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Trackstar the DJ's Solid Steel Mix Features His "Rare Appetite In Rap"

Those of you who've been rocking with us for the longest should be up on Trackstar the DJ. He's gone from an internets phenom to being named the official tour DJ for Run the Jewels, including being the DJ behind the WRTJ shows on Apple Music.

This week, he contributed one awesome hour-long mix for Solid Steel, and it's amazing. No, seriously, it's the truth, but let him tell it, he had a totally different idea for the mix.

"Originally I had other plans for a more conceptual mix," he starts, "but as I was telling The Gaslamp Killer about my ideas on our tour date in Belgium, he told me not to bother with any of them and instead do a mix displaying what he called "My Rare Appetite In Rap". I trust The Gaslamp Killer (as you should, too), so I immediately switched gears and started putting together a playlist of songs from the last half-decade or so that I love that many rap fans may have missed. It features some names you'll recognize as well as some that you may not… Hopefully you enjoy these tunes as much as I do, and maybe pick up a new favorite artist or two."

Featured artists include Killer Mike, Rockwell Knuckles, A$AP Twelvyy, Tef Poe, Vince Staples, and more. Stream and download the full mix, and check out the full tracklist down below.


Killer Mike ‘R.A.P. Music’ (Williams Street)
Skipp Coon ‘Fight’ (Tibbit Music)
Vince Staples ‘Hands Up (Def Jam)
Rockwell Knuckles / Nick Menn ‘Laughing Windows’ (unknown)
Run The Jewels feat. Cuz Lightyear ‘Bust No Moves’ (Mass Appeal)
Spark Master Tape ‘Tenkkeys’ (unknown)
El-P feat. Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire & Danny Brown ‘On Hail No’ (Fat Possum)
Tef Poe / Biko ‘King Poetic’ (unknown)
Skipp Coon ‘Assata Taught Me’ (We Insist Records)
Bambu ‘Upset The Setup’ (Beatrock)
A$AP Twelvyy ‘Glock Rivers’ (ASAP Worldwide)
Nick Menn / Rockwell Knuckles ‘Line ‘Em Up’ (unknown)
Audio Push ‘BBQ Spot’ (Interscope)
Rockwell Knuckles ‘Blur’ (unknown)
The Last Artful, Dodgr ‘Sway’ (Fresh Selects)
Black Spade ‘Nobody’s Fool’ (Converse Music)
Tef Poe Tubman’s Bounce (Foot Klan)
Cuz Lightyear feat. Killer Mike ‘Pots N Pans’ (unknown)
Killer Mike feat. Scar ‘Untitled’ (Williams Street)
Little Shalimar & Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire ‘Warrior Thing’ (Mass Appeal)
Spark Master Tape ‘Hanson Brothers’ (Mishka)
Bambu ‘Exposition Blvd’ (Beatrock)
Preacher In The Trap (Tef Poe & Black Spade) ‘Momma’s House’ (unknown)
Jarreau Vandal ‘Be Alright’ (unknown)
Rockwell Knuckles ‘Play Catch’ (unknown)
The Last Artful, Dodgr ‘Entitled’ (Fresh Selects)
Arshad Goods ‘Resurrection’ (unknown)
Spark Master Tape ‘Tenkkeys Outro’ (unknown)

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