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Mix of the Day: Double Barrel (Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics) by J Gravy + DJ Corey Chase



The ties between hip-hop and reggae have always run deep, but on DJ Gravy and DJ Corey Chase’s new Double Barrel mixtape they’re brought a little closer to the surface. Loaded with blend after blend after blend of vibrant reggae material and the hip-hop classics that sampled it, the mixtape is an education for both heads and dreads–exactly the kind of temporal, cross-genre excellence we love to feature in Mixtape Monday. The Double Barrel name comes from a classic Dave and Ansell Collins recording, and the concept is one that our good family at LargeUp has been steeping for quite some time. Finally, all the pieces have come together and Okayplayer, in partnership with LargeUp, is happy to present its premiere. From Nas, Jay-Z, The Diplomats, Kanye West and Blackstar, the hip-hop side of the mix is classic Okayplayer excellence, while the reggae pieces from Super Cat, Max Romeo, John Holt, Super Beagle, Sanchez and Toots and the Maytals.

DJ Corey Chase and DJ Gravy were the brilliant brains behind it all, and you can read a bit more on the hip-hop-reggae connection over at LargeUp. But we recommend pushing play immediately; this is what hard work and high concept can accomplish in the mixtape realm.

1. Sanchez – One In A Million
2. Diplomats- Dip Set Anthem
3. Hopeton Lewis ft U-Roy – Tom Drunk
4. Reflection Eternal ft Mos Def & Mr. Man – Fortified Live
5. Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
6. Black Star – Definition
7. Boogie Down Productions – P Is Free
8. Toots And The Maytals – 54-46 That’s My Number
9. Foxy Brown ft Spragga Benz – Oh Yeah
10. Zap Pow ft Beres Hammond – Last War
11. Collie Buddz – Come Around
12. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
13. Shyne ft. Barrington Levy – Bad Boyz
14. Junior Reid – One Blood
15. The Game – It’s OK
16. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
17. Main Source – Just Hangin Out
18. Yami Bolo – When a Man’s In Love
19. Mad Lion – Take It Easy
20. Dave And Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
21. Desmond Dekker & the Aces – 007 (Shanty Town)
22. Special Ed – I’m The Magnificent
23. Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
24. Ghostface Killah – Cherchez LaGhost
25. Max Romeo – Chase The Devil
26. Jay-Z – Lucifer
27. John Holt – I Will
28. Jay-Z – Encore
29. Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy
30. LL Cool J – Doin It
31. Super Cat – Dance Inna New York
32. Nas – The Don
33. Super Beagle – Dust a Soundboy
34. Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy

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