Hip Hop Hooray: Mister F Made a Mixtape, McLovins Guest Star

Now this is how you do a modern-day mixtape.

Last week, the Albany-based jamband Mister F casually published a stream-worthy collection of cover songs recorded live from their Southeast run this January. The 14-track mixtape features old-school hip-hop songs with guest appearances from the band’s current touring mates, the McLovins.


The hour-long downloadable release includes funky covers from popular ’90s artists like Snoop Dog, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, MC Hammer and Naughty By Nature. While Mister F keyboardist Scott Hannay lends his vocals to many of the rap renditions (and keytar skills on “Cantaloop”), guitarist Mike Candela takes the lead on “The Real Slim Shady” and drummer Matt Pickering does so on “This Is How We Do It,” with McLovins‘ drummer/frontman Jake Huffman tackling “Rapper’s Delight” and “Hot In Herre.”

Recorded at venues across Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas, the tape offers a snapshot of setlist surprises from 13 different shows, and with an extensive string of concert dates on the horizon (thankfully, many are in the Northeast), here’s hoping this will be a continued effort throughout the remainder of the tour — because it ain’t nothing but an F thang, baby, and we can’t wait until the next episode.

Mister F January ’16 Mixtape:

1. Nuthin’ But A G Thang* 1/14/2016 – The 8×10, Baltimore, MD
2. Ice Ice Baby* 1/17/2016 – The Pour House, Charleston, SC
3. Forgot About Dre* 1/15/2016 – Martin’s, Roanoke, VA
4. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)*$^ 1/29/2016 – Nowhere Bar, Athens, GA
5. Baby Got Back* 1/16/2016 – The Camel, Richmond, VA
6. U Can’t Touch This* 1/21/2016 – SOL Bar at New Mountain AVL, Asheville, NC
7. Gin and Juice* 1/19/2016 – The Blind Tiger, Greensboro, NC
8. The Real Slim Shady%+ 1/27/2016 – The Rabbit Hole, Charlotte, NC
9. Rapper’s Delight@& 1/24/2016 – The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
10. Intergalactic*~ 1/20/2016 – The Whiskey, Wilmington, NC
11. Big Pimpin’* 1/24/2016 – The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
12. Hip Hop Hooray* 1/28/2016 – Buffington’s, Milledgeville, GA
13. This Is How We Do It#* 1/30/2016 – Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
14. Hot In Herre@? 1/30/2016 – Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA

*w/Scott Hannay on vocals
$w/Atticus Kelly of McLovins on keys
^w/ScottHannay on keytar
%w/Mike Candela on vocals
+w/Justin Berger of McLovins on guitar
@w/Jake Huffman of McLovins on vocals
&w/Jason Ott of McLovins on bass
~w/Scott Hannay on vocoder
#w/Matt Pickering on vocals
?w/Mister McManagers trio (Mike Dean, David Limentani, Nick Sonsini) on backup singing/dancing

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