The Notorious Exchange

by Nappy DJ Needles

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molee420 Amazing blend better than the original. Favorite track: Something Juicy (Nappy DJ Needles Blend).
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Kyle Means A glorious mash-up of two opposing ends of hip-hop enjoyment, where they come together is somewhere between Phonte's melody and Big's kick. By the end you won't notice the difference. Favorite track: Sky's Groove (Nappy DJ Needles Blend).
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Michael Chester How can you go wrong with Biggie over Nicolay soundscapes?! Favorite track: Hypnotize The Blues (Nappy DJ Needles Blend).
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Martin Shields Needles has an incredible ear for blending tunes. This is what being a DJ is all about. A modern twist on the core reason for being a Hip Hop DJ. Original skills that won't disappoint! Favorite track: Daykeeper In Ya Ear (Nappy DJ Needles Blend).
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Just a lil something to celebrate the 20th and 10th anniversaries of The Notorious B.I.G.'s and The Foreign Exchange's debut. I hope you dig what you hear...

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"Dope is not enough to describe this album."
- Kita Anthony aka Gentleman Hunter

"Biggie x The Foreign Exchange?? hell yeah"
- @ohsowrite

"Big ups to Nappy DJ Needles for putting in work with The Notorious Exchange mixtape. This brother never dissappoints."
- @Bigant67

"OMG! Nappy DJ Needles killed it with this Notorious Exchange mixtape! Perfect blends of Biggie and +FE #ExtremeHeadNod"
- @CameosWord

"Dope mashup!"
- @kmax_chicago

"B.I.G. up for this man. Downloaded this morning and playing it through for the 2nd time as I type."
- Mista Dex of The Dex Files on

"A supercool blend tape to keep just in time for Biggie’s memorial day."

"Y’all know how I feel about a good mashup. This new project from Nappy DJ Needles satisfies my love of delectably blended genres. The Notorious Exchange reworks classic lyrics from The Notorious B.IG. by laying them over the smooth sounds of The Foreign Exchange."

"The ethereal soundscapes of The Foreign Exchange do well to filter out the aggression in Big’s vocals allowing the often overlooked reflective nature of his rhymes to shine through. "

"DJ Needles‘ brilliant concept mix The Notorious Exchange (yes, that’s Foreign Exchange jams moshed up with B.I.G. in the spirit of Needles’ Tribe Called Kast mix)"

"The twisted mind behind last years A Tribe Called Kast returns with another sick blend tape to keep your heads nodding...DJ Needles merges the lyrics of Brooklyn’s Finest MC and the brainchild of Phonte and Nicolay to delight your ears and fulfill your fantasies with The Notorious Exchange."

"As Kanye infamously stated, the work of amateurs and Notorious B.I.G.'s catalog pretty much sucks. Only special soundmen produce something which amplifies the original and DJ Nappy Needles does not disappoint. Never would have thought such a combination would work so good."

"This is def one of the best remixes I have heard in a while..Biggie laced with some very smoothed out soul beats. So sick. And being a new daddy I appreciate he used all clean vocals.. lol"


released March 7, 2014


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