I’m all for a bit of anarchy when it’s pulled off well. The Mix Crew‘s The Twitter Mixtape: A Winter Experiment is just that, in a sense. As the title suggests, it is simply composed of artists all over Twitter, most of whom have no sort of promotional budget or major marketing scheme. “#TheTwitterMixtape is . . .
“Well it’s Gucci Mane and GoldLink, and we got gold sinks.” GoldLink‘s “Crew” is an infectious anthem for a growing number of people, and Gucci Mane‘s addition to the At What Cost single is only going to add to its momentum. GoldLink, Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy‘s contributions remain the same. Stream the “Crew” remix . . .
A Maryland transplant with Nigerian soul, @Lexi_Sugar, provided “Reach The Stars” for #TheTwitterMixtape. If you listen to most albums, you save the most uplifting, inspiring song for last, and inspiration is exactly what Lexi brings to the project. Relaxed vocals and calming production encourage the listener to never give up on what means most to them, . . .
ATL alum Pule (@WhoIsPule) submitted one of the most poignant and personal tracks to @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, “Stay Afloat”. Equipped with bars that the average joe can relate to, and a super catchy hook, we’re interested to hear more of what Pule has to say. “Stay Afloat” was one of the easier choices TheMixCrew had when . . .
Equipped with sharp lyrics and personality to match, Nashville’s own @worldofbrown (Brian Brown) provided “HeyHeyHey!” to @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape. Refreshing flows, spot-on cadences, and a catchy hook make for a damn good track. With the song nearing almost 100k plays on Soundcloud alone, safe to say that Brown is here to for the long haul. How did . . .
OG Ron C and DJ Slim K team up to slow things down once again. This time they tackle Kanye West‘s latest lightning rod, Yeezus. There’s a lot more that changes on this project besides tempo. The order is changed, and Ron C adds an additional “OG Ron C Weakstyle.” Different samples are unexpectedly integrated . . .
We felt the go-go influence in Jill Scott’s “It’s Love,” a standout from her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. We saw her collaborate with Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go himself, before his passing. Jilly From Philly has seen fit to tap into D.C.’s unique rhythm-driven genre of . . .
Newly signed to Shady Records, Buffalo native Conway just dropped a quick strike over Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble.” Conway flexes several different cadences during his rendition, putting his diverse flow on display. Don’t listen in company you need to be formal around, it’s likely going to cause a few instinctive screw faces. Stream “Not Humble” below.
A Tribe Called Quest is dropping a new album on Friday. To say that a lot of people are excited would be an understatement. Our West Coast homie Essnse saw fit to pay homage to the group, and the late Phife Dawg especially, with an 83 minute ATCQ-influenced mix called “Beats, Rhymes & Phife.” Essnse . . .
There’s this saying within the in the southern Hip-Hop scene “you ain’t shit if you ain’t never been screwed up” which basically translate to if you’re not poppin’ then your music won’t get that special chopped and screwed flavor. Originating from Houston, TX the chopped sound has made its way to the universal airwaves and . . .
Chris Brown and his OHB crew are back at it and drop off their new tape with the help of London based crew Section Boyz. The Attack The Block tape comes with sixteen new records with guest features from French Montana, Ray J, and many more.
Hip-hop heads rejoice, as we have some new G-Unit music to enjoy. Well, it’s technically not new. It would be more accurate to say that the The Lost Flash Drive is just a whole bunch of unreleased stuff that the crew have teamed up to release via DJ Whoo Kid. Stream The Lost Flash Drive . . .
If you listen to Burman (@BurmanFree) rap, it’s pretty easy to see that he has all the tools of a star in the making. Bars, charisma, and the ability to construct a quality song, front to back. Burman submitted “Last”, the 1st single from @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, and never has elevator music been molded into something so . . .
Undoubtedly the hardest track on @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape, A-Town resident Cam James (@camjamesraps) submitted “F.Y.F”, a song that proves has little regard for the people he may have had in mind over the course of the recording. Depth and emotion over a hard ass track tends to be a winner most times, and this song is . . .
Deejay Element of the NYC collective Brown Bag Allstars rounds up fellow FiveSe7en label mate and owner J57, along with Dirty Science Crew members CashUs King, Johaz and Choosey for the lead single off his forthcoming EP. The beat is a heater; relentlessly driving each MC to rattle off punchline after punchline. Keep an eye . . .