|1. La Bodega - DJ Mafioso Intro
The Femcee Freestyle
|3. Willie Perdomo "Nuyorican
School Of Poetry (Mafioso Mix)"
|4. Moob Deep "Drop
A Gem On Em (Latin Salsa Remix)"
|5. Rising Sons Freestyle
|6. Binkis Recs. meets Mafioso
"On The Cardboard (B-Boy Backspin Remix)"
|7. Nice & Smooth "Funky
|8. Gang Starr "Dwyck"
|9. Kraftwerk meets AZ &
A Bitch (Needle Drop Remix)"
|10. Nas "I Can (Mafioso
|11. Bambu De Asiatic "Salsa
|12. Sup Cat & Method Man
"Scalp Dem (Mafi Mariachi Remix)"
|13. Bonecrusha "Neva
Scared (Mafioso Chamblee Remix)"
Of Vinyl Junkies
|15. Vinly Junkies "1137"
|16. Binkis Recs "Talking
About (Mafioso On Da Mix)"
|17. Nighthawks "Cop
|18. Vintage Imperial "Boiling
|19. Gang Starr "Rite
Where You Stand"
|20. Gang Starr "What
I'm Here For"
|21. Lee Skratch Perry "Dub
|22. Talib Kweli "Get
By (Lee Skratch Blend)"
|23. Phife Dawg & Pete Rock
|24. Madlib "The Roots
|25. Collective Efforts w/ H2O
formerly of Mass Influence "Way 2 Long"
|26. Pstash & JusBlak
|27. Shabba Ranks and Bubba Sparks
"Mafioso Spinnin On 1 Knee Remix"
|28. Collective Efforts "Another
|29. Risingsons "Skyrax"
|30. Vintage Imperial and MC
|31. Outro Shouts
|So you see, Mafioso is still doing
things differently. He also pairs Shabba Ranks and
Bubba Sparxxx up on a made up in his studio collaboration
effort. Or earlier there's a poem being read by
Willie Perdomo on "Nuyorican
School Of Poetry (Mafioso Mix)",
that gives the intellectual explanation of the spirit
of a bodega. Or Mafioso puts one Kraftwerk song
behind the lyrics of Nas & AZ's "Life's
A Bitch (Needle Drop Remix)", that
makes AZ sound even more quirky, as the lyrics had
to be sped up. This however actually blends well.
The good beginning of Mafioso's reworking of "I
Can" by Nas are lost when he still
keeps that classical piano in it. Here the recording
quality drops to a serious low too, with the voice
getting murky, through much of that original song
having had to be blended out.
|Other tracks you want to rest your
attention with are Binkis Recs "Talking
About (Mafioso On Da Mix)",
that with a dope beat and good rhymes, is just one
of the complete songs on here. Vintage Imperial
drop "Boiling Point",
and the mix then turns into Gang Starr's "Rite
Where You Stand" and "What
I'm Here For". Then the mixcd makes
another turn to the unexpected, as it suddenly gives
us a Lee Skratch Perry song, that turns into Talib
Kweli's "Get By".
That's again a blend, with Skratch's instruments
however getting hidden well in the back. Things
then move easily into Phife Dawg and Pete Rock's
showing that Mafioso could also do a mix in a traditional
way of going from one dope song to the other.
|Besided this, Mafioso also shows
his skills in bits and pieces collaging on his intro,
that runs through a couple of people mentioning
his name. There's more tracks by Bambu De Asiatic,
Bonecrusha, a cool exclusive track by Amdex
of Vinyl Junkies, we get a Madlib tune with
Roots rapping, Collective Efforts team up with H20,
formerly of Mass Influence (and Y'all So Stupid,
right?) on "Way 2 Long",
but keep to themselves on the good "Another
Soulful Song". And finally noteworthy
is Nighthawks "Cop
Hell", as it's not changed and just
there in its original form and that's a rare thing
there's also the freestyles, and one of the best
comes from Stahhr
The Femcee, who just sounds amped on this.
Other freestyles come by more Atlanta notables,
like the much hyped Binkins Recs, Vintage Imperial,
JusBlack, MC Platano and Rising Sons. So basically
you get everything: remixes, blends, transitions,
freestyles, exclusives, creativity, few but still
scratching, and good selections. Making this mixcd
quite an effort, that often succeeded with flying
flags, at times might be pushing it a little too
far, but that deserves more than just the nod of
approval for the effort.
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