s the key to this mixtape – these are not covers, these are re-thinkings of classic songs. The tracklist:

1. Intro: Senor Kaos, Von Pea and Homeboy Sandman (produced by Dave West)
2. Me Myself and I: Kardinal Offishall (produced by Diabolic)
3. Pease Porridge: Phife Dawg (produced by Dj Rasta Root)
4. Breakdawn: Tanya Morgan (produced by 6th Sense)
5. Oooh: Fly Union (produced by Fly Union)
6. Baby Phat: Skillz & Colin Monroe (produced by nVMe)
7. Stakes Is High part 1: U-N-I (produced by 6th Sense)
8. Say No Go: Chaundon, Esso + The Kickdrums (produced by The Kickdrums)
9. Rock Co Kane Flow: Shawn Christopher & Pheo (produced by Garbs)
10. Ego Trippin: Asheru (produced by The Els)
11 Ooodles of O’s: Camp Lo (produced by Apple Juice Kid)
12. Sunshine: Christian Rich + Curtains (produced by Christian Rich)
13. Plug Tunin’: Tabi Bonney + Stalley (produced by Judah)
14. Hey Love: Chip Tha Ripper (produced by Remot)
15. The Bizness: Big Pooh, Butta Verses, and 6th Sense (produced by 6th Sense)
16. I Am I Be: 6th Sense (produced by Hasan Insane)
17. Eye Know: Daytona & Mike Maven (produced by 6th Sense)
18. Saturdays: Niko Villamor, Brittany Street & Kidd Neer (produced by SMKA)
19. Watch Out: J.Sands (produced by J. Rawls)
20. Stakes Is High part 2: Talib Kweli (produced by eJones)

Download here.

MP3: Souls of Mischief – “Proper Aim”

Tell me this does not sound like something off of ’93 ‘Til Infinity. Seriously, tell me. “Proper Aim,” a track off of Souls‘ forthcoming album, Montezuma’s Revenge, produced by Mr. Prince Paul. Listen here.

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Feature: Del & Tame One Team Up for Parallel Uni-Verses

I have a feature running this week on Del and Tame One’s new album, Parallel Uni-Verses, in SF Weekly. Read it here.

Video: Major Lazer ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze – “Keep It Goin’ Louder”

The heir apparent to Aphex Twin, except not bringing it quite as much:

Thanks, Major Lazer.

MP3: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band has a new EP, An Eskimo Christmas, which will be for sale at the band’s Seattle show on 12/18 (visit Tour Support for the all the tour dates). Before you buy your plane tickets to the NW, listen to “Anchors Dropped” here.

Film: Red Cliff (John Woo)

John Woo’s latest, the overblown, action-packed historical epic, Red Cliff, gets reviewed here.

Trailer: 2 Turntables And A Microphone – The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay

Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay was murdered in his studio in 2002, and the crime remains unsolved. This new film, due out on DVD 12/1, attempts to shed some light on what really happened. Another Kennedy-Tupac-Jimmy Hoffa conspiracy in the making? Perhaps…