We’re going to try to do this Loose Links more regularly this year. We like spreading the love, and so many people are doing great things online. Here’s today’s freshness:

Two New Cut Chemist Mixes

HipHopDX loves/loved Jurassic 5. At the height of the underground movement, the six-men collective caught an Interscope deal that had backpackers like us celebratin’. One of the things that made J5 so dope was it’s one-two production punch of DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist. Both have gone on to great some things, but Grand Good put us onto two fresh mixes (Disco Is Dead 1973-1979 and Hip-Hop Lives 1985-1996) from Cut Chemist, who’s always been good to the site. The Disco mix is amazing, as is the Hip Hop mix. If you’re caught in a post-holiday lull, let Luke on the cut change that up.

Check Cut Chemist – Disco is Dead (1973-1979) / Hip Hop Lives (1985-1996) here.

2011 Musical Predictions

Since Miss Cleo ain’t on TV anymore, we have to make our own predictions. Maino made his, and Complex.com has theirs. What we like most about this prediction list (all music-related) is the notion that Wiz Khalifa will sell 300,000 first-week units of his upcoming Rostrum/Atlantic Records debut. Wiz, his management and team and some of our sites’ editors go way, way back, and we’d love to see that too. The playoffs are upon us, #BlackandYellow!

Read “Crystal Ballin’: 11 Musical Predictions For ’11” here.