Friday, December 21, 2012

DJ M2 - Gold Chain Christmas (episode #64)

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Welcome back to The Mix Lab, A Podcast of TRUE Hip-Hop! TIme for another special edition release.

"Gold Chain Christmas" is latest mixtape from Phoenix's only DJ M2 of Power 98. He decided to release this mix earlier this week when he woke up one morning an felt the holiday spirit. So he expressed that thru this very mix. Its more unique compared to other holiday mixtapes because its packed with rarities, Christmas remixes, scratches, skits and with a classic Hip-Hop touch. As DJ M2 says, "I guarantee it will make you want to get drunk off egg nog and spread the holiday cheer!"

Please, keep in mind that to enjoy this with grown ups because there is "naughty list" words! Also have a safe and blessed time....Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Art Of Cool [mixtape] - episode #63

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DJ JFresh-One presents a new mixtape in tribute to LL Cool J. The mix is titled, "The Art Of Cool". This special edition to the podcast is not the typical "greatest hits" or "best of" some fashion it sort of is. However, Fresh personally selected the tracks that are hits, rarities, battle songs and a the latest single. LL Cool J is preparing his upcoming release "Authentic Hip Hop". Until, then support this mix, support Uncle L, and support TRUE Hip-Hop!

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J.Rocc of Beat Junkies - Vinyl Collection

Yancey Boys - "The Throwaway"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Definition Of A Mixtape, Vol. 2 [Episode #62]

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DJ JFresh-One presents the 2nd installment to the previous "Definition Of A Mixtape" which was dropped online in Spring 2012. The main objective to this mixtape is to continue to bring back the true definition to the hip-hop mixtape. The music scene is indeed flooded with mixtape CDs & downloads from the popular artist to the amateur bedroom DJ. Although, majority of today's so-called mixtapes contain either "garbage rap tracks" or wack mixes, most are not really "mixtapes"....they are typically known or should be known either as a "street album", a "demo", or a "promo CD". The tradition of a mixtape in Hip-Hop is based on a performance, a theme or a soundtrack of a DJ and it is presented in a recorded MIX onto a tape (nowadays a digital file). So what Fresh brings to the tables on both mixes is what he claims a simple solution: a true mixtape with straight up Hip-Hop music. Enjoy!

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01. Statik Selektah & Termanology - 1982
02. Talib Kweli feat. Jessica Care Moore - Fly Away
03. Nas - Made U Look (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
04. Jay-Z - All I Need (Sounds Of The Compound Remix)
05. Nine - Whatcha Want
06. Skewby - You Never Know
07. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation (Propellerheads Remix)
08. Q-Tip feat. Phife Dawg - 1nce Again (TenDJiz Remix)
09. Beanie Sigel - The Reunion
10. LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Remix)
11. 2Pac - Changes
12. Little Brother - Still Lives Through
13. Danny Brown - Grow Up
14. Nas - Locomotive
15. De La Soul - Stakes is High (TenDJiz Remix)
16. Sean Price - Most Recognized
17. Camp Lo - Luchini
18. 9th Wonder & Buckshot - Stop Rapping
19. Common - Tekzilla
20. The Pharcyde - Drop
21. Slum Village feat. Kanye West - Selfish
22. Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige - You're All I Need (Razor Sharp Remix)

Monday, November 19, 2012

LL Cool J Drops New Single

Peep out the latest track from the legendary LL Cool J. "Take It" featuring Joe will be on the upcoming album from Uncle L. The new album will be titled Authentic Hip Hop.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

THEMIXLAB #61 - Dope Express

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Jnx The Kemist returns back into the lab to drop another DOPE mix! He titles this mixtape as "Dope Express". To some it may be a mix to kick back to while enjoying the munchies, but its more enjoyable during those times you wanna have a BBQ in the backyard or go for a cruise after a car wash. All the tracks are classics from the Old School, Funk, Soul, and RnB. A little different taste from our main dish but still another fine episode from THEMIXLAB. Enjoy and download for FREE!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

