Mr. Thing,Spinbad, P.O. ,Cloaked Characters

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Monday, June 2, 2008

A new group ya'll should be hearing about soon is Cloaked Characters. This trio (Jay Tablet,ONEders & Mr. E) from all places Bend, Oregon....yes Oregon, has been having a few heads take notice. Fans of La Coka Nostra, Swollen Members, and Jedi Mind Tricks should enjoy their style. They have recently just came off the "Fire & Ice" tour featuring Tech N9ne ,Paul Wall & Ill Bill and are planning to tour some cities to promote their new album "Zonked Out Tantrum". Give them listen when they come to your area.

Cloaked Characters
Zonked Out Tantrum

You can listen to their joints on

P.O. , a producer from Oakland made a version of Jay Z's "American Gangster" called Oakland Gangster a few months back. Him as his partner UK's OJ Loopz are some upcoming beatsmiths that got some good productions out there on the net.
Oakland Gangster [80 MB] (2008

Now this mix is something of a rarity. Done by Mr. Thing and DJ Format it is one of the most eclectic mixtapes made. I seen a copy of this mix sell for $39.95 on cdunvierse. I've even heard Z Trip sing it praises so peep it for yourself.To hear a sample of the mix click HERE

According to Boombox

"HOLY SH*T" is a 65 minute mix of all sorts of weird & wonderful music from the 60's & 70's from all over the world that DJ FORMAT & MR. THING have collected on their travels. Not only is the music weird and wonderful it's all got a religious theme to it. There's everything from German pysch,polish 60's beat, Swedish jazz, Hungarian rock and Czech pop but it is of course mixed in a b-boy style in-keeping with Hip Hop's roots. "

DJ Format & Mr Thing
Holy Sh*t [95 MB] (2007)

I got this off A collection of soul,rock,jazz and funk breaks mixed by Mr. Thing. It comes in two forms: one mixed and one unmixed. Beatdiggers need some new breaks? Grab the unmixed one. The mixed version is a hell of great breaks mix. This is one of my favorites.

Mr Thing
Strange Breaks [55 MB] (2008

CD1 (Unmixed)[102 MB]
01. Sky King - Why Dont You Take Us
02. The Heads Of The Family - Troubled People
03. The Discoettes - Yes We Can Can
04. Bergendy - Tramp-Reszlet
05. Blackbuster - Shack Up
06. Leaf - Food Stamps
07. Soulful Illusion - Soulful Illusion
08. Bob Ascroft - Percumatics 11
09. Brother Lloyds All Stars - The Tramp
10. Lloyd Charmers - Im Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More
11. Original Tropicana Steel Band - Calypso Rock
12. Emphasis - Rocking Bird
13. Chain Reaction - Hogtied
14. The Honey Drippers - Streakin
15. David Batiste & The Gladiators - Funky Soul (Pt. 1)
16. Society Of Seven - Superstar
17. Daniel J. White - Boxe Et Violence
18. Yan Tregger - Black & Blue
19. The Crystal Mansion - Boogie Man
20. New Hope - Godofallofus
21. Josef Vobruba Se Svym Orchestrem - Preludium Cis Moll
22. Steve Smith - Tighten Up
23. Blackbuster - Shack Up

CD2 (Mixed)[55 MB]
01. Josef Vobruba se svym Orchestrem - Preludium Cis Moll
02. The Honey Drippers - Streakin'
03. The Heads Of The Family - Troubled People
04. The Discoettes - Yes We Can Can
05. Sky King - Why Don't You Take Us
06. David Baptiste & The Gladiators - Funky Soul (Pt.1)
07. Leaf - Food Stamps
08. Bergendy - Tramp- Reszlet
09. Brother Lloyd's All Stars - The Tramp
10. Original Tropicana Steel Band - Calypso Rock
11. Blackbuster - Shack Up
12. Soulful Illusion - Soulful Illusion
13. Daniel J. White - Boxe Et Violence
14. Society Of Seven - Superstar (Remember How You Got To Where You Are)
15. The Crystal Mansion - Boogie Man

