The Mix Tape, Vol. 1

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The Mix Tape, Vol. 1
The Mix Tape.jpg
Mixtape by DJ Funkmaster Flex
Released November 21, 1995[1]
Recorded 1995 at D&D Studios
Genre East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Freestyle rap, Golden age hip hop
Length 68:15
Label Loud
Producer DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Funkmaster Flex chronology
The Mix Tape
(1995)
The Mix Tape II
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Mix Tape, Vol. 1 is the first installment of DJ Funkmaster Flex's Mix Tape series, released on November 21, 1995. The album is a compilation of freestyles and previously released songs, all mixed with Funkmaster Flex's production.

The Mix Tape, Vol. 1 was mildly successful on the Billboard charts, peaking at 108 on the Billboard 200 and 15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It was followed up by three successful sequels, all of which were certified gold by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everyday & Everynight" - 3:31 (Yvette Michele)
  2. "Get Up" - 1:07 (Masters at Work)
  3. "Freestyle" - 2:45 (Keith Murray and Redman)
  4. "Zulu War" - 1:34 (Time Zone)
  5. "Loud Hangover" - 4:12 (Akinyele and Sadat X)
  6. "20 Minute Workout" - 0:22 (DJ Kool)
  7. "Award Tour" - 1:30 (A Tribe Called Quest)
  8. "Freestyle" - 2:07 (Erick Sermon)
  9. "Shook Ones (Part II)" / "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit" (Acappella) - 1:42 (Mobb Deep / Wu-Tang Clan)
  10. "Incarcerated Scarfaces" - 2:28 (Raekwon)
  11. "Freestyle" - 1:57 (Fugees)
  12. "20 Minute Workout" - 0:27 (DJ Kool)
  13. "I-Ight" - 1:15 (Doug E. Fresh)
  14. "Freestyle" - 2:07 (Fat Joe and Big Pun)
  15. "Let's Be Specific" - 2:52 (Cool Whip, Tragedy Khadafi, Freddie Foxxx and Havoc)
  16. "Hey Girlfriend Promo" - 0:12 (Funkmaster Flex)
  17. "900 Number" - 1:01 (DJ Mark the 45 King)
  18. "All for One" - 1:46 (Brand Nubian)
  19. "Party Groove" - 1:40 (Showbiz)
  20. "Freestyle" - 2:18 (Busta Rhymes)
  21. "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)" - 3:32 (Mobb Deep)
  22. "Puff Daddy Promo" - 0:35 (Puff Daddy)
  23. "Freestyle" - 1:09 (Rasta T)
  24. "Freestyle" - 1:36 (Q-Tip)
  25. "20 Minute Workout" - 0:15 (DJ Kool)
  26. "Puerto Rico" - 1:24 (Frankie Cutlass)
  27. "Freestyle" - 2:11 (Method Man & Redman)
  28. "Peter Piper" - 1:47 (Run–D.M.C.)
  29. 'Eric B. Is President" - 2:37 (Eric B. & Rakim)
  30. "Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz" - 0:41 (Biz Markie)
  31. "Nobody Beats the Biz" - 3:30 (Biz Markie)
  32. "I Got It Made" - 1:37 (Special Ed)
  33. "Rock the Bells" - 2:44 (LL Cool J)
  34. "Droppin' Science" - 2:13 (Marley Marl)
  35. "Freestyle" - 2:31 (Kaotic Style)
  36. "KRS One Speech" - 4:12 (KRS-One)
  37. "Flex Outro" - 0:56 (Funkmaster Flex)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard 200 108
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Funkmaster Flex - The Mix Tape, Vol. 1: 60 Minutes of Funk". AllMusic. Retrieved November 7, 2015.