i gained a lot of respect for asher roth today, mainly due to this open letter he posted on XXL today. after having some mild success from his first album, asher saw a real bumpy road, and opens up about his struggle as a rapper on a major label who didn’t necessarily want him there.
but anyway, moving on to more uplifting shit is his new mixtape, the greenhouse effect vol. II. 5 years after the original, but 22 tracks, some solid features and a posi attitude will go a long way surely.
photo credit: i stole this from tumblr sorry people
it’s bout that time! here’s a gaggle of songs we enjoyed during the month of may, and we hope you guys dig it too. enjoy, friends!
1. black hippy (kendrick lamar, schoolboy q, ab-soul, jay rock) – u.o.e.n.o. [remix]
2. braids – in kind
3. charli xcx – what i like [blood diamonds remix]
4. chvrches – gun
5. classixx – valley vacation
6. earl sweatshirt – guild [feat. mac miller]
7. easy yves saint (the niceguys) – juice [prod. by free]
8. mariah carey – beautiful [feat. miguel]
9. mayer hawthorne – her favorite song [feat. jessie ware]
10. rose windows – wartime lovers
11. ryan hemsworth – perfectly
12. shad – peace (demo)
13. sharon jones & the dap-kings – retreat!
14. thundercat – oh sheit it’s x
15. torche – keep up
chuck inglish, after being inspired by some time spent in good ol’ austin, tx (SXSW) and breezy days in LA, decides to drop off a free “ep,” with 9 songs of original production, and features from travis scott, asher roth and more. download below.
as promised, one of the more budding artists in the freshman scene of 2013 has released his mixtape. travis scott, a rapper/producer who belongs to both t.i.’s grand hustle and kanye west’s g.o.o.d. music – has a lot of potential as both, and we’ll just have to see where it all heads from here. for now, download owl pharaoh pro-bono.
t.i. and his label have put together a nice roster of their own, with b.o.b., trae the truth, travis scott, iggy azalea and more. now here’s their showcase of talents in their first posse mixtape, “get dough or die.”
tracklisting can be seen here and you can download below.
after this group’s first mixtape premier, i kinda lost track of the brooklyn crew. thankfully, they got back in touch with us and have been keeping us updated with their recent haps, which included a stellar lead off single in drugDILLA and now, the full mixtape release of zoology.
the 10 song affair is up for streaming at soundcloud (below the jump) or can be downloaded below this here sentence. don’t sleep on these fellas.
dj drama makes his yearly contribution to the up and coming rappers of the year by putting out his gangsta grillz tape featuring new (and old) music from the freshman class.
1. FreshMan Class 2013 – “Bars”
2. Action Bronson – “November Rain” produced by Party Supplies
3. Ab-Soul – “Back Then” produced by Nez & Rio
4. ScHoolBoy Q – “She Like” produced by Sap
5. Joey Bada$$ feat. Action Bronson – “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” produced by Chuck Strangers
6. Angel Haze – “Lofticries” produced by HiriiThe$kyGod
7. Travi$ Scott – “God Level” produced by Travi$ Scott
8. Kirko Bangz feat. Big K.R.I.T. – “So Trill” produced by Platinum Handz
9. Logic – “Gone” produced by Kevin Randolph
10. Trinidad Jame$ – “I Need Mo” produced by SMKA
11. Dizzy Wright feat. Joey Bada$$ – “Maintain” produced by DJ Hoppa
12. Angel Haze – “Element” produced by HiriiThe$kyGod
13. ScHoolboy Q – “Yay Yay” produced by Boi-1da
14. Kirko Bangz – “Long Time” produced by Knucklehead
15. Dizzy Wright – “Impeccable” produced by DJ Hoppa
16. Trinidad Jame$ feat. Gucci Mane – “No Hook”
17. Travi$ Scott feat. T.I. & 2Chainz – “Upper Echelon” produced by Travi$ Scott
happy end of april, friends. we’re gonna go ahead and throw up our april mix in april, so don’t be caught off guard by our punctuality. we usually try to keep these short, and around 12 songs, but we could only wittle it down to 18. just be glad it wasn’t 26 or something. anyway, check the tracklisting and download away!
1. City & Colour – Thirst
2. Cocaine 80s – Congratulations feat. Common
3. De La Soul – Get A way (The Spirit of the Wu)
4. Disclosure – You & Me feat. Eliza Doolittle
5. Empire of the Sun – Alive
6. Fat Tony – I Shine
7. Gorilla Warfare Tactics – drugDILLA
8. The Hold Steady – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
9. J. Cole – Cole Summer
10. Jimmy Eat World – Stop Whispering (Radiohead Cover)
11. Lee-Lonn – Girls Love Beyonce (Remix)
12. London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
13. The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap
14. Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue
15. Pusha T – Numbers on the Boards
16. Queens of the Stone Age – My God is the Sun
17. Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks
18. TNGHT – Acrylics
after a lot of promotional consideration, a couple of excellent drop offs and some much-deserved hype, the next big thing out of chicago has released his anticipated mixtape, and his proper follow-up to last year’s 10 day.
expect huge things this year from one of rap’s budding talents.
today is a great day, because we’re getting a new release from big k.r.i.t. and if you know the guy, you know that his “mixtape” releases are better than most rappers’ albums, so it’s damn near criminal that you’re getting dude’s shit for free. now that i’ve
i introduced internet friend/troll’s project, vacancy, not too long back. rather impressive is the fact that his debut mixtape only took a few months to put together, and now he’s offering up a free download of the project via bandcamp. and “mixtape” is correct here, with a handful of both original beats (by friends and colleagues) and borrowed beats (kanye west, drake) and a whole lot of sadness, being white, etc. download it via bandcamp via ‘pay what you want.’