HTIKMM: DJ Wen’s Homemade Tape Show (Part 1)

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DJ Wen's Homemade Tape Show (Part 1)

This is definitely an exclusive that I know none of y’all will have. My boy Theo moved over to Belfast from South Central around 15 years ago, and as we shared a love of Hiphop and basketball we clicked straight away (nullus) to the point where we started DJing together and built a decent rep throughout the clubs in Northern Ireland (and I’d also spend a couple of hours on a Sunday dunking on him *pause* – obviously this was way before my knees turned to glass.) For more info on the DJing side of things, you can always read the bio on my myspace site.

What has that got to do with this post? Well Theo had a cousin back in LA called Wendell who spun on and off at various clubs in Cali at night, and cut Mack 10’s hair during the day… anyway, he used to mail tapes over to Theo at times, and whenever Theo went back to visit he returned with more audio treats. Me being the East Coast snob, quickly discovered that this was a decent way for me to get exposure to some artists that I would otherwise have thumbed my nose at. In addition, my man had some good ideas for track combinations throughout his tapes, and I used to steal the best ones and commit them to memory so that I could bust them out whenever I DJed.

As this is a relative unknown on the wheels, many will probably skip over this post (and the upcoming Part 2), but that will be your loss, as you’re missing three nice little mixtapes each day…

DJ Wen – Tape 1

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2pac – California Love
Westside Connection – Westside Slaughtahouse
Xscape – Do You Want To
Jesse Powell – Do You Want To
Erick Sermon – Welcome
Redman – Funkarama
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah! Got You All In Check
Patra – Dip & Fall Back
Blahzay Blahzay – Danger (Remix)
Domino – Physical Funk
Mack 10 – On Them Thangs
LV – Throw Your Hands Up
GZA – Cold World
Monica – Before You Walk Out Of My Life
Immature – We Got It
Solo – I Got Heaven
Mona Lisa – Can’t Be Wasting My Time
Fugees – Fugee-La
Jason Weaver – Can’t Stand The Pain
Brandy – Best Friend
SC Supreme – I Wonder
LL Cool J – Doin’ It
Mad Lion – Real Ting
Sadat X & Akinyele – Loud Hangover

DJ Wen – Tape 2

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Above The Law – Kalifornia
I Smooth 7 – Coolin’ In The Ghetto
Total – Can’t You See
Notorious BIG – Who Shot Ya
Redman – Can’t Wait
Da Brat – Give It To You
Mary J Blige – Be Happy (Remix)
Capelton – Tour
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
Blackstreet – You Blow My Mind
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Brownstone – If You Love Me
TLC – If I Was Your Girlfriend
Suga T – If I Took Your Boyfriend
Dazzie Dee – Everybody Wants To Be A Gangsta
Quindon – Its You That’s On My Mind
D’Angelo – Lady (Remix)
Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Remix)
MC Lyte – Keep On Keepin’ On
Horace Brown – One For The Money
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah! Got You All In Check (Remix)
Dark Sun Riders – Dark Sun Riders
Bahamadia – uknowhowwedo

DJ Wen – Tape 3

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No full tracklist for Tape 3, but its got joints from Smif N Wessun, Salt & Pepa, the Dogg Pound, Redman, Erick Sermon, Monica, LBC Crew and a shitload of others (with about 10 minutes in the middle directly jacked from Funk Flex’s “60 Minutes Of Funk” mix cd.)

A to the L Tape Rips

One Reply to “HTIKMM: DJ Wen’s Homemade Tape Show (Part 1)”

  1. Digging the tape rips hard. Listened to a bunch this week. Props. Its been years since I’ve heard some of these tunes and a couple have proper “oh what the fuck is that?” moments.

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