[desc]Rumor has it Timbo used to get half a million for a beat. Meanwhile you casio keyboard muthaf**kas couldn’t get someone to pay you half a stick of gum and a herpes infested thong for one of your beats. There was a good reason for it, Timbaland knew how to match an artist with a distinct but unique sound that brought out the best in them. Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Missy, even Magoo aka discount Q-tip.[/desc]
Busta Rhymes Mix
You aren’t a real member of the rap game until you’ve had Busta murder you on your on sh*t. This dude has been killing it since Wiz was crying into his mother’s titties asking her to “roll up” her shirt for another suckle. And over all those years he’s accumulated a catalog of tracks that would make even the most successful rappers jealous.
Bun B Mix
Bun B is that uncle who will pimp slap some loudmouth youngster at the family BBQ for talking reckless. And you? You’re that loudmouth who just sh*t himself while sprawled on the floor blubbering because Uncle Bun just put your ignorant ass in check. Besides Scarface, it’s hard to think of anyone who reps that southern sound better or with more consistency, so download this and spend the next 50 minutes getting pimp slapped.
Regardless of how you feel about his music, you can’t deny the depth of the man’s catalog. 11 studio albums, 4 collaborative albums, 2 live albums, a soundtrack, 4 mixtapes and 6 compilations. All boiled down to the very best by Ace. He is the definition of success in the rap game, and for no other reason than that you have to respect him. Plus he isn’t going broke paying child support and alimony. Jigga won.
Mannie Fresh Mix
These days Cash Money gets by on the hairy back of Nicki Minaaj and the smoothly shaved back of Drake. But there would be no label at all without Mannie Fresh, who gave CMR it’s sound and produced so many hits it felt like a new Cash Money single was on the radio every week.
LA Backpack Mix
It’s 1993 and Dre and Snoop have you convinced that there is nothing else to life than shooting people in the face and having sex with their still grieving widows. Then Tha Liks’ drop 21 and Over. It sounded like nothing else on the coast at the time. King Tee, Xzibit, Dilated Peoples and a handful more rounded out the movement that gave us a distinct blend between East Coast lyrical sensibilities and West Coast production vibe.
Method Man Mix
The number one example of a rapper who can rip a beat up and sound mean as hell while still sounding like he belongs on the radio and even your ugly ass moms will dig him. Some say he’s at his best with Redman at his side, judge for yourself with this mix
Three 6 Mafia Mix
Back in the day, rumors used to circulate that these dudes legit started riots in clubs with their tracks. Understand we are talking about straight up lets tear this sh*t down to it’s foundation riots. Not the kind of riots Drake tracks start where two girls throw their drinks at each other and cry in a corner. Warning: this mix may influence you to hijack a tank and drive through some motherf**kers living room.
While some producers will give their beats out to any crackhead with a bag of weed (I’m looking at your DJ Premier) Dr.Dre has always been stingy as hell with his beats. But once in a while some dude will give him a bowflex and a set of weights and get a beat in return. This mix isn’t about the best of Dre you know, it’s the best of Dre that you might not.
By my estimation, the answer is 63. The question is how many d**ks does your mom eat every night? Oh wait my bad the question is how many charting singles has Swizz Beats produced? Love him or hate him, he’s one of the most successful producers in history.
So many rappers ride a beat like it’s got AIDS. Just reluctant as f**k to be anywhere near it, all over the place, barely fitting their bars in. Luda pulls out his d**k and finds every hole on that beat and f**ks it till it’s blind and broken. Dude can say the corniest s**t in the world and still sound like he’s putting on a rapping clinic. So move b*tch, and download this mix.
Nasty Nas Mix
Straight out the fuckin’ dungeons of rap
Where fake ni**as don’t make it back
I don’t know how to start this shit, yo
Look, I ain’t really much of a Big Sean fan. He has his moments, but dude looks like Fabolous with AIDS and raps like he’d rather be somewhereelse. But When ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS comes on in the club, you better believe my drunk ass is doing the goddamn running man. Because that’s what a club environment does, makes you want to stop giving a damn and just have fun.
