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Mixtape Report: Early August
Saturday, August 1, 2009

Name: DJ Bee & DJ Fountz
Title: Cornerstone Mixtape #116: Da Block Experience
3 Best Cuts: Torae - Niggaz Talk Shit freestyle
Torae & Marco Polo - Party Crashers
The Clipse f/ Kanye West - Kinda Like A Big Deal
Pro: DJ Bee got mad skills on the wheels of steel...
Con: ...but the Colin Monroe blend was wack

Name: Trackstar The DJ
Title: The Guest Chamber
3 Best Cuts: Gangstarr f/ Inspectah Deck - Above The Clouds
Big Pun f/ Inspectah Deck & Prodigy - Tres Leches
2Pac f/ Method Man, Redman, Daz & Kurupt - Got My Mind Made Up
Pro: Good Wu-Tang concept and classic songs
Con: This is a compilation, not a mixtape...a mixtape implies mixing

Name: Naledge
Title: Chicago Picasso
Hosted by: Mick Boogie & DJ Timbuck 2
3 Best Cuts: Lovin' My Life (prod. by Black Spade)
It Is What It Is Pt. 1 (prod. by Ammo)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (prod. by Nez & Rio)
Pro: This is better than most albums and one of the best artist mixtapes of '09!
Con: The vocals seem to be low in the mix on a couple songs

Name: Izza Kizza
Title: The Wizard Of Iz
Mixed by: Nick Catchdubs
3 Best Cuts: Mine (prod. by Nottz)
Too Close For Comfort (prod. by Shalla)
It's Going Down f/ Lil' Wayne & Birdman (prod. by Nace & Shalla)
Pro: With this conceptually tripped out mixtape Iz has stepped into a dimension of dopeness
Con: This is time and place shit...can't listen to it everyday

Name: DJ Sandman & Young Deacon
Title: Cornerstone Mixtape #117: Hillsborough Street Blues
3 Best Cuts: Camp Lo & Styles P - On Smash (exclusive)
KRS-One - freestyle (exclusive)
Rapper Big Pooh f/ Darien Brockington - Move
Pro: DJs with skills + new music + a few exclusives = solid mixtape
Con: Not much replay value here though

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