Archive for True School Tuesdays


Been wanting to knock out a 90’s hip-hop mix forever. Hard to start because its so intimidating to do a tracklist. My peoples that do the Decades Hat Co. asked me to contribute a mix to commemorate their 19XX hat release, and thats all the motivation I needed. Stoked on this mix. A lot of obvious tracks on here, but a lot of this music is now 20 years old, kind of cool at this point to throw some of the bigger joints on a mix.

Shout out to my Philly peoples The Decades (Brooks and Puggs) for always progressing their hustle and keeping things moving in a positive manner. From FreshMeltWater to this hat thing now I’m happy to know people achieving their goals and putting on for Philly.

Check their website over at and check out all of the other 1st & 15th mixes here for stream and here for download.

1st & 15th Mixcast Volume 39 – Bo Bliz – Crossfaded X The Decades Hat Co. 19XX Mix (Mediafire Download)

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Outkast “Git Up, Git Out”
2. Mic Geronimo “Masta I.C.”
3. Organized Konfusion “Maintain”
4. Funkdoobiest “Rock On”
5. Kool G Rap “Blowin’ Up in the World”
6. Group Home “Suspended in Time”
7. Gang Starr “Words From the Nutcracker”
8. Gang Starr “Soliloquoy of Chaos”
9. Krs-One “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know”
10. Smif-N-Wessun “Bucktown”
11. O.C. “Word… Life”
12. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth “Lot’s of Lovin'”
13. Common Sense “Resurrection”
14. Beatnuts “No Equal”
15. Da Youngstas “I’ll Make You Famous”
16. GZA/Ghostface/RZA “4th Chamber”
17. Souls of Mischief “Live and Let Live”
18. Redman “Can’t Wait”
19. Mobb Deep “Survival of the Fittest”
20. Notorious B.I.G. “Who Shot Ya”
21. Showbiz & AG “Next Level”
22. Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru “Crooklyn Dodgers”
23. Eric B & Rakim “In the Ghetto”
24. Poor Righteous Teachers “Easy Star”
25. Snoop Doggy Dogg “Tha Shiznit”
26. Ice Cube “Check Yo Self”
27. Diamond D and the Psychotic Neurotics “I Went For Mine”
28. The Roots “Do You Want More?!!!?!”
29. Raekwon “Guillotine”
30. Black Moon “Shit iz Real”

Controller 7 – Bumps Re-Up

Classic mix from the homie Controller 7! Lots of fun rap and swell mixes! Go grab it!

I made this mix a few years back. We nod (a store in Japan) pressed up the cds and released the majority of them in Japan. It got a bunch of really positive reviews. It’s been out of print for awhile now. Maybe it will get a repress at some point, but for now you can grab this free download.” – Controller 7

Controller 7 – Bumps (Stream & Download)

1. Intro
2. Kool G. Rap – “Play It Kool”
3. Showbiz and AG – “A
Giant In The Mental”
4. Volume 10 – “Styles On Deck”
5. “Ahonetwo”
6. Steady B – “Nothin’ But The Bass”
7. Spyder D – “Placin’ The Beat”
8. “All the Ladies…”
9. Sparky D – “Throwdown”
10. Nas – “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (remix)
11. MC Serch – “Back To The Grill”
12. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf – “That’s Word”
13. De La Soul – “Freedom Of Speak”
14. Del That Funky Homosapien – “Burnt”
15. Masta Ace – “Born To Roll”
16. “Hot Damn”
17. The Beatnuts – “Reign Of The Tec”
18. Common Sense – “Soul By The Pound”
19. “Dancin’ ‘Til it Hirts”
20. Casual – “It’s A Me Thang”
21. Stezo – “Bring The Horns”
22. Just-Ice – ” Going Way Back”
23. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “Straighten It Out”
24. De La Soul – “Oodles of O’s”
25. “1, 2, 3…”
26. MC Lyte – “I Am The Lyte”
27. B.D.P. – “Gimme, DAT, (Woy)”
28. Kool G. Rap – “On The Run” (remix)
29. Snoop Dogg – “Serial Killa”
30. Cypress Hill – “Hand On The Pump”
31. Black Sheep – “Have U.N.E. Pull”
32. bonus megamix


Eliza Dushku Bit the Blowed!


True School Tuesdays: Almighty & KD Ranks

Classic Trenton shit produced by the late, great Tony D. RIP. Big ups to Noz from CB Rap for putting me onto this record. Ripped the OG version and the “Project Mix” from the 12″.

Almighty & KD Ranks “Trenton Where We From (Original Mix)” (320 Mediafire)
Almighty & KD Ranks “Trenton Where We From (Project Mix)” (320 Mediafire)


True School Tuesdays: Ron B “Stitch By Stitch” (1990)

Classic piano loop and Ron B (not to be confused with Ron C) just killing it. Perfect rap song.

Ron B “Stitch By Stitch” (1990) (Mediafire)


True School Tuesdays : Mic Geronimo “Masta IC”

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve recently had the pleasure of rediscovering a shitload of True School rap songs that dominated my teenage years over the past couple weeks. Every Tuesday, I’m going to try and share some of my favorites from the era. Most of these songs will be pretty obvious to anyone that grew up around this time, but as the world becomes increasingly digitized, it’s easy to lose track of stuff. Hopefully this will help remedy that loss.

And starting TRUE SCHOOL TUESDAYS off proper, I chose to hit y’all off with what is strangely one of my favorite beats of all time: Buckwild’s “Masta IC” for Mic Geronimo. Geronimo is a capable MC that had a couple solid albums, but he’s not really anything spectacular on the ‘phone. Just a solid rapper who doesn’t ruin beats. But there’s just something about this beat that I’ve always found really powerful even though it’s melodically fairly understated–just a rolling xylophone line and some heavy sub bass with a boombap breakbeat as the backbone. Buckwild has always been more than competent at constructing really full sounding production with a simple sample, filtered bassline, and a break.

More stuff to come.

Mic Geronimo “Masta IC” (256, Zshare)