Volume 3 is the edition that required the most work so far because while Volume 1 was about 3/4 classics and Volume 2 about 1/2 classics, this one features some heavy digging, including a lot of rare remixes and slept-on jams. As usual, a few classics too! Tons of artists on this mix never got their big break, so it’s great to be able to bring some light to those records.
This particular edition features only Female artists, and while the vocals remain sweet, quite a few songs showcase a Hip-Hop mindset that has been lost in today’s modern R’n’B. Singers like Leschea, Simple E and G Simone amongst others, definetely represented for the Female gender with proud, attitude and authenticity.
Volume 3 also features an all-star roster of MC’s like Guru, Jay-Z, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Krs-One, and renowned producers, such as Allstar, Mark The 45 King and Erick Sermon.
All the tracks on this mix have been selected by Onra & Lexis and encoded from original vinyl records (except for Skillz “Throw Your Hands Up” which was encoded from the original CD-only release). Selection by Onra & Lexis – Mixed by Onra.
7669 – Shmoken’ Em Up Y’All (Interlude)
G. Simone – Music For The 90’s ft. KRS One
Tami – Let’s Do It Again (Pimpstress Mix w/ Rap)
Terri & Monica – Uh-Huh (Rough Hip Hop Mix)
Changing Faces – All Of My Days ft. Jay-Z
Shawn – O.G.
Vertical Hold – Love Today (Diesel 12″)
Simple E – Blue Jeans (12″ Mix)
Sweet Sable – Love Thang ft. Guru (Original Mix)
Leschea – How We Stay
Harlem Drive – Everyday (Mayhem Mix Edit)
Blackgirl – In The 90’s (Extended Mix)
Corey – Everything But Love ft. Sadat X (The Sugar Shack Rudy Rut Remix)
Gina Thomspon – The Things You Do (Bad Boy Remix)
Joya – I Like What You’re Doing To Me
Cover Girls – I Am Woman (Hip Hop Long Mix)
Sounds Of Blackness – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Allstar Remix)
Brandy – Sitting In My Room ft. LL Cool J (Doug Rasheed Remix)
Zakiya – Love Like Mine (Real Character Remix With Rap)
Diana Ross – If You’re Not Gonna Love Me Right (Chuck Life Remix)
Taral – Distant Lover ft. Grand Puba (Shel Shok Mix)
Mary J. Blige – Be Happy (Puffy Remix) (ft. Keith Murray)
Tha Truth – Red Lights ft. Erick Sermon (Double Smoov Mix)
Y-N-Vee – Tricks-N-Trainin’
Skillz – Throw Your Hands Up
Shello – All Night Long
Mokenstef – He’s Mine Remix ft. Grand Puba
SWV – Anything (Old Skool Version)
Casserine – Gotta Get To Know Me
Lalah Hathaway – Let Me Move You (Bounce Club Mix)
Derin Young – Hear The Wave (AM/FM Mark the 45 King Mix)
For Real – Easy To Love (Silky Soul 12″)
Drama – See Me (LP Version)