One of the last rappers to hit it big before sales of actual albums died a miserable death, Jeezy captured everything you wanted in a grimey trap rapper. Great production, a talent for painting a picture, and an ability to make you feel like he’s hiding in your backyard ready to stab you to death.
If you don’t want to punch a f*cking puppy in the face and lean out the window with an AK in your hand screaming at people on the sidewalk to eat a d*ck while listening to bricksquad, you are dead inside.
The DJ Quik of the south. Largely forgotten when best producer lists come up, David Banner has been making some of the best trunk rattlers for years. Coming across like that uncle who will teach you a life lesson while also slapping you around for being a dipsh*t, you need more Banner in your life.
I’ve never met someone who hates Outkast. Never. It’s one thing to want modern day Andre 3000 to trip on his skirt/kilt/parachute pants and fall off a bridge somewhere, but Outkast as a group? Naw, you have to be a f*cking nazi child molester puppy killer to hate them. Listen and remember why.
Welcome To Death Row
The label that inspired a million white kids in the suburbs to use the N word and do bad imitations of the crip walk. Pac, Snoop, Dre, Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg. DJ Ace brings a mix that reminds you of why Death Row was once the number one label in the world.
Pop Mix 3
[desc]Look, I feel you. I want to choke the life out of Will.I.Am with one of his $5000 dollar scarves or cravats or whatever the f**k this dude is wearing. But I can’t deny he makes a damn good track to have fun to. I want to deny it, I want to find a way to slip an angry badger into his fedora. But I can’t. Lets dance damnnit. [/desc]
The accents and screaming might make it hard for some to remember, but there was a time Eminem was the biggest musician in the world. Tapping into that inner asshole we all try so hard to ignore, he was a guilty pleasure for more people than you’d ever expect. From pilled up beginnings to “what the f*ck do I rap about now?” present day, Ace’s mix covers it all.
“Ray J taught me” might be what Kanye hears most now a days, but his ride from dude begging people to take his beats to rap megastar is one full of lots of high points (and autotuned lows…depending on your tastes). Like the Quik mix, DJ Ace mixes guest production with solo work to give a broad glimpse of what made Kanye loved and hated.
Pop Mix 2
There was a moment in time when Sean Paul was aurally f**king all your girlfriends. I swear I couldn’t find a single girl who didn’t listen to his music. And you can still to this day throw on one of his hits and watch a club full of girls jump onto the dance floor and act like they are getting that Caribbean d*ck injected straight into their baby spitters.
Pop Mix 1
[desc]You now why LMFAO are rich despite never having done a single truly original thing in their lives? Because they are having fun. And when people are having fun, other people want to join in. Nobody wants to be sitting there with their d*ck limp in their hand watching everyone have a great f**king night. LMFAO made things fun, and everyone wanted to be a part of that. So unclench your pathetic little pecker and get out there.[/desc]
In the early 90’s, before he was fishing with little kids in family movies, the best rapper in the world was Ice Cube. F*ck you if you disagree. Between Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Death Certificate, and Predator, Cube put out more quality music than all these modern rappers put together. Get a taste with WCM8.
While we got Death Row albums at the same frequency a nun has an orgasm, others were more than happy to fill the gaps with their own music. E-40, C-Bo, B-Legit, Brotha Lynch hung, Mac Mall, Mac Dre. The West had no shortage of artists giving us classic sh*t.
The West isn’t just about killing babies and shooting old people in their goddamn faces. It knows how to have fun and rock a party. B-Real, Cube, Quik, E-40, and Snoop all bring out the henny and blunts for a good f***ing night.
Starting with a reminder that not all West Coast hip hop follows that same proven sound, and ending with a reminder that Cube and Quik make your favorite rappers look like Yung Berg. WCM4 is baby punching music.
Several times over the years, the West Coast has threatened to come back and bend all these other panty wearing coasts over. But like Drake with a bottle, it always seems to lose momentum mid thrust. WCM3 looks at some of the 2000 era tracks that made a case for the West Never Dies. Game, Xzibit, Snoop, and more.