THEMIXLAB #60 - Contents Under Pressure [mixtape]

The Mix Lab Podcast presents a NEW special episode featuring another mixtape! DJ JFresh-One brings to the table a mix he's been wanting to do for so so long. This mixtape is PACKED with Old School cuts, Freestyle flavor, a few Funky breaks, and overall Classic Hip-Hop! We talkin' about the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, where Graffiti and B-Boying were more in the spotlights. This mixtape is intended to make your head nod, take you down to memory lane, and give you that motive to start bustin' some moves! Ladies & Gentlemen, we introduce to you the mixtape called "CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE"....enjoy!

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01 DJ JFresh-One - Intro
02 The Shadows - Apache
03 Sugar Hill Gang - Apache
04 Grandmaster Flash & Supernatural - Tribute To The Breakdancer
05 Newcleus - Jam On It
06 Shannon - Let The Music Play
07 Herbie Hancock - Rock It
08 DJ Spinna - Rock (Unplugged)
09 Kid 'N Play - Ain't No Hurt Nobody
10 De La Soul - Keepin' The Faith
11 James Brown - Get Up, Sex Machine (DMC Remix)
12 Kool & The Gang - Jungle Jazz
13 Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah & Nate Dogg - Oohwee!
14 Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick - The Show
15 Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
16 [SKIT] Wild Style
17 Grand Wizard Theodore - Subway Theme
18 Special Ed - The Mission
19 The Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
20 A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
21 Common feat. De La Soul - Gettin' Down At The Amphitheater
22 Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
23 The Roots - Don't Say Nuthin
24 Jurassic 5 - Break
25 Soul Vibrations - The Dump
26 Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
27 Art Of Noise - Beat Box
28 The Freestylers - B-Boy Stance
29 The Freestylers - Here We Go
30 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - White Lines
31 Frank Sinatra - This Town (Remix)
32 Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
33 Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid
34 [SKIT] Beat Street
35 Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
36 Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
37 Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk
38 The Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt
39 Run-DMC - It's Like That (Jason Nevins Remix)
40 Arabian Prince - Professor X Saga
41 Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
42 Chris The Glove Taylor & Ice-T - Reckless
43 [SKIT] Grandmaster Caz speaks on DJ Kool Herc
44 The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Episode #59: DaT iShh MiX by DJ Chris Villa

The Mix Lab Podcast presents another special guest from our hometown...Phoenix, AZ.

Episode #59 features DJ Chris Villa with his latest mix released back in July 2012. The title is on his mix cover art but we called it "DaT iShh MiX" (haha!)

DJ Chris Villa says:
"I’ve gained a lot of my following from djing on mainstream radio and clubs. I’ve been wanting to put out a mix for sometime now, for those who appreciate the art of djing and good music that isn’t heard 24/7 on mainstream radio. This mix is just me having FUN, and showcasing my roots! Hope you enjoy!"

This DJ is known in two separate markets: San Francisco’s legendary Wild 94.9, and Phoenix’s 101.5 Jamz.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

DJ Jazzy Jeff - Life Colors (mixtape)

Presented by LRG and Complex Magazine, Life Colors from legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff is a sonic representation that thinking differently and aiming to change the status quo is something that never goes out of style. Harnessed over 40 tracks that spans both the old and new – including tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Santigold, Slum Village, J Cole, the Pharcyde and many more – the iconic DJ serves as a willing tour guide to bridge the gap between black and white thinking and a colorful renaissance. In addition, LRG will be producing a small number of limited edition T-shirts marking the occasion which will be given away throughout the week.

LRG and Complex present DJ Jazzy Jeff "Life Colors" by LiftedResearchGroup

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Desert Storm [mixtape]

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Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Pop and yes, some Classic Rock is found on this mixtape! This is "Desert Storm" a mix for those kick back moments on a rainy day or on a summer night. DJ JFresh-One gets behind the turntables to deliver this mix in little less than an hour with 32 tracks! Hope you all enjoy and God Bless!

