If you were at Jillicious G‘s marvelous BDay bash on Saturday then you probably got a CD copy, but if not here it is in all of it’s digital glory.
#SOV2 is a mix dedicated to the very best “warm-up” tunes, what a concept!
Check out the write-up from DJMensa.com below:
The routine was always the same:
Classic hard rap beat is polished and revamped into an R’n’B tune accessible to the ladies.
Disgruntled hip-hop purists protest the use of said beat transformed into crossover fluff.
Cries of “Rapper A sold his soul,” “Group X went soft on us,” and “Producer PD, are you serious?!?” are heard ad nauseum.
Fast forward to Friday night, and said hip-hop heads are seen catching a bubble from said ladies gyrating to the rhythm of the remix in shadowy part of the club.
All is forgiven.
The sheer amount of quality R’n’B music pumped out during the 90s was staggering.
Surprisingly, a lot of these songs had great lasting power, and, if done right, laid the foundation for a great night.
Once again, DJ’s Royale and Mensa revisit the tunes that kicked off their nights in hopes of properly setting off yours.
Album cuts, hot-off-the-press singles, bumping remixes avec le hot rapper du jour, singers that only put out that one song you never remember the name of.
This was the beauty of the warm-up set.
This was Steppin’ Out.
STEPPIN’ OUT VOLUME TWO
THE QUINTESSENTIAL PRE-PARTY MIX
DJ ROYALE SIDE
What’cha Need – SWV
So Into You – Tamia
Make Up Your Mind – Assorted Flavors (Royale Blend)
Used To Love Me (Ali Remix) – Faith
I Can’t Go On – Redbone
Tonight – A Few Good Men
Sentimental – Deborah Cox
Best Friend – Brandy
Sittin’ Up In My Room – Brandy
Sittin’ Home – Total
How We Roll – Blackstreet
Joy (Uptown Mix) – Blackstreet
Think Of You – Usher
He’s Mine (Remix)- Mokenstef
I’m Down – Aaliyah
I Know – Tony Thompson
Let Me Be The One – Intro
You Don’t have to worry – Mary J Blige
Like This & Like That – Monica (Royale Blend)
You Remind Me (Remix) – Mary J Blige
I Miss You (Remix) – Monifah
DJ MENSA SIDE
Faith Evans – All Night Long Intro/I Just Can’t
SWV ft. Puff Daddy – Someone
Alfonso Hunter – Just The Way (DJ Mensa Blend)
Jon B. ft. Coko & Jay-Z – Keep It Real
TLC – Baby Baby Baby
Babyface ft. LL Cool J – This Is For The Lover In You (DJ Mensa Blend)
SWV – You’re The One (All Star Remix)
Jodeci – Get On Up
Yvette Michelle – Everyday & Everynight
Mary J. Blige – Be Happy (Puffy Remix)
Isley Brothers ft. Lil’ Kim – Float On (Bad Boy Remix)
Sybil – Don’t Make Me Over
Allure ft. LL Cool J – No Question
Kelly Price ft. JD – Secret Love (So So Def Remix)
Ladae – Party 2Nite
Boyz II Men – I Can’t Let Her Go (DJ Mensa Blend)
Soul IV Real – Every Little Thing I Do (Sex Meets The Dawg Remix)
Jully Black – Rally’n