Posts Tagged ‘ Mixtape ’

Ayo… Wendy’s Got Beef?


Beef has long been almost essential an element of hip-hop as the it is to the fast food business but now, the two meanings have merged thanks to an inexplicable, yet ridiculously entertaining mixtape from none other than Wendy’s. That’s right, Wendy’s, the burger joint, the one that’s near-constantly bucking shots at their fry-slinging rivals on Twitter; they’ve taken all that Twitter beef, mashed down into a patty, and served up a hot, fresh helping of surprisingly deft lyrical goodness with We Beefin’?, and it’s honestly, pretty darn good.

Biggie Smalls x Star Wars?


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The brand new Star Wars is being released TONIGHT. Recently, a mixtape created by Richie Branson and Solar Slim merges music from the sci-fi series with some of The Notorious B.I.G.’s most popular tracks. John Williams’ orchestrations are interwoven with Biggie’s raps and are laced with some punchy boom bap and 808 drums.  Check out ‘Life After Death Star’.

Sabina Marie On Soundcloud.


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Since the release of her first international single ‘One Night’, miss Sabina Marie has been on quite a roll.  The German singer has been racking up numerous collaborations with artists from Mexico to as far as Africa, and shows no signs of stopping.  Her most recent release is a track titled ‘My Love’, produced by ID Beatz, has already gotten radio play in Australia, and hasn’t even hit the streaming/download market yet.  Check it out below.

And for some more of the work she’s been doing, make sure to keep up with her on Soundcloud.

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Redman’s Muddy Waters 2 Mixtape Sampler.


Redman_ReadyRoc_20091014_443Redman has been a favorite of mine while I was growing up, and later on I realized the New Jersey doesn’t have that many representatives when it comes to Hip Hop.  That being said, anything Red throws out, I pay close attention to.  But the Muddy Waters 2 mixtape sounds incredible compared to most of whatever else is coming out of my home state.  The only reason I can say that is because of the video Redman and his engineer dropped recently showcasing the tape.  Check the method below.

Lil Kim – I Am Kimmy Blanco


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Brand new music from Lil Kim “I Am Kimmy Blanco”. Off of her upcoming mixtape “Hardcore 2K13″.

Mack Maine – Up Till Then (Official Video).


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Mack Maine’s Food For Thought mixtape is coming soon and here’s the video for “Up Until Then.”

The Isolated J Avery.


-2When it comes to the current state of Hip Hop, it’s my firm belief that certain artists have certain lanes.  You’d be as likely to see a collaboration between Lil Boosie and Eminem as you are to see Amanda Bynes win an Oscar right now.  They’re just NOT in the same lane, and probably never will be.  That being said, there are a very elite sect of emcee’s that are capable transcending typical norms, and gaining a solid foothold in any style of music you could imagine.  J Avery, an artist who’s been on many a radar (and only getting better as the days go by) is a perfect example of an entertainer possessing this rare trait.   Super dope lyrical content combined with a mellifluous flow, are skills that are hard to come by when looking at any artist, but Avery’s ability to stand out on any track is what classifies him as a truly a-typical artist.  Check some of his latest work below.

The next project on Avery’s plate is the10 track release titled ‘Isolated’.  The project features Symba, Jay Ant, Phantom, and many others.  To get a better look at J Avery and his music, take a look at JAveryMusic.com and stay tuned for Isolated.

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Lil Wayne Ft. Boo – Bugatti (Freestyle)


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Something new from Lil Wayne, which is a freestyle over Ace Hood’s “Bugatti” beat Ft. Boo.. Off of DJ Stevie J’s new mixtape “The Appreciation 6″.

French Montana Ft. J. Cole And Rick Ross – Diamonds (Official Video)


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French Montana treated us to a double dose of visuals yesterday. After dropping the ‘Ocho Cinco’ earlier yesterday, he returns later in the afternoon with official video for ‘Diamonds’ featuring J.Cole and Rick Ross. This one is also off his “Mac & Cheese 3″ mixtape and is directed by Edgar Esteves.

