need hip-hop mixes
March 23, 2013 4:04 PM   Subscribe

Can people recommend some good hip-hop mixes? I like everything from the underground on up, from the seventies to now. Genre-specific mixes are welcome, and I particularly enjoy traditionally dj'ed mixes (with some beat juggling and good transitions).
posted by neuromodulator to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Chris Read's series of mixes (especially the ones by year) are high quality:

And while not 100% hip-hop, you might like WeFunk Radio:
posted by drwelby at 7:12 PM on March 23, 2013 [3 favorites]

The Rub's History of Hip-Hop series is a pretty solid go-to for this sort of thing. 21 mixes, about an hour each, with hip hop from a single year.
posted by toxic at 8:08 PM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

Spinbad's Fabriclive CD is fun.
posted by PaulaSchultz at 8:26 PM on March 23, 2013

These mixes from I Love Vinyl cover a lot of the stuff you like: vinyl, good mixing, soul, funk, motown, contemporary hip- hop etc.
posted by cushie at 9:37 PM on March 23, 2013

Just came here to second WEFUNK Radio, my favorite internet music stream for several years running now...
posted by rollbiz at 11:22 PM on March 23, 2013 [2 favorites]

Funkmaster Flex 60 Minutes of Funk Vols. One & Two are classic and the complete mixes are both available on youtube. Great place to get started.

Vol 3 is available too, but it's not as good IMHO. I haven't heard 4 but it seems to be up there on youtube.
posted by Hennimore at 9:32 AM on March 24, 2013

Despite the really awful album art, my favorite hip-hop mixtape is by DJ Ryow a.k.a Smooth Current and it's called Feel - Sequel To Family. The DJ work on this one is just fantastic.

And I have to throw in another recommendation to WEFUNK. They run a great show and have a huge archive of them available for streaming online.
posted by Poodus at 3:03 PM on March 24, 2013

Stones Throw podcast
posted by knile at 4:20 PM on March 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

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