Mixtapes


waka-re-up-cover

Waka Flocka Flame feeds the streets with a new batch of songs with Re-Up. The 11-track mixtape stars the Brick Squad Monopoly general, along with contributions from Too $hort, Young Thug, Young Scooter, 808 Mafia, Metro Boomin, and more. Stream and download below.

Continue after the jump….

(more…)

memphis bleek.jpg

Speaking of old Roc-A-Fella faces making a return, Memphis Bleek drops his new mixtape, The Movement 2. The follow-up to his 2012 original, the 14-track project boasts solid production with guest appearances from Sean Price, Peedi Crack and his former label mate Freeway. I mean, it’s not exactly going to put Bleek back on top, but this tape might surprise you.

Stream after the jump…

(more…)

UGLYFRANK.jpg

Washington rap is much more than just Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; Tacoma native UGLYFRANK is quickly developing his own brand of hip-hop that, like his name suggests, is less worried about making catchy pop records for Middle America. The 21-year-old MC and ILLFIGHTYOU member just dropped his debut EP, BOBBY HILL, and it’s a strong introduction to his dark and diverse sound, which draws influence from far beyond the Pacific Northwest.

“ANCIENT” sounds like a lost relic from Memphis’ murky goth rap scene, while “90″ is a crawling G-Funk gem reminiscent of Eazy-E’s “Real Muthafuckin’ G’s.” That isn’t to say that FRANK’s personality is buried in bygone styles, though; he shouts out the Eastside on the lively and lyrical “LEFTOVA” before admitting he struggles with depression on “BOSSA,” which Clams Casino fans will love.

It’s hard to label BOBBY HILL as just gangsta rap or goth rap — it’s somewhere in the middle flirting with the sweet spot. Grab the EP below and keep up with UGLYFRANK and his ILLFIGHTYOU crew over on Sandlot’s Dugout.

Stream and download after the jump…

(more…)

kevin-gates-by-any-means-cover

Baton Rouge-native Kevin Gates takes no prisoners on his latest project, By Any Means. The 16-track mixtape features appearances and production from 2 Chainz, Plies, Rico Love, and the late Doe B. Fans can also show their support by heading to iTunes and purchasing. Stream and download By Any Means below.

Continue after the jump…..

(more…)

aston matthews aston 316

A$ton Matthews, another name outta California you should be checking for, drops his long-awaited mixtape, A$ton 3:16. The 19-track offering boasts an extensive guest list that includes Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples and Bodega BAMZ. The production value is top-notch thanks to the likes of The Alchemist, Evidence and Joey Fatts, while A$ton’s rhymes are as chilling as they are authentic. Another impressive project this year from the coast that has already brought us gangsta rap gems like Oxymoron, My Krazy Life and Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2.

Stream and download after the jump…

(more…)

vince staples shyne coldchain 2

When Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 dropped at the start of 2012, Vince Staples was a relatively unknown name, best known for his affiliation with Odd Future. Fast forward two years and the Long Beach teenager is signed to Def Jam and boasts one of the best guest verses of 2013 (on Earl Sweatshirt’s “Hive”). Today he’s finally released his follow-up project, Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, which is sure to further establish Vince as one of the Left Coast’s best new lyricists. The 10-track offering features appearances from Jhen√© Aiko and James Fauntleroy, and production from No I.D., Scoop DeVille, Evidence and DJ Babu.

Stream and download after the jump…

(more…)

dj juanyto young new york

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “New New York” thrown about these past few years. But now Hot 97′s DJ Juanyto introduces us to “Young New York” with his new compilation mixtape. The generous 29-track project comes packed with guest spots from some of Rotten Apple’s rawest, including Maino, Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz, Black Dave, Fred the Godson and Emilio Rojas.

Stream and download after the jump…

(more…)

marsha-ambrosius-f&L-front

Marsha Ambrosius surprises fans with the release of a 6-song EP titled FVCK&LOVE. Serving as a prelude to her forthcoming Friends & Lovers album due later this year, Marsha lays down a sensual collection of music. It includes production and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Eric Hudson, Stacy Barthe, and Pop & Wansel.

Continue after the jump…..

(more…)

game of thrones mixtape.jpg

No, seriously. In an attempt to appeal to wider demographics (or something like that), the hit series Game of Thrones has announced it’ll be releasing a rap mixtape called — wait for it — Catch the Throne. Unfortunately, neither Jay or Ye will be on it, but they have lined up some pretty impressive MCs, including Common, Big Boi, Wale and Bodega Bamz. Catch the Throne will drop later this month, just in time for the Game of Thrones season four premiere on April 6 on HBO.

Watch the mixtape trailer after the jump…

(more…)

Cognitive Dissonance Cover

Raz Simone debuts Cognitive Dissonance: Part One, his first project since singing to Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz and Kevin Liles’ 300 label. At 10 tracks long and with zero guest features, the mixtape is lean but offers a detailed picture of this promising MC from Seattle. Standout tracks “Still Mobbin” and “Natural Resources” display Raz’s knack for crafting raw, emotional songs with melody — the type of music we hope to hear more of in the future.

Stream and download after the jump…

(more…)

« Previous PageNext Page »