Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Nas vs. Jay Z Mixtape (A Celebration Collaboration)

During the spring, my buddy Matt Lane hit me up when I was doing a fantasy movie draft for Bro Jackson. We both love hip-hop as much as we love sports and we debated the idea of creating a similar draft for a mixtape featuring Nas (one of my faves) and Jay Z (one of his faves).

The format was simple. We create categories of songs to choose from and then create our ideal mixtape based on the categories. 24 songs total. This isn't a formal best-of-either artist but a way to celebrate the different vibes each one of them give off.

So over the next couple of weeks, we're unveiling the playlists 3 songs at a time. You can follow along on Twitter with me and Matt (@TrojanTeach) and we're using the hashtag #NasJayMixtape.  You can also check out our playlists below each list and any song not on Spotify will have a YouTube link.

Here we go.

Nas - Me
Intro (Queens Get The Money)
Street Song (NY State of Mind)
Radio Song (Hate Me Now)
About a Girl (It Wasn't You f. Lauryn Hill)
Introspective (One Mic)
Lyrical (Take It In Blood)
Produced by DJ Premier (Memory Lane)
Guest Verse on R&B record (I'm Gonna Be Alright with Jennifer Lopez)
Guest Verse on Hip-hop record (Verbal Intercouse with Raekwon and Ghostface Killah)
Posse Cut (Live at the BBQ with Main Source, Fatal and Akinyele)
Party and BS (Back to the Grill with MC Serch, Chubb Rock, Red Hot Lover Tone) 
Looking at the World (2nd Childhood) 
Bragging (Virgo f. Ludacris and Doug E. Fresh)
Motivational (You're Da Man)
Storytelling (I Gave You Power)
Track with singing hook (Rule f. Amerie)
Wildcard (Made You Look)
Unexpected Collabo (Bridging the Gap f. Olu Dara)
Sex (K-I-S-S-I-N-G)
Remix (Street Dreams f. R. Kelly)
Freestyle/Mixtape Joint (Death Anniversary)
3 Wildcards (Affirmative Action, Nas Is Like, Rewind)
(Full playlist is here)

Jay - Matt
Intro (Dynasty Intro)
Street Song (Interlude - PSA)
Radio Song (N---as in Paris f. Kanye West)
About a Girl (Girls, Girls, Girls)
Introspective (You Must Love Me)
Lyrical (Dead Presidents 2)
Produced by DJ Premier  (A Million and One Questions)
Guest Verse on R&B record (Best of Me Part 2 w/ Mya)
Guest Verse on Hip-hop record (Never Let Me Down w/Kanye West)
Posse Cut (Guess Who's Back w/ Scarface, Beanie Sigel and Kanye West) 
Party and BS (Big Pimpin f. UGK) 
Looking at the World (Where I'm From) 
Bragging (Takeover)
Motivational (Empire State of Mind)
Storytelling (99 Problems)
Track with singing hook (Hard Knock Life)
Wildcard (Can't Knock the Hustle)
Unexpected Collabo (Hell Yeah w/Dead Prez)
Sex (I Just Wanna Love You)
Remix (Go Crazy w/Young Jeezy)
Freestyle/Mixtape Joint (Young, Gifted and Black)
3 Wildcards (Jigga My N---a, U Don't Know, Heart of the City)
(Full playlist is here)

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