Take a minute to check out Amerikas Addiction’s newest single “Lights”. Even though this track will not be on AA’s highly anticipated album, “The Key”, dropping on September 11th, 2012, it provides a good idea of what we can hope to hear. Preliminary info on “The Key” includes production by big names like:
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Here are three recent recommended mixtapes you probably missed. I also included three of my favorite tracks from each. Check them out below!
How so many people still sleep on Young L is beyond me. His rapping might not be spectacular, but he makes some of the best beats in the game – PERIOD. “Rated the most under-rated in the game”.
Young L – L-E-N (mixtape)
Young L – Free Willy (mp3)
Young L – That Shit (mp3)
Holding it down for the white boys. In my opinion, Sam Adams shines with his blends of hip-hop raps over house-inspired beats.
Sam Adams – Party Records (mixtape)
Sam Adams – Frat Music (mp3)
Sam Adams – All That (mp3)
It’s Mickey! Mickey Factz’s raps are smart… he did drop out of NYU Law School to pursue music. Get enlighten.
XV’s new mixtape, “Vizzy Zone”, finally dropped yesterday… and it was definitely worth the wait. This is as close to a skip free mixtape as they come. But it’s really not a “mixtape” – it’s a legitimate album. Almost every track has original production, and XV holds his own like a veteran. Plus, you have to love the nerdy references to things video games, Star Wars & Lost. Until TKWTGB:
[Featured artists: Mike Posner, Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, Colin Munroe, Killer Mike, Chiddy Bang, Bun B, GLC & Kid Cudi]
[Featured artists: Kanye West, Drake, Tyga, Chip Tha Ripper, Curren$y, Mike Posner, Bun B, Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish]
Bonus tracks not on mixtape:
Big Sean – What U Doin? (Official Video)
Here is a list of my most played tracks in 2009. Every song on the list was downloaded in 2009. I know this somewhat skews it toward songs from earlier in the year, but it’s a pretty solid list nonetheless. Click on each track to download:
22.) Big Sean – Supa Dupa
34.) Yung L.A. – Bow
36.) Beyonce – Diva
49.) Gucci Mane – Heavy
62.) Drake – The Winner
64.) New Boyz – So Dope
When a comparatively bad retail-version of your CD sells 73,000 copies in the first week, while a very good mixtape-version is available online for free, your album is #1 in my book. Also, props for songs featuring Sweden’s Lykke Li and Peter Bjorn & John. Everyone better already have at least some version of this mixtape in their library, and get ready for ‘Thank Me Later‘ in 2010.
I still listen to this CD pretty regularly. ‘Flight School’ showcases Wiz better than any of his other CD’s in 2009 by far.
Kid Cudi had a big year, and this is his best mixtape effort for 2009.
I really wish Big Sean would release another mixtape, but this one will have to satisfy until that happens. This tape is solid throughout.
Lil Wayne proves he is still ridiculously creative and has unlimited punch lines… gives me flashbacks to his mixtape haydays a few years ago.
The Cool Kids drop another solid mixtape. I wish these guys came out with more music overall, but you can’t knock their consistent quality.
Gucci is the most popular rapper right now; I can see ‘The State vs. Radric Davis‘ selling between 250K & 500K this week… it’s a good CD. I had this mixtape, ‘Gucci Land’, on replay more than any of his others in the past year.
B.o.B./Bobby Ray/This guy is definitely one of the most talented of the new artists with his versatility rapping and producing.
My only non-rap mixtape for the year, and it is Mike Posner for a reason. The songs featuring Big Sean are the highlights for me.
Another rapper that had a big year; this is Wale’s best overall mixtape effort in 2009.
Yeah, I couldn’t narrow my list to 10 selections, and I even had a hard time deciding between this mixtape and Tyga’s more recent, ‘The Potential‘.
There have finally been some decent songs coming out recently after a little bit of a drought. Here are 3 quality mixtapes from 3 different artists. Wayne is back in a big way – punchline after punchline! I still think 50 is on his way back up reminiscent of ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’. And Mike Posner brings his own style to the mix… you gotta like Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Saigon on tracks with him too.
[Featured Artists: Tyga, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Short Dawg, Shanell & Lucci Lou]
[Featured Artists: Eminem]
[Featured Artists: Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Saigon, Clinton Sparks, Bun B, GLC, XV & Freddie Gibbs]
**Bonus: Here’s a making of ‘No Ceilings’ video: