|Cash Money Brothas - Volume 3 (Wit Da Trunk Of Funk)|
When it comes to golden age hip hop mixtapes, it doesn't get much better than this gem. I first heard CMB V.3 when I copped the cassette back in 1992. Ever since, it has haunted me, since the mix was loved and lost. Wit Da Trunk Of Funk has a good share of hip hop classics mixed with some tight underground tracks. Shake it up with some flawless mixing and beat matching, and you have a real hip hop mixtape that was not done with the aid of computers.
Former business partner and best friend Commish really liked this mixtape, as did almost anyone I played it for back in the day. It's a perfect length - long enough to be packed with tracks, blends, and dope beats, but short enough to listen to on your ride in to work. Believe me, you'll want to listen multiple times to catch the more subtle parts of the mix. It's true mastery of the mixtape on cassette format.
Rewind back to 1999. I left my one and only copy of Cash Money Brothas V.3 in a U-Haul truck that we were using to move a big record collection we bought. When I realized I had left it in the truck, I tried to get it back, but it was gone. Ever since that fateful day, I have googled like a madman trying to find this lost mixtape.
Read more about Commish and moving huge record collections by clicking here.
Finally my prayers have been answered. Over ten years of relentless searching has finally paid off. The elusive Cash Money Brothas V.3 has been found expertly by The Commish. It still pounds, and is the best gift a friend could give. V.3 has stayed in my Alpine for a week (so far). A much deserved thank you to the Commish, once again coming through in the clutch. Genius.
Anyways, there's not much info out there about CMB, but I can tell you that I acquired the mix back in 1992, in the Chicagoland area. They have an entire series of mixtapes. But I am highlighting V.3 because to this day, I think it is the best hip hop mixtape I have ever heard. Much props to Cash Money Brothas for a well executed mixtape that is as good now as it was then.
K-Solo - I Can't Hold It Back
Rodney O and Joe Cooley - U Don't Hear Me Though (MC Hammer diss track)
Spice 1 - Welcome To The Ghetto (sample)
Fu Schinickens - True Fu Schnick
Tung Twista - No Peace Signs
Wrecks n Effect - Rump Shaker (Remix)
Heavy D - Don't Curse
Digital Underground - Humpty Dance
Redman - Skit
EPMD - Scratch Bring it Back
Public Enemy - Hazy Shade of Criminal
N2Deep - Back to the Hotel
MC Breed - I Ain't To Be Fucked With
Tribe Called Quest - Hot Sex
EPMD - So What Cha Sayin
UGK - Something Good
Compton's Most Wanted - The Hood Took Me Under (Remix)
Bushwick Bill - Ever So Clear
Download Side A
Kenny Dope - Pick It Up
Redman - Blow Ya Mind
Gang Starr - DWYCK
House of Pain - Boomshalaklakboom
Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It
MC Serch - Back to the Grill Again
Trilogy - Good Time
Zhigge - Toss It Up
Ice T - Escape From the Killing Fields
Tung Twista - Mr. Tung Twista
South Central Cartel - Pops Was a Rolling Stone
Rough House Survivers - Chek Da Backpack
Coldcut - Beats & Pieces
A.D.O.R. - Let It All Hang Out
Common - Take it EZ
Black A.G. - No Typa Drugdeala
Cypress Hill - Latin Lingo
Ice Cube - Wicked
Download Side B
Download this amazing mix now. If it's the only thing you do today, download it. It's a perfect mixtape for the summer. Maybe this should have been on there.