We’ve made it! Run over a year now, and at a full 50 volumes of Mixtape Monday! I’m still trying to figure out how this is going to evolve and continue going forward, but I know it’l continue being fun with new music, vibes, and energy with each issue. This week’s mix is fairly Dilla centered but it expands and explores all different genres and moods. This week’s mix will feature J Dilla himself, De La Soul, Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, MF DOOM, Thundercat, Travis Scott, Kanye West, Nas, Common, The Last Poets, Slum Village, Phonte, Robert Glasper, yasiin bey, and Watts Prophets.
We’re back again with another Mixtape Monday – this week week keeping it simple and straight with some jazzy hip hop beats, some classics, some fresh new tracks. This week’s mix is themed around artists who’ve had difficult times, situations or struggles, and found a distinctly creative way to work out of it. Aptly named Mixtape Monday, Ad Mire, these are creatives I look up to, and songs I can turn to when I’m in a rut myself – even when the circumstances are worlds apart.
This week we’re featuring Knox Brown, Nas, Isaiah Rashad, Killer Mike, Rapsody, Common, J Dilla, D’Angelo, Jay Rock, Kendrick, and Lil Wayne. Enjoy!
Here we are, over a year and more than 40 mixtapes later, Mixtape Monday: About A Year Latr is here! I’m going to do a full round up later in the week, but for the time being let’s knock this Labor Day Holiday mix outta the park. This week’s mix is full of pounding bass, beautiful jazzy melodies, a lil pop, and some beautiful soul sensibilities with a full line up including Blackalicious, Vince Staples, Duckwrth, Wretch 32, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Knox Brown, De La Soul, Snopp Dogg, Little Simz, Why Fi, Mick Jenkins, Sampha, and Bon Iver.
Hope you enjoy!
Mixtape Monday: Sunday Afternoon Bus Ride is this week’s jam session. I’d been busy as hell this week pumping out new projects, so this week’s mix of summer songs, songs to bop and shimmy in your seat to are exactly what I needed. I hope it fills your appetite as well – and with artists Young Thug, Glass Animals, ANOHNI, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, Estelle, Pete Rock, KAYTRANADA, Gold Link, NAO, and Kanye I think you’ll all be happy too.
After a week break Mixtape Monday is back with a quick lil jam sessions for your ears. We have some jazz, some electronic excellence, and lil bits of everything in between. The line up this week is fairly short and includes Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, The xx, Blood Orange, J Dilla, and CYNE. Hope you enjoy.
Also, listen to Blond(e).
Hey all, these week has been an incredibly busy and heavy week in Oakland with two young souls being lost to violence in our city. I haven’t been mentally able to keep up with everything going on and Mixtape Monday had to be pushed. We’ll return next week, but for now I wanted to use this moment to share some of the new projects I’ve been really excited about recently. Thank you for bearing with me and I hope you enjoy.
This is the debut project by Nonname, whose been featured on Chance The Rapper’s projects, along with Mick Jenkins and worked extensively with Saba of Pivot. The project is jazzy, fluid, introspective, mellow and cheery yet extremely dark and somber at the same time. You’ll understand should you dive into the lyrics. Please please please give this project a thorough listen.
This is by no means a new project, it came out last year from as the Oakland grown artist really started to flourish. Since then he’s been on tour with Anderson .Paak and built a following in LA, NYC, and in Europe. This project is filled with great rhymes, incredibly jazzy, rock, punk instrumentals and the attitude and skill to follow it up. Please take the time to listen to it in full and support a young dude on the way up.
And ya’ll already know: Flying Lotus
I’m not gonna lie, this week has been rough for me. And while I don’t personally visit FlyLo’s music all to often, it’s been saving my life this week. You know what’s up.
Siri: G.ive L.ove O.ver E.verything
Friend and collaborator Siri put out her debut EP a few weeks back and really sets the stage for future vibes to come from the Oakland artist. Fun, positive, relaxing and thoughtful music is abundant on this short project. Gotten me through several summer afternoons recently. Keep your eyes open for more projects from the artist in the near future.
This week’s Mixtape Monday is a quick little session coming in under 45 minutes with some jazzy beats, electronic flows, and industrial grooves. A slight return to some of my favorite sounds with some of my favorite musicians and some I’m just beginning to love. Our lineup this week includes Kool & The Gang, Kendrick Lamar, Duckwrth, P.O.S., Nocando, Flying Lotus, ScHoolboy Q, Lance Skiiiwalker, and Open Mike Eagle. Hope you enjoy!
What a beautiful Oakland California Monday morning we have today, perfect for some colorful summer vibes to warm up our spirits. This week’s mix, “PainFUL Collors” features artists such as Desiigner, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, ANONHI, Bjork, NAO, Jamie xx, Kaleo, Fantastic Negrito, and Beyonce. Minus the interludes it’s a pretty short mix this week, just to get us through till the end of summer! Hope you enjoy!
We’ve been gone for a week, it’s been rough, but Mixtape Monday is back to bring you your Monday vibes and sounds with “I Could Do More If I Wasn’t Sick” – a triple feature with nearly two hours of musical content. Hopefully it will be enough to make up for last weeks absence! We have a full and diverse roster this week with artists such as Jon Bellion, Sir the Baptist, Francis and the Lights, Jamie XX, Allan Kingdom, Adrian Daniel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avalanches, Gucci Mane, Drake, ScHoolboy Q, Dr. Dre, Anderson .Paak, JAY Z, Young Fathers, Kanye West, Gil Scott-Heron, Blood Orange, Cody ChesnuTT, Duckwrth, Vic Mensa, Nas, Desiigner and Chance the Rapper. Damn that’s a lot, hope you enjoy!
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Good morning babes, we have more music for your Monday with Mixtape Monday Vol. XXXXI – “Braine Waves”. I’m currently down in LA working on some new vibes, so this week’s mix is a bit shorter for those California drives. Our line up this week includes Kanye West, Blood Orange, A$AP Rocky, Knox Brown, Anderson .Paak, Kid Cudi, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Nirvana, Lewis Del Mar, Deerhunter, Angel Haze and Travi$ Scott.
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