My buddy Vinroc used to have this theory that if you are on your proper “path”, things kind of come together for most people later in their life, when they hit their 30’s.
For me, that was well, back about 5 years ago ;)
I think what vinny said was kind of true… it was around that time that the outside non underground worldstarted to take notice of me.
Back in 2005 was the first time that Cornerstone asked me to do one of their infamous Mixtapes.
And I think that was one of the signs that I was moving into a different realm.
As it turns out, this mixtape wasn’t widely distributed to my normal fanbase. It was a “Best of” mix for that years music, and was really only sent to industry folk, you couldn’t buy it.
I recently dug it up, and I decided, it would be a good time to Revisit and reminisce over it with y’all my fans and critics. You can see how much time has passed, and what I was doing back then to prepare me for my life now…
Below is a Tracklist for my part of the cd. It starts with #33, as DJ Timbuktu did the 1st half of it. Mr Cee also was featured on it, thats why he’s on the cover. Back then, I didn’t get any cover love ;)
Its funny, the 1st track of the cd – well, it was Jay-z on it ;) Kind of prophetic don’t ya think? ;)
33. Memphis Bleek f. Jay Z Dear Summer Roc-A-Fella
34. Busta Rhymes Touch It Aftermath/Interscope
35. Pharrell f. Gwen Stefani Can I Have It Like That Star Trak/Interscope
36. Jennifer Lopez f. Fabolous Get Right Sony
37. Amerie 1 Thing Rise/Columbia/Sony Urban
38. Styles P f. Akon Can You Believe It Ruff Ryders/Interscope
39. Juelz Santana There It Go (The Whistle Song) Diplomats/Def Jam
40. Papoose Sharades Exclusive
41. De La Soul f. MF Doom Rock Co. Kane Flow Sanctuary Urban
42. 9th Wonder & Buckshot Side Talk Duck Down Records
43. Saigon Stocking Caps Hip Hop Since 1978/Fort Knocks/Atlantic
44. Raekwon Baggage Handlers Universal
45. Sheek Louch f. Beanie Sigel & Fabolous Kiss Ya Ass Goodbye Rmx D Block/Koch
46. 50 Cent f. Mobb Deep Outta Control Rmx Shady/Aftermath/G Unit/Interscope
47. Lil’ Kim Lighters Up Queen Bee/Atlantic Records
48. Slum Village Ez Up Barak Records
49. Foxy Brown f. Sizzla Come Fly With Me Def Jam
50. I Wayne Can’t Satisfy Her VP Records/Loyal Soldiers
51. The PCD’S f. Busta Rhymes Don’t Cha A&M Records
52. Ludacris No. 1 Spot D.T.P./Def Jam
53. Little Brother f. Joe Scudda Lovin’ It ABB Records/Atlantic Records
54. DangerDoom Sofa King Epitaph
55. Ghostface Killah Be Easy Def Jam
56. Common f. The Last Poets The Corner G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen
57. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley Welcome To Jam Rock Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong Records
58. T.O.K. Footprints VP Records