Cookin' Soul

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Cookin' Soul is a Spanish producer-DJs duo[1] known separately as Big Size and Zock.[2] Producing work since around 2005, the two have developed a strong presence in the mixtape circuit in the US, according to El País.[2]

Critical response[edit]

UK tabloid The Sun characterized their 2008 "OJayZis" project - a mashup of Jay-Z and Oasis - as "rubbish",[3] but The Guardian gave the project a more mixed review, indicating that "some of the mash-ups work magnificently...but several needed more time spent on them" than the single night allocated to it by the trio.[4] Also in 2008, MTV mentioned "Public Speeding", a mashup of Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" and Coldplay's "High Speed", as an example of the "strangely compelling flow" of blending "worlds-apart sounds".[5] In 2009, the trio released a tribute mixtape to Michael Jackson, with the Washington Post describing their blend of Jackson 5 and Lil Wayne on "I Want You Back" as "unexpectedly touching/weird."[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Experience Album (2011), with Diversidad (European project)[6]
  • Raw with Blanco & Nipsey Hussle (2012)
  • Cookies & Cream with Blanco & Yukmouth (2012)
  • Cookies (To be released) [7]
  • Cookin Bananas, with Mucho Muchacho (To be released)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Lost Files Vol. 1 (unknown release date)
  • The Remixes Vol. 1 (2005)
  • Street's Most Wanted (Remixes Vol. 2) (2006)
  • A.W.O.L. Remixes (2006), with AZ
  • NY State of Mind: The 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nas Remixes (2006)
  • Billboard Gangsters (2007), Jay-Z vs Elvis
  • Remixes Vol. 3 (Thinkin' Big) (2008)
  • Hot Buttered Soul Isaac Hayes Tribute (2008)
  • OJAYZIS (2008), Jay-Z vs Oasis
  • Best of Both Coasts (2008), with Jay-Z, Game and DJ Haze
  • Merry Little Xmas (Rap the Carols Edition) (2008)
  • Night of the Living Dead Part I (2008), with DJ Whoo Kid. Notorious BIG
  • 90s & My Heart's Broken (2009), with 50 Cent
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Tribute (2009), with DJ Drama
  • 1:00 A.M. & Rising (2009), with Nahright
  • Tribute to the King of Pop (2009), Michael Jackson
  • Night of the Living Dead Part II (2009), with DJ Whoo Kid, 2Pac
  • The R.E.D. Album (2009), Game vs Jay-Z
  • Big Dilla (Feb 7th Edition) (2010), Big Pun x J Dilla
  • This Is Cookin Soul (2010), with DJ Hazime and DJ George
  • Teddy Pendergrass Tribute (2010)
  • Cookin Soulja Boy (2010), with Soulja Boy
  • Thank Us Later (The Remix Album) (2010), with Drake
  • History in the Making (Gangsta Grillz) (2010), with DJ Drama
  • Night of the Living Dead Part III (2010), with DJ Whoo Kid. Big L vs Big Pun
  • Bosscast (2010), with DJ Wilor
  • The Date Tape (2010), with Chuuwee
  • The Lost Tapes 1.5 (2010), with Don Cannon. Nas
  • Stockin Stuffers Hood Xmas (2010), with Smif-n-Wessun
  • Jet Life to the Next Life (2011), with Trademark da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Curren$y
  • Jet Life to the Next Life: Instrumentals (2011)
  • The Revolution Is Being Televised (2011), Gil Scott-Heron
  • Summer Waves (2011)
  • The Beat Tape Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Iron Chef (2012), Fiend
  • Summer Waves 2 (2012)
  • Ready for Xmas (2012)
  • Check Out Melodee (2012)
  • Live En Concierto (2013)
  • Summer Waves Vol.3 (2013)
  • ACE (2014)
  • The Drive In Theater (2014)
  • SoulMatic (2014)
  • Summer Waves Vol.4 (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stewart, Allison (30 June 2009). "Singles file". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-03-14. Famed Spanish producers Cookin Soul assembled a posthumous MJ mash-up mix tape featuring tracks from Kid Cudi, Jay-Z and this unexpectedly touching/weird entry featuring Lil Wayne. 
  2. ^ a b Bravo, Pedro (March 2, 2009). "De Valencia a la NBA del 'hip-hop'". El País. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ Smart, Gordon (27 August 2008). "Fans get Eden more Oasis". The Sun. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ Salmon, Chris (5 September 2008). "It's a bit of a Mux up". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ Kaufman, Gil (30 October 2008). "Jay-Z And Coldplay Make 'Sonic Alchemy' On Viva La Hova Mixtape". Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ Album's info at Diversidad's web
  7. ^ Cookin Soul presents Cookies at YouTube

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