January 5, 2017

Harold Stallworth only drinks sparkling water.

This was originally intended to be a fall mixtape, but my laptop and turntable conked out around the same time back in October. Fortunately, I was able to get both repaired and now all is right with the world. Anyway, before my stuff broke, I came across a remix project that pairs a bunch of Nas vocals with beats from The Infamous. It’s a cool project overall (check it out here), but what really caught my attention was the “Nas Is Like” blend over “Drink Away the Pain.” It works surprisingly well over a bouncier, jazzier beat. The only drawback is that for some reason it doesn’t include the final verse, which I think might be my favorite of the three. The rest of the songs featured here seemed like a good match with regard to style and tempo.

Download: Winter Mix: Harold Stallworth

1. The Lox – Chest 2 Chest Freestyle

2. Raekwon – Range Rover Sport

3. Camp Lo – Can I Get A

4. Nas – Nas Is Life (Infamous Remix)

5. Kleer – I Still Love You

6. Grand Puba – I Like It (Quelle Chris Remix)

7. Sid Roams – Fly High (Instrumental)

8. Nightwind – Why Can’t We

9. Hall & Nash – Lobos

10. Stanley Clarke & George Duke – You’re Gonna Love It

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