The-Dream and Mick Boogie-Parental Advisory Mix

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With that IV Play album around the corner, The-Dream hooks up with one of the veterans of the mixtape game in Mick Boogie for a career retrospective, of sorts.

It’s a 50-minute, 14-track mix with arguably some of the best tracks from The-Dream’s previously-released albums, and there are unquestionably some gems on here for those uninitiated with his material. If you’re someone in that group, you’re not quite the R&B fan you think you are, and hence you need to rectify that immediately-enjoy the mixtape stream below, and get accquainted with some of the highlights from The-Dream’s superb back catalogue.

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Slum Village x Mick Boogie – The Dirty Slums [Mixtape]


Heads will know there’s more to Detroit than a certain doctor’s protégé. That’s right, SV are back this time hooking up with Mick Boogie for a free release. I’m on my first listen now so there won’t be much of a review. From what I’ve listened to so far, that classic SV formula remains intact whilst a plethora of features from Rapper Big Pooh, Phonte and De La Soul keep things fresh.

Get your hands on this freebie here.

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Mick Boogie-illadelph/matic (Rarities and Remixes of Nas and The Roots)


Whenever Mick pops up in my inbox, it’s always a source of excitement at what the gifted DJ has in store for us. Today, it’s a very intriguing project, as he pulls together an enticing collection of tracks from the vault, in addition to some unique reworks of popular tracks from both acts.

A huge 36-track lineup awaits those who give this one a go, as Mick excavates some interesting material from both Nas and The Roots that features the likes of Q-Tip, Slick Rick and more, in addition to a few collaborative Nas/The Roots tracks. The mixtape is ‘for Madden Bowl 2012–part of this year’s Superbowl events–which takes place Thursday in Indianapolis.  Madden Bowl 2012 features live performances from Nas and The (Legendary) Roots Crew and Mick‘. Check it out below.

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How To Make It In America, The Mixtape: Volume 2


Presented by the illustrious Mick Boogie and the ultra-talented Broke Mogul, we’re treated to an hour long mix with tracks set to feature in the upcoming season of the superb How To Make It In America.

Season 1 brought the upbeat Shooting Stars into my library, a really enjoyable track that I would have otherwise never have come across, and similarly, the previews for season 2 have delivered Theophilus London’s enjoyable I Stand Alone. Much more to be unearthed on this mix, and you can grab it for free below.

How To Make It In America, The Mixtape: Volume 2

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Mick Boogie-Rarities and Remixes of A Tribe Called Quest


ATCQ are the ultimate hip-hop summer group. So much so that every summer I find myself creating a ‘Best of a ATCQ’ playlist which I bump over and over. Boogie came through a little late for me with this one, but hopefully not for the rest of you. This is absolutely perfect for casual, laid-back listening and for those of you unfamiliar it’s a superb introduction to those Jazzy signature sounds of A Tribe Called Quest.

“A Tribe Called Quest is one of my favorite groups of all time… in any genre of music. After seeing Michael Rapaport’s amazing documentary on the group, I felt inspired to put together a mix and this is the end result. This is NOT a greatest hits mix. This mix is for the true Tribe fans only… the die-hards who know every lyric and remember every interlude. I thought it would be cool to basically create the “lost” Tribe album… with all the rare songs, demos, limited-edition remixes, and collaborations you may have missed over the years. I hope when you enjoy this as much as I do, and hear some things you have never heard before.”

Listen and download for free here.

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Mick Boogie & DJ Jazzy Jeff-Summertime 2 [Mixtape]


“Summertime is here once again. The weather is hot. And girls are dressing less (lol). What a perfect time to release part 2 of the definitive summertime soundtrack: Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie: Summertime 2!

The first volume from last summer has been downloaded and streamed over 500K times and this new one promises to reach even more people! Laid-back, beach-friendly, top-down, barbeque-rific music from De La Soul, Stevie Wonder, The Fresh Prince (of course!), The Turtles, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Q-Tip, Slick Rick, The Isley Brothers and more. Download or stream it NOW by clicking here.”

Still waiting for that album that will define your summer? Try your ears with this compilation from Mick Boogie and DJ Jazzy Jeff, which should quench your thirst for now. You can do that by clicking the above link which will take you to their site to download the mixtape (or stream it). Their mixtape for last summer went down a treat, so I imagine this one will too.

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Money Making Jam Boys-The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic


Haven’t been this excited for a mixtape in a little while. I’ve only caught the one track (Day Job) but such was the pure hip-hop essence, I’m really confident that this will be of a great standard.

Of course, the individual components of the group help, and being led by the fantastic mic skills of Black Thought is always going to work in anyone’s favour. The list of contributors doesn’t end with the MMJB, as the project is mixed by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, as well as featuring some production by Thought’s fellow Roots member ?uestlove, and some Jazzy Jeff scratches in for good measure. To me, it sounds like the perfect formula for a solid hip-hop mixtape. You know what to do.

Money Making Jam Boys-The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic

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Mick Boogie and Terry Urban-Award Tour


A fun, remixed uptempo happy good time consisting of the best remixes and rarites of this years Grammy nominees. Featuring remixed music by everyone from Lady Gaga, La Roux and Rihanna to Kanye West, Vampire Weekend and Florence & The Machine, there’s something for everybody for sure.

Looks very interesting to say the least, and the duo of Boogie and Urban never fail to deliver when it comes to these original projects. There are some serious names on this one, and the tracklist will defnitely whet your appetite. Click below for the download, and even further below for the tracklist.

