As anyone with even a glancing interest in rap music and blogging over the last half decade knows, A$AP Yams' influence extended far beyond his role as the mastermind behind the A$AP Mob. He may have been the closest thing our generation had to Puffy, a down-to-earth, quick-witted mogul for the 2010s. But he was also for the people: as his position in the industry grew, he never stopped engaging with random kids that populated the nerdy niches of the rap internet, feeding young rap fans and old heads alike new music and nodding back to unsung classics. His now legendary Real Nigga Tumblr (and after that was retired, his personal Tumblr) revolutionized rap blogging with its encyclopedic knowledge of rap history and its sharp, hilarious insights. It was genius, generous, and laid the foundation for an empire.

Some of Yams' best RNT posts featured mixes and compilations celebrating the back catalogs of his favorite rappers: hours-long Dipset B-sides, Boosie deep cuts, long-lost Tupac rarities, all presented with love. With the Tumblr deleted, and many of the links long since dead, many of these mixes have fallen by the wayside. But we've tried to resurrect some of the most memorable mixes, with updated links and original text from Yams whenever possible. Download links are available in the titles. R.I.P. Yams, who cared about all this music deeply, enough to share it with you.


Spread Those Cheeks Girl, Volumes 1-3 (90s R&B Mixes)

VOL. 1, SIDE A
Brandy - I Wanna Be Down
SWV - Anything
Soul For Real (Featuring Heavy D) -Candy Rain Remix
Monica - Just One Of Those Days
D’Angelo - Brown Sugar
Jodeci (Featuring Raekwon) - Freek’n You Remix
Ghost Town DJ’s - My Boo
Mona Lisa (Featuring The Lost Boyz) -Can’t Be Wastin My Time
Allure (Featuring Nas) - Head Over Heels
TLC - Creep
Groove Theory - Keep Tryin’
Zhane (Featuring Busta Rhymes) - It’s A Party (J Dilla Remix)
Stephon Simmons (Featuring Big L) - I Cant Do That

SIDE B
702 (Featuring Missy Elliot) - Steelo
Aaliyah - Hot Like Fire (Timbaland Remix)
Dru Hill (Featuring Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat) - In My Bed Remix
KP & Envy - Shorty Swing My Way
INOJ- Let Me Love U Down
Missy Elliot - Beep Me 911
Usher - U Make Me Wanna
Mya (Featuring Silkk The Shocker) - Movin’ On
Case (Featuring Foxy Brown) - Touch Me Tease Me
SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy) - Someone(Bad Boy Remix)
Nicole Wray - Make It Hot
Mary J Blige (Featuring Nas) - Love Is All We Need

"This is the follow up to my first old school R&B mixtape. It got pretty good feedback so I decided to throw this one up. Remember it plays like a actual mixtape so all the songs are in just two MP3 files. Call yo finest stallion up and throw this on I bet you she gon drop them drawls tho.

R.I.P. Static Major too, responsible for a lot of hits in the 90’s."

VOL. 2, SIDE A
Montell Jordan (Featuring Master P & Silkk The Shocker) - Let’s Ride
Total - What About Us
Raphael Saadiq (Featuring Q-Tip) - Get Involved
Next - Too Close
Donell Jones - U Know What’s Up
Somethin For The People - My Love Is The Shhh!
Mariah Carey (Featuring Nas & Joe) - Thank God I Found You
Mary J Blige (Featuring Lil’ Kim) - I Can Love You
Janet Jackson (Featuring Blackstreet) - I Get So Lonely
Public Announcement - Body Bumpin
L.S.G. - My Body
Rome - I Belong To You

SIDE B
Gina Thompson - Things U Do(Bad Boy Remix)
Aaliyah - At Your Best(Gangstar Child Remix)
Groove Theory - Tell Me
Jodeci - Come Talk To Me
GYRL - Get Your Groove On
SWV (Featuring Missy Elliot) - Can We
Adina Howard (Featuring Cam’Ron) - T Shirt & Panties(Remix)
Tony Toni Tone (Featuring DJ Quik) - Let’s Get Down
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Playa - Cheers 2 U
702 - Get It Together
Mariah Carey (Featuring Bone Thugs & Harmony) - Breakdown

