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Noteworthy Classic……..v3 The Beautiful Mix CD

The Beautiful Mix CD, Talib Kweli, 2004

[audio:http://ra-nyc.com/boywithstick/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/12.-Lonely-People-Feat.-LaToiya-Williams.mp3|titles=12. Lonely People (Feat. LaToiya Williams)]

You definitely have to pick this album up if you don't have it already.  There's an intro by Dave Chappelle doing his "Turn It Up" bit from the Chappelle Show.  I'm not sure if this intro came before or after the show, but either way, Chappelle has done intro's for Kewli before on Quality.  Buck 'Em Down (featuring Styles P) is a solid track where they remix Black Moon's classic song and it's something DJ's should play in lounges.

[audio:http://ra-nyc.com/boywithstick/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/03.-Buck-Em-Down-Feat.-Styles-P..mp3|titles=03. Buck 'Em Down (Feat. Styles P.)]

The Beautiful Mix CD has a respectable list of guest appearances that includes Styles P, Fabulous, Jean Grae, Game, Consequence, Latoia Williams, Paul Cane, Common, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Free, Sean Penn, Black Thought and DJ Quick.  In my opinion, the best track on the mixtape is Lonely People. I'm sure he couldn't officially release this track because of the Beatles sample.  But it is a great song regardless.  Beyond the sample, the message of the song is right on.  Everyone has felt that way about hitting clubs and it's why people stop going.

 

 

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