Right…so here we have the first volume of a new Southern Hospitality mix series that will undoubtedly become a serious labour of love. Mixed all the way LIVE (from SM5!) this is just me digging into the section of music that I reach for the most. In other words, good ‘ol mellow country rap tunes that I’m calling ‘Southern Souls Vol.1’

There was no grand plan to be definitive or represent all the Southern states, however, inevitably there’s classics, both old and new from Texas, Georgia, Alabama and all those other hotbeds of great hip-hop. Not to mention a few slept on and under the radar gems from the likes of Birmingham J, The Cole Boyz and G.I.H.A.D. that I get to share with the world. Quite simply, we’re all about the music here @ Southern Hospitality and this is the music that soundtracks our lives on a daily basis.

So, on that note, I’ll let the music do the talking…



01. ‘Memphis City Blues’ – 8Ball and MJG
02. ‘Niggaz Down South’ – Killer Mike
03. ‘Keep It Real’ – Nappy Roots
04. ‘Like Yesterday (Mercy Mix)’ – UGK
05. ‘Lord I Know’ – Boss Hogg Outlawz
06. ‘Mainstream’ – Outkast
07. ‘Same Song’ – Da Backwudz
08. ‘Test Of My Faith’ – Petey Pablo
09. ‘Still Standing’ – Goodie Mob
10. ‘Happy Jamz’- Boyz N Da Hood
11. ‘It’s H***’ – Field Mob
12. ‘Best Year’ – Witchdoctor
13. ‘Wet Paint’ – Birdman
14. ‘Family’ – Ying Yang Twins
15. ‘Live Fast Die Young’ – Birmingham J
16. ‘Must Be (Music)’ – G.I.H.A.D. and Eric Roberson
17. ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’ – Cole Boyz
18. ‘Dirt I Bleed’ – Dirty
19. ‘Cadillac On 22s (Acoustic Live Version)’ – David Banner