DJ A-Beats is back at it again, this time hooking up with DJ JS-1 for another standout mixtape, "The East Coast Invasion". As with any A-Beats mixtape, the album combines the best of the mainstream and underground, with artists such as Doujah Raze, Styles P, Brother Ali, Nas, Beastie Boys and Rahzel making appearances. But unlike other mixtapes, "The East Coast Invasion" is mixed to perfection, providing skills behind the turntables and not just hot songs.
"The East Coast Invasion" is divided into two halves, but both are equally as dope. A-Beats blazes the first half with standout cuts like Born Unique's vintage boom bap sounds of "Call Waiting". Minnesota's finest Brother Ali provides his usual trademark sound on "Fire In The Eye", proving he is one of the underground's best emcees. The Kanye West produced "NWS" by Pharoahe Monch is another sure shot banger thanks to Miri Ben Ari's razor sharp violins. On the DJ JS-1 side of things, tracks such as Masta Ace's "Da Grind", Redman's "I C Dead People" and the Beastie Boys "Open Letter To NYC" standout. The lyrical gangbang of "Flying Guillotinez Freestyle" featuring C-Rayz Walz, Akrobatik, Breez Evahflowin & React is a dope exclusive, as the collaboration of Trez and Big Noyd on the grimy street anthem "How We Do".
Overall, DJ A-Beats and DJ JS-1 have provided yet another dope mixtape. If you are one of the many Hip Hop heads who are tired of hearing the same old material on various mixtapes, then you will be more than pleased with "The East Coast Invasion Mixtape". You can't front on two dope DJ's bringing it back to when skills mattered.