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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Throwback Track: Heartz of Men - Tupac

Speed: 93 bpm

The DJ’s Take: Solid track laced with soul and funk off Tupac’s classic double CD All Eyez On Me. I remember buying that album at my local Blockbuster as a curious suburban teen back in 1996, mostly because I really liked California Love. But even though I couldn’t relate to anything he was rapping about, I realized that it was one of the hottest albums I’d ever heard, and it made me fall even harder for rap and hiphop. Interestingly enough, it’s in the same general bpm and key as one of the more famous singles off All Eyez On Me, How Do U Want It, which is convenient.

Quick note on the mix recommendations below - when I mention Biggie’s One More Chance, I’m referring more to the original version, and not the more famous remix. Not that the remix can’t work bpm-wise, but the original is a better fit key-wise.

Download the MP3: Heartz Of Men [Explicit]

DJs - mix this with: How Do U Want It - Tupac, Baby ( LP Version ) - Brandy, One More Chance [Explicit] - Notorious BIG