Wow! Was it really over 10 years ago that I made this remix? Where is the time going?? At this time rapmullet.com had djs shook and putting their best foot forward with their mixtapes or hiding and hoping not to be exposed. Websites dedicated to mixtapes, or rather mix cds, were pulling in heavy traffic and making somewhat household names of business minded djs hustling their products. Mixtapes could be found anywhere from websites, record stores, gas stations, clothing stores, sidewalk stands and more. Mixtapes even had their own segment on MTV. This was a special time in the mixtape industry. Here is a remix I did that was featured on The 4 Horsemen Pt 3. I’ve been planning to do some video mixes to some of my classic remixes and here is one I put together the other day. Enjoy.
Bwoy, dis chune too wicked! If you didn’t know by now, I’m from Brooklyn and I love reggae music. I love all music but when I’m ready to get into a certain mode nothing does it for me like some old school reggae. I still remember listening to this on a “cyasette”
Once upon a time there was a revolutionary channel that broadcast music videos, all day everyday. WTF happened? Can you remember the last time you actually saw a music video on MTV? Now the only things you can see on there is “reality tv” where we gets looks inside the lives of knocked up trailer trash that had to drop out of high school or fist pumping guidos that will die of skin cancer within 15 years. I’m not going to lie. Jersey Shore is one of my guilty pleasures. In an almost sadistic way I enjoy watching these shows sometimes. Shheeeeit, I wouldn’t mind getting $100,000 an episode for a camera crew to follow me and my crew around acting the fool but I digress. The ratings for these shows are outrageous so there will be no end to it anytime soon but what about the music?
MTV’s sub station BET is very similar. What happened to the music and exposing new artists and groups to the world. I know I’m sounding old here but “back in the day” lots of new groups and sounds made their debut on BET. They still have 106 & Park but that is basically the videos of the same 10 songs played on the radio all day. Now its mostly cheesy sitcoms, infomercials and religious programming. Rap City was a staple of urban television for the youth but that was phased out. I was fortunate enough to be invited as the guest on Rap City 5 times while they were on the air.
Do check out some highlights above.
Oh man. I remember first seeing the video for this on Video Music Box back in the day. This was the time when house was “cool” and didn’t have a gay stigmatism attached to it as it often does in the US now. All the house heads and hip hop cats were intermingled. You would be surprised to know how many of your favorite hardcore rappers from the mid 90’s were running around with polka dot and other kind of wild print shirts, frankenstein shoes, black medallions, oversized applejack hats and shells in their hair.