Just in time for a Valentines day review right? Lol. I’m always down for a slow jams mixtape but truth be told fuck a Valentines Day! That shit is overrated like a mutha, just a day to waste your money on some broad you’ll probably break up with in a few months anyway. Valentines is for sucka’s bottom line…slow jam mixtapes however are an integral part of the soundtrack to your life.
I wonder how many people actual get their freak on to slow jam mixtapes. I know I used to “try” to do that going back to when I was 15-16 years old taping joints off the radio. The thing is a lot of those songs are ingrained with the memories I had coming up trying to get some “play”, as we used to call it. Take for instance R. Kelly’s “Seems Like Your Ready” off the 12 Play album. I think I was 19 years old at the time and I hooked up with my girlfriend’s brother’s girlfriend who happened to be a teacher at the local junior high school, she was around 25-26 years old at the time. Long story short drinks are had, we slide over to her condo late night and we’re butt naked in her room. She had the 12 Play album playing and right before she goes down on me to “fix the sink” I remember hearing “Seems Like Your Ready”…then I pass out. Hahaha, let’s just say she wasn’t making me breakfast in the morning. No worries tho, she was the “Down Low” chic I had for that summer. So now, every time I hear that song I think of her, that’s what music’s all about people…the soundtrack to your life. Now going back even further you have “Love You Down” by Ready For The World”. I was 15 going on 16 at the time and hooked up with this girl from another town next to where I lived. Another long story short, we’re in her 1985 Doge Omni one night, she had the cassette single for “Love You Down” and lets just say before she could “love me down” I had pre-maturely already been “loved down”. I remember her looking at me like “what happened” and well, being 15 and embarrassed all I could say was “can you take me home”. Hahaha. Not only that the next time I saw her she fronted like she had a gift for me and gave me some “Pre-mature Ejaculation” cream as a gag. I hated her for that shit but I did lose my virginity to her so it is what it is…just another memory highlighted by the music.
As music fans you should already know these songs…they literally were and are the soundtrack of your life. I’m not gonna highlight joints but I will say DJ Wristpect got it in with the smoothness of the project. The transitions made the project what it was and the majority were actually beat matched so Wristpect put in some good work. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that it was 69 tracks on here either, lol. There were a couple jewels tho…using “Lady In Red” was a nice change of pace and of course any time Sade is played it’s going to be an event. If you get a chance go download this over at djwristpect.com or myspace.com/djwristpect and go make some memories of your own.