The title of this edition's FMF serves as a tribute to the nicest emcee, The Notorious B.I.G. 15 years and he's still the illest! Anyway, here are some free music to give y'all this week. We got the good ones, love, you didn't know.
AG Dolla :: Dirty Dolla
Here an original mixtape from England, serving you that British hip-hop that can be appreciated by heads worldwide.
Tracklisting: 1. Paki 2. Nick Griffin (BNP) 3. Lost 4. Fashion (f/ Shystie and V Dubl E) 5. My Life is Like a Movie (f/ A.C) 6. Who's That (f/ Maftizzle and Peppery) 7. Life is Over 8. Music Found Me 9. Be Careful (f/ Maftizzle) 10. Abused the Love 11. Rose (f/ Joe Rodriguez) 12. Running Away (f/ V Dubl E) 13. Close Baby (f/ Peppery) 14. Shootin' Star (f/ V Dubl E)
One of the most anticipated free-leases of 2012, Big K.R.I.T.'s "4eva N a Day" gives that good ol' "Country Rap Tunes" that gives the true meaning of the "Dirty South" - music that bumps and reigns supreme.
Tracklisting: 1. 8:04AM 2. Wake Up 3. Yesterday 4. Boobie Miles 5. 4eva N a Day (Theme) 6. Me and My Old School 7. 1986 8. Country Rap TUnes 9. Sky Club 10. Red Eye 11. Down & Out 12. Package Store 13. Temptation 14. Handwriting 15. Insomnia 16. 5:04AM 17. The Alarm
It's been a minute since we last heard from Chingy, but he's now back like he never left (wait, that doesn't make sense). "Jackpot Back" marks Chingy's near-decade in the game and this mixtape presents him in the independent form post-DTP.
Tracklisting: 1. Jackpot Back 2. Muthafucka 3. We N Hurr 4. Good Up (f/ Samo, J Jus and Niddy) 5. I Am (f/ Rich Money, Shaun Lo, Lil Bit, and Niddy) 6. Go 7. Bout My Paper 8. Bitch I'm ROlling 9. Swagg on It 10 Pop That 11. Do It With Yo Face (f/ Hakeem Da Dream) 12. Love No Hoes 13. She Don't Know 14. All Night 15. Stay N Da Aurr (F/ M.C) 16. Let It Go 17. Outro 18. Kodakk - Wurr You From (f/ Mr. Mr.)
I don't know how this collaboration occur, nor did I expect it. But when the two guys from New Orleans and New York collide, you can only get a whole NEW vibe that'll make you wonder if they'll release a full-length album together.
Tracklisting: 1. Rule Book 2. Jekell n Hyde 3. Lean (f/ Fiend) 4. Go (f/ Daz ) 5. Billions (f/ Deelow)
Here's a mixtape from this Philly emcee dedicated to a legendary basketball player who actually represents Alabama (So THAT's where he got "TURR-able" from).
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Number 34 3. The Playoffs 4. Deebo 5. Reality Check 6. Weight Watchers 7. Slow It Down Speed It Up 8. Bakk On My Grind 9. Just Spittin 10. Feelings 11. Rep My City 12. Dirty Uggs 13. The Hood Die Young 14. She Different
Paul Wall still shines like a lamp as he links with DJ Drama to give you "No Sleep Til Houston." It goes to show that Houston still rocks the party eight days a week.
Tracklisting: 1. I'm Real, You Fake (f/ Bun B and D Boss) 2. Bread On The Menu (f/ Killa Kyleon) 3. Right Now (f/ D Boss) 4. 2 Cups (f/ Michael "5000" Watts) 5. Bad Bitchez (f/ Slim Thug) 6. She Likes It (f/ Marcus Manchild) 7. F A Hater 8. Ballin (f/ Slim Thug) 9. I Get It (f/ Killa Kyleon and Slaine) 10. Money Pt. 1 11. Knowmtalmbout (f/ Kirko Bangz) 12. That's The Way Luv Goes 13. 1st Time You Say No (f/ Crys Wall) 14. She Kno It (f/ Propain and Leelonn) 15. Money Pt. 2 (f/ Gudda Gudda) 16. Houston (f/ Slim Thug and Z-Ro)
Here's a new free project from this Warner Brothers signee. And once you take a listen, you'll see why they're down for him to make that Bugs Bunny money.
1. Bless My Soul (Sam Roman Mix) 2. Rocksteady 3. Delorean (f/ Wretch 32) 4. Raise Em Up (f/ Bigz) 5. Nothing Less (f/ Crafty) 6. Feel It Coming 7. Things You Like 8. All I Know 9. Spender (Blinkie Mix) 10. Tonight Pt. 1
That's it for the "Unbelievable Edition" of Free Music Friday. If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...
