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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STREAM: Big Boi – In The A ft T.I. & Ludacris

Antwan, Clifford and Chris get together for a trunk rattler all about my current city. Big Boi particularly drops a few gem including “king shit, buckingham palace til I’m bucking on the mutha****in’ beat”. Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors drops December 11th. BONUS: Big Boi – Lines ft A$AP Rocky & Phantogram


FESTIVALIST ’12: Music Midtown Playlists

In preparation for Music Midtown 2012, I opted for streaming playlists instead of compiling downloadable mixtapes (UPDATE: Here is a download anyways). This seemed to make the most sense for 2 reasons: a) Most of you probably already have these songs, b) I’m curious what your go-to streaming playlist service is. While Spotify can’t legally […]


MASH-UP: Art Van Delay – Stop Going Low (Flux Pavillion vs. Ludacris)

The artists formerly known as Press Play Dee Jays have been steadily busy since they dropped the Beg, Borrow & Steal mixtape. Now back as Art Van Delay, the duo take one of my favorite inspirations from Watch The Throne and put some Luda in it. Stop Going Low (Flux Pavillion vs. Ludacris Blend) by […]

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NEW MIXTAPE: Narkanomics

You know it must be 4th Quarter when all the big guns of hip-hop are offering up new material. Drake snapped up Ricky Ross over an eloquent Just Blaze production on “Lord Knows”. Ludacris and B.o.B. let loose a free mixtapes with Luda referencing my favorite movie of 1985, Back To The Future and Meek […]

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Thursday Linkage: Janelle Monae, Jose Gonzalez, RAC/Temper Trap and more

A) You might have seen me mention on Twitter, my anticipation for Janelle Monae’s set at Criminal Records on Record Store Day. It was a brief set, but worth the wait. See her rendition of “Tightrope” below. Pre-order Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid here (like I did). B) A few summers ago, you probably heard me […]


BlakRoc: Free Listening Session

So I’m a pretty big Black Keys fan. You might have noticed I’m also a hip-hop fan. Needless to say, I was definitely excited when I heard The Black Keys were collaborating with some hip-hop heavyweights like RZA, Mos Def and Raekwon as BlakRoc. If “Ain’t Nothin Like You (Hoochie Coo)” wasn’t enough for you […]