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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