[Listen] IAMSU brings us his fourth Boss Up installment from his mixtape series. Slappin and nothingness. Enjoy!
[Listen] Too Short released his mixtape, “Hella Disrespectful: Bay Area Mixtape”. Too Short unveils new collaborations with Philthy Rich, Iamsu, J. Stalin, DecadeZ, Llama Llama, The Hoodstarz, Lil Yee, Prezi, Boofrmda4, E-40, All Black, DB Tha General, Young Gully, Lil Yase, Radio Base, DJ Upgrade, Mozzy, Nef The Pharaoh, Mistah FAB, G-Eazy and Ezale. Enjoy!
Hella Disrespectful: Bay Area Mixtape – Available Now
[Listen] East Oakland, CA own Cookie Money treats us to his latest single “Plug Talk” ft. legendary E-40. Production by Andrew Smars. “E-40 and I knew each other, just from the history of the Bay. We recently started seeing each other at Warriors games,” Cookie Money explains. “I was skeptical at first to even ask for music from him, until one day he called and said, ‘send something.’ ‘Plug Talk’ was done in 20 minutes!” Dope story? Enjoy!
Cookie World 2.5 mixtape – Available October 27th 2017
[Listen] Berkley CA aritst LIL B (THEBASEDGOD) brings the world “Black Ken” Mixtape. Bay Area….Stand Up for this one. 80s flow in 2017. Hard. Slapper all the way. Enjoy!
[Listen] San Francisco, G-Val and Lil Yase, put out their second team project, What a Time to Grind 2, produced by DJ J12. This is a 10-track slap delivery machine. Featuring appearances from neighborhood rappers like Symba, Yatta, KE, Gerald Gates, and JQ. Enjoy!
What a Time to Grind 2 – Available
[Watch] Priscilla G drops “Sunny California” from the Bay Area 707. I can already tell Priscilla is going to be around for awhile. Feelin this one. Representin for the female rappers. Get It! The world needs to hear you. Keep the bars coming. I can’t wait to see & hear where Priscillas music takes her. Click play and hear what I hear. Enjoy!
707 Gang Vol. 2 Mixtape – Available Soon
Nostalgia EP – Available Soon
[Listen] Almighty J Money poppin with his flow on his track “Bars”. If you have not heard of Almighty J Money get to know him with this; he’s not going anywhere but up. Enjoy!
Blood On My Guiseppes Mixtape – Available Now
[Listen] Bay Area’s, IAMSU, dropped a surprise and self produced 6 track mix-tape today. Guest appearances from IAMSU’s new project includes: 24Hrs, Show Banga, and Skipper.
Boss Up 3 – Available Now
Flawlessly balancing crooning vocals and combat-ready lyrics, Cleveland’s rising star Ripp Flamez radiates coolness and dexterity on his DayOne Forever project, premiered today by HipHopDX. As his city basks in the glow of NBA Championship glory, Ripp Flamez also proves his drive, by showcasing his progression in both songwriting and beat selection. Ripp draws attention to his melodic delivery on the 10-track project, keeping guest appearances to a minimum. His self-awareness is most clear on songs such as “Shine Light,” where he raps, “Should I just premeditate on my own / Sometimes I feel like I can’t do no wrong.” Other standout tracks include the aptly titled “LeBron Flamez,” triumphant single “PayBack,” and the smooth, auto-tune heavy “Break the Bank.” Ripp Flamez recruits Mitch Mula, ClockworkMuzik,Givtyd for the entirety of the tape’s production, ranging from haunting synths to reversed piano loops on the closing track.
Explaining what he wants people to take away from the project, Ripp Flamez says, “I just want my fans to realize the genuineness of my lyrics and know that these are my negatives turned into art. Since the last project, I’m in a more mature but clearer space.”
Ripp Flamez is Cleveland’s formidable entry into the Bryson Tiller/PartyNextDoor school of Rap&B, earning over 262,000 Soundcloud plays on single “Wavez,” which is featured in Spotify‘s Most Necessary playlist. Leading up to the release of DayOne Forever, the Wave God dropped “Your Way,” a romantic, for-the-ladies ballad with twinkling piano, plaintive electric guitar, and finger snaps via G Styles. “Your Way” followed The FADER‘s premiere of the menacing and dramatic “Shine Light,” as well as “LeBron Flamez,” which debuted via Complex and celebrated the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ playoff run prior to their championship victory. In 2014, Ripp Flamez released DayOne, which gained traction in and around Cleveland after the success of “Morning After,” his single with P The Artist. “Some artists may have content and substance and others may just have melodies, rhythm, and good production,” Ripp Flamez says. “I have both, along with a unique voice and an organic fan base.”
Born in the Garden Valley Projects, one of Cleveland‘s roughest areas, Ripp Flamez found himself alone after his father passed and his brother got locked up. Flamez channels his struggle and brings his experience to life through his rhymes. “There’s a lot of different talent in the city with a lot of genuine support,” explains Ripp Flamez. “I found my sound in the midst of all that; so did Kid Cudi and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, two of the artists I look up to most… It’s a tough city and you have to earn your support, you have to show what you really about.” Named “Best New Artist” at the 2015 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards, Ripp Flamez is bringing his infectious melodicism and confessional lyrics to a national audience with DayOne Forever.
Listen to the dope mixtape Theo Ferragamo delivers with, Black Diamonds. It has a very good balance to it with its content, lyrics, and flow. LONG LIVE HIP HOP!
Brooklyn and Pro Era rapper Nyck Caution drops his new tape Disguise The Limit that features Joey Bada$$, Albey Balgochian, Kirk Knight, Alex Mali, Tyler Sheritt and The Mind.
Peep the dope versatility Otis Mensah presents on his mixtape Days over Damson. The mixtape has a wonderful golden era nostalgia to it with the boom bap and steady hi hats on the beats. Another great thing with this mixtape is Otis can sing and no, he doesn’t use the voice scrambler that has become so popular today, he actually sings! The flow and content is what will keep Hip-Hop heads coming back to this mixtape, Otis Mensah raps about everyday people issues and does so in a very potent and poetic way. Not to mention his masterfully crafted choruses will be stuck in your head! Enjoy the mixtape and LONG LIVE HIP HOP!
The New York Emcee Cherp, who gave us Bring Back Biggie; asking to exchange wack artist for fallen legends, delivers a dope a dope new Mixtape. Check out Against All Odds Above. This Mixtape has the perfect balance of aggression on Cant Give One, street documentation, and inspiration with the track Against All Odds, and more! #BringBackBiggie LONG LIVE HIP HOP!