VOL. 3: SIDE A
Adina Howard - Freak Like Me

Toni Braxton (feat. Foxy Brown) - You're Making Me High (Remix)
Monifah (feat. Heavy D & Herb Mcgruff) - I Miss You
Yvette Michelle - Everyday, Everynight
Total (feat. Notorious B.I.G.) - Can't You See
112 (feat. Mr. Cheeks) - Come See Me
Mary J. Blige & Smif-N-Wessun - I Love You (Remix)
SWV (feat. Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Mr. Cheeks, Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Da Gambler - You're The One (Megamix)
Monica - Before You Walked Out Of My Life (Pete Rock Remix)
Brandy (feat. YoYo, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah) - I Wanna Be Down (Remix)
Doo Woop (feat. Akinyele, Fat Joe, Pretty Boy Floyd, Lord Tariq) - Gotta Go Down

SIDE B
LL Cool J (feat. Total) - Loungin' (Who Do You Love Remix)
Lil' Jerome (feat. Noreaga) - Too Old For Me (Shorty & Nore Remix)
Missy Elliott (feat. Da Brat) - Sock It To Me
Aaliyah - One In A Million
Ginuwine - None Of Your Friends' Business
Jon B. (feat 2pac) - R U Still Down
Mariah Carey (feat. Mobb Deep) - The Roof (Mobb Deep Mix)
Usher - Nice & Slow
R. Kelly (feat. Nas) - Did You Ever Think (Remix)
112 - Anywhere
Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa (So So Def Remix)

Last Cab To Harlem (Dipset B-sides, Mixtape Cuts & Rarities)

"We gotta end the year off right dawg with that powerful music. Run a plane into a building to this shit b. Spit on a lil’ girl in front of a pizza shop to this shit b. Piss on another man in public during a dice game b no homo tho b no homo. Do whatever you want b it don’t matter doggy. Appreciate what this group has done for society in the past 10 years. I didn’t add any of the classic album cuts cuz yall should have that already. This is all the mixtape tracks, b-sides, and rare freestyles. Shout outs to all the blogs that’s been showing love nahright comment section and shit. Shout outs to Marino what’s really good b. Goonaveli i see you too dawg. I’ll see yall in 2011 go puff a bogie cool out and two twelve with the homies."

Juelz Santana - The Answer
Jim Jones, Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana - Drama King, Drama Gang
Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones - Dynasty 2000 Freestyle
Cam’Ron (feat. Juelz Santana) - Facts Of Life
Cam’Ron - Halftime Show
Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, JR Writer, Cam’Ron - The Line Up
Cam’Ron (feat. Hell Rell) - Can’t Take It
Cam’Ron (feat. Juelz Santana) - Hate Muzik
Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron - Jamaican Joint
Jim Jones - The Jects
Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Cam’Ron - Trendsetters Part 1
Juelz Santana - You’re Gonna Love Me
Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron - Motherless Child Freestyle
Juelz Santana & Jim Jones - My Name Is Kiss Freestyle
Cam’Ron - What These Bitches Want Freestyle
Cam’Ron - Take Over Freestyle
Juelz Santana - Stretch Armstrong Radio Freestyle
Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron - Maria Maria
Cam’Ron - Dead Mothafuckas
Jim Jones - Questions
Comp (feat. Cam’Ron) - You Got So Much Class
Jim Jones - Tought
Cam’Ron - Yayo
Juelz Santana - Crack
Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron - Money, Cash, Hoes Freestyle
Cam’Ron - Get Em’ Girls [Original Version]
Cam’Ron (feat. JR Writer & Un Kasa) - Your Lady [Original Version]
Jim Jones - L.A., L.A. The Jungle

Max B: Best Of The Wave

"At folks request I compiled a best of Max B. All his best tracks just chill and enjoy this wave right here.