*Some songs contain explicit lyrics.
**Tracklist is available on our website.



01 Intro

02 Brook Brenton - Rainy Night in Georgia
03 Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain
04 Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
05 Nas feat. Amerie - Rule
06 PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
07 Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
08 Faith Evans - You Used To Love Me
09 Slum Village - Fall In Love
10 Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze
11 Cookin Soul - Summer In Brooklyn
12 Chuck Inglish - Beep Beep
13 Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
14 Mos Def - Umi Says
15 Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
16 Mario - Let Me Love You
17 J Dilla - Won't Do
18 J.Period feat. CL Smooth - Come Back
19 Nas feat. R. Kelly - Street Dreams (Remix)
20 LL Cool J - Loungin'
21 Toto - Africa
22 Kanye West - Would You Like To Ride
23 Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
24 Notorious B.I.G. feat. Fashawn - Going Back To Cali (Remix)
25 Shwayze - Corona and Lime
26 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
27 Nightmares On Wax - You Wish
28 Candyman - Knockin Boots
29 Lighter Shade Of Brown - Ridin' Low
30 Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
31 Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye - Music
32 Common feat. Macy Gray - Geto Heaven (Remix)
33 Little Brother - Life Of The Party (Nefarious Remix)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

THEMIXLAB #57 - Freestyle Session 5 by DJ Element

Welcome to another special edition to The Mix Lab Podcast! On this episode we have guest, DJ Element from Phoenix, AZ. This is one of his dopest mixtapes he released last year. Freestyle Session Vol. 5 displays DJ Element's craftmanship, turntable skills and music selection all dedicated to the roots of Hip-Hop. New school, old school, or underground...this mix is straight up raw hip-hop...also definately perfect for the B-Boys. You may listen to DJ Element locally on 101.1FM The Beat or drop a visit to his website:


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

THEMIXLAB #56 (Now Playing!)

More dope tunes for your stereo! The Mix Lab Podcast presents...episode #56 featuring DJ JFresh-One. Within this edition, you'll enjoy a couple of remixes, classic hits, and new underground releases. This episode also includes the new track from Nas, "Daughters". Keep on a close look out this summer for MORE releases from THEMIXLAB!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Michael Jackson Tribute Mix, Part 2

DJ JFresh-One presents...A Michael Jackson Tribute, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment to the King of Pop mixtape. All mixed with non-stop hits of Michael Jackson uncluding rare remixes. This mixtape is a tribute to great music legend who passed away 3 years ago (June 25, 2009). Please enjoy this mix as well as the first may listen and download Part 1 here:




Saturday, June 9, 2012

THEMIXLAB #54 - The Nitty Gritty by DJ M2

Another special edition to The Mix Lab. This mixtape "The Nitty Gritty" was mixed and released back in late 2010 by DJ M2 of Phoenix, AZ. Since we are both local in the PHX we like to give our support at the lab. DJ M2 is well known in Arizona especially in the Phoenix club scene and Power 98.3 FM. In this mix M2 packs together a package of raw hip-hop...he simply just wanted to get to the nitty gritty. For more info on the mix or on DJ M2 you may drop him a visit on or

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

THEMIXLAB #53 - Definition Of A Mixtape

Shining some light back on "the mixtape", DJ JFresh-One packs up another hip-hop delivery for those in need of a musical fix!

