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Hip-Hop Rap

The Hip-Hop Catch Up: Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z, Big KRIT & more

If there is one section of music that suffered during my race to the end of the semester, it was hip-hop. As I lament with each new Nark mixtape, it has become harder and harder to regularly find new listenable hip-hop. However, there were some enjoyable jams released over the past month or so that […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

Mixtape: Nark Of Wall Street ft Isaiah Rashad, Cam’ron & A-Trak, Drake and more

Nark of Wall Street from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. I’m not sure what the percentage is of readers that still check for new hip-hop/rap, but there has to be at least 8 of you. When people ask me if I still listen to hip-hop, I say yes, but there is a lot of garbage I […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

MIXTAPE: The Narkmaster ft Drake, Atmosphere, Kyle Lucas, Action Bronson & more

The Narkmaster from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Get ready for an oversized mixtape of my favorite hip-hop of the past few months. The heavyweights (Jay-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole) mostly delivered on the hype surrounding their recent releases, but I’m primarily ready to laud the rest of the talent on this edition. Seattle spitter Sol […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Jay-Z – Dead Presidents 3

Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt will always be a classic on my list and continues to hold up even 17 years later. However, before I went all in with my allowance money on the Jay-Z debut album, I purchased the split single of “Dead Presidents/”Ain’t No N***a” featuring the one and only Foxy Brown (Amazon). The original […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Jay-Z – Open Letter (produced by Timbaland & Swizz Beatz)

Well, this was unexpected. New Hova in the form of “Open Letter” produced by two of his past/present collaborators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. The brief cut (under 3 min) shows symptoms of both producers with the bassy undercurrent and slick synth (Timbaland) and ridiculous ad libs (Swizz), while Mr. Carter references recent news topics like […]

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Electronic remix

Remix: Jay-Z – Can I Get A… (Big Gigantic Remix)

Surprising, but not that surprising. Big Gigantic‘s recent work has leaned mostly on the dubstep end of EDM, but I still blast some of their remixes of hip-hop gems from time to time. As a reward for surpassing the 100k fan mark on Facebook, the CO duo offered up a reworking of Jay-Z’s classic party […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: Into Narkness ft KiD CuDi, Hit-Boy, Skewby, Drake & more

Nostalgia, a word my wife can’t stand for some reason and the way I’ll always feel about ‘90’s and early ‘00’s hip-hop. If bling, soul samples, No Limit and bass from an 808 make you yearn for days of old, you will enjoy this mixtape. Newcomer Mayalino must have called in a major favor because […]