For the record, Surfin > Cookin"

Flash Dance
Picture Me Rollin'
Goon Music (We Run N.Y.) (feat. French Montana & Dame Grease)
Steak Sause (feat. French Montana)
Tattoos On Her Ass
Cake (Remix) (feat. French Montana)
Leave Them Boys Alone
I'm G'd Up (feat. Henny)
Blow Me A Dub
Blow Me A Dub (Remix)
What Am I Gone Do
Smoking (West Coast Freestyle)
Drop That Top
Bottles Of Patron
Reign
What Goes Around (feat. Jim Jones)
Where All My Hoes
Gimmie Slaws (feat. Mack Mustard)
American Slore
Techno Shit (feat. French Montana)
Been Around The World (feat. French Montana)
We Pop Grand Cru (feat. French Montana)
Business (feat. French Montana)
Porno Muzik
Sexy Love
Don't Take It Personal
Do For Drugs (feat. French Montana)
Paperwork (feat. Al Pac)
We Be On Our Shit (feat. Jim Jones)
She Touched It (Jim Jones Diss feat. Al Pac)
Umma Do Me (Feat. Jim Jones)
Who We Are (Jim Jones Diss)
Never Wanna Go Back (Last Track Recorded)

Camuel Jackson: Girls Drawls Drops (Cam'ron Mix)

"I thought I was dead but I reincarnated to pay homage to the GOAT thank you Camuel Jackson. The reason why I wanted to buy pink air force ones and grandma earrings. Killa was a pretty bitch (no homo) based before Brandon hit his first lick. The computers have been puted. This that designer underwear in a recliner leather chair music. Enjoy this mix of obscure ass remixes, freestyles, and some of my personal favorites. Happy Bday Killa."

Intro/Takeover
It’s Nothing
Look In Our Eyes w/ Young Gunz
Harlem (feat. Chinky Brown Eyes)
Overnight Celebrity (Remix) w/ Twista & 50 Cent
Aw Naww (Remix) w/ Nappy Roots
Can’t Take It (feat. Hell Rell)
New York State Of Mind (feat. Fat Joe & Remy Martin)
You Gotta Love It (Original)
Curtis
Halftime Show
Oh What A Night
Hot Boyz Freestyle
Green Lantern Freestyle
Dynasty Freestyle (feat. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana)
DJ Clue Freestyle (feat. Cardan)
Murda Mixtape Freestyle
Rush Hour Freestyle (feat. Beanie Sigel)
Rush Hour Freestyle Part 2
Tim Westwood Freestyle
Pull It (feat. DMX)
NBC w/ Charli Baltimore & Noreaga
I Reps w/ Prodigy & Queen Pen
Good Morning America w/ H.O.T. Ones
We Ride w/ R.Kelly, Jay-Z, Noreaga, Vegas Boyz
Gettin’ Jiggy With It (Remix) w/ Will Smith, Big Pun, Jermaine Dupri, R.O.C.
Do Your Thing (feat. Nicole Wray)
Whatcha Need (feat. Juelz Santana)

Bandana P: Mobb Phonics (Prodigy Megamix)

"I put my lifetime in between tumblr’s lines. Fuck that happy rap shit I felt like the internet needed a Prodigy megamix with over 40 bangers full of Banana Clip P’s scriptures almost 2 hours of that trife life project bench shit. This is to get everybody prepared for P’s release from prison this March. This for all my depressed thugs, spaghetti heads, woolie heads, sherm smokers, and dainey sippers. Jam this in your 88’ Saab or whatever hooptie of your preference. The tracklist is too long fuck that just download this."

Real Dealers Don't Finesse (Best of Doughboyz Cashout)

"Ima come clean for all you dusty ass internet mfs who mustache smelling like qualitest go head and download this right here. All you broke tumblr bitches who pussy smell like blazin hip hop and r&b you tryna get chose up finally then listen to this game. Ima come clean I’m going to holla at cartier and tell them to raise 10 million in charity for the city of detroit they at least owe them that. This the best of Doughboyz Cashout because I know some of y’all tired of me just posting random youtube videos with random quotes in all caps b. This music to go shopping for Mauri’s to. If you not in the reptilian section of saks 5th avenue while this on your iPod shuffle dont even bother my g. Compilation put together by your boy Young Yams aka The Puerto Rican Flex Washington. Tracklist and download for the mix below once this goes down it’s never going back up. I forgot to mention it’s two disc."

