Magic/Rapsody (of Kooley High) :: Return of the B-Girl
These ones are tied simply because these two Jamla labelmates brought the dopeness that keep the hip-hop heads noddin’ and the head master 9th Wonder proud. One’s a white dude and the other one is a black girl. For those who don’t care about the last sentence I just wrote and want to hear dope music no matter who it’s from, download away.
7. J. Cole :: Friday Night Lights
Who dat? Who he? If you don’t know about J. Cole by now, then you’re really stuck in 1992 or in a cave somewhere. J. Cole brings the Roc Nation to his shoulders as he released music that places Cole as one of the top up-and-coming lyricists of this year. This mixtape proves that Cole kills anything he touches as folks are steady waiting for the album, whenever it may come out.
I don’t need to go over why you should get Tech N9ne’s first ever mixtape other than the fact that it’s TECH N9NE! Tech N9ne always shows out and shows off his maniacal mic skills and his mixtape is definitely no slouch. The only “Bad Season” that occurs are the wack emcees who dare to release a mixtape after his.
Cee-Lo says that he likes “Stray Bullets’ better than “Lady Killer.” Not that he thinks that his new album isn’t great, which he does and it is great, but it’s recommended that you hear “Stray Bullets” if you haven’t already. This mixtape is more like an album as it includes the Cee-Lo Green that we truly know and love, as a singer AND rapper – as a Goodie Mob reunion track is located in this mixtape, as well. You think you’ve been slain by “The Lady Killer,” then wait until you feel the effects of the “Stray Bullets.”
KIDA’s a hustler, point blank period. With free great quality albums after free great quality albums released all in the matter of months, folks are still sleeping on KIDA and I honestly don’t know why. Click the links below so you can wake up! Download all you want while they’re still free!
One can credit the critical success of “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” to the free G.O.O.D. Friday joints that’s been released. All of these joints gave us what we can expect from Kanye and why his album was the most anticipated, even more than Detox, dare I must say. The diverse guest appearances are endless, ranging from Justin Beiber to Pete Rock, as West revolutionized the way songs are leaked. Trust there have been many rappers who are now following the same footsteps of releasing a new track every week thanks to the moves of Kanyeezy.
Why is this one #1 even beyond Kanye’s offering? Simply because Oddisee really brings out the organic music that kept the listeners very spoiled because they’re all for free. With each of the free offerings dedicated to each seasons, Oddisee matched the music with the surrounding weathers very appropriately which hasn’t been seen since Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” This D.C. cat does it in a genius way, he also gives away free instrumentals that many rappers could REALLY use the extra help of having, at least, a high-grade beat even if their rhymes aren’t. These are simply astonishing.