DJ Sloppy White has made his
random late 80s rap compilation series available for free download at his website. Sure you miss out on the mudflaps and chocolate wrappers that the retail copies were packaged in, but you still get all the jams. What I’ve always appreciated about Sloppy’s tapes is that he focuses not only on big money ebay fetish items, but also lost major label remixes, bangers from rappers thought to be past their prime, and album cuts from artists you’ve written off as corny.
Peep the strange but flattering XLR8R review of Get Some: “Sloppy’s mixtapes are the DJ-mixed equivalent of random rap audioblogs like Cocaine Blunts and Hip Hop Tapes.” Has the cultural touchstone flipped already? Because last time I checked audioblogs like this one are the unmixed equivalent of uh… all mixtapes.