Craig G

Cornerstone Mixtape, No. 38

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Craig G and DJ Buck throw down for the April 2002 edition of the Cornerstone Mixtape. Craig G, the onetime Juice Crew member back in the late '80s/early '90s, represents WZMX Hot 93.7, while Buck represents WWKX Hot 106. Both DJs drop mostly East Coast tracks: Some of the artists Craig G features include Jay-Z ("Guess Who's Back"), GZA ("Fame"), and Mobb Deep ("Get Away"); some of those Buck features include Flipmode ("Here We Go"), Nature ("Nas Is Not"), and Tweet ("Call Me"). Located between the two sets, the "Cornerstone Inter-Mix-Sion" includes Tweet and Jade's "Sexual Healing (Oops, Pt. 2)." In addition, a second disc features more tracks, mostly urban ones with an R&B slant in unmixed, radio-edit format: Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You," Nappy Roots' "Po' Folks," and Truth Hurts' "Addictive." The second disc also features a few videos, including Nas' "One Mic." The array of music here is extensive and vast, making Cornerstone Mixtape, No. 38 a wonderful snapshot of its momentary era. The promotional nature of the double-disc album prevents Craig G and Buck from letting loose as much as they'd probably like, but the resulting listen is nonetheless worthwhile, particularly if you would like to revisit urban music circa mid-2002 for an hour or two.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:56
2
feat: Sacario
1:12
3
feat: Jay-Z / Scarface
3:49
4
feat: The Genius
2:37
5
feat: Camp Lo
1:35
6
2:39
7
feat: Onyx
3:20
8 1:31
9
feat: Jaz-O
2:09
10
1:53
11
feat: Fat Joe / Remy Ma
2:24
12
1:53
13 1:56
14
2:25
15
feat: Mobb Deep
2:02
16
feat: Nappy Roots
2:48
17
0:59
18
feat: Archie
2:36
19
1:21
20
feat: Tweet
2:40
21
3:02
22 2:14
23
feat: Rise & Shine
1:55
24
0:52
25
feat: Camp Lo / QNC
1:56
26
feat: Jaheim
3:39
27
3:32
28
feat: Jaz-O
0:58
29 1:29
30
1:31
31
2:53
32
feat: Yung Wun
0:51
33
feat: Tweet
2:26
34
1:29
35
1:31
36
feat: Now City
0:59
37 2:37
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