Ricky Powell’s mixtape series with DJ Smoke L.E.S., for The Good Life! enters its third installment, and it’s three times dope. You can tell by the cover of Uncle Sloppy’s Zooted Lay-Up Line Mixtape that it’s inspired by New York City basketball with Ricky (clad in a Knicks warmup jersey) showing off his ups at fifty years strong. The mixtape’s tracks are as dusty as your funky uncle’s fingertips, which are some of the finest joints that blared in the ’70s and ’80s while Clyde, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, and Bernard King were making it rain. Sure the NBA is balling over in London, but DJ Smoke L.E.S., and the Rickster bring it back stateside with this sports-inspired mix. Download the new tape below.
DJ SMOKE L.E.S. & RICKY POWELL UNCLE SLOPPY’S ZOOTED LAY-UP LINE MIXTAPE