The first is DJ Spinbad's remix of KRS-One's 'Hip Hop vs. Rap', which was a B-side only on the 'Sound of the Police' 12". You may know DJ Spinbad from his radio time on Hot 97, or his Rock the Casbah mixtapes (two of my favorite mixtapes). He is said to have the quickest hands in New York. Now this here is a muh-fuckin remix if I ever heard one, just a great idea. He takes all of the original records that KRS rhymes about on the song, and plays them as he mentions each song.
Here we have The Roots with their promo only 'Black Thought' remix for 'Distortion to static', a track heard off their 2nd LP 'Do you you want more'. This 12" was a Promo only that Geffen put out that featured 5 remixes for the song. All of them are pretty good remixes, my favorites being this one, and the Freestyle Remix, which featured a verse from Dice Raw. The original is pretty tough to find, but this was recently reissued.
Next we have a remix for 'Get Funky' from the Beatnuts, a 12" from their sophmore 'Street Level' LP. The Beatnuts have some of the nicest production around, they are always find the craziest records to sample and flip them correctly. This remix is dope, with scratches from DJ Mista Sinista.
Epmd's 'Crossover Trunk Mix' is also one of my favorite remixes. As dope as the original version is, after I picked up this remix I started to like it better, probably because I've heard the original so many damn times. I like the way they used the Curtis Mayfield sample, and the way the snare crashes. Another promo only 12"
The last remix is from KMD, with their 'dog spelled backwards mix' of 'Nitty Gritty' from their 'Mr. Hood' Lp. For those who don't know KMD was fronted by MF Doom. This is a tight remix, with a Cat Stevens sample, and guest appearances from Brand Nubian and Busta Rhymes. I always dig the posse cuts, and this one is one of the best. You'll have to excuse the pops on this rip, this was a lucky dollar bin find from back in the day.