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Life's a Bitch - Nas ft. AZ and Olu Dara

tempo: 90 bpm bpm range: 85  to  90 bpm ,  90  to  95 bpm the dj's take: The final song in our Exhibit 18 mix (14:48): When old-timers talk about how rap was better back in their day, this is a perfect example. Smooth instrumental, top-shelf lyricism, and a legendary hook. Great way to wrap up a rap set. Try mixing with: Diamonds - Rihanna Sunflower - Post Malone, Swae Lee She Loves Control - Camila Cabello Lemon - N.E.R.D & Rihanna Dusk Till Dawn - ZAYN ft. Sia Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg Style - Taylor Swift The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) - Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne Perfect Pint - Mike WiLL Made-It Waterfall - Stargate, P!nk, Sia LUV - Tory Lanez Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya Hide Away - Daya She Ain't You - Chris Brown Again - Fetty Wap 679 - Fetty Wap Jealous - Nick Jonas Good Thing (feat. Nick Jonas) - Sage the Gemini Right Here (Human Nature Remix) - SWV Candy Rain - Soul For Real Young Wild & F

Jump - Kris Kross

tempo: 102 bpm bpm range: 100  to  105 bpm the dj's take: Track #7 in our #20 mix (16:10): The official theme song of jump balls at NBA games, and a staple of 90s parties across the country. Worth a permanent spot in the rotation as a hype-inducing throwback. Try mixing with: FutureSex/LoveSound - Justin Timberlake Wow. - Post Malone Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo Middle - DJ Snake Picture Me Rollin' - Chris Brown Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld Ghost - Ella Henderson 2 On - Tinashe You - Lost Kings ft. Katelyn Tarver Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest Alive - Sia Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran download or stream Jump: amazon spotify playlist

Nonstop - Drake

tempo: 78 bpm bpm range: 75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: Song #7 in our Entry 23 mix (12:10): That bass is buzzy; treat your speakers right and watch the levels. Easy to mix - I especially like this one with Down in the DM. Should get a solid reaction on a pop or hiphop night. Try mixing with: SICKO MODE - Travis Scott ft. Drake Be Careful - Cardi B Patek Water - Future, Young Thug, Offset I Just Can't - R3HAB, Quintino Headlines - Drake Heavy - Linkin Park ft. Kiiara Side To Side - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj A-YO - Lady Gaga Down in the DM - Yo Gotti LA Confidential - Tory Lanez Blast Ya - Borgore ft. Barrington Levy Collard Greens - SchoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa Halo - BeyoncĂ© download or stream Nonstop: amazon spotify playlist

SICKO MODE - Travis Scott ft. Drake

tempo: 69 bpm, 77-78 bpm bpm range: 65 bpm to 70 bpm , 75 bpm  to  80 bpm the dj's take: The leadoff song in our Entry 23 mix: This one is like the Neopolitan ice cream of music - three flavors in one. Makes sense for the younger listeners and their shorter attention spans. And as a producer / songwriter, you can take three half-finished attempts at a single, then mash them together to make a hit. Some key-compatible tracks to mix with Part I (up to ~0:59): Better Now - Post Malone Rap God - Eminem HYFR - Drake ft. Lil Wayne Pills & Automobiles - Chris Brown Glorious - Macklemore, Skylar Grey We Did It - AREA21 Another Life - Afrojack, David Guetta Both - Gucci Mane ft. Drake Pick Up The Phone - Young Thug, Travis Scott GDFR - Flo Rida Inside Out - The Chainsmokers Private Show - TI ft. Chris Brown Cupid Shuffle - Cupid Applause - Lady Gaga Up Out My Face - Mariah Carey And for Part II (up to ~2:49) Be Careful - Cardi B Patek Water -