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G-bo the pro & Rei Double R inspired me to make the sweeet series…

Sweeet Part 2 , site the “sequel” to sweeet . I put that in quotes because, technically Bittersweeet is the sequel… but whatevers. At some point I guess there will be a bittersweeet part 2 etc etc. Like spin-offs from tv episodes. Think of it like that.

If you haven’t heard it yet you can hear it hear via thefuture.fm.

I made sweeet part 2 in 2009, and previous to that the last mixtape (oscillate wildly) I made was in like 2006. So It had been a 3 year hiatus between creative projects, and 7 years since the 1st sweeet dropped.

In between that period a lot had things had happened. I was already on tour with Jay-z. Mash-ups were no longer the buzz, and dubstep had just reared its head for the early adopters to jump on.

With Sweeet part 2 I wanted to bring back some nostalgia and really tie the 1st two mixtapes together. So first I used a picture from the same batch of photos for the cover. In case you were wondering, the baby pictures used for all my covers are pictures of me as a child. Yes, I was wearing a plaid suit coat.

The next thing I did, was contact G-Bo The Pro.

Now for those of you who don’t know, G-bo and his old partner Rei Double R were responsible for some amazing mixtapes and a great influence on yours truly. So much so, that on the liner notes of sweeet, I shouted them out. They inspired the whole style of djing that I did for Sweeet. As time went on I actually got to meet both of them, and eventually was able to call my heroes peers.

g-bo the pro

For sweeet part 2 , I enlisted the help of G-Bo, to do a drop for the new mix, to tie everything together and to give homage to one of the guys that inspired me to do what I do . His appearance can be found at about 4:24 of the mixtape , where he tells ya’ll that we’re “Blending, not Mashing”. This was the first time I had ever used a “drop” on one of my mixtapes.

g-bo the pro

Big shouts to these two mixtape pioneers. If you’ve ever enjoyed anything I’ve done, you can thank these guys for paving the way.

Follow them at:
facebook.com/djreidoubleR
www.gbothepro.com

Twitter:G-Bo The Pro
Twitter:Rei Double R

Save the date – 12/14 next wed. the 10 year anniversary of “Original” presented by adidas –

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This is the “save the date” announcement for my NYC dwellers.

Next wednesday we celebrate the 10 Year anniversary of “Original” , hospital presented by my good friends at adidas.

This is who we have coming thru to provide the soundtrack for the nite –

DJ Daddy Dog my crewmate from the 5th platoon days
DJ Total Eclipse – my mentor, viagra member of the X-ecutioners / MOTM season 2
G-bo the Pro mixtape legend who was the original architect of my style…
Rei Double R – mixtape legend who was the original architect of my style…
DJ Spinna – the DJ who inspired “Original”
Questlove – if you don’t know who that is, its ok if you can’t make it out ;)

SAVE THE DATE.

adidas celebrates:
The 10 year Anniversary of “original”

Wednesday Dec 14th 2011
Greenhouse NYC (150 Varick St)
http://www.greenhouseusa.com/
11pm – 3am
FREE WITH RSVP: [email protected] – subject – “rsvp for 10 yr anniversary of original”.

commemorative track jacket by staple design
beer provided by heineken
shouts to Aerial 7 and okayplayer.com

G-Bo The Pro … I’m a Celebrate with you like its Cinco De Mayo…

G-Bo the Pro

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That’s him and myself in the pic above.Does the name ring a bell for you??

Well if you are a fan of my mixtapes it should.

Although I get a LOT of props for what I do, treatment I am nowhere near the innovator (although I do put my own twitst on an old favorite if I do say so myself ;))

I got a lot of my blending style from listening to Mixtapes that were ON ACTUAL CASSETTES – Ones in particular made by the Duo of G-Bo the Pro and Rei Double R.

i was influenced SO much by them , I actually gave them a shoutout on one of my earliest Mixtapes – Sweeet .

Sweeet . The 1st of Neil’s Lovey Dovey Mixtapes that have set a standard for good music to cupcake too.

Click above for more info ;) Feel FREEEE to leave a comment or two as well please;)

Now, if you are not familiar with my man G-BO, here is an interview that was put together by my Toronto Family The Grand Groove Dj’s A little while back…

About two years ago now, I got the opportunity to Befriend my never before met mentor and his Mixtape partner in crime Rei Double R.

g-bo the pro

Around that same time, he started a party called , held at .

on May 5th, NYC, ya’ll will get a chance to witness the very first time – I’m going to be DJing with G-Bo the Pro, ALONGSIDE Fellow Super DJ’s TONY TOUCH, REI DOUBLE R, Victor Vargas, and DJ Dres, to Celebrate Properly, 2 YEARS of partying it up uptown style!

May 5th Weds - WayBack Whensday

For those that don’t know, this one is a big Deal, and this one is ON CINCO DE MAYO.
Peep the DJ List. I am THROWING DOWN WITH SOME KINGS.

WayBack Whensday
2nd Anniversary

DJ Tony Touch
DJ Neil Armstrong
DJ Victor Vargas
DJ Rei Double R
DJ Dres

(They all latino of course, and I’m thrown in cause my real last name is Rodriguez ;) )

Doors Open
At 7PM EVERY ‘Whensday’ Camaradas (2241 1st Avenue on E 115th st)
http://www.camaradaselbarrio.com/
Camaradas 2241 First Ave.
El bario NYC
$ BUCKS ALL NITE!!

Hit me @ [email protected] SUBJECT : CAMARADAS for guestlist BEFORE 11 pm!

Please come and join us as we celebrate the 2 year anniversary of WayBack Wednesdays, Cinco De Mayo, and the 1st OFFICIAL THrowdown of DJ Neil Armstrong & G-BO THE PRO.

5/5 – Wed – CINCO DE MAYO @ Camaradas NYC

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MY 1ST GIG THROWING DOWN FOR THE LEGENDARY G-BO THE PRO & REI DOUBLE R ALONGSIDE DJ TONY TOUCH??!!!

For those that don’t know, cialis sale this one is a big Deal, stuff and this one is ON CINCO DE MAYO.
Peep the DJ List. I am THROWING DOWN WITH SOME KINGS.

WayBack Whensday
2nd Anniversary

DJ Tony Touch
DJ Neil Armstrong
DJ Victor Vargas
DJ Rei Double R
DJ Dres

Doors Open at 7 PM
Camaradas 2241 First Ave.
El bario NYC
$ BUCKS ALL NITE!!

Hit me @ [email protected] SUBJECT : CAMARADAS for guestlist.