Ahhhh yes. I remember it like it was yesterday. My first DJ Jamad “AfroMentals” mixtape. Well technically it wasn’t long enough ago that it was an actual tape. But the mix was unforgettable. The year was 2002 and I had recently begun working with my big homie J Carter creating graphics for his then weekly party Sol Fusion. DJ Jamad was among the regular rotation of Sol Fusion DJ’s, but at this time, he and J took it a step further and produced a special Sol Fusion AFROMENTALS mixtape as a giveaway to party goers. It was my introduction to Afromentals and the cd soon became attached to me like an old friend. I took that cd everywhere spreading the gospel like a traveling evangelist.
These days AFROMENTALS is an international phenomenon. Thanks to his Afromentals show on Sirius radio as well as his affiliation with the Aphilliates, a crew of DJs and producers fronted by DJ DRAMA known widely for the Gangsta Grillz brand. People the world over experience Jamad’s unique blends of soul, r&b, hip hop with a dash of that new and next that just keeps you hungry for more. I’ve lost count of just how many mixes exist in the collection. Especially since now it is not uncommon for brands and labels to commission and curate their own DJ Jamad mixtapes. Like Lay’s chips you can’t have just one… so be sure to hit up Moods Music where you can pretty much cop the entire collection.
But enough of me, let’s get back to the music… Here is a link to download (FOR FREE.99) the latest mix from DJ Jamad: Choc-Lo-Dytes mixed by DJ Jamad 2011