This part one of the two part Monday Mixtape this week
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This mix means a lot to me. Those of you who knew me as a teenager, knew that I was a firm follower of the Daisy Age. I walked around with hand painted daisies on the butts of my jeans, wore a leather Africa piece, had the Mexican poncho with the Native American woven backpack. In my ears was a yellow Sony waterproof Walkman with homemade mixtapes of pro Black, pro Women, pro progress music. This was also during the aftermath of the crack epidemic…when Harlem still could resemble New Jack City..and the lyrics in the musics lamented the effects of crack and what it did to ordinary people.
It was music for teenagers..dealing with similar issues…it helped us address our raging hormones..boys wanted the same thing girls wanted…and it was ok…you wasn’t gonna hit it…but we could laugh about the desire. Nobody was called a ho, a b*tch, or a slut. There was no n*gga in every other sentence. They talked about keeping cool, never mentioned a gun and even addressed the taboo subject of complexion.
I love this music. It meant a lot to me. It carried me through my last two years of HS right on into Temple University. That’s why this is the Temple Mix.
1. Rock This Funky Joint – Poor Righteous Teachers (03:39)
2. Slow Down – Grand Puba.mp3 (03:45)
3. Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Rmx) – Brand Nubian (03:08)
4. Black Coffee – Heavy D & The Boyz (03:26)
5. Can I Kick It – A Tribe Called Quest (02:16)
6. La Schmoove – Fu Schnickens (02:58)
7. Jimbrowski – Jungle Brothers (02:34)
8. Buddy – De La Soul ft. et.al (12” Remix) (05:47)
9. Scenario – Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & LOTNS (03:52)
10. This or That – Black Sheep (03:00)
11. Sobb Story – Leaders Of The New School (03:51)
12. Case Of The P.T.A. – Leaders Of The New School (02:46)
13. It’s A Shame – Monie Love (02:40)
14. Sometimes I Rhyme Slow – Nice & Smooth (02:04)
15. Black is Black – Jungle Brother ft Q-Tip (02:57)
16. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin’s Revenge) – De La Soul (03:23)
17. I Wanna Rock Right Now – Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock (04:09)
18. This Is Something for the Radio – Biz Markie (02:54)
19. Ladies First – Queen Latifah Ft. Monie Love (03:06)
20. Looking At The Front Door – Main Source (03:08)
21. Who Got Da Props – Black Moon (02:44)
22. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) – Digable Planets (03:16)
23. Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest (02:39)
24. Walking In The Rain – Orange Juice Jones (04:49)