John Sweet

Member Since: 1/17/2002
Total Mixes: 24
Total Feedback: 28

Other Mixes By John Sweet

Playlist | Electronic
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Mixed Genre

Long Money Blues: The Life and Death of Rollie Washington

Artist Song
Jimi Hendrix/Al Pacino/Curtis Mayfield  Overture 
Gil Scott-Heron  Sex Education Ghetto Style 
Musical Youth  Pass the Dutchie 
Ghostface Killah  Child's Play 
Rudy Ray Moore  Dolemite Vs BDK (recut) 
Muddy Waters  Mannish Boy (Electric Mud version) 
James Brown  Super Bad 
Cappadonna  Slang Editorial 
Franco Micalizzi  Dark Suspense 
Lalo Schifrin  Magnum Force Theme 
Cappadonna  Milk the Cow (cut down) 
GZA feat Ghostface Killah  Investigative Reports 
Donny Hathaway  The Ghetto 
Keith Hudson  Black Belt Jones 
JJ Johnson & His Orchestra  Harlem Clavinette 
Nas  One Time for Your Mind 
Wu-Tang Clan  One Blood (inst) 
Funkadelic  March to the Witch's Castle 
Big Moe  Sippin' on Codeine 
DJ Screw  Wreckin' Classics Track 06 
Bill Laswell  Rated X 
Miles Davis  Tatu Part 1 
Wu-Tang Clan  Diesel 
Yes  Heart of the Sunrise (intro) 
< On the Corner 
Ghostface Killah  Impossible 
Wu-Tang Clan  I Can't Go To Sleep 
Curtis Mayfield  Right on for the Darkness 


When I gave this to my friend Ron, he sent me this review:

"Long Money Blues: The Life and Death of Rollie Washington", takes the listener on a journey into the ghetto and tells the story of a small time
hood who becomes a player and pays the price for a life of crime.
The album starts off with a gorgeous oveture by Jimi Hendrix, Al Pacino and Curtis Mayfield which sets the stage for Rollie's humble beginnings in the
ghetto. With tracks by the Wu-Tang Clan, Rudy Ray Moore, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and Lalo Schifrin, Sweet sketches an engrossing storyline that pulls the listener into the dark underworld of the ghetto life. In the third and final act, Sweet adds tracks from Yes, Miles Davis, Bill Laswell,
Isaac Hayes to his arsenal to tell the untimely outcome of the big-time Rollie.

Sweet is the moral backbone here.....he uses tracks familiar and not-so-familiar to weave an aural tapestry to tell the tale of what the everyday man faces in the ghetto. Sweet exposes the saddest truth ....that the young impressionable man growing up in the ghetto can choose between trying to make a decent honest life or be entranced by the flash and immediate financial gain of the criminal life...and by choosing the latter, faces the consequences that follow a life of crime. This is Sweet's forte--he has told a similar story in "Cold Blooded I"--but not as concise and beautifly tragic as here in the sequel.

John L. Sweet is the Iceberg Slim of the mix......."
image for mix


Tyler Durden1
Date: 5/28/2002
That's a big fucking picture. Nice job on the mix though. It would appear to tell your story very well.