Hip-Hop Indie Mixtape Rap

NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-18-12

An overstuffed mix of the latest indie cuts just in time for Thanksgiving. Previous mixtape mainstays include Local Natives, who return with “Breakers” and prep the follow-up to one of my favorite albums of the past 10 years. Elsewhere, K-Os continues to show why he is one of hip-hop’s most diverse acts on “The Dog […]


Thursday Linkage: k-os, Wale, MoogFest, Freddie Gibbs, and more

Lots of rap/hip-hop news this week. Makes sense. I was a little underwhelmed with Nark & Loathing in Las Vegas. A) Its been a big week for hip-hop mixtapes this week. Long awaited efforts from k-os and Wale dropped for free and are well worth multiple listens. k-os – The Anchorman Mixtape Wale – More […]

Hip-Hop Rap

K-Os: The Anchorman Mixtape

I’ve already lamented and distressed on Canadian rapper/crooner K-Os in the past, but hopefully, he’ll get some buzz in 2010. A countdown for The Anchorman Mixtape just popped on his site. I’m hoping for original beats, but I bet K-OS could slay a few rappers’ tracks as well. Cop it on June 21st! UPDATE: In […]

2009 Hip-Hop Lists Rap

2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop 13 Tracks of 2009

I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]

Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: Nark Moon

On this episode, Atlanta (my new locale) is heavily represented courtesy of Shawty Lo, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Kyle Lucas and Grand Hustle Entertainment. Killer Mike, Young Dro and Clifford Harris himself heat up the summer with new tracks. Kyle Lucas shows how collaboration can be a very good thing on two tracks with the help […]

albums Hip-Hop Rap

K-OS: "Yes!" Came Out Already?

Its official, Canadian rapper/alt hip-hopper K-OS needs a new manager. I’ve been checking for his work since I stumbled upon the fantastic Atlantis: Hymns for Disco, in Fall 2006. “Zambony” and “The Avenue” leaked in December (courtesy of 2dopeboyz), but I heard next to nothing since then. Turns out Yes! came out on April 19th. […]

Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: Nark City

Winter is usually pretty slow when it comes to quality rap/hip-hop, but 2009 has been proving me wrong as of late.  Nark City features appearances by Shady/Aftermath employees, current (Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Focus) and past (Stat Quo, Obie Trice, Royce Da 5’9″).  Also included is an A-List ATL connection (T.I. & Usher), the […]