Late Saturday night, one project I’ve been patiently waiting for finally dropped and the bar I had already set for it hearing the first few tracks was surpassed completely. First hearing about it in St. Catharines at The Cookout talking to Rich Kidd, the first glimpse we got of it was on We On Some Rich Kid Shit Vol. 7: The People’s Champ, track 18 “The Strangers”. Fast forward a month or so we started hearing tracks like “A Gun And A Pack Of Sandwiches”, “Tie Breaker” and “Jameson Ave” as the day drew closer to its release. Working together, TheLegendsLeague, a clothing brand founded in Toronto hooked up with Rich Kidd, Adam Bomb and Tona to present Naturally Born Strangers, a project in which the three emcees compose some of the best music I’ve heard this year. Hit the link below for more information on the project, TheLegendsLeague promotional video, the stream/ download of Naturally Born Strangers and artwork.
Detroit, Michigan native Saffal “FowL” Tall released his latest project, Surprise. Executive produced by Clockwork Muzik, the 10-track project shows no shortage of lush production for the MC to rhyme over. When you listen to the mixtape you’ll realize that each cut has an exclusive sound in which he demonstrates his lyrical ability. Early favourites include “That Don’t Work”, “Much More”, and “Whole Different Thang”. Stream/download the mixtape from Detroit’s own FowL after the jump.
“I just get lost in [music] I become it. There are so many words, there’s so much to say, so many feelings that I have” – FowL
Do yourself a favour and listen to Add-2 and Khrysis’ excellent collaboration, Between Heaven and Hell. Seriously. Add-2′s Jamla debut is fantastic, and the chemistry developing between him and Khrysis is a beautiful thing; the beats knock, and the rhymes are on point throughout. A couple early favourites are “Don’t Go”, “Club Church/Club Hell”, “The Ugly Side of Beautiful” featuring GQ, and “It’s Ok” featuring Rapsody. If you want to learn more about Add-2, we’ve got you covered; make sure to give our extensive interview with the Chi-Town emcee a read where we discuss the project, working with 9th Wonder, learning from Common, and much more. Stream and download Between Heaven and Hell below (kudos to the good people at 2DBZ for the premiere).
Late yesterday Lloyd Banks dropped a long awaited new mixtape Failure’s No Option hosted by DJ Drama, as a sort of Halloween tradition which he does every year. With guest appearances from Vado, Styles P, Raekwon and Mr. Probz; this 16 track mixtape hosts a lot of great material and I have to say being a long-time fan of Lloyd Banks that this is one I could listen to for a while. With production from Doe Pesci, Tha Jerm, Formula 2, Dot Everything, Ty Nitty, Beat Butcha, Sean Anderson and Ryan Alexy; it’s definitely something that will hold you over until Banks drops another album – which is hopefully sometime soon! Check out Failure’s No Option and let me know which track(s) you’re feeling on this one, it’s way to hard to pick for me cause I like them all.
Download: Lloyd Banks – F.N.O
Action Bronson and Party Supplies have released their newest mixtape today titled, Blue Chips 2. The project is a follow up to Bronson and Party Supplies’ Blue Chips, which dropped in 2012. The 19-track offering features appearances from Big Body Bes, Meyhem Lauren, Ab-Soul, Jeff Woods, and more. Interestingly enough, the body of work was scheduled to drop on “the first day it rains in November.” Therefore, we bring you Blue Chips 2. Stream/download after the jump.
BLUE CHIPS 2… The First Day it rains in NOVEMBER. Be ready.
— #BLUECHIPS2 NOV. 1st (@ActionBronson) October 1, 2013
Here we go Ladies and Gentleman, I’m excited to present Sha Prince newest solo mixtape Latex & Perfume! If you visited our website these past few weeks you couldn’t have missed the videos Stirred Echoes, Bird On A Wire, Why You Mad? and the single Exploit My Life featuring Skyzoo & Flex The Antihero. We also shared our track by track review of Latex & Perfume two days ago and we premiered our live video interview with Sha Prince that I strongly recommend you watch. The whole project is available for free download at DJ Booth.
It’s been almost 4 years since my last solo album, to me this plays like my solo debut in a way, so much has changed in that time for the good and bad, If you really want to know what I’m about as a person not just an artist this project explains it all, everything on the table, no hold bars, love me or hate me. I gave a lot to this project and revealed more about myself then a lot of people would dare to and I hope people can respect that.
Project is a free download, All I ask is you share it, send it to a friend and leave a comment x rating if you enjoyed it on the download page (Sign in thru Facebook to rate x comment) help make this a successful release. Sha Prince
Don’t sleep on this mixtape it’s definitely a contender for my list of the best projects of 2013, tell me what you think comment below.
Download: Sha Prince – Latex & Perfume
Currently on tour for The Smokers Club 2013, Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods unleashes the second instalment in his Gangland series. Features include Young Scooter, Juicy J, Trinidad James, Wiz Khalifa, and more. Hosted by DJ Drama, the 18-track project comes with production from Sledgren, Cardo, E Dan, and Ricky P among others. Stream/download Gangland 2 after the jump.
It feels good to be back in action! Last Friday the homie Jay Downz released his highly anticipated mixtape Win Or Die, which myself and I’m sure a lot of you were waiting on. This sixteen track project takes you on a journey with the visionary thorugh a mix of hype singles, thoughtful and thought provoking compositions. You also hear a lot of Jay Downz on this one as he only has a few features on this one from Jesse Perriam, Ronin, Sirreal, K.Karma and Keno. With production from 2ner; !llmind; Swiff D; Nice Guy; S Dot Beats; Dee Greene; Tone P; Willie B; YG Beats; De Elusive and of course Jay Downz himself, almost every track on here is one you can bump any time of day, anywhere your at. Stand out ones would be “Haunt My Dreams”, “You Know Whats Up”, “Another Planet”; although those are my favorite so far from taking this in, let me know in the comments section which ones your favorites are after streaming Win Or Die.
Download: Jay Downz – Win Or Die
Toronto’s A-Game check-in with their brand new mixtape, Boarding Pass. The The 12-track project features Rich Kidd (“It’s Nothing”) and numerous producers including WondaGurl, Chef, Bass Line, Superville, and more. Stream/download after the jump and keep an eye out for The Boarding Pass Experience documentary coming soon.
Download: A-Game – “Boarding Pass”