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My Unearthed 15 year old Underground Hip Hop Mix PU4

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avatar My Unearthed 15 year old Underground Hip Hop Mix PU4
September 14, 2016 12:05PM
Profound Underground 4 mixed by rchecka





Track Listing:

01 (INTRO) THE FINAL CHAPTER
02 JACK DANGERS-UNTITLED X2
03 STEVE DEF-HELL UP IN HARLEM
04 MR. SKURGE-MY LITTLE HABBIT
05 JUGGAKNOTS FEAT. ADAGIO-WHO MAKES IT HOT
06 D-STYLES AND MELO-D-HE LIKES TO CONCENTRATE
07 SAGE FRANCIS-EVICTION NOTICE
08 (INTERLUDE 1) THE CRIME SCENE FEAT. MC ANGLAR
09 Q-BERT/DJ SHADOW-A SELECTION FROM CAMEL BOBSLED RACE
10 DJ KRUSH FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT AND MALIK B.-MEISO (DJ SHADOW'S VOCAL REMIX)
11 ATMOSPHERE-MULTIPLES
12 BLACKALICIOUS-RHYMES FOR THE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND (INST.)
13 DJ KRUSH-D'YOU HEAR THAT?
14 SENSATIONAL FEAT. KEV HUTCH, BABY TRAGIC AND THE FLOWWER-SOUND TUNED PROPER
15 ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM-GHOSTLAWNS (LFO/RIK WALLER REMIX)
(INTERLUDE 2) ORANGE ALERT? FEAT. C-FRO
16 NATHANIEL MERRIWEATHER (AUTOMATOR, MIKE PATTON AND JENNIFER CHARLES)-STROKER ACE (R-CHECKA'S UNSEXED REMIX)
17 BUSDRIVER, RADIOINACTIVE AND DAEDELUS-SLEEP STANDING UP
18 (INTERLUDE 3) PAYIN' WITH BOOTY FEAT. JUDY BLUM
19 JEAN GRAE-KNOCK
20 EL-P-TUNED MASS DAMPER (INST.)
(INTERLUDE 4) HEADZ UP FEAT. SHRAY-DAR AND DJ M-ROD
21 2MEX FEAT. HYMNAL MC AND KEMIT-ATONEMENT
22 THE WEATHERMEN FEAT. TAME ONE AND BREEZE BREWIN'-SLICK TALKIN'
23 AKROBATIK-STRICTLY FOR THE DJS
24 HANGER 18-A SLICE OF HEAVEN
25 LATYRX-LADY DON'T TEK NO (INST.)
(INTERLUDE 5) PEACE OUT CHALL
26 NON-PHIXION-ROCK STARS
27 MOS DEF, DIVERSE AND PREFUSE 73-WYLIN OUT (RJD2 REMIX)
28 DEEP PUDDLE DYNAMICS (SLUG, ALIAS, DOSEONE AND SOLE)-EXIST
29 DJ VADIM FEAT. DJ PLUS ONE-IN CONTROL VOL. 3
30 ASHERU AND BLUE BLACK-ELEVATOR MUSIC
31 DJ JAZZY JEFF FEAT. SHAWN STOCKMAN AND CY YOUNG-HOW I DO (R-CHECKA’S OUTRO RE-EDIT)


About 15 or so years ago I made this mixtape using nothing but my old Hip Hop CDs that I still have, and beats I made on Acid Pro 3.0 on an old Windows 98 PC.

As you can see from the cover art, back then I took the job quite seriously by including downright goofy Hip Hop skits with a little help from my friends. I made a lot of the beats myself including a remix of Dan the Automator's Lovage album. I even tagged my friends boat for the cover art (that's my friend Troy wearing my wife's homemade police shirt)

The mix was shared and burned and re-shared hundreds of times over the years, and just like my Dumpster Funk mixes, I still get people asking me about it from time to time. Recently a few of my friends asked for a digital DL of the mix as their CD-R wore out years ago. So I'm dropping it here for prosperity for all those interested in good old late 90s and early 2000s Underground Hip Hop.


