Hump-Day Download: The Funky President Mixtape by KRAZ
“KRAZ presents his 1st mixtape “The Funky President” Kraz (from Soulive/Royal Family) mixes and remixes everything from James Brown (title track) and rare soul cuts to Jay Z and The Black Keys while throwing in exclusive original tracks from Fyre Dept and Lettuce to create an ultra funky soundtrack.” – from the Royal Family’s bandcamp
I am completely obsessed with this for everything from spring cleaning, the gym, figure drawing class, and partying down… not to mention the subtlety of a wah-pedal sexy-effect. I highly recommend downloading the whole thing (FOR FREE!) and listening to it straight through.. the progression of the 23 tracks is just PERFECT.
personal favorites: “Afro Sheen” – Neal Evans, “Nobody’s Baby” – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, “Ride” – Q-Tip, “The Love You Left Behind” – Syl Johnson, “Knockin'” – Ledisi prod. by Fyre Dept., “Everlasting Light” – The Black Keys, “Pass the Mic” – The Beastie Boys, “Flashing Lights” – Kanye West feat. Dwele, “Fever” – Fyre Dept. (really sweet).
but seriously listen to it from beginning to end. maybe skip “empire state of mind” (I’m sorry, am I the only person who hates this song? almost ruined the whole mixtape for me..)