I feel like this is how hip-hop always is these days. A month or two drought and then when Summer hits, there is a mad rush thru Q4 of good releases. I’m not counting on Detox, but B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray (“Airplanes”, “Not Lost”), Big Boi (“Shutterbug”) and Kid Cudi (“Do My Thing”) are all making promises of albums. I’d like to think all those albums will be released, but its hip-hop, so nothing is guaranteed. At least we have some singles to swoon over until then. Elsewhere, Cobe Obeah (“Director’s Cut”), Big Sean (“Way Out”), and STS aka Sugar Tongue Slim offer up mixtape fare thats better than most rappers’ album tracks. In particular, Cobe Obeah sounds most ready to be your favorite blogger’s favorite rapper (look out for the Song of the Starz Mixtape!). I’m pretty sure Jackie Chain has the worst name in rap, but “Diamonds & Cadillacs” has a hook that can’t be ignored. Lastly, the returns of Kidz In The Hall (“Fresh Academy”, “Takin’ Over The World”) and Clifford T.I. Harris (“I’m Back”) look promising. Its almost May, and I can’t imagine what the rest of the summer will bring for hip-hop.
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1. STS aka Sugar Tongue Slim – In For The Kill
2. Big Sean – Way Out ft Mr. Hudson (demo)
3. Free Sol – Before You Slip ft Outasight, Kyle Lucas & 8Ball
4. B.o.B. – Airplanes Pt. II ft Eminem and Haley Williams of Paramore
5. Kidz In The Hall – Take Over The World ft Just Blaze & Colin Munroe
6. Kid Cudi – I Do My Thing ft Snoop Dogg
7. Donnis – OD
8. Bishop Lamont – Gone ft John Mayer
9. J. Cole – We On
10. The Let Go – Nightfall ft P.O.S.
11. Big Boi – Shutterbug
12. Cobe Obeah – Director’s Cut
13. B.o.B. – Not Lost ft T.I.
14. Truck North & The 3rd – Out There (prod. DJ Premier)
15. Kidz In The Hall – Fresh Academy ft Chip Tha Ripper & Donnis
16. Jackie Chain – Diamonds & Cadillacs
17. Drake – Over
18. Kyle Lucas – So High ft Slimm Calhoun
19. T.I. – I’m Back