"DJ Sloppy White’s latest mix is dangerous. These 22 vintage headbangers
might make you want to smash something... maybe your radio. The
Way It Was takes you back to when rap was black punk rock,
a culture that made concessions to no one, when subversive soundmasters
threw Joan Jett and Ozzy in the blender with James Brown and the
Bar-Kays, set the BPMs to Crush and watched the sparks fly. Sloppy
does the right thing, rescuing these tough nuggets from the dollar
bins of history and constructing a mix that’s fresh, fly, wild and
Andrew Mason - DJ Monkone
"Chicago's Sloppy White (no relation to Boston's
Skippy White) delivers another fat tape of unearthed classics from
the old school, the middle school and the golden era. Want list
legends like Sir Fresh and DJ Critical, Ruthless Rod and MC Dollar
and Fresh Finesse. YZ, Sway and Tech, the Skinny Boys and Freddie
Foxxx round out the "I don't remember them being this hot"
side of things. Given Sloppy's obscurantism, we're not exactly sure
this is "the way it was." But with excellent mixes, diverse
cuts and a generally fun, not excessively trainspotter-ish vibe,
perhaps this is the way it should be."
- 4 out of 5 Stars
"The follow-up to his lauded, foil-wrapped Fat
Tape, The Way It Was is a nice, meaty mix dedicated to
the most random bits of late 1980s rap."
"If you like that old-school obscure hip hop flavor,
be sure to get your hands on a copy of DJ Sloppy White's new mix
CD 'The Way It Was'. It features a shitload of rare and forgotten
gems from the late 80's/early 90's and is equally as good (if not
better) than his awesome 'Fat Tape' CD. 3 thumbs up!"
"Sloppy White is the only person I know besides
myself that has the Greyson & Jasun and WISE Guyz albums... Way
too much spare time on his hands!"
"This is the second mix I have received from the
mysterious Sloppy White and he has yet again hit me with more joints
I wish I was up on a LOOOOOOONG time ago. Maybe I have been fooled
into thinking this shit is fantastic due to the insane packaging..."
"Sloppy White’s seamless mix, The Way It Was, is more encouraging than it is nostalgic. I tune in to the clear enthusiasm and innovative style in all these songs, and it makes me want to do something new, fresh and from the heart."
Jaysonic - Time Machine
www.timemachinesound.com | www.gitdrecords.com
"A unique couple of mixes, just left of center
but never missing the mark. The attention to detail in the packaging
is as high as the standard of the mixing too, a rare thing."
Strictly Kev - DJ Food
"Sloppy's done it again!"
Phil the Soulman
"A hearty selection of rare and hard-to-find tracks
culled from the ‘golden era’ of hip-hop...
- 4 1/2 out of 5 money clips"
"Super dope old school hip hop mix from the mystery
man behind Fat Tape...
- Highly recommended! "
Fat City Records