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Edition #8 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1994, a year which for many is best remembered for giving us two of hip hop’s most revered debut albums, Nas’ Illmatic and Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die. It was also a golden year for radio and mixtape DJs with tapes from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Stretch Armstrong, Doo Wop, Ron G and others being a key outlet for the new breed of underground acts as well as established names.

Tracklist and download link after jump. You can find previous editions here.

share save 171 16 Classic Material Edition #8 (1994)

Clips of DJ JS-1 spinning at the Tools of War annual Park Jams in Harlem, New York. Thanks to Tools of War (Christie & Fabel) and Grandmaster Caz, there is great outdoor jams in NY with good djays spinning breaks & old skool. If you are in NY in the summer, you do not wanna miss these!

More after jump.

share save 171 16 DJ JS 1 live at Tools of War Park Jam

Remix version of Samy’s new single, featuring Megaloh.

share save 171 16 Video: Samy Deluxe Feat. Megaloh   Hände Hoch (Remix)

think twice Big Shug Feat. Krumb Snatcha, M Dot, Singapore Kane & Avirex   Think Twice

This song will appear on Krumb Snatcha & M-Dot’s collaborative EP, due out in early 2012.

Via DJ Premier Blog.

share save 171 16 Big Shug Feat. Krumb Snatcha, M Dot, Singapore Kane & Avirex   Think Twice

skoob Skoob (Das EFX)   Shawty

share save 171 16 Skoob (Das EFX)   Shawty


share save 171 16 UG (Cella Dwellas) mini documentary

Pharoahe talked to Distortion 2 Static about classic video “Stress”, filmed in San Francisco.
Via NR.

share save 171 16 Pharoahe Monch talks about Organized Konfusion’s Stress video

“Public Eye” is a remake of the classic Brand Nubian track “All 4 One”. The video places Cons literally in front of the “Public Eye” so speak. While in front of giant 35mm camera, Cons performs this white-hot verse in the midst of the lens displaying what he describes in his rap.

share save 171 16 Consequence   Public Eye

lord finesse laptop Lord Finesse   World Series Out The Blue Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Classic Lord Finesse mixtape from 1995. Hit continue reading for the tracklist & download link.


share save 171 16 Lord Finesse   World Series Out The Blue Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

If you missed part 1, watch it here.

Via GG.

share save 171 16 The 45 King: Making The Beat with Prince Paul (Part 2)