Mick Boogie and Terry Urban-Award Tour
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Mick Boogie-sunDANCE 2011 [Mixtape]

One for both the hip-hop and dance music fans now, the superb hip-hop/dance DJ Mick Boogie gives a free 40 minute mix of the set he’ll be performing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Here’s what he had to say; Basically, a quick and fun sneak preview of what I’m going to be playing while I’m out there, for those who can’t make it. New music, classics, remixes and edits from Mark Ronson, Kanye West, The Presets, Outkast, James Brown, Duran Duran, Chromeo, The xx, Brand Nubian and more.

Mick Boogie-sunDANCE 2011

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Mick Boogie-93 Til’ Infinity Mix


Apologies for the lateness: I didn’t know it existed until I saw an email from Mick earlier!

“Mick Boogie, known for his eclectic DJ sets and amazing mixtapes, is also an avid basketball fan and a video game junkie. With the recent return of the classic 90’s arcade game NBA JAM (now refreshed and remixed for 2010), Mick was inspired to put together a mixtape of classic and rare 90’s remixes that serve as the soundtrack to where we were back in the day.  Being that NBA JAM dropped in 93, Mick’s decision to call the mix “93 Til’ Infinity” was the only appropriate choice! In addition to the mixtape, Mick collaborated with vintage t-shirt designers Homage to create a limited edition NBA JAM/93 Til Infinity inspired tee to celebrate the release of this mix and the videogame.  You can find the shirt here”.

You can grab the mixtape here, and view the tracklist after the jump below.
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Mick Boogie and Terry Urban-Viva La Hova (Remastered and Expanded)


Mick, take it away:

“Two years ago, Boogie and Urban set the music world on fire with an unprecedented mash-up (although they hate that word) of musical icons Jay-Z and Coldplay. Viva La Hova went on to garner hundreds of thousands of downloads, and receive acclaim around the world. Jay-Z himself told Mick he liked the project and Coldplay even linked to it on their official website.

As the weather gets colder and summertime fades away, it seemed like a perfect time to re-release a project that can only be described as ambient cold weather music. Featuring two new bonus songs not contained on the original Viva La Hova, this project also finds the original mixes re-mastered, non-sequenced, and without the signature “dj drops” over the songs.

Mick Boogie and Terry Urban-Viva La Hova (Remastered and Expanded)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie - Summertime [Mixtape]


Real treat for you here as DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie (along with UNDRCRWN) come through to make your summer just that bit more awesome.

“49 songs… expertly mixed, cut and transitioned by two of America’s most popular DJ’s. The songs cover any and everything ‘summer’ related. From songs about summer to songs that just feel like the sunshine season, this multi-genre mix will be sure to make your already great summer even better!”

Go grab the goods by clicking here.

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Mick Boogie, Big Boi and Rick Ross-SouthernplayalisticMaybachmusic


This kind of stuff seems to be just coming out of nowhere!

The rightfully respected and revered Mick Boogie puts together a mixtape with some Big Boi verses over Ross productions, and vice-versa. I’m looking forward to hearing those Big Boi verses on Ross’ stuff, as whilst Officer Ricky has his shortcomings as a rapper he definitely has a great ear for a beat.

Should make for really entertaining listening, Mick Boogie doesn’t let the people down.

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Mick Boogie Presents: Tabi Bonney-A Place Called Stardom


If it’s Mick Boogie approved, it’s probably gonna be good. Boasting features and/or production from the likes of GZA, Wale, The Alchemist and more, Tabi could end up being one of those guys who sneaks up out of nowhere and catches hip-hop by surprise.

Not really sure why I feel that way, as I’ve barely heard any material from him, but the strength of the co-signs, the sudden nature of his emergence and a gut feeling lead me to believe that this guy could have some mileage.

Tabi Bonney-A Place Called Stardom

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Benzi x Mick Boogie x D Star-Motivation 3, Hosted by Mike Posner


This is a definite must-have for fans of electro, dance, uptempo and even dubstep music. This is a 53-track (!) mixtape made up of short tracks (only 2/3 are over 2mins long) which are mainly comprised of electro remixes of hip-hop tracks. There is a lot of variety though, with artists ranging from Wiley, Trey Songz and Crookers to Drake, La Roux, Rusko and many more.

Definitely something worth throwing on in a party rotation. If you’re using it for that purpose, you can actually download the whole thing as one long track, which is probably the best way to listen to it. For those of you who want it seperated, that version is below too.

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Motivation 3-Seperated tracks

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Le Da Soul: 20 Years of De La Soul

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Now that I’ve finally had some time, a quick glance over my inbox threw up this little gem that Mick Boogie sent across. It’s the latest project from himself and Terry Urban (from a long line of classic mixtapes, go here for some) and is a tribute to the veterans of hip-hop, De La Soul. There are some great names contributing on this, including Talib Kweli, Camp Lo, Colin Munroe and many more.

Definitely worth grabbing, and anyone who owns one of these boys’ previous projects will know that this is going to be something special.

Hit this link here for more info, the tracklisting, and of course the download link.

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The Noisettes/Kanye West/NBA

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A confusing title, but the one man who brings it all together is mixtape specialist Mick Boogie. Along with Terry Urban, he’s worked on some of the most acclaimed mixtapes around over the last few years, including Viva La Hova and the 2009 Grammy Remix project.

You really need to click below to get some very, very good music. There’s something for fans of both indie-rock and hip-hop in the mixtapes, and you’ll certainly be missing out on some superb stuff if you miss this out.

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