In hindsight, except for the skits which are over the top and admittedly dorky, I think the mix stood the test of time. I still think it's one of the better examples of Hip Hop mixes and Hip Hop beats I've ever dropped. It took me about a year to do this mix. I worked on it, listened, reworked, remastered, relistened, drove around in my car getting the levels right, etc.

It reminds me of how much more serious I was about making a good Hip Hop mix than I am today. old geezer I think as I got older I got too serious about family and kids and jobs and life and so I haven't made one like this in years. This reminds me that I'm not getting any younger and I still have it in me, I just need to put my nose back to the grindstone and do something like this again.

Long story short, I'm back in the lab, I'm working on a real beat tape, strictly Hip Hop beats, strictly my own production and I'm gradually getting back the passion I had when this PU4 mixtape was dropped. I realized something, and that's that I need to create this kind of thing. It's a desire to create for the love of the process and for a love of the final outcome. I do it because it makes me, my friends, family, and acquaintances of mine happy and for no other reason. There's no money to be made for me, I'm not a professional beat smith for a living, it's simply a passion that's about the enhancing, mixing, and reinterpreting music.

I know, and I apologize, this all sounds long-winded and corny but it really is what it is. I'm sure that this forum itself came from that same passion. So anyways, I hope that some of the good people here will enjoy this old mixtape I made for what it is.

Enjoy!

rchecka (Joe)

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Edit: Thanks to Judy Blum for unearthing PU3!



Profound Underground 3 mixed by rchecka





Track Listing

01 PU3 INTRO

LEVEL 1

02 SONIC SUM-FLATLANDS (REMIX)
03 ANTI POP CONSORTIUM-CAT’S LOCKED OUT
04 A WORD FROM DJ M-ROD
05 PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS -DEATH OF A SALESMAN
06 THE CREATORS-KRONKITE FEAT. PHIL DA AGONY
07 MC PAUL BARMAN-I’M FRICKING AWESOME
08 BLACKALICIOUS –JUST WHAT CAN HAPPEN?
09 DJ CAM-MENTAL INVASION
10 PHAROAH MONCH-SIMON SAYS (SKITZ VERSION) FEAT RODNEY P AND ROOTS MANUVA
11 A WORD FROM DAWG SHRAY-DAR

LEVEL 2

12 ANTICON-WE AINT FESSIN
13 RCHECKA-IT’S JUST LIKE HE SAID
14 AASOP ROCK-BRACKET BASHER
15 DJ KRUSH-JIKON NO HASHI 2
16 A WORD FROM C-FRO
17 NON PHIXION-THE FULL MONTY
18 MASIAI BEY-PAPER MACHE
19 DJ WALLY AND SWINGSET-SPOTLIGHT STUPOR
20 MR LEN-GET LOOSE FEAT. MASS INFLUENCE

LEVEL 3

21 OZOMATLI-CUT CHEMIST SUITE (CUT CHEMIST REMIX)
22 OMID-WADING VENUS FEAT. NOBODY
23 MF DOOM-RHYMES LIKE DIMES FEAT CUCUMBER SLICE
24 J-LIVE-THE LYRICIST
25 THE NEXTMEN-FILE UNDER TRUTH (RCHECKA’S EXTENDED EDIT)

LEVEL 4

26 THE OPUS-FIRST CONTACT FEAT LORD 360, MURS, AND ISELFDEVINE
27 RUBBEROOM-WHITE HOT RAZORS (RCHECKA’S BAD MEANING BAD REMIX)



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^This prequel was made about 17 years ago, the same way, and I was even more deep into left field backpacker Hip Hop on this than on PU4. Still, some great and some slightly weird joints on this.



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avatar Re: My Unearthed 15 year old Underground Hip Hop Mix PU4
September 14, 2016 07:21PM
Love this mix homie !! I need to dig out my physical copy and throw it in the ride !!
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September 15, 2016 10:20AM
I listened to this yesterday. Great mix, highly recommend that anyone that has even a slight interest in hip hop check this out.



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September 15, 2016 12:08PM
@ JB and LM, Glad you can dig it! smileys with beer



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