It’s Friday, in July, which means it’s just about our favorite time of the year here at LIAS. July is pretty much the best, cos you still have all of summer to look forward to while things keep heating up. DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK, aka Mick Boogie, understand this. So they’ve assembled the fourth volume in their Summertime mixtape series. The concept is pretty self-explanatory, as you’ll pick up from the first track which uses DJ Jazzy Jeff’s biggest hit and arguably best production, “Summertime”, with some Fresh Prince guy. As Mick explains:
“Jazzy Jeff and I are so thrilled to once again unleash [another] Summertime mix into the world. This is our fourth year. Jeff created something timeless in the ’90s with [the song] ‘Summertime,’ and we are so excited to keep pushing it further and further to new generations. Enjoy it and see us in a city near you.”
Give the 44-track mix a listen below, which starts off in a slow burn with the likes of Sade, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and then begins sizzling up into a proper BBQ butt hustle with Prince, Rappin’ 4 Tay, Diamond D, Ghostface, Main Source, Hall & Oates, Smif-N-Wessun, Outkast, Souls of Mischief and many many more. Bust out the burgers, get your shit cooking already!