Long before YouTube dance crazes, auto-tuned rappers and Twitter beef there was the '90s, a time when emcees cared about their craft and hip-hop was at its dopest. It's no surprise then that up-and-coming MA beathsmith
chose to reach back to rap's golden era for his debut mixtape, "
", an hour long project that resurrects 16 mid-'90s classics for your listening pleasure. And as if that wasn't enough,
, the 1991 European DMC champ, cuts & mixes the tracks together, showcasing turntablism at its finest hour (celebrity DJs & Serato newbies need not apply).
"ReCon' features some of the '9's most time-honored cuts, ranging from O.C.'s "
", Black Moon's "
" and CNN's "
" to some underground treasures circa Stretch & Bobbito, including Big L's "
" & Big Noyd's "
". The only thing "ReCon' is missing is a tape deck...don't sleep!
Download link is underneath the tracklist:
01. Danger - Blahzay Blahzay
02. Things Done Changed - Biggie
03. Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) - Craig Mack feat. Biggie, Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes
04. Times Up - O.C.
05. Freaky Flow - Special Ed
06. T.O.N.Y. - Capone-N-Noreaga
07. Recognize & Realize - Big Noyd feat. Prodigy
08. Stick To Ya Gunz - M.O.P. feat. Kool G Rap
09. American Dream - Big L feat. Herb McGruff, Murda Mase, Killa Kam & Bloodshed
10. D.W.Y.C.K. - Gang Starr
11. On The Run - Kool G Rap
12. Brainstorm - Lord Finesse feat. O.C. & KRS-One
13. How Many Emcees - Black Moon
14. Life's A Bitch - Nas feat. AZ
15. Criminology - Raekwon
16. Crooklyn Dodgers - Buckshot, Masta Ace & Special Ed
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