Thursday, September 27, 2012

THE BEST MIXTAPES FOR 2012 SO FAR






RICK ROSS MIXTAPE "RICH FOREVER" IS A GOOD SOLID MIXTAPE PUT TOGETHER LIKE AN ALBUM.  THE MIXTAPE HAD STANDOUT TRACKS LIKE "TRIPLE BEAM DREAMS" FEATURING NAS, WHICH SHOWED RICK ROSS AND NAS ON A TRACK TOGETHER IS JUST PERFECT, THIS SONG WAS SUCH A HIT IT MADE RICK ROSS'S FINAL CUT FOR HIS ALBUM "GOD FORGIVES, I DON'T",  THEN THE TRACK "STAY SCHEMIN" FEATURING DRAKE AND FRENCH MONTANA WAS A MONSTER SONG WHICH EVERY RAPPER WANTED TO JUMP ON.  UNFORTUNATELY IN MY OPINION THIS MIXTAPE IS BETTER THEN HIS OVER HYPED ALBUM.








TALIB KWELI AND Z-TRIP MIXTAPE "ATTACK THE BLOCK" IS A GREAT SOUNDING MIXTAPE FILLED WITH A LOT OF FEATURES FROM ARTIST I NEVER WOULD THINK TALIB WOULD COLLAB WITH.  THE PRODUCTION IS ON POINT ALONG WITH THE DJ BLENDING OLD SCHOOL SONGS INTO FLIPPING TO A PRESENT DAY SOUND.  HONESTLY, WHEN I SEEN TALIB WAS DROPPING A MIXTAPE, I WAS LIKE NAW I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT, CAUSE I DON'T LIKE TALIB ON A MIXTAPE I RATHER HEAR A ALBUM FROM HIM CAUSE SOME RAPPERS TEND TO PLAY AROUND ON MIXTAPES.  I WAS WRONG THOUGH, MY STANDOUT TRACKS ARE: "CONGREGATION" FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT AND AB-SOUL,  "NY SHINING" FEATURING GREG NICE AND STYLE P,  "GETTING TO THE MONEY"FEATURING KILLA MIKE AND CORY MO.  OVERALL THIS IS A GOOD LISTEN.







JOEY BADA$$ MIXTAPE 1999 IS A GOOD LISTEN FROM A NEW REFRESHING RAPPER WHO IS ONLY 17 YRS OLD.  HE RAPS WITH A THROWBACK FLOW SPITTING MODERN DAY TALES.  HE EVEN HAS PRODUCTION FROM UNDERGROUND LEGENDS MF DOOM, LORD FINESSE, STATIK SELEKTAH AND J-DILLA.  THIS MIXTAPE TAKES ME BACK TO MY DAYS OF LISTENING TO HIP HOP IN THE 90'S.  MY STANDOUT TRACKS ARE: "WAVES", "HARDKNOCK" FEATURING CJ FLY, "DON'T FRONT", "RIGHTEOUS MINDS"
IF YOU IN THE MOOD FOR A THROWBACK HIP HOP SOUND, THIS MIXTAPE IS IT.








THIS SLAUGHTER HOUSE MIXTAPE "ON THE HOUSE" HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA GOES HARD WITH THE LYRICS AND BEATS.  THE MIXTAPE IS WAY BETTER THEN THE OVER HYPED HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM.  JOE BUDDEN DIDN'T GO TOO HARD ON THIS ONE, BUT JOEL ORTIZ DID HIS THING.  ROYCE DA 5'9 WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW, WITH CROOKED I SPITTING SOME MEMORABLE VERSES.  ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS FEATURED A NON-SLAUGHTER HOUSE MEMBER FREEWAY CALLED "SUCKA MCS".  OVERRALL THOUGH THIS MIXTAPE BANGS HARD, FOR ONE OF THE BEST MIXTAPES OF THE YEAR SO FAR!












NOW ACTION BRONSON'S MIXTAPE "BRONSON SUPPLIES BLUE CHIPS"  CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD CAUSE I NEVER HEARD OF ACTION BRONSON UNTIL I HEARD THIS MIXTAPE, MY FIRST LISTEN, I WAS LIKE NAW I'M NOT FEELING HIM CAUSE HE JACKED GHOSTFACE KILLAH VOICE AND FLOW.  THEN I REALLY STARTED LISTENING TO HIM AND I SAID DAMN THIS FAT WHITE RED BEARDED DUDE GOT TALENT AND HE DON'T RAP NOTHING LIKE GHOST AS FAR AS CONTENT AND DELIVERY.  THE PRODUCTION IS TIGHT AND I LIKE HOW CREATIVE HE IS WITH HIS FLOW.  THE MIXTAPE IS A VERY GOOD LISTEN AND NOT A BORING MOMENT.  MY STANDOUT TRACKS ARE: "TAN LEATHER", "THUG LOVE 2012", "DOUBLE BREASTED", "9-24-11".









STALLEY MIXTAPE "SAVAGE JOURNEY TO THE AMERICAN DREAM" IS PUT TOGETHER LIKE A ALBUM.  I WAS SURPRISED HOW GOOD OF A RAPPER HE IS, I JUST THOUGHT SINCE HE IS SIGNED TO MMG THAT HIS MUSIC WAS GOING TO SOUND JUST LIKE MEEK MILL'S OR RICK ROSS.  BUT STALLEY STYLE IS THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF HIS LABEL MATES.  STALLEY  SONGS ARE ALWAYS THOUGHT PROVOKING.  THE MIXTAPE HAS A SOULFUL SOUND TO IT, WITH PRODUCTION BY BLOCK BEATTAZ AND OTHERS.  THE MIXTAPE IS WORTH THE FREE DOWNLOAD, PUT TOGETHER VERY GOOD.  MY STANDOUT TRACKS ARE: "HAMMERS VOGUE" FEATURING CURRENCY, "LIVE AT BLOSSOM", "PARTY HEART" FEATURING RICK ROSS AND 2 CHAINZ, "COLD"