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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 […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.01.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 1, 2012.   Trae the Truth ft. Waka Flocka Flame, “I Got Em” Offering a sterling example of “big, ridiculous stomping rap,” Trae the Truth and Waka Flocka Flame (two of the subgenre’s most sedulous proponents) have teamed up to create “I Got Em.” The track borrows many of its moves from the DMX playbook. Menacing, sky-high strings form the backbone of the beat, […]


Hip-Hop Summer Album Preview: Part 1

The summer just got better. Why? Because now you have these killer hip-hop releases to look forward to. Today we’ll take a look at June, with further installations for July and August to come.   June 5: Big K.R.I.T., Live From the Underground Not only has Big K.R.I.T. proven that the historical exclusivity of nuance and Southern Rap is a matter of preference rather than necessity, but he’s managed to […]