DJ Spinbad ( is one of NYC's most prolific (and one of their best) mixtape deejays. Spinbad like a few others most notably Jazzy Jeff,DJ Revolution,Cosmic Kev can do it all: mix,scratch,and juggle. He's more mainstream then eclectic like Z Trip but he still throws down. This mix and one of the few I might add was released on cassette and CD.
DJ Spinbad
You Know My Steez [141 MB](2005)

01. Vocab - Fugees
02. Fugeela - Fugees
03. Passin Me By - The Pharcyde
04. Broken Language - Smooth The Husler
05. Come Clean - Jeru The Damaja
06. Freaky Flow (DJ Premier Remix) - Special Ed
07. Da Bitches - Jeru The Damaja
08. The Bitch In You - Common
09. Somehow Somehow - Organized Konfusion
10. Ill Street Blues - Kool G Rap
11. How Many Emcees - Black Moon
12. Times Up - O.C.
13. Supastar - Group Home
14. Danger - Blahzay Blahzay
15. Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) - Public Enemy
16. You Know My Steez - Gangstarr
17. That‘s How It Is - Casual
18. Half Time - Nas
19. One Love - Nas
20. One Love - Nas
21. It Ain‘t Hard To Tell - Nas
22. Shock Ones Part 2 - Mobb Deep
23. Swing - Camp Lo
24. Next Level - Showbiz & AG
25. Next Level (Remix) - The Alkaholiks
26. Yabba Dabba Doo - Chubb Rock
27. Skinz - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth feat. Grand Puba
28. I Got To Have It - Ed OG & The Bulldogs
29. Nod Factor - Mad Skillz
30. Gin & Juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg
31. Deep Cover - Dr.Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg
32. Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn Dodgers
33. Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
34. Protect Ya Neck - Wu Tang Clan
35. You Cant See What I Can See - Heavy D & The Boyz
36. Sobb Story Leaders Of The New School

You can download each side individually. I got these links off
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Side A:
Side B:

This mix is Spinbad's first "official" mixtape. Classic Hip Hop from the 90's mixed the NY mixmaster.

DJ Spinbad
Fabriclive 14 [89 MB] (2004)

1. Intro - (with DJ Spinbad)
2. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) - (with Lord Tariq/Peter Gunz)
3. Halftime - (Album Version, with Nas)
4. Danger - (with Blahzay Blahzay)
5. Ante Up - (Robbin Hoodz Theory Explicit mix, with M.O.P.)
6. Oochie Wally - (with QB Finest/Nas/Bravehearts)
7. Shimmy Shimmy Ya - (with Ol' Dirty Bastard)
8. Franklinz, The - (Dirty mix, with Crooklyn Clan)
9. Thug Anthem - (with Crooklyn Clan)
10. Shake Ya Ass - (LP Version, with Mystikal)
11. Sound of da Police - (with KRS-One)
12. South Bronx - (with BDP)
13. Eric B. For President - (Album Version, with Eric B./Rakim)
14. I Got It Made - (with Special Ed)
15. Choice Is Yours, The - (Album Version, with Black Sheep)
16. Party Groove - (with Showbiz/A.G.)
17. 900 Number, The - (with The 45 King)
18. Scenario - (with A Tribe Called Quest)
19. Peter Piper - (with Run-DMC)
20. Walk This Way - (with Run-DMC)
21. Mona Lisa - (with Slick Rick)
22. It Takes Two - (with Rob Base/DJ EZ Rock)
23. Got to Be Real - (with Cheryl Lynn)
24. Rappers Delight - (with The Sugarhill Gang)
25. White Lines - (with Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel)
26. Creator, The - (with Pete Rock/C.L. Smooth)
27. Treat 'Em Right - (with Chubb Rock)

The Dynamic Hamza 21®

Hip Hop since 1982.

1 comment:

The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...


June 2, 2008 12:53 PM
abo faisal wrote:

Some nice traveling music here.


September 8, 2009 10:19 AM
Catnap wrote:

thanks for the mention! your blog has lots of great mixes - i check it often.