Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: Nark Lights

You could say I’m foolish for putting this hip-hop/rap mixtape out before Labor Day weekend. Considering Missy Elliot is dropping two new songs this weekend and there are certain to be a few other surprises, I’m probably going to wish those tracks were on this mix. Oh well, I had a hard enough time narrowing down an already overflowing playlist to 24 tracks.
This round features numerous posse cuts helmed by DJ Khaled and DJ Drama sure to start debates on who had the best flow. Kendrick Lamar makes multiple appearances and only furthers the anticipation for his major label debut featuring Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga and more (damn delay). The No Limit renaissance continues with a mention from Lamar on “They Ready” and Freddie Gibbs blatant homage on “Bout It Bout It”. Rapsody‘s “Beautiful Music” was my initial favorite of the mix, featuring a top notch Childish Gambino verse over a wistful Murs production, but the hook could use some work. My current highlight is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ hilarious yet party ready anthem “Thrift Shop” that has to be the first hip-hop song to detail flossin’ at your local Goodwill. Leave your favorite tracks in the comments and suggestions for the next Nark album title (seriously, they don’t even make sense anymore).

Nark Lights – DOWNLOAD (.zip)
1. DJ Khaled-They Ready ft J. Cole, Big KRIT & Kendrick Lamar
2. Rick Ross-3 Kings ft Dr. Dre. & Jay-Z
3. Mac Miller & Pharrell-Glow
4. KiD CuDi-Just What I Am ft King Chip
5. Slaughterhouse-Throw That ft Eminem
6. Logic-My Chain
7. Kendrick Lamar-Westside, Right On Time ft Young Jeezy
8. ScHoolboy Q-Party
9. Wiz Khalifa-Still Got It ft Project Pat
10. Alley Boy-I Live This Shit ft Big KRIT
11. Freddie Gibbs-Bout It Bout It ft Kirko Bangz
12. Talib Kweli-Push Thru ft Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar
13. DJ Drama-My Moment ft 2Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih
14. DJ Khaled-Hip Hop ft Scarface & Nas (produced by DJ Premier)
15. Big Sant-2 Much (produced by Big KRIT)
16. Rapsody-Beautiful Music ft Childish Gambino & Murs
17. Hit-Boy-Old School Caddy ft KiD CuDi
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Thrift Shop ft Wanz
19. Casual-Respect Game or Expect Flames ft Del the Funky Homosapien
20. ChrisCo-Straight Up ft Jon Connor & eLZhi (Produced by DJ Premier)
21. Kanye West-New God Flow ft Pusha T
22. Kendrick Lamar-Swimming Pools (Drank)
23. Nas-Bye Baby
24. Angel Haze-Gypsy Letters