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Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.29.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 29, 2012–a collection of handpicked tracks for your hip-hop listening/viewing pleasure.   Shyne, “Fred Hampton (50 Cent Diss)” You know what? It’s been a while since 50 Cent has been involved in a good, old-fashioned beef. Like Superman and the light of a yellow sun, Curtis Jackson cannot tap the true nature of his powers without the acrimony of his fellow MCs. Fortunately, this […]


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Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.21.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 21, 2012.   Kanye West ft. R. Kelly, “To the World” So, okay, Kanye West’s much anticipated Cruel Summer wound up being kind of a mixed bag. Whatever. Its high points are still devastating. In case you haven’t given this track any close consideration, let it be known that that’s no lesser a figure than R. Kelly silkily crooning, “The whole world is a […]


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Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 5.25.12)

Here’s this week’s edition of Weekly Mixtape—the week’s best hip-hop tracks, personally selected for you. Enjoy!   Justin Bieber ft. Mac Miller, 2 Chainz and Asher Roth, “Boyfriend” [remix] Say what you want about the source material, but this remix of Das Biebs’s signature track actually kind of rules. With the beat stripped to a minimalist guitar figure and Justin’s lyrics relegated to a tastefully deployed hook, “Boyfriend” serves as […]