The 6th man is that player that comes off the bench and makes a big contribution to the game - some of my favorite players have been 6th men - Jerry Stackhouse being the biggest one. That explains the name - it doesn't explain why it relates to FMF and truth is it doesn't. It's the sixth edition of the column - hope to reach 106 one day - and basically the 6th man came to mind when I started writing this. If you want me to actually do som thinking I'll you to consider me the 6th man of your budget - helping you score something for free especially during crucial times!
Dume41 - "Lotus Throne" - http://samsquad.com/music/downloads/lotusthrone.mp3
This Seattle native has been hustling and grinding for a while now. His latest album "God Save the King" got a positive review and was featured in this week's update. "Lost Throne" is the lead single from the album is available for free download. Check it out and support independent hip-hop if you like it.
Clinton Sparks feat. Clipse & Pharrell - Still Got It 4 Cheap - http://www.sendspace.com/pro/jq6c2l
Yes, I know - the got it 4 cheap thing got played out a while ago, but apparently Clinton Sparks doesn't care - this track is from his self-produced mixtape that is soon to be released and is available for free. Clipse are as always dope!
DJ Rondevu - The Depression - http://www.zshare.net/download/522010618dd515d0/
Yeah, I know y'all want full length stuff too - the man Rondevu claims this is one of the best mixtapes of the year and looking at the tracklisting I gotta agree - nothing but that real rap on here - well except that Neyo track at the end - what's up with that?:
- INTRO – PRODUCED BY DJ RONDEVU & DJ GOCE
- THAT'S GANGSTA – STYLES P, BUN B & SEAN KINGSTON $
- MY LIFE – LIL WAYNE & LUDACRIS $
- MISUNDERSTOOD – LUDACRIS & JAY-Z $
- LIFES A BITCH 2009 – NAS & AZ $
- HOOD SHIT – TERMANOLOGY & PRODIGY
- EMERITUS – SCARFACE
- THE ART OF DISRESEKINAZATION – HELTAH SKELTAH
- WADDUP G'Z – PRODIGY & PUSHA-T OF THE CLIPSE $
- R-A-W - THE GAME $
- G-CODE – TRAE
- GOT THAT – PRODIGY, UN PACINO & SCOTT CANE
- THE FINANCIAL FORECAST
- THE TRUTH – FREEWAY & JAY-Z $
- AM I CRAZY? – PRODIGY, UN PACINO & HOGG BRANDO
- INTERVIEW WITH THAT PALIN BITCH
- BARS OF FURY – THE GAME & STYLES P $
- THING OF THE PAST – JADAKISS & JAY-Z $
- STEP UP – BALANCE, REMO DA RAPSTAR AND GARCIA
- HOWEVER DO YOU WANT IT – MAINO
- CAN U FEEL IT? – DAS EFX (PRODUCED BY DJ RONDEVU)
- SHOUTOUTS & INFO
- TOMORROW'S ANOTHER DAY – COLLIE BUDDZ $
- CLOSER – NEYO $
Lupe Fiasco - Coast 2 Coast Mixtape #58 - http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx?mixtapeid=141
Man these Coast 2 Coast guys are up to 58 - this time they got Lupe to host but it's not all exclusvie Lupe tracks. Matter of fact I couldn't find ONE Lupe track on the tape! But they do have a nice mix of tracks from all coasts on this one and advertise the new Lupend CD.
Freeway - Month of Madness - http://thefreewaychange.com/blog/
The Philly emcee known as Freeway is hustling in a MAJOR WAY this month. He declared Decemeber his month of madness and that means he's been giving away free joints like crazy - 5 free tracks are up already and expect his blog to be updated during the whole month!
Jay-Z v. Coldplay - Viva La Hova - http://www.vivalahova.com/
I'd been meaning to post this one for a while now - former RapReviews contributer Matt Tomer produced some tracks on this remix mash-up and he said they were pretty dope! Check it out.
That's it for this week - you can't expect a triple double from the 6th man every week!
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