The Killuminati Tribute (2Pac Mix)

"You know I had to pay homage to the GOAT of this shit. These are a bunch of original tracks that Pac recorded before they were slaughtered on all his albums post-death. You can find a lot of these tracks on the Makaveli bootleg series. I couldn’t tag them up but just know he’s dissin Nas, Fugees, Dr.Dre, BIG, Puff, LL Cool J, and Mobb Deep all over this shit. Music isn’t made like this anymore. Rest in peace goes out to Yaki Khadafi and Johnny J too. A lot of timeless music was made at Death Row. Keep Makaveli’s legacy alive."

Out On Bail
Letter To The President [Original]
Watch Your Mouth [QD3 Remix]
Troublesome ‘96 [Original]
How Do U Want It [Original]
Hit Em’ Up [Original]
When We Ride On Our Enemies [Original]
Don’t Stop The Music
Made Niggaz [Original]
Still I Rise [Original]
LastOnesLeft [Original]
Lil’ Homies [Original]
Secretz Of War [Original]
Pain [Original] (Feat.Stretch)
Thug 4 Life [Original]
I’m Getting Money
Loyal To The Game [Original] (Feat.Treach & Riddler)
Soon As I Get Home (Feat.Yaki Khadafi)
When Thugz Cry [Original]
Happy Home [Original] (Feat.Faith Evans)
Until The End Of Time [Original]
Breathin [Original] (Feat.Bizzy Bone)
Catchin Feelins [Original]
High Speed [Original]
Late Night [Original] (Feat.DJ Quik & The Outlawz)
Never Be Peace [Original] (Feat.Marvaless & Storm)

The Lox Tribute, 1996-2002

"One of the greatest groups of this time fuck what any of them hoes ass bloggers talkin bout. This that real grimey ass throw on a durag music right here. Along with X, The Lox is responsible for a lot of dudes walkin round these streets with sleeveless Ruff Ryder tees. Kick back and enjoy the full nostalgia of when NY Rap was actually listenable. I also hunted down the rare Hot 97 freestyle with BIG, Mase, and The Lox. This was right before BIG’s death if I’m correct, this is the only time they were all heard together."

Messy Marv - Pimpin', Hoggin' & Doggin'

"SOME CLASSIC BAY AREA MOB MUSIC FOR THOSE SIMPS POISONED WITH THE SQUARE MENTALITY FILLING A HOE’S POCKET WITH FINANCES. I HOPE THESE MESSY MARV TRACKS HAND PICKED BY ME WILL MAKE YOU A NEW MAN AND GIVE YOU A NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE."

I’M TOO THOWED
PLEASE DON’T DEPEND ON ME (FEAT. JACKA)
STAY FRESH, DIRTY MESS (FEAT. G-WETT & BEEDA WEEDA)
IMA TELL YOU WHAT’S REAL
BRAND NEW
SMILE (FEAT. SAN QUINN)
MONEY OVER BITCHES (FEAT. SKY BALLA & SAN QUINN)
GHETTO BLUES
POP YO COLLAR (FEAT. E-40 & SAN QUINN)
MAKE IT CRACK THEN
PHD’S
IMA USER
“B”
ONE THE ONE (FEAT. YUKMOUTH)
SO HOOD (FEAT. CLYDE CARSON & GUICE)
WASSUP
FO’ A LIFE TIME
DOPEGAME, COCAINE
HAVIN’ CHEDDAR
HOES AIN’T SHIT
PLAYER IN YOU

Dog 4 Life: The DMX Tribute

"It’s a shame how quickly people forget how DMX was competing for the top spot with Jay back in 98’. Bad Boy had everyone believing that you couldn’t sell records without an extravagant rap video shot by Hype Williams or Paul Hunter. The army jackets and timb boots were traded in for Versace linens. Then came along Earl gladly shutting all that shit down with one performance on a sunday night at the Tunnel night club captured on camera for the “Get At Me Dog” video, helping usher in the Thug era of rap music. DMX and Waka’s presence are so parallel to each other even down to their debut videos. Fuck all that though me and the big dawg Post wanted to give you a quick reminder as to why Ruff Ryders ran the streets in the late 90’s compiling some unreleased gems, classics, b-sides, freestyles, and collaborations compressed in 2 disc. Props to DJ Step One his blog provided a couple of joints for this as well. Rest In Peace Boomer you in my left titty."

