Had to rock a little tribute in honor of #DELASOULISDEAD’s 25th birthday. A little sloppy cuz I haven’t done this one in a while — used to bust it live all the time back in the day, and yes that is all the same OG wax from roughly 20 years ago. Always a lot of fun revisiting these old routines. Hope you dig it. [shot with GoPro HERO 4]
One of my favorite stops on the tour was at Wedding Soul (Wedding is an area of Berlin) with the Beat Kollektiv homies at a super dope venue called Panke. I didn’t necessarily plan on it but ended up rockin’ nothing but 45s for the 2 hours that I stretched my set to. Crowd was really dope and super open so I ran the gamut and played everything from Hip-Hop to Funk to Disco to Boogie and lots of things in between, dancefloor packed the whole time. Below is the live mix in its entirety (a few expected fuck ups included) plus a couple of videos including some needle dropping action at the end of my set. Thank you to the BK homies for being amazing hosts and homies and for keeping such a dope movement going in Berlin. Be back soon Germany — enjoy!
Back on the road, this time to the motherland and the EU for a few. Catch me at the dates below, and be sure to say hello cuz i’ll have some merch with me this time around, and possibly some exclusives…
02.04.16 – Prikið [Reykjavik, Iceland]
08.04.16 – Le Pigalle [Paris, France]
09.04.16 – Soul Inn [Brussels, Belgium]
15.04.16 – Cafe Leopold [Vienna, Austria]
16.04.16 – Panke [Berlin, Germany]
19.04.16 – Cafe De Duivel [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
Want to thank my sponsors for helping out on this trip as well…
And be sure to follow me on the road at the following avenues…
SEE YOU SOON EUROPE!
Been almost 10 years since the OG dropped. Very excited to finally present to you V.2 of my Best Of Tribe series (available HERE), brought to you in part by Mixerfriendly and Strictly Cassette. Lots more info to come, but for now i’d like to share with you a quick little story…
Back around ’08 I believe, I received an email from a guy named Mike saying how much he liked my original Tribe mix. It was short and to the point — all I remember was the email was signed Mike Rap and that he was working on a documentary about Tribe and that he was a big fan. Didn’t realize ’til some time after the fact that it was indeed Michael Rapaport and he was diving deeper into the directing side of things, mainly documentaries. We stayed in touch throughout the years, and when the movie (an amazing award winning doc you can learn more about here) was set to release we started talking about doing a project together down the line. What resulted was a synonymous adoration for Tribe and their music, their legacy, and what they mean to Hip-Hop music and culture, in mixtape form. I truly hope you dig this venture as much as I did creating it. A Tribe Called Quest forever, and thank you Mike Rap for being such a strong supporter of my vision and my work. Enjoy!
If you would like to get your hands on a physical CD, you can do so over at Mixerfriendly’s website — it’s FREE with a purchase of my new t-shirt line (men’s HERE and women’s HERE) and limited to 150 units so act fast. Information on where to cop the tape will be available soon, also limited to 150 units. Tees and tape come in a variety of red, black, and green colors.
More to come soon, but for now, please enjoy the mix and as always, feedback welcome. Peace!