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I Sat With: WWIII’s “Free Wombz Mix,” Honestly Reviewed

“Free Wombz threw me for a loop.”

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Free Wombz, a women’s riot group known to fight for the defense of freedom, truth and courage have dropped a live mix. In a three-part volume mix, spanning 90 minutes recorded at Fridom House, spanning the underground worldwide. The cult worships a sacred god known as “Nina,” the protector of the rioters.

Slamming these different sounds and rhythms together, with static interludes at one point almost used like a morse code message, makes for an interesting flow. The DJ’s taste is eclectic on this project and you can be sure to vibe out and reminisce to the old jams at the same time. The rap tunes make you want to jump up and do the “Shmurda” dance. Then at one point, it switches to a bouncy reggae tune that makes you wanna get up and shake something. I like when DJs make smooth transitions, overlapping and cutting not just playing song after song.

The mix has everything from Beyoncé’s hit “Ring the Alarm,” Erykah’s “Bag Lady” chopped to Lil’ Boosie, Young Dro spittin’ a capella on “Shoulda Lean” and then a lil’ Stevie Wonder. The songs had me thinking about everything from childhood to those college parties my friends and I used to get loose at. In my opinion, it is a good mix between old and new with Fetty Wap tracks, Kendrick Lamar and then dippin’ all back to the 90’s for Master P’s “How You Do Dat.”

In this mash up of different beats, overlapping songs combined with excellent mixing the DJ who created this mix is both old school and new and I love it. Although a good mix of slow and fast hits from early 2000s, thrown in with old school. On volume three they almost had my approval. Then they lost me by adding a verse by Kendrick Lamar from Jay Rock’s song “Vice City.”

“Big money, big booty b*tches / Man that s*it gon’ be the death of me…”

It threw me for a loop. Then I was like, “Wait… What does this mix have to do with their cause? I’m not sure this is “new school” riot music. I didn’t find any relevant message in the songs that were thrown on this project. I was confused. I wasn’t sure what jams from earlier days had to do with the current. However, this project of mixes whether relevant or not to the cause, is a sure thing to get a party going or just a cool mix to play in the car. If you’re on your way to “turn up,” play this.


Written by Manny King John

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