“This ain’t your mama’s crusty old beat tape! These are The Original Recipes – a collection of Cook Classics beats from the last few years. We managed to plug about 40 beats into a twenty minute set by the incredible DJ Seano. The tape starts with hip hop, but by the end you’ll be dancing like a teeny-bopper to some serious pop and uptempo production. To all the beat-jacking loop builders out there, we kindly introduce the funky chicken and our favorite lazer sounds to make your life just a little more difficult. Remember, this is only a small selection of hundreds of Cook beats, so if you want to work, hit me up! It’s time to cook, biatch!”
Here’s the first official leak off the upcoming VIMBY mixtape, The New Classics, dropping this Wednesday via imeem and available for download February 25th.
I’m producing a new mixtape with the good folks over at Vimby.com called “The New Classics”. It’s going to feature new music from Pac Div, Tiron, UNI, Shawn Jackson, Emilio Rojas, Diz Gibran, Buff 1, Aloe Blacc, Tunji, 8thwon, Sean Price, Ayomari 6th Sense, El Prez, Convinced, Torae, Co$$, Kidz In The Hall, Proton… In a few words, it’s gonna be ill. Here’s a look at a few recording sessions for the mixtape. Much more coming soon!
So if you don’t know, I did a remix for John Legend’s hit song “Green Light” with Joel Van Dijk (guitars) and Joe Gonzales (bass). Greg the Dude was kind enough to lend his talents to the cause and create this awesome video remix to go with the song. Peep it, Tom.
Diamond’s new album is supposedly dropping October 14th. Go support the legend and get this album when it comes out. Plus, I have a track on it! Yup, Cook and Diamond D! peace
I was up in Seattle this weekend seeing some friends and managed to link up with DJ Hyphen on KUBE 93. I went on his incredibly dope show, Sunday Night Sound Session, and chopped it up a little bit. I also played a new track I did with Tiron and one with Avriel Epps. There was also an interview with Common. Here’s the set list and link to the audio. You can also check it out on www.KUBE93.com and www.theaudacityofdope.com Thanks again to Hyphen for having me on the show.
- Robin Thicke ft. Mary J. Blige & Wale – “Magic (Mark Ronson Remix)”
- Devin The Dude – “I Can’t Make It Home”
- Jake One ft. Little Brother – “Bless The Child” (Local Artist)
- Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah – “Daykeeper”
- Pacific Division – “Wake Up”
- Consequence – “There Can Only Be One”
- 88 Keys ft. Dilated Peoples, Alchemist, & Aceyalone – “Fresh Rhymes & Videotape Anthem”
- DJ Revolution ft. Styliztik Jones & KB iMean – “Willie Lynch”
- Johnson&Jonson (Blu & Mainframe) – “TheOnlyWay”
- **INTERVIEW WITH COOK CLASSICS, PT. 1**
- Ike James ft. Jadakiss & Jazze Pha – “Callin’ Me” (Local Artist)
- **INTERVIEW WITH COMMON #03, PT. 1**
- Common ft. Pharrell – “U.M.C. (Universal Mind Control)”
- **INTERVIEW WITH COMMON #03, PT. 2**
- Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”
- Tonedeff – “Warden (Love Lockdown Remix)”
- **INTERVIEW WITH COOK CLASSICS, PT. 2**
- TiRon ft. Ayomari – “Sydney”
- **INTERVIEW WITH COOK CLASSICS, PT. 3**
- Avriel Epps ft. Knox – “Don’t Tell Me To Go”
- Shyan Selah – “Hollywood Blvd” (Local Artist)
- Black Milk – “Give The Drummer Sum”
- Diamond D – “D-I-A-M-O-N-D”
- Janelle Monae – “Violet Stars Happy Hunting”
- John Legend ft. Andre 3000 – “Green Light (Diplo Dade County 1988 Mix)”