Tuesday, October 17, 2006

October Monthly Mix Winner

The Low Budget monthly mix winner is Cousin Cole. Back again with a killer mix this time highlighting Marley Marl.

Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962 in Queens, New York City), better known as Marley Marl, is an influential hip-hop producer. He was the house producer of the Juice Crew, which included (in addition to him): Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shanté, Kool G Rap, MC Shan (his cousin) and Masta Ace, and produced songs for outside artists including King Tee and LL Cool J. He was also an important figure in the careers of Eric B. & Rakim, producing their first hits "My Melody" and "Eric B Is President", mixing James Brown samples and synthetic beats in a fashion previously unheard of. Marley Marl was one of the pioneers of sampling in hip-hop. He debuted as an electro producer, but his records became more sample heavy, as can be seen by comparing the MC Shan LPs Down By Law (1987) and Born to be Wild (1988). The rhythms became less electronic, with drum machines becoming less prominent. Marl started his career working for Tuff City records. He debuted with his own track called "DJ Cuttin" in 1985, released under the pseudonym NYC Cutter. In 1994 Marley Marl was referenced on Biggie Smalls' track "Juicy" as being one of his early influences.

Def Fresh Crew intro
Terminators - Forever Dis
MC Shan - Beat Biter
Steady B - I Took Your Radio
MC Shan - MC Space
Craig G - Shout
Steady B - Get Physical
Biz Markie - Make the music with your mouth
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - It's a Demo
Superkids - Live at Hip Hop USA (over Spoonie Gee - Take it off beat)
Eric B & Rakim - Eric B is President
Big Daddy Kane - Get into it
Big Daddy Kane - Long live the Kane
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches
Master Ace - Music Man
Roxanne Shante - Brothers ain't shit
Big Daddy Kane - Raw
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Cars
Craig G - Turn this house into a home
Roxanne Shante - Wack it
Cousin Cole - Marley Mix

Previously: Cousin Cole Mix

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