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MidWeek Mixes: DJ Ion the Prize – “Blastin’ The Past: 1985”

This is the first in (what I hope will be) a weekly series where I share hip hop mixes by me and many different DJs as well.  Today happens to be my 25th birthday, and I realized that I had very little knowledge of all the hip hop that came out the year I was born, 1985.  It was a very different time, but a very crucial year in hip-hop culture.  This was the year that Krush Groove came  out, the year Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick released “The Show” and LL Cool J debuted with “Radio”, electro-hop acts like Egyptian Lover and World Class Wreckin Crew were playin’ everywhere, and little known acts like Salt n’ Pepa and Beastie Boys were just gettin recognized.  Enjoy this 70-minute single-file mix I made of hard-to-find records and some adventurous mash-ups with 1985 pop and R&B hits.

Download:  DJ Ion the Prize – Blastin\’ The Past: 1985


  1. Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – “The Show”
  2. Super Nature (Salt n’ Pepa) – “The Showstopper”
  3. Grandmixer D.St. – “The Home of Hip Hop”
  4. The Organization – “The Big Beat”
  5. Simple Minds vs. The Organization – “Don’t You Forget About The Big Beat” (Ion the Prize mashup)
  6. Kid Frost – “Terminator”
  7. The Boogie Boys – “A Fly Girl”
  8. Run DMC – “King of the Streets”
  9. NYC Cutter – “DJ Cuttin’”
  10. The B-Boys – “Girls”
  11. Whodini – “Big Mouth”
  12. Bobby Jimmy & The Critters – “Big Butt”
  13. MCA – “Drum Machine”
  14. Krush Groove Allstars – “Krush Groovin’”
  15. Mantronix – “The Album Mega-Mix”
  16. Beastie Boys – “Rock Hard”
  17. Schooly D – “PSK (What Does It Mean?)”
  18. LL Cool J – “Rock the Bells”
  19. Marley Marl feat. MC Shan – “Marley Marl Scratch”
  20. Death City Boyz – “Bopsey Twins”
  21. Double Dose – “We Got The Beat”
  22. Chaka Khan – “(Krush Groove) Can’t Stop The Street”
  23. Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three – “The Roof Is On Fire”
  24. New Edition – “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)”
  25. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force – “I Wonder If I Take You Home”
  26. Freestyle – “Don’t Stop The Rock”
  27. Uncle Jamm’s Army – “Naughty Boy”
  28. World Class Wreckin’ Crew – “Juice”
  29. Egyptian Lover – “Planet E”
  30. Full Force – “Alice, I Want You Just For Me”
  31. Gigolo Tony & Lacey Lace – “Why You Get So High”
  32. Too $hort – “Girl (Cocaine) That’s Your Life”
  33. Toddy Tee – “Batteram”
  34. LL Cool J – “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”
  35. a-Ha vs. LL Cool J – “Take On My Radio” (Ion the Prize mashup)
  36. Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick – “La-Di-Da-Di”
  37. Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick – “La-Di-Da-Di (Sneakin’ In The Back Remix by Ion the Prize)”
  38. Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World”

Download:  DJ Ion the Prize – Blastin\’ The Past: 1985