SLAM & BAU Present: Real Deal (97) Mix
An exclusive mix—featuring Freeway, Maffew Ragazino and more—inspired by the sounds and fashion of ’97.
As we told you yesterday, to celebrate the coming All-Star Weekend and the re-release of adidas’ ‘Real Deal’ sneaker, we teamed up with Frank The Butcher and adidas to bring you a brand new mix to keep your head ringin’ through the weekend festivities. Below is the tracklist, featuring a healthy dose of classics from ’97 and freestyles from newer artists putting their own personal flavor on classic instrumentals, along with a few words from Frank The Butcher to give you a full scope of the inspiration behind the mix. Enjoy!
The Real Deal (97) Mix is inspired by the 1997 release of the adidas ‘Real Deal’ basketball shoe and the hip-hop music that was released in the same year. Both the shoe and the music represented the end of the “mid-nineties” in aesthetic and sound. This new era wasn’t an abandonment of ideals from the previous, but more of a modernization of familiar elements pushing style towards the dawn of the new millennium. Basketball has always been the official sport of hip-hop music with both sharing a “do or die” competitive mentality that propels players or rappers, sometimes from the most dire straits, into unimaginable success based on a talent they developed in the streets.
This mix is a selection of our favorite songs from ’97 with some of today’s best revisiting some key beats of that year.
Whether it’s rapping in the hallway with your crew or playing 5-on-5 at your local court—the only way to be respected is to be the “real deal”.
—Frank The Butcher / BAU
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1 – Real Deal Intro
2 – Jay Z - Where I’m From
3 – M.O.P – World Famous
4 – Maffew Ragazino – Real Deal Freestyle
5 – Redman – Whuteva Man
6 – Puff Daddy (Featuring LOX, Lil Kim & Biggie) – All About The Benjamins
7 – Cella Dwellas – Main Aim
8 – EPMD – Da Joint
9 – Notorious B.I.G – Kick In The Door
10 – Freeway – Real Deal Freestyle
11 – Gang Starr – You Know My Steez
12 – The Firm – Phone Tap
13 – Mayhem Lauren – Real Deal Freestyle
14 – Wu-Tang Clan – As High As Wu Tang Gets
15 – Wu Tang – Triumph
16 – Royal Flush – Rotten Apple
17 – Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
18 – The Kid Daytona – Real Deal Freestyle
19 – Tha Alkaholiks – Hip Hop Drunkies
20 – Big Pun & Fat Joe – Twins (Dj 7L Real Deal Remix)
21 – LL Cool J (feat. DMX, Redman, Method Man) – 4,3,2,1
22 – Paul Mighty – Real Deal Freestyle
23 – Jay-Z – Streets is Watching
24 – Krondon – Real Deal Freestyle
25 – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Deja Vu
26 – The Beatnuts – Off the Books
27 – Puffy Feat. Notorious B.I.G – Victory