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The iPod Shuffle – Deltron 3030’s “Mastermind”

By 02.05.13

Despite being big into Cali rap growing up, Del and Deltron barely made my radar. However, one track that somehow worked its way into rotation strictly from an instrumental stand-point was the maniacal “Mastermind.” Since my friends and I used to have backseat freestyles like the rest of you, we used to round up random beats from Napster onto CD-Rs and this mountain-climbing, chip-on-the-shoulder backdrop from Dan The Automater was one of the gems that brought the best out of a bunch of narrow-minded kids.

However, before I heard this Deltron 3030 highlight the other day via DJ Shadow radio on Pandora, it had probably been a good five years since this dusty gem cracked my rotation in any form. To ensure that doesn’t happen again, I’m bringing out the mega-phone here for a mental reminder and hoping you guys give me enough reasons to listen beyond the beat.


TAGSDan The AutomaterDel The Funky HomosapienDeltron 3030DJ Kid KoalaMUSICThe iPod Shuffle

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