Marley Marl

West End Mixtape Sessions, Vol. 1

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One of hip-hop's smartest innovators, veteran New York DJ Marley Marl presents a seamless collection of old-school tracks that conjure the spirit of the 1980s, complete with fresh synthesizer sounds, beats, and rhythms. Highlights include Loose Joints' electric piano-laced "Is It All Over My Face," Taana Gardner's classic mid-tempo dance track "Heartbeat" (Sweet G's rap over the track is another trip back in time), and Diamond D's "Fresh Avenue," complete with frantic beatbox beats and vintage rapping.

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