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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
A personal favorite, and one of the first songs accepted for the final tracklisting is @HaasanBarclay‘s “Get You, Right?” Barclay has a knack for catchy melodies, strong hooks, and lyrics that may require several listens. Trust us; it’s a good thing. Get to know more about the Boston native below. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? I . . .
Windy City transplant @AmareSymone submitted “Break Of Mind” for @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape: A Spring Experiment. “Break” not only provides one of the best vocal performances on the project, but showcases some very solid songwriting as well. Amare has a style all her own, so get ready; she’s an artist on the verge. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? . . .
Compton native @COZMEDUSE submitted “V E N U S” for the @TheMixCrew‘s project. As evidenced by the soothing vocals and simple harmonies over a minimalist backdrop, “V E N U S” is not only short and sweet, but provides a little introspection as well. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? I heard about #TheTwitterMixtape through some friends on . . .