June 14, 2021
A ’90s hip-hop special, direct from Nairobi.
In VF Live, DJs take you inside their HQs, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.
Nairobi-based DJ Sam Tha Digga makes his VF Live debut, with a set featuring ’90s hip-hop tape mixes from his youth:
“When I was growing up, the music we listened to, or heard, was mainly from radio. However, there were limitations to what was played due to censorship and other factors.
Exceptions were found from older club-going friends that could buy mixes from pioneering DJs in chrome cassette format. This set is an ode to those ’90s hip-hop tapes.”
Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.
1. Fugees – Cowboy
2. Queen Latifah – Name Callin’
3. Nonchalant – 5 o’clock
4. Ruthless Bastards ft. Inspeckta Dek – Misery, pain & hunger
5. Paula Perry ft. 4LB – Envy in em’
6. Public Enemy – Mao Tse Tung
7. AZ – Rather Unique
8. Planet Asia – Place of birth
9. Pharcyde – Y
10. Pharcyde –Y Instrumental
11. Pharcyde – Bullshit
12. Daddy O – Voices
13. Lord Finesse – Shortie kaught in the system
14. Rasco – Unassisted remix ft. Roc Raida & Rob Swift
15. Masta Ace ft. Cella Dwella – 4 da mind
16. Madilion – Double Trouble (third World Instrumental)