DJ Trackstar Hits the Source, Hosts NYOIL Mixtape

These days, it seems like St. Louis underground hip-hop is popping up on the national radar everywhere you turn. Even controversial hip-hop bible The Source is listening. In its most recent issue, the magazine devoted some column inches to most recent 9 Wonders mixtape by NYOIL -- a release hosted by DJ Trackstar. (Check out the article, including a scan of the album artwork, after the jump.)

A fan since hearing NYOIL’s song “Y’all Should All Get Lynched” in 2006 – “It’s an amazing song, very thought-provoking,” Trackstar says – the local hip-hop advocate contacted the Staten Island musician via MySpace and asked him to host one of his frequent mixtapes.

Oil eventually hosted Trackstar’s Boogie Bang 12 (which we reviewed here; download at the link here) -- and then, to Trackstar’s surprise and excitement, decided to return the favor.

“He asked me to help him with hs project,” Trackstar says, which turned out to be the mixtape DJ gig. “I wasn’t going into it looking for a partnership, [and] I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m definitely looking forward to working with him for awhile.”

Head on over to to download the free mix, which according to Trackstar’s weekly newsletter “features all nine tracks from the 9 Wonders EP: NYOil vs. 9th Wonder, plus highlights from the Hood Treason album as well as some unreleased treats."

-- Annie Zaleski

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