Cookin Soul drops A Tribe Called Xmas mixtape in tribute to A Tribe Called Quest
The mixtape joins his previous festive drops including WU XMAS, DOOM XMAS and Notorious BIG – READY FOR XMAS.
Grammy-winning producer and beatmaker Cookin Soul has dropped his latest Christmas mixtape, A Tribe Called Xmas, in honour of the 80s hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest.
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The new drop joins a line up of annual festive releases from Cookin’ Soul – last year he released WU XMAS (in honour of Wu-Tang Clan), in 2020 came Notorious BIG – READY FOR XMAS, and DOOM XMAS in 2018 which, you guessed it, was a tribute to MF DOOM.
The mixtape was uploaded to YouTube on 20 December, where Cookin Soul wrote in the description, “Tribute to one of my fav[e] groups of all time! RIP Phife Dawg”, and stated that all tracks have been produced, remixed and mastered by himself.
The full tracklist is as follows:
- Xmas (We’ve Got)
- Butter Cookies
- Merry Abstract Xmas
- Snow skit
- 5 Foot Reindeer
- Kamaal Xmas Time
- Holiday Booty
- Nut Job skit
- Funky Xmas for Two
- Soul Holidays
- Sleigh Dawg
You can listen to the full tape below:
We spoke to Cookin Soul last year about his Christmas tradition, where he explained the process of bringing the tapes to life (which is all fairly simple for the esteemed beatmaker): “I knock out mixtapes in four or five days,” he told us. “I’ve been making music for a long time so I know what I want. I have my studio set up in the fastest way for me. When I’m looking for sounds, I’m thinking, ‘Okay, I can use this drum or this drum pattern’, or, ‘This acapella is going to fit.’ When I did DOOM XMAS, I knew that I was going to use something from The Grinch. I just had to find the right part.”
You can shop Cookin Soul’s previous festive releases on vinyl and cassette, and download the new mixtape from cookingsoulrecords.com.
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