We only had a few minutes before the Wu-Tang Clan legend was set to go on stage at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska but Cappadonna graciously gave us his time for this quick interview. Enjoy and be sure to pick up his most recent album "The Pilgrimage" right here - http://tinyurl.com/Cappa-Pilgrim - and visit RapReviews.com for more exclusives like this! Wu-Tang forever.
Block McCloud Exclusive Interview for RapReviews.com
Another RapReviews.com exclusive! We sit down for a chat with Block McCloud, who has been featuring on and starring in classics hip-hop songs for over a decade. Block gives his theory on the difference between European and American rap audiences, talks about who has the better beard - him or Vinnie Paz - and so much more! Stay tuned for more exclusive interviews from all of the artists on the Black Cloud Tour brought to you courtesy of RapReviews.com!
It was only a matter of time for cliques - like Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang, Wayne’s Cash Money and Dirty South master DJ Blaz - to take notice of Young Vinchi. Combine that love with shout-outs, endorsements, spins and heavy rotation from many of digital radio’s top mix shows and streaming hip hop stations and it’s easy to see how Vinchi’s new single “My Style” (radio release Sept. 12th) will be a hit!
Produced and arranged by talented Toronto-born super-producer J Staffz Http://ProducedByJStaffz.com (who's worked with more than 150 different artists including Wiz Khalifa, Yung Berg, 40 Glocc and G Unit's Tony Yayo), "My Style" oozes with Vinchi's confidence, game and swaggatude. The song features vocalist TV.
Bet on this new boss to continue the momentum this fall as his New York-label, TroubleMaka Records http://www.troublemaka.com continues its promotion of a slew of new tracks from the "It's Me" EP – including his current- released single "Getcha Hands Up" http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_9620621 - also produced by JStaffz - "I Want The Cash" "Nasty" and "Baddest Lil' Chick" produced by The Traveler - on several new mix-tape collections, live club performances and social media Podcasts.
"I'm real happy that people are feeling the music," Vinchi said. "My team and I are looking forward to giving all my fans what they want to hear: hi-energy beats and killer rhymes. Working with J Staffz has been a great experience as he really conceptualizes beats to fit the lyrics instead of the other way around."
The 21-year-old Bronx native's swagger is relaxed, his raps are clever. His radio-friendly beats are energizing, mature and mannish; ready to make the most "skeptical" women blush.
His latest release, "My Style" is infectious, in your face and on its way to becoming a favorite party, strip-club and workout jam.
Young Vinchi was born Albert Neysmith Jr. on May 31, 1987 to Jamaican parents and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. by a close-knit family. He began rapping at age 8 to entertain his friends at school and by the time he got to Banana Kelly High School he was the designated class "interrupter".
Like all entertainers, Young Vinchi developed a fondness for attention and soon entered the school's fashion and talent showcases where he fine tuned his showmanship and savoir faire. After graduation, he attended LaGuardia Community College and studied theater and communications.
Vinchi also began performing at open mics and small venues around the New York metro area – Harlem, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey - and wet his thirst for success after winning a $1,000 prize at a local amateur night contest.
In 2007, he moved to Atlanta and began working with a number of up-and-coming producers that helped season his style by developing neck-popping bass heavy production to add to his slow, marinating braggadocio. Listen closely to his twang and see if you can't pick up the popular idioms of your favorite trap house.
Upon the prodigal son's return to the Big Apple, Vinchi began recording new material and has worked with several producers including J Staffz, Johnny Montana, Infinity, The Traveler and Jem Stones.
Get ready to get it any way you want it. Get Young Vinchi.
GZA To Headline Official 2012 SXSW Showcase Backed By Grammy Award Winning Band Grupo Fantasma
Legendary lyricist, GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will make his return to SXSW on Saturday March 17, 2012, however this time he will be backed by Grammy Award winning band Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). Those who have seen GZA live know just how captivating the swordsman is, and the addition of a 10 piece Latin funk orchestra is certain to make for a performance of phenomenal proportion.
The official showcase, which is presented by iHipHop, Babygrande & The Madbury Club, will also include performances by east coast hardcore veterans M.O.P. as well as Curren$y’s Jet Life crew (Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Fiend, Cornerboy P & Street Wiz), Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, Airplane Boys, Mod Sun and DJ Statik Selektah.
The showcase will take place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Haven, located at 409 Colorado, Austin. Doors at 8pm. For more information, visit SXSW.com.