You may think of Mark Ronson as a guitar player and producer who's worked with star singers like Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Lily Allen, and Robbie Williams. He's also produced a lot of hip-hop and shows his versatility in this dope 28 minute rap mix that you can download for free at fabriclondon.com
Giggs & Wretch 32 - Titans
Joey Bada$$ - Unorthodox (produced by DJ Premier)
Talib Kweli - One Two (feat. Jae Millz & Oh No)
Wale - Let A Nigga Know ft. Chinx Drugs / Fatz
Wu-Block - Bust Shots (feat. Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Inspectah Deck)
Wu-Tang Clan - Six Directions of Boxing
Ghost Loft - Seconds
Alicia Keys - Listen To Your Heart
Also on the page is an interview. Of this mix, he says:
There’s nothing exclusive on it but it’s all kind of white label shit, stuff that’s not on major release or whatever. Stuff people might not have heard - except obviously for the Alicia Keys record. It’s just bits that I really like. I wouldn’t even say its necessarily anywhere near a taste of what people could expect from my set in the club… it’s just a bunch of my favourite hip hop right now.
I love how he describes "trap music":
Yeah, definitely. But it’s so funny to me with the trap stuff, because I understand the word and what it means. Like a year a half ago when I started hearing about it I was like TI and everyone’s been calling it trap for a good like 12 years. It’s just music with 32nd note high hats and its all fucking good. The hip hop purists that wanna cry for hours and say it’s a sacrilege is kind of ridiculous cause all its doing is making sure that hip hop records get played in whatever progressive sets that people are playing at the moment.