History Of Black Music In 3 Mixtapes (Well, Maybe Not The Whole Thing)

Science dropped by joppa AKA Arthur Jopparelli. Dec-11-2011

Hi everybody, it’s been a while, we’re mad busy as always but luckily we are back to give you some dope sounds supply for your ears. These 3 mixes will take you to a trip trhough the great legacy of black music, from African Music to Hip Hop.

The first one is from the guys at NYCT, a killer section of obscure Afro Beat, Latin Funk, Jazz and stuff like that from one of their latest dj sets in a bar in New York City. We weren’t there that night unfortunately, but the magic of the Web gives us a second chance to listen it.

Jungle Fever – The Chakachas (1972)

Featuring this crazy Chackachas tune, this mix is a very enjoyable selection of tracks from the roots of black music, dont miss it if you’re into african-centric sounds.

Ritmo Melao – Part 1 by Nyctrust Radio on Mixcloud

The second mix I suggest you to check out is this very nice and original session from Strong Island’s own Oxygen (AKA Ox the Architect). He got props from Soulman, the king of breaks, so I decided to take a listen, and my curiosity did repay me once again.

A rare groove RnB session filled with solid breaks, some everlasting classics like Tramp or Different Strokes, plus a couple of self-produced hip hop joints because he knows how to spit rhymes as well. A remarkably complete emerging artist and a passionate vinyl collector: let’s support him.

(the soundclound link is gone, download the mix at th end of this post)

The third mix is the final chapter of our trip into the more recent sounds of black music. Time has come for some serious Golden Age Hip Hop.

Back in the 90′s we listened everything because everything was dope in Hip Hop. Everything except Heavy D. Or at least thats what we thought. Heavy D was commercial, we were down with ruffneck stuff. But re-listening Heavy D now, I changed my opinion. He was a great artist and this Marley Marl tribute is awesome. Marl takes us back to the sound of those fantastic radio shows he used to host, playing his music the way it was supposed to be played. Sometimes you wonder how many different records is he spinnin at the same time? Magic.


And now ladies and gents, I know you want to load your ipod with these goodies, so here’s the download link

LISTEN the Marley Marl mix + the DJ Oxygen mix

LISTEN the NYCT Ritmo Melao mix

That’s all folks… Have fun!

3 Responses to “History Of Black Music In 3 Mixtapes (Well, Maybe Not The Whole Thing)”

  1. Fluffy says:

    The marley marl mix is not downloadable anymore!Help!