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Mix premiere: DJ Marvel – This One Time At Bandcamp…

Tuesday 04th, April 2017 / 10:14
By: Vanessa Tam

Some trends in rap music are as fleeting as Justin Bieber’s leaked nudes; they’re over almost as soon as they materialize.

The resurgence of the flute in rap music instrumentals, however, isn’t just a minor drop in the bucket of rap trends. Local producer and DJ Marvel, also known as Michael Henry, took it upon himself to put together a mix that celebrates the past, present and future of flute rap. “Over the last year or so, producers like Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz and Zaytoven have been using flutes in their production,” mentions Henry. “So I decided to ride the wave from now to back in time and visit some of my favorite rap songs that salute the flute. Enjoy!”

A salute to flute rap. Illustration by Rhek.

Tracklist

Drake feat. Quavo & Travis Scott – Portland (Trayze Burgundy Edit)
2 Chainz ft. Drake – Big Amount
2 Chainz – MFN Right
Big Baby D.R.A.M – Broccoli (Flute Cover)
Travis Scott – Wasted (feat. Juicy J)
Tommy Butler – Prison Song
Future – Mask Off (Trayze Edit)
ScHoolboy Q – My Hatin Joint
Hossam Ramzy – Khusara Khusara
Jay-Z – Big Pimpin (DJ Ayres Edit)
Gong – Bambooji
Nas Feat QB Finest – Oochie Wally (DJ 7L OG Tool)
Timbaland – Indian Flute
Gorillaz – Rock The House
Heirogliphics – Cab Fare
Isaiah Rashad – Shot You Down
Dr. Dre – Lil’ Ghetto Boy
Dogg Pound – Big Bimpin’
Dr. Dre – Bad Intentions
Snoop Doggy Dogg – The Shiznit
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Action Bronson – Shiraz
Jurassic 5 – Jayou
The Gaff – Music Man (Gaff Version)
The Alkaholics – The Flute Song
Diamond D – Best Kept Secret
Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Z-Ro – Mo City Don
Jay Dilla – Fuck The Police
The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now
Dilated Peoples ft. Kanye West – This Way
Gil Scott-Heron – In The Bottle

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