Must Download mixtape. Dylan Owen dropped this mixtape yesterday and it is amazing. This is a mixtape that I can listen to straight through without skipping a track. Dylan Owen's style is unique and incredible. All of his lyrics are deep and meaningful. Every track on this mixtape is laid-back with acoustic or piano instrumentals, which I really like. Definitely download this mixtape, which might be one of the best mixtapes of 2012.
Download "Keep Your Friends Close" by Dylan Owen
OCD just dropped this 6-track EP yesterday. And as most tracks by these guys are, these songs flow really nicely and have a really mellow feel. This mixtape definitely shows how much musical talent these two guys both have. The mixtape has only 6 tracks, but I like it better because each track is good and is worth listening to.
Download "The Vestibule" by OCD: Moosh & Twist
Alec Harris sent me this mixtape a few days ago and it is very good. He has great flow on the beats, which are a lot of originals, which I like. He clearly has a lot of rapping talent because he has a good voice and he can string together nice verses. Definitely check out this mixtape below.
Download "The Early Premier" by Alec Harris
Must Download mixtape. I.O.U. sent me this mixtape yesterday. This duo is incredibly versatile and they do an amazing job of creating a tape that shows all the styles that they are capable of using. I really like this mixtape because it is unique, and it combines many different genres. I.O.U. has a ton of potential and they are an incredibly talented group. Definitely check out this mixtape below and keep an eye on I.O.U.
Download "Lo<3,Great.Humans..." by I.O.U.
Must Download mixtape. I first heard Bramzwig's music when he sent me his track, "Doing It Big", last month. Now he sent me this mixtape and it is incredible. He has so much talent and potential as a hip-hop/rap artist. The track "Glitter Ain't Gold" is in my top 3 favorite songs right now, which is pretty good. Definitely listen and download this mixtape below and don't sleep on Bramzwig.
Download "The Roaring Twenty" by Bramzwig
The A-Team, a group of 2 rappers and 2 producers from New Jersey, sent their latest project yesterday, "In Due Time". This mixtape is really good and well put together. The production and the rapping skills shown in this tape are amazing. The tape has a couple samples, including one by 2AM Club, which is definitely my favorite song on the mixtape and is one of my current favorite songs. Definitely check out the new tape below.
Download "In Due Time" by The A-Team
Must Download mixtape. Tru Fam sent me this mixtape, "Bowties & Applause", a couple days ago and it is amazing. I can listen to this song from the first song to the last without skipping a song, which I can only do with about 4 other mixtapes. The samples that Tru Fam used on the tape were great choices because they are not well-known songs, but they have great instrumentals and great hooks. And Tru Fam makes better versions of the songs than the originals that were sampled. Definitely check out this mixtape below.
Download "Bowties & Applause" by Tru Fam
EQ sent me this mixtape, "The Smoke Kings" by Skinny & Smoke Trixx. EQ features on some of the tracks, along with multiple other great features, including Kam Royal, Mac Miller, and Raekwon. This tape is definitely worth downloading. Skinny & Smoke Trixx are not well-known artists, but they have a lot of talent and they come together real nicely to make a great mixtape. Listen to some tracks on the tape and download the whole thing below.
Download "The Smoke Kings" by Skinny & Smoke Trixx
VP sent me his new mixtape, "Crackers & Swaggiar", today. The tape is very good, and I was impressed by VP's work on this mixtape. The songs on the mixtape are definitely VP's best tracks. It has multiple samples on it, but they are really good. Don't sleep on VP and listen to his mixtape and download it below.
Download "Crackers & Swaggiar" by VP
Must Download mixtape. Zak sent me his new mixtape, "Downtown Delinquents", yesterday. And by releasing two singles from the mixtape, "Clap Your Hands" and "Rock The Show", he created a lot of hype for the tape. This mixtape is so good because Zak's flow is insane on all the different types of instrumentals, from dubstep influenced tracks to light hip-hop tracks. Zak has tons of potential because of his amazing rapping talent and ability to rap verses on different types of beats. Listen to some songs from the mixtape and download the whole thing below.
Download "Downtown Delinquents" by ZAK! Downtown