DJ Critical Gives Us A Mix We Didn’t Know We Needed
Canadian mix master, DJ Critical Hype delivers another mashup tape featuring Dreamville’s head honcho, J. Cole with production from the renowned production duo The Neptunes. His new mixtape “In Search Of…Cole” gives fans a nostalgic listening experience. It features top tier J. Cole verses on top of classic Neptunes beats; A match made in hip-hop heaven. DJ Critical Hype does an excellent job of matching the lyrics and beats seamlessly.
“In Search Of…Cole” has 30 tracks with raps from J. Cole’s entire catalog. DJ Critical Hype released the tape a day after the two-year anniversary of J. Cole’s fifth studio album “KOD”. It features songs from the album like “Once An Addict”, “The Cut Off” and title track “KOD”.
DJ Critical Hype enjoyed the challenge of combining the musical talents J. Cole, Pharell, and Chad Hugo. He had this to say to Genius: “I thought it would be nice to give a different perspective of Cole’s style and flows over different production,” he said about his motivation for matching Cole and the Neptunes. “Cole was pictured in the studio with Pharrell at the beginning of his career. They were supposed to work on something. I don’t know why it never came to fruition, but I thought it would be dope to hear Cole over some classic Neptunes beats.”
This is not DJ Critical Hype’s first mashup tape. His most popular tape is “The Damn. Chronic”, which mix Kendrick Lamar raps over Dr. Dre’s classic beats. Another popular mixtape of his “Wu-Chainz (36-Trap Houses)”, which combines the bars of 2 Chainz and the production of RZA from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Check out the rest of DJ Critical Hype’s catalog on Audiomack.
Stream “In Search Of…Cole” below.