DJ Chris Read – Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

This Saturday (13th September) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of one of hip hop’s all time classic albums, The Notorious BIG‘s seminal Bad Boy Records debut LP ‘Ready to Die’. In celebration of Biggie’s massive classic, 1994’s Ready to Die, DJ Chris Read, Wax Poetics and WhoSampled present the Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape! If you can remember going to a real record store and buying this on vinyl when it came out twenty years ago, congratulations, you’re old like us! (RIP, Beat Street Records, Brooklyn!) Well, anyway, you’re welcome, hip-hop fans.  Don’t forget to … Continue reading DJ Chris Read – Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Souls Of Mischief Announce 6th Album “There Is Only Now”

Legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief announce that they’re releasing a conceptual collaboration with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge entitled There Is Only Now on Adrian’s newly launched record label, Linear Labs on August 15th, 2014. Inspired by a near-fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers, the unique and cinematic crime tale creatively and expertly weaves stories of love, loss, and revenge throughout the entire album. Set in 1994, There is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ’93 Til … Continue reading Souls Of Mischief Announce 6th Album “There Is Only Now”

The 93 Mixtape (mixed by Dazed) – A Peak Street x DFTC Project

In Peak Street’ Magazine’s humble, yet godddam correct, opinion – 1993 was a vintage year for hip hop. 36 Chambers, Doggystyle, Midnight Marauders, 93 Til Infinity, Bacdafuccup, Slaughtahouse, Black Sunday, Lethal Injection, Return of the Boom Bap, Enta Da Stage and Buhloone Mind State are just a hint of the classic albums which hit speakers in the nine-trey. Timeless music. To pay homage to this most awesome of hip hop years, Peak Street put a call out to all Australian MC’s to drop some bars over some classic beats from the year 1993 for a mixtape. All heads had to … Continue reading The 93 Mixtape (mixed by Dazed) – A Peak Street x DFTC Project