Champions: North Meets South

The Champions: North Meets South

by DJ Kayslay
     
 

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New York DJ and mixtape legend Kayslay teams with Atlanta producer and DJ Greg Street for The Champions: North Meets South, an aboveground mixtape that imitates the underground mixtape almost perfectly, right down to Kayslay's overstuffing of tracks by his prot�g� Papoose. It's all…  See more details below

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New York DJ and mixtape legend Kayslay teams with Atlanta producer and DJ Greg Street for The Champions: North Meets South, an aboveground mixtape that imitates the underground mixtape almost perfectly, right down to Kayslay's overstuffing of tracks by his prot�g� Papoose. It's all good since Papoose provides plenty of reasons he's one of the most talked about rappers in 2006 with some stone-cold raps that have a sting in their tail. Overall the tracks are above average, surprising since labels are rarely willing to give up real heat to mixtapes on labels like Koch until well after they've gone stale. The key track has to be the update of Shaq's 1996 hit, "Can't Stop the Reign 2006," a hard, bragging roller that now features Bun B. and -- no big surprise here -- Papoose (the remix tacked onto the end of this disc is less satisfying and feels like a bunch of freestyles tacked on top of the beat). Also worth checking is "Pop the Trunk" with a very loose Yung Joc, Papoose again, and Chamillionaire, who nails his part despite sounding like he's got a wicked cold. A handful of Diplomats do fine on "Drama Gang" but the track would be just fair without Stay Gettin''s rickety yet hypnotic production. Remy Ma's "One and Only (My Boo)" is a wonderful combination of pillow talk R&B and hard Terror Squad attitude, Ghostface's "5 Deadly Venoms" could be his excellent "Run"'s little brother, while "Big Problems" grimes up Lil Jon, Lil' Flip, Lil Scrappy, and Lil Wyte and offers a truly street-feeling track from this Southern supercrew. While the East vs. South concept never really pays off, The Champions shoots off enough raw and inspired music at such a relentless pace it really doesn't matter.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923581529
catalogNumber:
5815

Tracks

  1. Intro
  2. Go Off
  3. The Hardest Out  - Remy Ma
  4. Pop the Trunk  - Yung Joc
  5. Drama Gang  - Jim Jones
  6. Live From the Block
  7. Hood Drug Warz
  8. Interlude  - Shaq Diesel
  9. Can't Stop the Reign 2006  - Shaq Diesel
  10. One and Only (My Boo)  - Remy Ma
  11. The Rush
  12. Go Off  - Jim Jones
  13. Streetn  -  Smitty
  14. 5 Deadly Venoms  -  Tariq
  15. Interlude  - Buffie The Body
  16. The Introduction  -  Vein
  17. Big Problems  - Lil Scrappy
  18. Knock em Out  -  Speedknot Mobstaz
  19. Code of the Streets  - Lakey the Kid
  20. 7 Days a Weeks  -  Attlas
  21. Can't Stop the Reign  - Remy Ma

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