Meek Mill – Dreams And Nightmares


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It was all a dream… Meek Mill reflects on his rags-to-riches story in the pensive video for “Dreams and Nightmares,” the intro track to his debut album. The Maybach Music MC, who is readying his new mixtape Dreamchcasers 3,walks down the steet and has flashbacks from his troubled past as a dreadlocked felon on the streets, fast forwarding to himself driving Bentleys and doing songs with Mariah Carey. His rhymes get more intense as the visuals also heat up with a fiery car scene. He and his Dreamchasers crew ride their BMX bikes and mob the streets. For a second, Meek imagines himself in the back of a cop car, but he’s not about to go down that road again.

MGK – La La La (The Floating Song)


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After putting in the hard work, Machine Gun Kelly enjoys his success in the video for “La La La (The Floating Song),” a bonus cut off his debut Lace Up. The “Wild Boy” rides an ATV, smokes on the beach, and parties on a yacht with his EST crew in the laid-back visuals, which were shot during his holiday vacation in Saint Martin. Security tried to stop him from filming, but he wasn’t about to put down the camera. Next up, MGK will release his new single “Peso” featuring Meek Mills and Pusha T, followed by his mixtape in February.

Hoodie Allen – “No Interruption”


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No Interruption came out almost a year ago by the independent American hip-hop artist and rapper Hoodie Allen. He has come out with newer music since then but I always come back to this song. The chorus is pretty catchy while the video is entertaining to watch as well. Check out his method below.

Kid Ink feat. YG – What They Doin’


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The tatted up titan, Kid Ink, releases the scenes for his new single “What They Doin” off the Rocket Ship Shawty mixtape presented by The Alumni Music Group. The clip is directed by Matt Alonzo Song and beat produced by T-Nyce.

Fabolous feat. Pusha T – Life Is So Exciting


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Fabolous drops the video for “Life Is So Exciting,” a track of his The S.O.U.L Tape 2.. Fab dropped the mixtape sequel back in November.

“Life Is So Exciting” also features G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha-T. “It’s beach weather over here, n*gga, sky’s clear, n*gga/ That’s flip flops, that’s Americana, that’s Hilfiger,” raps Pusha on the track. Fittingly, Fabolous and Pusha-T hit the beach weather for the video. The Jon J.-directed clip was shot during Art Basel in Miami earlier this month, where VIBE also had the chance to catch up with Fab during his busy schedule.

StickupKiddz – Use A Hunnit.


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The StickupKiddz have been a staple in my rotation for quite some time now, but I just got a listen to a new track titled “Use A Hunnit”.  The video is shot by director Aris Jerome and features Drama Da Kidd and Phantom along with a gang of cohorts tearing it up in oakland.  Check the method below.

Kendrick Lamar Talks Mixtapes


Every artist has a particular starting point in their musical career and in Hip Hop that point usually begins with the release of a mixtape. During his interview with VEVO Lift, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar spoke on the impact his mixtapes have had in his career and even commented on being inspired to drop a mixtape thanks to 50 Cent’s projects.

Mixtapes for me is really the start of my career and this goes all the way back to when I was 16 and I was at my homeboy Dave’s garage. We was looking at what 50 Cent was doing and seeing that no money was behind these tapes and they was just getting buzz where they was from. Not only New York, but it came all the way to the West Coast. We wanted to follow that recipe, ‘Let’s do it too. Let’s put 12 tracks on a CD and burn ‘em up and pass ‘em in the city and see what it do.’ It wasn’t no super big scale, but it was the start.

Big Sean’s ‘Detroit’ Mixtape Announcement.


Big Sean’s mixtape announcement video kicks off with a boa constrictor slithering around the emcee’s neck, as 18-year-old Chicago producer Young Chop’s beat rings in the background.  Rightfully titled Detroit, Big Sean is gearing up for his new mixtape right after Labor Day Weekend.

Lil Wayne vs. Pusha T.


