Star Wars Meets Hip Hop On DJ Chong Wizard’s ‘The Last Mixtape’
You should be as excited about this mixtape as the movie
It is exactly a week until we get to see how the next chapter of the Skywalker saga unfolds in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And it is also only seven days until DJ Chong Wizard’s official comeback mixtape, The Last Mixtape. If you’re not familiar, Chong was the premier mixtape DJ in Canada at the height of the movement in the mid-’00s. He took a hiatus when the RIAA started cracking down and the mixtape game went sour. He made a semi return in 2015 when The Jacka was killed, as he had an unfinished project with the highly respected Bay Area MC. He’s been quiet ever since…but only because he’s been grinding hard to make a big splash at the end of 2017.
For over a year DJ Chong Wizard has been planning and executing a Star Wars-themed mixtape and art series. And when we say mixtape, we actually kinda mean album seeing as all the tracks are brand new raps over freshly cooked beats. To drive home the concept, Chong had contributing producers use Star Wars samples to make the tracks, and asked the rappers to include at least a line or two about everybody’s favorite sci-fi franchise.
Now, as far as the art series, Chong was inspired by Marvel’s Hip-Hop Variant series. While he thought it was a great idea overall, many of the picks and omissions had him confused. How do the Migos get a Hip-Hop Variant but Slum Village’s Fantastic Vol. 2 doesn’t? Also, Marvel’s initial rule that only one classic album would be chosen from any given artist’s catalogue, seemed silly. So, Chong made it his mission to right some wrongs and commissioned a handful of artists to tribute some bonafide hip-hop classics in a Star Wars stylee! And, of course, MASS APPEAL has your first look below. Not only that, but we are unveiling the tracklist and giving you a leak from Vic Spencer and Chris Crack. Oooouuuuweeee!
The Last Mixtape tracklist:
01. DJ Chong Wizard, Ras Kass & Black Ryan – The Last Mixtape (prod. by Ro Data)
02. Ras Kass, Planet Asia & Willie The Kid – One With The Force (prod. by Biddim Riddim & DJ Chong Wizard)
03. Ty Farris & Waterr – Feeling Like Yoda (prod. by Unjust)
04. Eto & Recognize Ali – Swear On My Pops (prod. by Unjust)
05. TED-D – The Light Sabre (prod. by TED-D)
06. Vic Spencer & Chris Crack – Ewoks (prod. by Unjust)
07. Daniel Son, PhybaOptikz, SmooVth & Blizz – Jedi Force (prod. by Giallo Point)
08. Ras Kass – Use The Force (prod. by sadhugold.)
09. King Magnetic, Recognize Ali & Jos Rockwell – War Wit Da Starz (prod. by Clypto)
10. SageInfinite – Jedi March (prod. by Ro Data)
11. TED-D – War In The Stars (prod. by TED-D)
12. Heem Stogied – Life is Narrow (prod. by EyeDee)
13. DJ Chong Wizard & Killa Kali – Decapitate Lord Sith (prod. by sadhugold.)
14. The Commissioner & Killa Kali – Boonta Eve Classic (prod. by DirtyDiggs)
15. Lou Hefner & Jos Rockwell – Lazer Swords (prod. by sadhugold.)
16. Chronic Tone & Paranom – Sith Lord Steps (prod. by Chronic Tone)
17. Pure Math – The Sith Code (prod. by ChinaWhite)
18. Jon reX – Order 66 (prod. by Ro Data)
19. Raa D – Padawan Son (prod. by Ro Data)
20. Tesla’s Ghost – Imperial Star Destroyer (prod. by TXDD VILLAIN)
21. Jermiside, Zilla Rocca & junclassic – Comic Book Recommendations (prod. by Biddim Riddim)
22. Yamin Semali & Lazurus – Know That (remix)
23. Bigg Tae, Eddie K & Myke N Iyke – Forcin’ (prod. by Biddim Riddim)
24. Nump – Han Solo (prod. by DJ Chong Wizard)
25. Ras Kass – Outro (prod. by Brice Luther)
The Last Mixtape is available for pre-order now.
And here is “Ewoks” by Vic Spencer and Chris Crack, which is produced by Heiro affiliate Unjust.
And finally, here is your exclusive look at the Star Wars/Hip-Hop Variants that Chong had done for The Last Mixtape. We’ll start with the dope fold-out take on Cam’s Purple Haze, since the album turned 13 yesterday.
Poe Dameron #1 variant by Adelso Corona // Based on Cam’ron’s Purple Haze (2004)
Princess Leia #1 variant by Soak // Based on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. (2017)
Chewbacca #1 variant by Sens // Based on Kanye West’s College Dropout (2004)
Star Wars #1 variant by Aury Arts // Based on Slum Village’s Fantastic Vol. 2 (2000)
Darth Vader #1 variant by Whups // Based on Ice Cube’s The Predator (1992)
Star Wars #1 variant by Aury Arts // Based on Eazy E’s Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton (1996)
Han Solo #1 variant by Soak // Based on Mac Dre’s Thizzelle Washington (2002)
Obi-Wan & Anakin #1 variant by Soak // Based on Jedi Mind Tricks’ The Thief and the Fallen (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 variant by Idan Knafo // Based on Kool Keith’s Dr. Octagon (1996)
Darth Vader #1 variant by Aury Arts // Based on King Geedorah’s Take Me To Your Leader (2003)
Back cover variant by Aury Arts // Based on MF DOOM’s MM.. Food (2004)