Throwed Ass Jams Vol. 1

"Here’s a bonus to hold you down for East Coast screw music week. All them new school and old school chopped and screwed bangers to get you in that zone. Like a wise man once said all you non-snorters, non-smokers, non-sippers get the fuck up outta here bitch."

Notorious B.I.G. (Feat.112)-Sky’s The Limit
8Ball & MJG-Space Age Pimpin
Lil’ Wayne-Me And My Drank
Outkast-Player’s Ball
Master P-Smokin’ Green
Scarface (Feat.2pac)-Smile
Do Or Die-Po Pimp
2pac (Feat.Bad Azz)-Krazy
Bone Thugs (Feat.Eazy-E)-For The Love Of Money
UGK-Choppin Blades
Jay Z-Imaginary Player
Nas-If I Ruled The World
DMX-How It’s Going Down
Trae (Feat.Z-Ro)-No Help
ESG-Swangin & Bangin
Notorious B.I.G. (Feat.Bone Thugs)-Notorious Thugs

Alley Boy: Irwin R. Shiester The Compilation

"This alley boy mix featuring a couple NO DJ tracks from his mixtapes and miscellaneous b-sides ain’t ordinary bruh. I ain’t gon say much this youtube comment wraps up my sentiments..."

Gettin’ Money (Freestyle)
Rappin & Robbin (feat. Waka Flocka Flame & Princess)
I’m Next
Payback (feat. Trouble)
Air Em’ Out (feat. LEP Bogus Boys)
Gangsta, Hustla
Tall (feat. Young Dro)
Pocket Full Of Money (Remix) (feat. Young Jeezy)
Lowdown
M.O.E.
Put Ya Hands Up (feat. DJ Khaled)
Alone
True Story (feat. G Fresh)
No More Tearz
What They Talkin’ Bout (feat. Killa Kyleon)
Yea’n It (feat. Maceo)
Show Out
Imma Smash It (feat. Gucci Mane)
Block Party (feat. Gucci Mane)
I Don’t Wanna (feat. Gucci Mane)
Hear Me Then
Switcharoo
Dis Is
Dope Man (feat. Eldorado Red)
Fake Niggaz
Trust Issues
Shiester
Friendship Ends
My World
Campaignin’

Stack Bundles: 917-443-4820s & Heartthrobs

Choose
Fifth Ave Glamour Girl
How To Make A Girl Feel
Make A Bitch Go
Naughty Girl
One Thing
Only You
Secret Love
Slow Down
Sucker For Love
Tell Me
Why Would She
Wives Of The Hustlers
You Want It

Noreaga: The Early Shit

Noreminati
Married To Marijuana
LA LA w/ NY NY Blend (feat. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi)
Calm Down (feat. Nas & Tragedy Khadafi)
N.O.R.E. Freestyle
T.O.N.Y. [DJ Clue Remix]
Closer [Sam Sneed Remix]
Triple Threat (feat. Nas & Nature)
Hip-Hop Drunkies Freestyle
Halfway Thugs Part 2 (Tragedy Khadafi Diss)
It's Not A Game (feat. Maze & Mussolini)
Oh No Remix (feat. Capone, Big Pun, Jadakiss, Maze, Mussolini)
Breathe Easy Freestyle
Thug Poetry

DJ Lil Steve's Flockaveli [Chopped Not Slopped]

Killa's Lost Gems [Happy Birthday Cam'Ron]

Boom Bap Trap Shit, Vol. 1: Mixed & Compiled by Emynd & Eastside Stevie

[via DJStepOne]

Gucci Mane: The Mr. Perfect Sessions

"Before the die hard Gucci fans crucify let me say that THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. Unless you want the NO DJ/CDQ versions of these tracks, well then shit keep reading then. Before Gucci’s 2nd jail stint in 2008, he was working on an album entitled Mr.Perfect. Due to his jailhouse blues the album was scrapped and released new material for The State vs. Radric Davis. These are all the tracks he was working on during that era. This is when Gucci was really killing the mixtapes. If you’re not up on too much of Gucci’s prior shit this tape is for you."