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In my community, the barber shop is normally a place where men go, and engage in conversation about whatever, and over at my boy Q’s place, discussions about the rap game are as common as hair on the floor.  Lil Wayne and Pusha T are both miraculous lyricists, but its a well known fact that Lil Wayne doesn’t normally engage in beef.  Today however, I got an earfull of Weezy taking a wide open shot at Pusha in a new freestyle above.  Below is another new release from Lil Tunchi incase you’re not interested in the beef.

Bootleg Kev Interviews 2 Chainz.


Check out the latest interview from 2 Chainz by Bootleg Kev.  2 Chainz discusses Kanye’s Tweet about him possibly joining G.O.O.D. Music, his recording process in the studio, his debut album, and working with Mike Posner in the studio.  He also speaks on his writing process, the record he did “Like Me”, how important “Mercy” has been to him, the artwork and packaging to his debut album, performing on MTV Spring Break, and 50 Cent’s Riot Remix.  Check the method below.

DJ Shortkut’s Video Mixtape.


“DJ Shortkut, renowned turntable wizard of the Invisible Skratch Piklz, recently wrote this very simple message on his Vimeo page in reference to the “90s Hip-Hop Video Mixtape”: “i kept this on the under for too long…but sharing is caring….ENJOY!” You will. It’s 48 minutes of classic tracks and music videos from the era of Carhartt and Timbs expertly orchestrated into one big audio-visual bonanza. We’ll even forgive the fact that it’s billed as all-’90s but starts with a song from the ’80s (Slick Rick’s “Hey Young World”) as it features the likes of East Flatbush Project’s “Tried By 6,” Group Home’s “Supa Star,” and Smif-N-Wessun’s “Sound Bwoy Burriel.” Such a simple concept, but executed so well.”

A.Mo’s Most Influential.


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A.Mo, a.k.a. ‘A to the Miggiday’, a.k.a. ‘A.Mo Swaveonte’ has taken his skills to a new project.  The ‘Most Influential’ mixtape comes soon after the release of the ‘Road To Success’ album, but is an entirely different set of music entirely.  The tape is slated to be an experiment of sorts, to see just how much influence A.Mo currently has over the Hop Hop community, and displays his lyrical prowess over beats new, original, and old.  Click the pic above to check out the mixtape on DatPiff.com.

T.I. – F*ck Da City Up (Trailer 2)


So many people tuned in to watch the premier of T.I.’s reality show on VH1, but those aren’t the only camera’s Tip Harris has spent time in front of.  Recently he dropped a couple trailers for his new mixtape titled “F*ck The City Up”, and I’ve got the newest one right here.

1.21 Gigawatts: Back To The First Time.


The highly new anticipated mixtape release from hip hop legend and DTP representative, Ludacris. Featuring all new original music and features from Wiz Khalifa, Big KRIT, Waka Flocka & production from Drumma Boy, Big KRIT & more.  Click the pic above to download.

RGLND – Streets of Rage.


Check out the official video for ‘Streets Of Rage’ from RGLND, directed by Adrian Per.  The video was shot in Oakland, CA and features a cameo from Duckworth of Tokyo 24.

 

Lupe Fiasco – The End Of The World.


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It’s rare for me to post on a song that isn’t deeply embedded in my musical consciousness much less one I haven’t listened to thoroughly a couple of times, but the continuation of Lupe Fiasco’s Thanksgiving mixtape release tradition (inaugurated with the November 2009 release of ‘Enemy of the State: A Love Story’) is a special exception. For one, it’s Lupe Fiasco. In the aftermath of the career-boosting, reputation-destabilising ‘Lasers’ – whose ragtag compilation of autotuned mishits and austere political commentary has been blamed variously on an overambitious Lupe and an overcontrolling Atlantic Records – it’s good to know that he hasn’t taken its critical panning to heart and is keen to continue innovating and putting out new material. For two, the significance of this mixtape is readily apparent glancing down the track listing. Alongside ‘End Of The World’ which samples M83 (more on them in a moment), the mixtape (traditionally stacked with tracks featuring vocals layed over others’ original beats) features Justice cuts, SebastiAn tunes and Nero, Glitch Mob and Skrillex originals. Not your average hip-hop mixtape than.