DJ Franchise – Megapost

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As a prep for a round of out-of-town gigs in 2011 (SoCal in Feb, NY in April, & Chicago in June), I thought I would send you a post of some of my recent mixes that you may or may not have heard.  Feel free to listen, enjoy, and/or criticze.  I have a few more mixes in the incubator that will be released in 2011.  So keep a look out!

Thanks for all the support and whenever at one of my gigs, please come up and say hi.  I only smell like Lemons half the time.  OH! #plugtime.  I spin at Sugar Lounge every Saturday night in San Francisco.  Great dance party.  And, I am always interested in collaboing with other DJs.

Know The Ledge 3 Year Anniversary Mix

The ReIntro Part 2

The ReIntro Part 1

PST LIVE! – Live Set July 2010

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Posted on January 24th, 2011

DJ Franchise – The ReIntro (Part 1)

Growing up in the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, I was privy (some say luckily spoiled) to some of the most consistent output of great music of our culture.  This experience has led myself and others in my age range to look down on the music produced by current hip-hop artists. Its easy to hate when you hear the radio, watch MTV, and the level of mediocre songs constantly blogged about on the internets.  But, those that do their proper e-digging and visit to indie concerts, know that hip-hop is prospering.  So, I give to you, my fellow hip-hop heads, The ReIntro – a sample platter of some of my most recent likings of established artists, burgeoning mcs, and underground producers.  This is ReIntroduction to hip-hop, who we once loved, broke up with, grew to appreciate, and now back to date but not ready to marry (word to Sake1).  Part 2 will be released on 12/10/10. Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 1 – Download

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Alternative Download link (mediafire)

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Posted on November 24th, 2010

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

Last night was an iconic night for hip-hop.  The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show reunited for a final hurrah before the doors were closed.  They went to their original time slot (1am to 5am EST) with a few homies, then kept it going for one more hour. They did what they normally did on the show – busted out jokes, played freestyles, and ridiculed callers.  Combat Jack & DP, who were doing their radio show on Thursday night, even called in – it was that big.  By 2am (PST), the internets, hip-hop heads, and fellow DJs were on their laptops listening to show.  It was a familiar feeling to listen to a radio show with your friends in the late night, feeling you were the only ones privy to this culture.  There was a dope twitter discussion between Platurn, Matthew Africa, Byze One and myself about the impact (or lack of) the show had on the West Coast.  Props to Ivan Rott for the stream.  Shout out to the West Coast Radio pioneers – KDAY, Wake Up Show, & Friday Night Flavas.  Salute to AtotheL & Fool’s Good for the content.

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

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Posted on October 22nd, 2010

HHIR presents The Reasonable Doubt Archives

The homie Ivan put down his flag waving of Tupac and gave Jay a dope post of a collection of 110 tracks from early on in Mr. S. Carter’s career, ranging from 1986 to 1997. Everything from Jaz to Kane to Biggie.  Ivan went in, went in deep (Superman-worthy Pause).  He even has the Space Jams song.  If you know you’re trivia about Jay-Z, you know he penned Bugs Bunny’s raps for the movie. Props to Combat Jack for sharing that gem with me. I am not going to list every song, you just need to visit Hip-Hop Is Read.  If you look at his post, you’ll find links to his Raekwon and Nas tributes too. Enjoy!

Hip-Hop is Read presents… The Reasonable Doubt Archives

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Posted on May 10th, 2010

DJ Franchise – Live set from Namu (SF)

Here is my live set from Namu in San Francisco on 4/26/10. I went heavy into the Guru/Primo and Pete Rock joints I could find on my laptop for this set. A freestyled set to make the hip-hop heads in the place were entertained. Sad Fact: some white lady towards the end of the night asked me to play “Single Ladies”. I politely told her I couldn’t but if she knew of a Dilla or Primo joint I would play it. She didn’t. Feel free to leave any comments and feedback. I promise I will post more this week. Expect more streamed sets, as well. Shout out to the Lee Bros & Che for stopping by.

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Posted on April 27th, 2010

RIP GURU – Gangstarr Vol. A-Z

Guru of Gangstarr passed away today.  One of the most pivotal duos of hip-hop, along with EPMD, they really changed the landscape of the hip-hop sound and my life personally.  Love Sick was the first of many Gangstarr records I considered personal classics.  Although, Guru’s music post-Gangstarr was not my favorite, I still respected the man and his legacy.  I bet no one is going to be playing tribute sets with 7 Solar Grand productions in them.  With his passing, I hope the groups that squabble over small beef get their act together – talking to you, Little Brother.

In honor of Guru, here are Gangstarr Remixes and Rarities Volume A-Z.  Close to 400 songs here!Links and Tracklisting after the jump. This list contains 26 volumes of rarities; it contains 99% of what Guru and DJ Premier have ever recorded (minus their official albums, of course). the only missing ones are only some guru productions and a couple of buckshot lefonque ones DJ Rremier produced. enjoy.

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Posted on April 20th, 2010

Gangstarr – Non-Album cuts (Pt. 1 of 2)

After doing some e-digging last week for some Primo beats, I found some great catalogs of Primo beats online that were non-album cuts from Gangstarr.  I have most of these but wanted to share them with you!  I’ll post another 2 volumes tomorrow. Pass it along.

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Posted on November 24th, 2009

De La Soul – remixes and rares

Cold Rock Da Spot posted earlier this year but unfortunately I missed it. My fail. But I finally got it and wanted to share it with you. The updated the zip file they made has a live version of “potholes” and “Stakes Is High” w/ a unreleased promo remix. As an avid De La fan, I thought I should share this find. By the way, I know you may think I’m crazy but I think Grind Date was their best album. Yeah, I said it. Tracklisting after the jump.


De La Soul – Remixes and Rares

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Posted on November 4th, 2009

Wu-Tang Clan – Freestyle Tapes Vol. 1-3

Major, Major props to Ivan & Co. at HHIR.  They just posted 3 volumes of Wu-Tang Freestyles.  Some I had, others are rare gems.  You’ve got Meth, Ghost, Rae, RZA, GZA, ODB but some Gravediggaz and Wu affiliates as well.  This may take up my whole weekend to listen to it all. Agan, take a moment to visit HHIR and then download to your HD explodes (IT pause). Tracklistings after the jump! Follow me on twitter:  twitter.com/djfranchise

Wu-Tang Clan – Freestyle Tapes Vol. 1


Wu-Tang Clan – Freestyle Tapes Vol. 2


Wu-Tang Clan – Freestyle Tapes Vol. 3

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Posted on October 21st, 2009

Ice Cube – Albums that Shook a Nation

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Ice Cube.  Say what you want about him and his now “softer” image but this man made some truly historical and socially conscious music in his prime years. I am posting up some of the original albums and remixes from those albums to get you back into state of mind of reflection, anger, and action.  Track listing and links after the jump.  I am interested in hearing our KTL readers thoughts on Cube’s music, image, and impact in the comments section.  Shout out to Pup on this one!

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Posted on October 6th, 2009