Mick Boogie brings it back again with another mixtape; this time – like everytime – he enlists on the freshest of old and new talent for his Changemakers Mixtape.
It’s no secret that “hip-hop” is now a nebulous term, as subgenres like Hyphy, Crunk, Grime, Jerk, and Club all have a specific sound while still falling under the banner of rap or hip-hop. Even “indie” or “underground” designations assigned to certain artists and tracks seem to be uniform and generic. But artists like Pooh of Little Brother, Curtains, Skyzoo, Christian Rich, and U-N-I, all of whom are featured on the “Changemakers” tape, are examples of artists who don’t fit neatly into any one of those boxes.
This mixtape adds to Mick Boogie’s already-impressive resume of compilations that represent today’s mottled musical landscape, including artists as varied as Kidz in the Hall, Chip tha Rippa, Peter Bjorn, and John, the Noisettes (mixed with Kanye West acapellas), N.E.R.D., and many more. As Mick Boogie continues to make lasting impressions both at celebrity events like the MTV Music Awards or the Tribeca Film Festival and on mixtapes that introduce listeners to new sounds, it’s clear that the role of our best DJs remains the same. While many club DJs nowadays may be asked to play a repetitive mix of familiar tunes or mixes, the mixtape DJ is free to compile songs that can inspire and impress the listener while making the hip-hop world take notice, and in some cases, “change.”
Thanks to The Freshness for the drop.
Watch this space: In the midst of a monumentally blazing Summer, Mick Boogie stays high, dry, fly… just chillin – you’d be wise to sit back, relax to this, and do the same.
1) Oncue: The Changemakers Intro (produced by CJ Luzi)
2) U-N-I: Chillin’ (produced by THX)
3) Don Will f/ The Park: Love Junkie (Wallpaper Remix)
4) Rapper Big Pooh: Get It In (produced by Young RJ)
5) DJ Jazzy Jeff f/ Phil Nash: Closer (produced by Jazzy Jeff)
6) Kenn Starr: The Notti Joint (produced by Dave Notti)
7) Kardinal Offishall: Me, Myself, So Fly (produced by Diabolic)
8) The Kickdrums f/ Curtains: I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
9) 6th Sense: The Freshness (produced by 6th Sense)
10) Talib Kweli f/ Graph Nobel & Skyzoo: Go Brooklyn (produced by Oh No)
11) Christian Rich: Buck Em’ Down (produced by nVMe)
12) Joe Scudda: Open For Business (produced by Don Cannon)
13) 88 Keys & Outasight: 4 Out Of 5 (produced by 6th Sense)
14) Fly Union: Winter Summer (produced by Monkey Wrench)
15) The Cataracs f/ Donnis: Club Love Remix (produced by The Cataracs)
16) Shawn Chrystopher: A Champion’s Here (produced by Cameron Wallace)
17) Freebass 808: Love Eclipse (produced by Apple Juice Kid)
18) Curtain$: It’s The Shoes (produced by Jade Trouble)
19) Oncue: The Changemakers Outro (produced by Chanes)
20) Ayue and MC Hot Dog: I Love Taiwan Girls (Bonus Track)