I’m always amazed at the response I get from these hip-hop/rap mixtapes. I’ve been making them since high school and to this day, I get more people asking “when is the next Nark dropping” than I would ever imagine. As is always the case, the amount of garbage rap I comb through to get these is astounding. There simply isn’t as much good hip-hop material to make these mixtapes come out monthly, but I’d like to think that when I finally send these out, its quality from front to back.
The latest Nark features the return of veterans Nas, Obie Trice,
Del the Funky Homosapien and Cam’ron all at the top of their game. Well, Cam’ron just proves he is still a nutcase, but everyone else is still reaches heights of past glory. Mainstays like Big KRIT, T.I. and Killer Mike continue to put out quality material, but Kanye really went for the jugular with “Theraflu” and “Mercy”. We already knew Kendrick Lamar had a wealth of potential, but new laid back single “The Recipie” really showcases talent and beat selection as he goes toe to toe with the good Dr. I could also speak on the brewing talents of Children of the Night and Logic, but you’ll soon hear why I’m a fan.
UPDATE: Apparently, the Del track is from his Deltron 3030 project back in 2000. It was new to me and I probably stumbled upon it when looking into his new project w/Attractive Sin. Enjoy a bit of history.
Nark of Ages – DOWNLOAD (Link 1)
1. Big KRIT – I Got This
2. Cam’Ron – F*** You
3. Chill Bump – Alive
4. Kanye West – Theraflu ft DJ Khaled
5. Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe ft Dr. Dre
6. NaS – The Don
7. Busta Rhymes & Twista – Can You Keep Up (produced by Just Blaze)
8. Del The Funky Homosapien – Madness
9. Obie Trice – Dear Lord
10. CyHi Da Prynce – A-Town ft Travis Porter & B.o.B.
11. Nicki Minaj – Champion ft NaS, Drake & Young Jeezy
12. Danny Brown – Grown Up
13. T.I. – I Need Dollas
14. Kanye West – Mercy ft Big Sean, Pusha T & 2Chainz
15. Logic – Numbers
16. OnCue – New Religion (produced by Just Blaze)
17. Children Of The Night – Kid From Queens
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Victory Lap
19. Childish Gambino – Eat Your Veggies
20. Action Bronson – 16 Tapas
21. T.I. – Love This Life
22. Jay Electronica – Dear Moleskin (produced by Just Blaze)
P.S. For all fans of the days of old Shady/Aftermath, I highly recommend scooping up the new Obie Trice album Bottoms Up. Well worth your $5 and then some.