That White Lightnin' record was worth the hunt. You think about what I went through to get that sample, I really think that I wasn't intended to find that. Firstly, I spend about seven days looking for any information on the group come to find out that I'm looking for White Lightning and not the correct White Lightnin'. Then, while hunting for the song "That's No Lie," I find out that not only is it not available digitally, it's wasn't even pressed on CD. Vinyl only. I find two copies available for purchase. One is domestic and costs only $25 including shipping. Dude takes about a week to ship it. Get it in only to find that the record's been lacerated with a box cutter and, awesome for me, the scratch goes right through "That's No Lie." After being converted to digital, it ain't even in an acceptable file type. But it's over now. This mix is ready.
And now, I present to you, The De La Soul is Dead Mix. Get ready for the thongs. Tracklisting and cover art below for your usage. Almost 60 tracks mixed seamlessly (well, sorta) timing in at just under two hours of De La Soul is Dead mayhem featuring Bob Marley, Parliament, Funkadelic, James Brown, Frankie Valli, Stevie Wonder, Serge Gainsbourg, Lou Donaldson, Aerosmith and, of course, De La Soul plus many others. Get yo' fix, son.
Download the freakin' thing by hovering your mouse of this
1 De La Soul "Intro"
2 Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
3 Lafayette Afro Rock Band "Hihache"
4 De La Soul "Oodles of Os"
5 De La Soul "Talkin 'Bout Hey Love"
6 Stevie Wonder "Hey Love"
7 Brother Bones "Sweet Georgia Brown"
8 De La Soul "Skit 1"
9 De La Soul "Pease Porridge"
10 Harrell Lucky "Pease Porridge Hot"
11 Frankie Valli "Grease"
12 Instant Funk "I Got My Mind Made Up"
13 The Mighty Ryder "Evil Vibrations"
14 De La Soul "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'"
15 Young Holt Unlimited "Light My Fire"
16 Joe Sample "In All My Wildest Dreams"
17 De La Soul "WRMS's Dedication to the Bitty"
18 Teana Gardner "No Frills"
19 De La Soul "Bitties in the BK Lounge
20 Lou Donaldson "It's Your Thing"
21 De La Soul "Bitties in the BK Lounge" (continued)
22 Jimmy Spicer "Money (Dollar Bill Ya'll)"
23 De La Soul "Skit II"
24 De La Soul "My Brother's a Basehead"
25 Wayne Fontana "Game of Love"
26 El Dorados "At the Front Door"
27 De La Soul "Let Let Me In"
28 James Brown "For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes"
29 De La Soul "Afro Connections at a Hi Five"
30 Chuck Jackson "Now That's Sayin' Alot"
31 Kellee Patterson "If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It"
32 De La Soul "Rap De Rap Show"
33 Funkadelic "I'll Stay"
34 De La Soul "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa"
35 De La Soul "Who Do U Worship?"/"Skit III"
36 Edna Wright "Oops, Here I Go Again"
37 De La Soul "Pass the Plugs"
38 James Brown "Pass the Peas"
39 Serge Gainsbourg "En Melody"
40 De La Soul "Not Over 'Til the Fat Lady Plays the Demo"
41 The Whatnauts "Help is On the Way"
42 De La Soul "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)"
43 De La Soul "WRMS...Cat's in Control"
44 De La Soul "Skit IV"
45 Parliament "The Placebo Syndrome"
46 De La Soul "Shwingalokate"
47 White Lightnin' "That's No Lie"
48 De La Soul "Fanatic of the B Word"
49 Bob Marley "Could You Be Loved"
50 Bob James "Sign of the Times"
51 De La Soul "Keepin' the Faith"
52 De La Soul "Keepin' the Faith (Fly and Funky Mix)"
53 Aerosmith "Walk This Way"
54 De La Soul "Skit V"
55 De La Soul "My Mindstate"
And, in a first-come-first-served basis for the the first ten folks, the thong-free download of The De La Soul Mix Vol. 1: Three Beats Deep and Diggin'. I know a few folks complained about not being able to download the first mix because you're ass couldn't check in on the blog once in a while and the link expired on you. So I restored the download link. Click the link below the cover art. I also am offering up new cover art as you see, to replace the shotty first run.
It's an Everything Must Go sale around here. Don't forget, too, to preorder your The Root Down shirts. Just drop me a line. Both designs are available in a wide array of sizes and colors. $5 each if I can deliver it by hand. $7 if I have to mail it. I'm working on one tike-size shirt in the Bongo Band design. I reserved it for my nephew Parker, but not sure if it'll press because the screen might be too big for the shirt. We'll see, Bro Bro. Parker will not be expected to pay for his shirt because he has yet to have a solid source of income.
For the kiddies
For the OGs
Well, while we didn't win the Series because Tampa Bay took our spot only to tuck their tail, lay down and piss themselves, Pedroia the Destroyah took home the AL MVP award because he's a stud. Two years in the league and the cat's got one pennant, a World Championship ring, a Rookie of the Year award and now an MVP. Respect.
I think I've officially stopped sleeping. I only lay down anymore. I was up at 2:00 this morning and finally crawled out of bed at 3:15. It's 5:30 and I've been up for three and a half hours. It's sick. Not only have I not adjusted to the time change, but I can't even get more than four hours of sleep. It's not that I don't need it either. Last night, I worked out at 9:00, came home and passed out on the couch at 10:00 and was up at 2:00AM. I think I got trouble on my mind and maybe that's what's stirring me, but it ain't. I just can't sleep.
We need to just have a get-together this weekend at the homestead. I'll take critiques on the new De La Mix, we'll unveil the new threads and then, we'll finish it all off by watching the Red Raiders go to Norman and spank the Sooners on my wall. A Sooner is basically a land looter, right? I forget the definition.
Ah, you know, it's rare that I find a really solid record anymore, but I gotta tell you: Uncut Raw's First Toke is simply madness. Don't know where they're from, don't know they are, but I can tell you their comprised of two cats: Fluent on production and emcee Selfish. Seriously, this thing blew me away and, again, thanks to Q at Traffic for the hook up. It's very Madlib, very Perseverance, Oh No, Stones Throw...it's truly ill.
Well, it's 6:30 and I guess I'll go punch myself in the face and then stare at my bleeding eye wondering why I can't sleep and just how bad this day is going to suck because of it.