September 24, 2008

God's Favorite DJ

Once again, it's the return of Mixtape Wednesdays. For this edition I'm posting a rare mix of Clark Kent spinnin some originals and r&b classics on Hot 97. This was when the station would let outside DJ's come in and do what they wanted without giving them a playlist during the mixmaster weekends.

Clark Kent 
Live on Hot 97 - Memorial Day 1996

23 comments:

ejnord said...

oh man this is dope.

this was back when business followed hip hop culture, not the other way around.

DJ SOUL said...

This was also a time where u didnt have to be a heavy hitter or a big dawg pitbull to be on the station...

DJ M.O.S. said...

lol, dope post.

DJ CLARK KENT said...

TO MY MAN DJ SOUL.. I AM HONORED TO BE INCLUDED ON YOUR BLOG.. PEACE & LOVE.. DJCK

CLARK said...

LET ME ADD... YES THEY LET THE DJ'S PLAY DURING MIXMASTER WEEKENDS... BUT.. I WAS THE ONE WHO GOT IN TROUBLE FOR GOING, SO ORIGINAL, WITHOUT PLAYING ANY RAP.. THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR CALLED THE STATION ABOUT 6 TIMES DURING THE SET, SCREAMING "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? THE LISTENER DOESN'T KNOW THAT OLD STUFF!!"... I IGNORED THE RANTS AND PLAYED THE SAMPLES... I BELIEVE, IF A DJ CANT TEACH THE MUSIC.. HE IS A DAMN WASTE..

Noe said...

any way you could put up a tracklisting for the first mix?

Jose said...

wow I was 12 and everytime I use to hear the mixmaster weekend..ALL i wanted to do is dj and work for a radio station...Its sad but now the radio game has changed....and the dj game..now everyone is going by serato a true dj in my opinion knows how to go through a crate of records in a matter of 15 seconds and find that hit record.....

Bladrunner7L said...

Incredible mix!! I rmember watching the "Def Beat" video when Clark is cutting and rips his shirt(pause) and has a Superman T shirt on...ahhh, when I was excited about hip hop, but here the Mixing smooth, cuts clean and selection top notch!!! This was back when I would beg anyone I knew in NY to record me shows and mail me the tapes..this shit here is a banger! thanks you Soul for posting this!!!!!!!

Teddy Ruckspin said...

CLARK realllllllly killin it on this one... the asha puthli!?!

would be bugggggin if i heard this live on Hot 97

-ruckspin

Brandan E. said...

yo soul, u just had DJ Clark Kent respond to a post on ur blog! thats ill beyond words!! that man is a legendary DJ plus he produced many Hip-Hop classics!!
im speechless bro, i dont know what else to say.

DJ SOUL said...

Not only that, but he is an amazing person and friend. If u don't know, now u do!

Anonymous said...

wow. i just have to post in the same post as clark kent. so massive.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS FIRE!! I'VE HAD BOTH PARTS ON HEAVY ROTATION SINCE THURSDAY. FUCK WEDNESDAYS YOU POST SHIT LIKE THIS EVERYDAY. IT ISN'T EVEN JUST THE SELECTION BUT ALSO THE VIBE SURROUNDING IT. JUST THINK THIS HAD TO BE 1996 AND LIKE CLARK SAYS HALF THOSE RECORDS ARE ABOUT TO BE SAMPLED AND RELEASED. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT ONE OF THE BIGGEST ERA'S IN HIP HOP WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN. THANK YOU SOUL AND THANK YOU CLARK KENT.

Stevie said...

This is a great mix. I love the Delfonics into the Jackson 5. I've replayed that part for an hour straight.

Anonymous said...

Whats the song called that starts at the 5min mark on - Live on Hot 97 - Memorial Day Weekend (Part 2)...I need to know it!!!! thanks!!!!

stevie said...

The first is the delfonics - ready or not here i come(can't hide from love) then goes into a jackson 5 cover called ready or not(here i come)

madnice said...

one of the illest...
yo clark how can i get one of those brooklyn finest shirts that has family, money music and lafayette on the back

DJ Rugged One said...

Man that mix bring me back memories..Props to him and pleasure meeting him when I interned at recording studios where he did his songs.

Dope dj and nice on the production !! He worked that SP1200 like it's no tomorrow !!!

Ming said...

Hey...what is the joint right before part 1 goes out. this is embarassing but i know clark kent sampled it for the sauce money joint Face Off part 2.
please let your boy know

Moka said...

Hey Soul I can't download the mix from zshare, can you upload it in another network please? Thanx

DJ SOUL said...

I'll try to repost in a few days.

Moka said...

THANX Soul!! I really appreciate it.

BackInDaDayz said...

Thanks Soul for posting Clark Kent mix, but I tried to download from the site and its saying thats its unavailable. Can you please upload again. Thanks