The Mint Collective

The Mint Collective increases visibility for creative endeavors through music, the arts, live events and conversation.

Our mission is to foster a learning environment through creative expression and exploration.

We ♥ We ♥ music, the arts, creating, traveling, technology, food and drink, laughing and lots more. Its fun, really, sometimes even splendid.

Minty Fam
j. marie
lady j
yawn snoozicka
minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com

access hip hop
ampsoul movements
angela "spinorita" blanca
apple juice break
bagpak music
bama love soul
bastard jazz
beats n crates
blind I brownswood recordings
dhundee music
dj deben
dj seano
dojo soundz
fresh selects
friends we love
giant step
grown kids radio
hip hop is cool again
illfonix show
k 15
nujazz spirit
nu-soul magazine
om records
potholes in my blog
project ahimsa
put me on it
record breakin
reva devito
sef diggy
shelltoes music
soul bounce
soundwaves radio
suite 903
tam sam
the bloom effect
the lust killers
trees for breakfast
turntables on the hudson
vitamin dee

Dhundee | Afterhours

YO! Our minty fambam in Brooklyn, el señor Dhundee just laced us with a sweet mix of some older school gems perfect for your afterhours chill session.

Karizma - K3

Lupe Fiasco - Paris Tokyo

Pharcyde - Drop

Pharcyde - Runnin

Q-Tip - Gettin Up

Jazmine Sullivan - Jumpoff

Treva Whateva - Singalong

Waajeed - Proud

J. Period F. Q-Tip - Q-Tip for President

Bob James - Mardigras

Parliment - I Just Got Back (From The Fantasy, Ahead of our Time)

Q-Tip - Man WomanBoogie Feat Amanda Diva

Don’t Touch Me Remix (Dirty)

Kenna - Loose Wires

Kudu - BarStar

Janelle Monae - Time Will Reveal

Santo Gold - Pretty Green

Santo Gold - Star Struck

Rucyl - Love In Ware - Rucyl - Damien Shingleton Remix

Sarah White - Fade (Jtodd RMX)

Dhundee - Seasons

Revivalist Exclusive: Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def & Kanye West Join Robert Glaper Experiment @ Blue Note

Last Saturday night (2/26/11) The Robert Glasper Experiment (Chris “Daddy” Dave- Drums, Derrick Hodge-Bass, Casey Benjamin – Alto Sax/Vocoder, Robert Glasper - Keys) took to the stage at famed jazz club Blue Note with guest Lupe Fiasco in a monumental collaboration that joined the current legends of jazz and hip-hop on one very small stage. Unlike the other nights of Glasper’s Blue Note residency though, this show was joined by the ringleaders of hip-hop, Kanye West and Mos Def, to make a rap supergroup backed by jazz wunderkinds. This is the stuff of legend.

The Revivalist, the new jazz inspired channel on Okayplayer, was there to capture the highlights of the night including Kanye, Lupe & Mos collaborating on “Umi Says,” a classic ranting Kanye freestyle, a silly conversation with Robert Glasper and Lupe on their collabs and the dynamic musicianship of the Robert Glasper Experiment backing up the whole event.

Seriously amazing sounds!!  Peep the whole series here with several more videos

Mint Collective’s Most Epic of 2011

We’ve been sifting through 2012’s stand-out music, events, mixes and much more and wanted to call out some amazing contributions we’ve seen both on and offline.

It’s been an epic year of infinite blessings shared worldwide and it’s most definitely our pleasure [and mission] to share with you some of the things we find. We appreciate the support from all of you wholeheartedly and wish you health, happiness and creative energy in 2012.

Much Love, Minty Fam


Daisuke Tanabe  | DFR Series

Def Sound | Again 

DJ Ele | Heartbeat 

Goapele  | Play 

Hindi Zahra

Mike Baker | Mike Plays It Cool


Pablo Ygá

Submotion Orchestra | All Yours

Taylor McFerrin Feat/ Ryat | Place in My Heart

Tenka | Summer Nights 


Collective Perspective | Los Angeles

Homebase | New York

J Dilla Tribute | San Diego

Revivalist: Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def & Kanye West + Robert Glasper Experiment | New York 

Roy Ayers | Los Angeles

UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | Los Angeles











Tokyo Dawn Records

Tru Thoughts


Artists Remembered

Amy Jade Winehouse 

Gil Scott Heron 

Heavy D (Dwight Arrington Myers))

J 1 (Javon Coleman)

Nate Dogg (Nathaniel D. Hale)


Ana Tijoux | Elefante | Mixed By Dj Dacel

Best of Quantic | Mixed By J Rocc 

Eavesdrop Radio | Brokenbeat Special 

Label Love III | Compiled By Jasmine De La Paz

Lichiban | Love Takes You Higher | Mixed by Melo-X 

Mark De Clive Lowe Presents | Church Vol 3 

Soulection | Compiled by Joe Kay & Andre Power!

The Stuyvesants | The Finer Things 

Tropicalismo | Live | Mixed By Quantic, Coleman, Sabo, B+

Vinia Mojica Tribute By Mint Collective | Mixed By DJ Seano 

Wonway | Makossa Classics V 2 


Dego (4Hero)

Jose James 

Mo Kolours | Honesty In Music & Influence & Instrumentation

Mux Mool