By Katie Doolittle Mild-mannered IT guy by day, hip-hop recording artist by night. For musician Dawhud, having an alter-ego is just a natural part of life. Every day he puts on his khakis and loafers, commuting to his tech support job. Little do his coworkers know that Dawhud spends his evenings mixing beats and…
Coming off the heels of having “Battle Anybody” selected by DJ Premier as one of his “Top 20 Songs of 2013, ” Dawhud follows it up with “The Dig Up aka The Dirty Tape”. www.vibe.com/article/dj-premier-shares-his-top-20-songs-2013 Hosted by the legendary DJ Evil Dee of Blackmoon, Dawhud “digs up” a collection of b-sides, guest shots, remixes and joints produced for other artists. Grab your shovels because this is the DIRTY TAPE. credits released 22 April 2014 Track 3 & 27 produced by Josh G Track 6 & 15 produced by Domingo Track 7 produced by Just Another DJ Track 28, 29 & 30 produced by Dee Supreme Track 17 produced by DL Orion Track 18 produced by Po’Safe Track 22 produced by Big Fletch All other tracks produced by Dawhud Mastered by Smoke M2D6 at the Bass Mint
Big Day for my Vintage Dope partner, Dawhud (or Dave, as I like to call him). Today he put out a mixtape hosted by Black Moon producer and all-around NYC legend DJ Evil D. Dave worked super hard on this and he’s kind of a perfectionist, so myself and Corey (lawndartsanyone) were often on the other end of emails and texts with Dave checking and rechecking the flow of the songs, different mixes, etc.
I think what impresses me most about this (removing the fact that I’m on it, plug) is that Dave approached it like an actual album, which is really the crux of some of my favorite mixtapes from the last few years (see also: Big KRIT, Bambu, Drake). There’s a lot of talent featured on here and homie is giving it away for free, which is to say that there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t download this and show him some love.