The Champions - North Meets South
DJ Kay Slay & DJ Greg Street
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
New York DJ and mixtape legend Kayslay teams with Atlanta producer and DJ Greg Street for The Champions: North Meets South, an aboveground mixtape that imitates the underground mixtape almost perfectly, right down to Kayslay's overstuffing of tracks by his protégé Papoose. It's all good since Papoose provides plenty of reasons he's one of the most talked about rappers in 2006 with some stone-cold raps that have a sting in their tail. Overall the tracks are above average, surprising since labels are rarely willing to give up real heat to mixtapes on labels like Koch until well after they've gone stale. The key track has to be the update of Shaq's 1996 hit, "Can't Stop the Reign 2006," a hard, bragging roller that now features Bun B. and — no big surprise here — Papoose (the remix tacked onto the end of this disc is less satisfying and feels like a bunch of freestyles tacked on top of the beat). Also worth checking is "Pop the Trunk" with a very loose Yung Joc, Papoose again, and Chamillionaire, who nails his part despite sounding like he's got a wicked cold. A handful of Diplomats do fine on "Drama Gang" but the track would be just fair without Stay Gettin''s rickety yet hypnotic production. Remy Ma's "One and Only (My Boo)" is a wonderful combination of pillow talk R&B and hard Terror Squad attitude, Ghostface's "5 Deadly Venoms" could be his excellent "Run"'s little brother, while "Big Problems" grimes up Lil Jon, Lil' Flip, Lil Scrappy, and Lil Wyte and offers a truly street-feeling track from this Southern supercrew. While the East vs. South concept never really pays off, The Champions shoots off enough raw and inspired music at such a relentless pace it really doesn't matter.
I could never have imagined the extremist styles of the North and South mixing so harmoniously. DJ Kay Slay and DJ Greg Street are geniuses! I am duely impressed.
Norths and SOuths mixed harmoniously ! Great Album! PS. FAT JOE IS BLACK
Dis is da bomb. It is another KOCH Records Production. My track is with big Shaq Diesel (aka NBA Miami all-star, Shaquille O'Neal). Can't Stop the Reign 2006 is a hit because of him. Shaq can run the court and the rap game. Keep dropin' beats, holla at Wade.
Years Active: '00s
Top Albums and Songs by DJ Greg Street
Listeners Also Bought
||My Life Is a Movie (Remix)||My Life Is a Movie (Remix) - Single||Maino featuring Razah, BG, NORE, Jae Millz & Uncle Murda||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cherryed Up||Rep Yo Set||Neighborhood Piru||3:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Throw Tha Ball||Black October||Sadat X||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ny 1||Ny 1 - Single||Colaboration: Uncle Murda, Jim Jones, Kool G Rap and M.S.G.||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thick Ropes||The Medicine||Planet Asia||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All Eyes On Me||Make Em Mad - EP||B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Aint Playin (Uncle Murda)||Well Connected||DJ Hotday||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goonies||History In the Making||JR Writer, Hell Rell & Jim Jones||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Not Without My Glock||Fidel Cashflow||Lloyd Banks||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Move Like a G||The Co-Op||DJ Envy & Red Cafe||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|