DJ Naiki “Guru vs Original Samples” Tribute Mix

Guru of Gangstarr and Jazzamatazz Tribute MixA week after Guru passed away, we invited one of our favourite DJ’s, Naiki San, to help us pay tribute. This is a set of Gang Starr and Jazzamatazz material mixed with the original soul and jazz that was sampled to make these hip hop classics.

My first memory of Gang Starr was at the under 18 parties when we used to do the running man to ‘Love Sick’. Later on albums like ‘Daily Operation’ and ‘Hard To Earn’ got heavy rotation in my walkman. While Gang Starr helped define the New York hip hop sound, Jazzmatazz introduced me to the soul artists that made hip hop possible. Then much later on I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to interview Guru himself.

He was still producing great material up until recently. On his last mixtape ‘Back to The Future’, released in 2008, he was spitting just as good as ever. He murders it on some old fast rap tracks.

Download: Guru’s Jazzamatazz – Back to the Future Mixtape

I hope you enjoy Naiki’s mix. Please let us know your thoughts on the comments.

DJ Naiki’s “Guru vs Original Samples” Tribute Set by Stolen Records

Playlist

Ceasar Frazier – Funk It Down
Gang Starr – Ex Girl To Next Girl
Hiroshima – Shinto
Gang Starr ft Total – Discipline
Gang Starr – You Know My Steez
Bob James – Look Alike
Gang Starr – The ? Remainz
Sugar Billy Garner – I Got Some
Gang Starr – B.Y.S.
Cal Tjader – Walk On By
Gang Starr – Full Clip
Da Youngstaz – Pass Da Mic (Remix)
Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
Monk Higgins – Little Green Apples
Gang Starr – Code Of The Streets
Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A.
Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep
Maceo & the Macks – Parrty, Pt. 1
Gang Starr – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight
Gang Starr – Dwyck
Gang Starr – Royalty
Donald Byrd – Think Twice
Guru ft Slum Village – Cuz I’m Jazzy
Average White Band – Stop The Rain
Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over
Gang Starr – Skills

Follow DJ Naiki on twitter and facebook

5 responses to “DJ Naiki “Guru vs Original Samples” Tribute Mix

  1. Nice mix! Great to see Stolen Records is blogging.

    RIP Guru

  2. Pingback: DJ Naiki ‘A Tribe Called Quest/Native Tongue’ Mix « STOLEN RECORDS

  3. Pingback: Podcast: Oh No Interview & J Dilla Tribute Mix | STOLEN RECORDS

  4. Greetings, I think your blog could possibly be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
    I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up!
    Apart from that, wonderful website!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s