The Exchange 006 + 007

I have been slippin on my pimpin, slackin on my mackin. Two Exchanges have dropped and I haven’t updated my blog with the new stuff. So, this will be your double header. Be prepared.

The Exchange 006: R.I.P.
Songs by the dearly departed
The Playlist:

OJ | You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) – Notorious B.I.G.

Cye | 30 – J Dilla

Sam | Touch of Grey – The Grateful Dead
Marcia | Just in Time – Nina Simone
Jen | The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
George | Funky Drummer – James Brown

Eyejammy | Debes Callar – Celia Cruz & Ray Barreto & Adalberto Santiago
Ouxu | Fanatic (Dilla Remix) – Vivian Green (peep Ouxu’s new link! new blog!)
Panama | I Choose You – Willie Hutch
Kate | Trinkle, Trinkle – Thelonious Monk
Liz | Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac

Get Yours:
Download at Zshare

About My Pick:
I love 2Pac. He was the first rapper I really became a fan of, and I think this track was my first favorite from him. It’s thoughtful, and came at a time when people were giving gangsta rap a hard time. I miss 2Pac.

The Exchange 007: BIG
Favorite tracks by or featuring Notorious BIG.

The Playlist:

Marcia | Player’s Anthem – Junior Mafia feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Panama | Dead Wrong – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Eminem
Cye | Warning – The Notorious B.I.G.
Liz | B Side – Da Brat feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Ouxu | Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.
OJ | Unbelievable – The Notorious B.I.G.

Jen | It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox

Sam | Who’s On the Microphone – Gang Starr feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
BK | Lean Back (Remix) – The Notorious B.I.G.
Eyejammy | The What – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Method Man
Kate | Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G.

Get Yours:
Streaming on Muxtape & available for download at Zshare.

About My Pick:

If seventh grade it was all about 2Pac, eighth grade was all about Biggie. I spent my eighth grade year in Tucumcari, New Mexico, which is essentially the middle of nowhere. 
I lacked cable and there is no urban radio near Tucumcari, so I’m not sure how I got wind of Biggie Smalls. Somehow Biggie managed to get me through that year though. “B Side” by Da Brat feat Biggie was particularly interesting to me because of the video. Da Brat’s hair was so cool. I know I wanted to wear my hair like Da Brat’s back then, but I wasn’t brave enough to do it. Still, I guess I liked her because her hair was cool, and I could appreciate her tomboyishness, as I was one too (I think I still am, I’m just in denial). Oh, and the lyrics are great, too.