The Diamond Dogs Mix


















Pictured above is Nate the Great, from Ted Lasso, a show on Apple TV about an American Football Coach hired to to manage a British football club.  If you haven’t seen it, it is well worth the hassle of the 7 day free trial.  Nate is the team’s insecure kit man whose name no one can remember but who also knows a lot about football and has much more to offer than just doing the washing.  

What’s this  got to do with a TUB mix?  Fuck all.  Except that it really is a smart show and actually does tie in to this mix, the Diamond Dogs, which is named after

The selections on this mix might be considered the B Sides to the B Sides.  Except that these songs are all so dope they really remind me of true B Sides from the days when we would listen to singles at 33 and 1/3 rotations per minute on a 1200 at Adelphi Ave, when the B stood for Bonus cut.  This mix gives me vibes of those days, with a decidedly more laid back tone that would set the mood for Jay to be playing Solid Snake with an American Spirit burning in the ashtray while Murph walked around with his pet snake around his neck eating cereal.

So just as we all gathered around the turntables back then to enjoy bonus cuts that got us through with care, and as the Diamond Dogs were there for Ted and Roy, this mix is here for you.  Because we all need a little something to shovel to right now.  


The Diamond Dogs Mix

  1. Not in the Air – T. Lasso 
  2. Nothin Less – Conway the Machine
  3. After Hours – King Cure feat. Rapsody
  4. Light One Write One – eLZhi
  5. The Realest – Heem & DJ Green Lantern feat. Benny the Butcher
  6. Good for the Soul – Fatlip & Blu feat. Hemlock Ernst
  7. Latoya Jackson (Back to the Old School Remix – Sean Price, Small Professor, Masta Ace feat. DJ Revolution
  8. Final Destination – Ransom & Nicholas Cage
  9. The Aisles – Misterdillinger feat. Rome Streetz & Fastlife
  10. Cruise Control – Planet Asia & Calvin Valentine
  11. The Long Way – Ras Kass feat. Everlast
  12. Ain’t Changed – Tab-one
  13. Money Orientated – Apollo Brown & Che Noir
  14. Tripping – Malz Monday & WESTSIDE BOOGIE
  15. Let It Go – Erik the Architecht, Loyle Carner & FARR
  16. Black Habits I – D Smoke feat Jackie Gouche
  17. The P Vitamin C – Cookin Soul & Larry June
  18. Golden Era ’12 – Bishop Nehru
  19. Slow Down – REASON feat. Alemeda
  20. Winter – Deniro Farrar feat. Lute & Southside Gauxst
  21. Chino (outro blend) – Madlib





Small Axe

Fell in love with Hip Hop and began rhyming. Took on DJ’ing, attended college in NYC…Today he resides in Boston with his precious daughter Colette a/k/a Coco & works as a therapeutic counselor giving back to the community and still bangs pads on the MPC.