Posts Tagged ‘Mixtape’
The oversaturation in hip hop today has made it increasingly difficult for artists to have a major breakthrough. Some will get a game-changing co-sign like when Drake called Lil Bibby and Lil Herb “the future,” while others will secure a No. 1 hit à la Trinidad James with his beat-knocking “All Gold Everything” that led to his million dollar Def Jam deal. Since both of those situations are pretty rare, most artists try to generate a legitimate buzz by releasing a free body of work prior to an major-label album campaign. It’s been that way for a while now, but in today’s market, providing free listening material is just as important to an artist’s success as it’s ever been.
With that being said, 2013 was certainly a year to remember for the freeleases (or the “fralbums”). Some of the popular freebies include Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5, Pusha T’s Wrath Of Caine, Nipsey’s groundbreaking offering, Crenshaw (you could’ve purchased it if your wallet’s big enough), Yo Gotti’s November 19th cut and plenty others. While those popular projects are worthy of our undivided attention, I’d like to take the time to introduce you to an additional 10 free projects that you may or may not have missed out on this year. With artists such as Logic, Audio Push, Casey Veggies, Vic Mensa and more, this list is sure to provide you with some smooth audial remedy.Read More
After his return from anger management rehab, Chris Brown announced that he would be bringing his fans some new music with a six-track mixtape entitled, X-Files. The newest project features full length track with features from a few hip-hop notables such as Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and LA-bred rapper Kid Ink. The tape comes as a prelude to the “Love More” singer’s sixth studio album, X due out sometime next year. In the meantime, stream and download X Files after the jump. (more…)Read More
Veteran producer and former Cash Money beatmaker Mannie Fresh has been making his way back on the scene with a few new tracks. Fellow New Orleans native rapper Dee-1 spits a few verses for the strip club banger called “I’ll Pay For It.” Dee is currently putting the finishing touches on his new project, “Psalms of David II,” which is set to drop on November 19. Press play below to check it out after the jump. (more…)Read More
For Halloween, Lil Kim let off a dark, dancehall-tinged number, “Dead Gal Walking,” an offering from her forthcoming mixtape Hard Core 2K13 mixtape.
“It’s a very strong, serious record, but at the same time, feel-good,” Kim told MTV News. “There’s a lot of things that can turn you into a dead girl or a dead man walking and nobody wants to be that. So, I guess my message is ‘Don’t become a dead girl or dead man walking. Live your life right.’”
Hard Core 2K13 drops Nov. 29.Read More
Redman puts a 4.20 twist on 17 hip-hop and R&B gems on his latest mixtape, Remixxes. Taking beats from the likes of Eminem, Big Sean and even Stevie Wonder, Reggie converts tracks like Wonder’s “Key of Life” into a beautiful smokers duet titled “Smoke All Day” featuring neo-soul artist Melanie Rutherford.
Remixxes may be the appetizer, but in the near future, Redman plans to drop the long-awaited main course, Muddy Waters 2. According to a series of recent Instagram posts, the tape will be released separately.
Until then, stream Remixxes and check out the visuals for “Pump Ya Brakes” after the jump. – Alley OlivierRead More
With its November 5 release date on the horizon, Detroit rapper Dusty McFly releases a handful of material for the upcoming Buffies & Benihanas 2 mixtape. Following the original Buffies & Benihanas, McFly notes the difference in the two installments as everything. “I’m just at a different part of my life right now,” the lyrical hustler says. “What’s my motivation? This money.”
B&B2 will feature artists such as Royce Da 5’9 and Boldy James, while The Olympicks, Yola Gang, Young Chop and more hold down the production. Press play on “INTRO” after the jump.Read More
A brand new and simplistic video from rising song star, August Alsina, has been released toady titled ‘Hell on Earth’. The video is based off of a track featured on Alsina’s most recent release ‘Downtown: Life Under The Gun’. The video finds August in slow motion visuals chiming along to lyrics the reflect his struggle in starting from the bottom. You catch the new video after the jump!Read More
The rap trio + more who have become infamously known to appear alongside acts such as Joey Bada$$, RZA and the A$AP Mob, follow up to their 2012 release of D.R.U.G.S. and bring forth some fresh new tunes by name of ‘BetterOffDEAD’.
The new EP, as they are now so eloquently quoted, features tracks with Queens MC Action Bronson, the eccentric Danny Brown and more.
The core essence of the tape focuses on tracks such as ‘Death’ and ‘Death 2′; so yeah, you get the point.You can download the new mixtape after the jump as well as the track-listing! (more…)Read More