guru, aesop rock, atoms family, slug, eyedea, m.o.p.,
esoteric, apathy, underclassmen, others.
|year of release:
|1. Intro: DJ Next
"Steaks On The Grill"
|2. Truth Elemental,
Karma, Esoteric "Straight Outta Boston"
|3. Rokone, Immortal
Techniques "Fucked Up For Life"
|4. Apathy, Romen Rok,
Alias "Nextclusive Barbecue Sauce"
Latyrx, Life Savas "Rhude Island Rhode Rage"
|6. Cella Dwellas,
Etcetera "When It's Ova"
|7. Ed O.G "Work
|8. Baldhead Slick
"Where's Our Money"
One Phone Call
|10. Kreemdotcom, Gur
"Meet Me At The Next Spot"
|11. C-Rayz Walz, Breeze
Evaflowin, Stelf Index "DJ Next Up"
|12. Skit: Pessimists
"James Earl Jones"
|13. Celph Titled "Inaudible"
|14. M.O.P. "Ante
Up (Fakts1 Remix)"
Potion #9 (Secret Sauce For The Garveys)
|16. Birthwrite feat.
|17. Aesop Rock
"Milkcrate Full Of Freestyle"
Promoe "My Hip Hop"
|20. Illin' P "Dripledge"
|21. Alaska, Cryptic
One, Vast Aire "Atoms Fam Nextclusive"
|22. 8th Wundah, Signature,
Roolette "Black Box"
|23. Greenhouse Effect
feat. Blueprint "Soul"
|24. Slug, Eyedea
"Live (At The Barbecue) Freestyle"
The Grill, Again
Luckily, there're still
simple rules, like: whenever you see a DJ Next product,
pick it up. Simple, but very true. Cause this cat is
able to put out a mixtape (that actually features more
compiling than mixing) that is twenty four tracks deep,
with only three cuts not being exclusives. But we're
not talking about wack album outtake exclusives, or
cuts that are released two weeks later anyways. Naw.
None or any of that. What you get here is a number of
banging joints that are exclusive to this release, what
then makes it necessary for you to pick it up, if ever
wanting to hear them. And even the three tracks that
are on here are relevant gap fillers, as all are in
connection to Next's hometown Boston, and don't want
to be missed, as they are: Ed O.G"Work
For It", Baldhead Slick "Where's
Our Money" and M.O.P. "Ante
Up (Fakts One Remix)". And while the
Remix might not have as much energy as the original,
it's still bouncy, and the way Next mixes the Slick
track, with the Gang Starr classic "Code Of The
Streets" is butters. Cause here Next proves that
even though the exclusives might be what will get most
people hyped, this cat knows how to hold it down on
the 1200's too.
Nevertheless if you
have exclusives like "Straight
Outta Boston", where Truth Elemental,
Karma and Esoteric rip over the N.W.A "Straight
Outta Compton" beat, it can't be a surprise that
people will get hyped about that. Or you can't possibly
dismiss Apathy, Romen Rok and Alias doing "Nextclusive
Barbecue Sauce", over one evil and dope
Virachoca beat. Or Next rounds up Blackalicious, Latyrx
and Life Savas for "Rhude
Island Rhoad Rage", pairs the Cella
Dwellas with Etcetera for "When
It's Ova", with the Virachoca beat again
being more than just good enough, but being good and
then some. The Stronghold represent on "DJ
Next Up", with C-Rayz Walz, Breeze Evahflowin
and Stelf Index doing more of the prominent braggadocios
The skit by the Pessimists
(DJ Mek & Dusty Frazier)" is then doing "James
Earl Jones", a sick turntable cut, hence
adding a dope little extra to this record. The goods
then continue to come on, with Aesop Rock doing "Milkcrate
Full Of Freestyle", the Underclassmen
(who have roots in Boston) and Promoe (of the Looptroop)
holding it down for Switzerland and Sweden respectively,
doing their best track to date with "My
Hip Hop", that's produced by Phil Pro,
and gives us Trig, Pro' and Kaotic spitting nice verses
over this dope beat. DJ Next then offers a self produced
drippy beat to Illin' P who's doing "Dripledge",
paving the way for the Atoms Family cut "Atoms
Fam Nextclusive", as Alaska, Cryptic
One and Vast Aire freestyle over a Cryp' beat. Then
again, not all can be freestyled, as Vast drops the
ominous Sole diss "I'm Atoms Fam to the bone marrow
/ fuck a Sole, even god knows his body is hollow",
that we already heard on the CanOx album. So this is
either rather old, or something Vast still enjoys to
include in his freestyles from time to time. While not
Atoms Fam, still family is Greenhouse Effect and Blueprint,
and they do "Soul"
before the record is ended with Slug and Eyedea, where
Eyedea appears as a record label snake, and Slug retorting
his stance on what's called "Live
(At The Barbecue) Freestyle".
So with a couple of
the treats not yet even been mentioned, there can't
even be the smallest of doubts, that this record is
dope. Heck, even more than dope. Cause this is everything
that's so good about the spontaneity of hip hop, combined
with the true love of more or less big artists, to still
do a project like this one (heck, even Guru is on here).
So you gotta pay a lot of respect to this project, and
whatever you pay for the actual record, it can hardly
be too much.