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RTDMIX006: Son Raw

While the RTDMIX has mostly dabbled in the electronic side of the music spectrum, I can't front like this site doesn't have a deep hip-hop foundation. No matter how my love of music grows, we always go back to the raw raps and brutal beats of the hip-hop world; that said, I love that Son Raw dropped this '90s-centric mix of tracks.

I've known the Montreal-based writer/DJ for a while, first via the iconic Passion of the Weiss, but now through his work as a DJ of the grime persuasion and his regular drops for another fine music writing institution, FACT. I hit him up about doing an RTDMIX, and while this set isn't what we initially discussed, in a world where a Cheeto-hued meme is going to be the President of the United States, we need some blunted reality in the form of a set that features classics from MF DOOM, Cage, Wu-Tang Clan, and many others. Son can explain this way better than I can, though...

"Basically, after the past few weeks of political disaster, people yelling at each other and the world generally becoming a worse place to exist in, I ended up making this mix of dark, paranoid 90s cuts - mostly from NY but with detours through Cali, Atlanta, England and France. I tried to zero in on music that captured the specific mood I'm feeling right now and hopefully ended up with something that's relevant and not too memberberries. There's also Source Direct cut for cause, why not."

You can stream this mix below, and if you're so inclined, subscribe to the podcast.


01. Company Flow – 8 Steps to Perfection
02. MF DOOM – Hey
03. Jeru The Damaja – Ain’t The Devil Happy?
04. Goodie Mobb – Fighting
05. Mobb Deep ft. Method Man – Extortion
06. M.O.P – Brownsville
07. Smif N Wessun ft. Heltah Skeltah – Wontime
08. Killarmy – Fair, Love & War
09. Ras Kass – Soul On Ice (Diamond D Remix)
10. Cypress Hill – Illusions (Muggs Remix)
11. The Cenobites – Lex Luger
12. Goretex – Born of Fire
13. Wu-Tang Clan – Older Gods
14. Dj Spooky ft. Kool Keith – Riddim Warfare
15. Bounty Killer ft. Masta Killa – Eyes a Bleed (RZA remix)
16. Misty In Roots – Chopped & Screwed Introlude
17. Cage – Agent Orange
18. Fonky Family – Sans Faire Couler le Sang
19. Hokusai - Black Rose
20. New Kingdom – Mexico or Bust
21. Tricky – You Don’t

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