We have here is not just another episode but a concept....scratch that! Not a concept...a method of doing what we do best mixtapes! No not those wannabe ones that are flooded from the artists or a struggled rapper's DEMO tape. And no not some computer generated playlist with studio gangsta echoed effects! This is just a straight up mixtape loaded with real hip-hop! So enjoy!

featured: Beastie Boys, DJ Pooh f/ Kam, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Geto Boys, Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Slum Village f/ Phonte, Statik Selektah f/ Torae.JonHope.Sha Stimuli, Jay-Z, The Fugees, Styles P, Notorious BIG, Freeway, Rakim, Gang Starr, D.I.T.C. f/ Big L, Grand Puba, The Nonce, Big Pun, and Nas.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

THEMIXLAB #52 [podcast]

We are keepin' it flowing here with some more mixes & dope tracks! Here is Episode #52 along with JFresh-One behind the 1's & 2's. As you can see, we have more new additions to The Mix Lab including more mixes, special guest DJs, mixtapes, and so on. It's now Spring 2012 and let's start it off with some real Hip-Hop.....but stay tuned 'cause Jnx The Kemist has a special Spring Break treat for y'all VERY soon! Enjoy & God bless!


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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

THEMIXLAB #51 - Creating Christopher Wallace (a mixtape by DJ M2)

March 9th marks the 15 year anniversary of the death of the Hip-Hop Legend Notorious B.I.G. Here at The Mix Lab we like pay our respects in 2 mixtapes....the first is already released back in episode #44 by DJ JFresh-One and it is also titled as "Biggie Smalls: The illest" and can be found thru the podcast or at

For this episode #51 we wanna share a mixtape from Phoenix, AZ.... Here is a mixtape DJ M2 did to pay tribute to Biggie Smalls. DJ M2 (Bum Squad, Power 98) tried to rock something a little different than just playing the songs like everyone else always does. Check it out and reminisce of how dope Frank White was!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

THEMIXLAB #50 - The Best of The Mix Lab

It's been 3 years & 5 months and WE DID IT!!! We have now reached episode #50! Thank you for joining in for this episode and if you've been following us since the get-go we wanna give you GREAT thanks for your support! God bless all you listeners worldwide! Now what we have here for this edition is dope....we collected all bits & pieces from a variety of past episodes and mashed it all into one new piece! This contains music, skits, and mixes that boosted this podcast to what it is. Of course we have the duo behind the decks: DJ JFresh-One & Jnx The Kemist.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Um...Battle? Common vs. Drake

Alright, so I guess this "battle" has been spreading word across the internet lately. In case you haven't caught on, here's the scoop....

About a month or so ago Common released a music video to "Sweet" which takes aim at sweet rappers trying to be hard and always singing. It is a song with no specific person attacked just a general outlook on what goes on in Hip-Hop nowadays. Then the "Degrassi Thug" took offense and assumed the song was for him (gee, someone is guilty). Drake showed his emotions during his Christmas Concert with outbursts.

Later on during an interview on Shade45, Common responded to Drake's response by admitting: well he does fit that category. Not long after Drake released a verse on Rick Ross' "Stay Schemin'" dissing the Chi-Town MC without mentioning names. Supposedly, it's Drake's hardest rhymes.

Now just a little less than a week after Drake's verse, Com hi-jacks the track and added his diss verse like a lyrical weapon. Not only does Common specifically directs this verse to Drake but also calls him out by name.

Personally, I think this is just dust to Common, not worth being a battle. Drake is a lover with street cred like Zack Morris! But it Drake being the way he is, someone had to deflate his ego. Common can easily take this clown out with one line. I guess we'll see where this goes.

(Below are links to the videos. 1st is Common's "Sweet", 2nd is Rick Ross/Drake "Stay Schemin'", and 3rd is Common's Remix on the last verse)

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Friday, January 6, 2012


Happy 2012 everyone and welcome back to The Mix Lab Podcast! We put quality first and that's exactly what we gonna do to start off the year! For this episode #49 we have Just Fresh the decks bringing out another tight mix packed with new releases & classics. Enjoy 12 tracks from the underground & above surface. Listen to Common, J Cole, Masta Ace, KRS-One, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Biz Markie, Hezekiah, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Defari, Termanology, Checkmark, & The Fugees. Sit back, relax, download, start up the grill, open up your brew and enjoy some GOOD MUSIC!

Stay tuned for the next episode....NUMBER 50! Peace & God bless!


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