I write every day. I have the kind of job that forces me to, in those moments when I don’t really want to. I have this blog. It also needs to be maintained. I play on social media on the daily, using it to engage, get ideas and share thoughts. I’m not always sure what it is all for … well, writing for Destiny Man, I am clear on purpose … it’s the blogs and social media and stuff that I lose my way with every now and then – often more now than then. Anyway, with the blog, the new strategy is to create consistency by blogging regularly under specific headings, such as the newly introduced Midweek Music.
If you interact with me in any of these digital realms, you’ll know I love music. And I love the fact that the Internet is a wonderful place to find new music. In traipsing around this big bad world, I often come across awesome mixtapes, mixes and podcasts covering various genres and parts of the world. Or, I have friends who’ll be kind enough to put me onto some good stuff. In the spirit of sharing, I’ve decided to make this a new feature called Digital Crates (name courtesy of Jermaine M. Charles. Thank you to all those who suggested names on Twitter) – the digital equivalent of digging in the crates.
Deciding on the first one has been hard so I’m just going to go with the most recent one I downloaded from the legendary hip hop DJ, producer and music executive DJ Clark Kent. Starting out was Dana Dane’s DJ (new school hip hop heads who don’t know – google), he has produced for everyone from Jay-Z, Junior M.A.F.I.A., 50 Cent and the Notorious B.I.G. to Mariah Carey, Troop, Estelle, Slick Rick and Rakim.
His newest mixtape pays homage to Brooklyn and is called All Brooklyn Everything and features the perfect mix of rappers and tracks – Jay-Z, Mos Def, X-Clan, Jeru The Damaja, The Real Roxanne, M.O.P., Aaliyah, Group Home, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Audio Two, Santigold, MC Lyte, AZ, Whodini, Little Shawn, The FuShnickens, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Black Moon and Chubb Rock, the list goes on and on.
Brought to you by Adidas and Complex Media Network, if you love hip hop, you need this mixtape in your life. I promise. DJ Clark Kent’s knowledge of hip hop and his ability ensure that you leave satisfied.
Download part one of All Brooklyn Everything -> HERE