The Migos are arguably the hottest thing in the south now. The ATL collective release their new mixtape Young Rich Niggas. A follow-up to the earlier No Label, it features hosting duties from DJ Scream, Cory B and DJ Ray G.
The project is filled with 19 tracks, produced by the likes of Zaytoven, C4, Stackboy Twuan, MPC Cartel, Dun Deal, and Juvie. Gucci Mane, Trinidad James, Soulja Boy, and Riff Raff serve as guest appearances. ”R.I.P.” and “Out Da Gym” are the most buzz-worthy tracks. But, right from the get-go with “Rich Then Famous,” the trio bring forth booming hard-hitting anthems with catchy hooks.
This is definitely going to be part of my gym playlist for the rest of the summer. Add it to your own by listening and downloading Young Rich Niggas below.
It hasn’t been long since Cam Meekins released his iTunes top charting album, Lamp City. The 20-year-old is already back with a new collection of music in CMJP. The 5 track EP features the talented rapper/producer going in over five of his favorite beats off the Jai Paul leak.
My favorite cuts are the opener “Changin’” and closer “The Future,” but let me know what you like by checking the project out. And, when you’re done, watch my exclusive interview with Meekins, here.
Listen and download CMJP Leak below.
Gunplay is an unbelievable talent. If he stays out of trouble, he can be make alot of noise in the mainstream. If you haven’t noticed, anyone in Rick Ross’s circle flourishes under his guidance.
As he builds towards Def Jam debut Living Legend, the Maybach Music Group rapper keeps dropping off new material; he recently released Acquitted. The new 10 piece collection of music further displays his raw and rigged lyricism.
Guest appearances come from Young Scooter, Young BreedPeryon, Triple C, Ayo, and more. ”Drop Da Tint” is a nice cut but the closing “Bible On The Dash” is Gunplay’s best song to date.
Listen and download the Evil Empire hosted project below.
Athens, Georgia’s Murk Daddy has a number of projects under his belt. The hip-hop instrumentalist adds to his catalog with MDF, his fourth collection of music. Done entirely in Audacity, including cutting the samples and audio mastering, the upcomer lets his production skills shine throughout the 15 new offerings.
Featuring a variety of sounds and influence from Nujables and J Dilla, the beats are perfect to listen to on a beautiful day. “Corlander,” “February 7, 1974,” and “Sage” are some of my personal favorites. Overall, I really like how he utilized samples; they are slick.
Welcome MD to Hard In The Paint by streaming and downloading MDF below. And, stay tuned for his upcoming four EP compilation. He will release one every season.
DJ Kenn, who is a longtime Chief Keef collaborator, releases his long-awaited American Dream mixtape. The Chicago beat maker produced the entire project, including co-production from Young Chop and Deemoney on a pair of tracks. Besides Keef, there are appearances from Gino Marley, SD, Lil Herb, Sasha Go Hard, Pretty N Pink, and more. ”
4 Minutes Of Hell,” “Loud” and “I Need Bandz” are headlining tracks. But, there’s plenty of other quality material that you’ll enjoy especially if you like the booming Windy City hip-hop scene and its captivating drill sound.
Listen to and download the 16 track collection below.
HiFadility followed up The Gateway with the highly anticipated The Traveler. This is the third self-composed album from the local buzzing producer. According to him, “it is a project that looks into the layers of people.”
Featuring 14 tracks, he continued to exert his Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Miles Davis, and Theolonius Monk influence, providing attractive and diverse sounds that result in an overlaying genres of production.
Take a listen and download below. If you like what you’re hearing, then check out the rest of his impressive beat catalogue, here.
Mr. Fritz‘s long awaited album Bragging Rights is finally here via Pipedream Music Group. The Boston rapper/producer packs a total of 19 tracks, including four skits and two bonus tracks in the all original project. It features guest appearances from Dutch Rebelle, Latrell James, Top Billion, Galaxy, E.G.O., and more while production is derived from 5 Star Generals, Duce P, GarudasHellMuzik, himself, and others.
“Bragging Rights is me trying to celebrate my coming of age as an artist. The way I see it, it’s a album where there are tracks that anybody could feel, whether you like “commercial” hip hop or “authentic” hip hop. It brings the best of both worlds, and it’s the first step on my quest for personal and artistic growth.”
Must listens are “Blue Visa (Ghetto),” “Work,” “Doin What I Gotta Do,” “Mama’s Basement,” “Where You Come From,” and bonus track “Blue Hill Ave. Shxt.” You can stream and download the project below, followed by additional Bragging Rights content.
If you’re in the Boston area, then come out tomorrow night (June 12th) and see him perform at during his CD Release Party as part of the Lifted Boston series at Good Life Bar, presented by OTB Agency and Hard In The Paint. More details can be found, here.
West Coast rapper Iamsu! delivers the second installment of his Kilt mixtape series. Featuring 17 tracks, Kilt 2 showcases the Heart Break Gang rapper’s laid back delivery and impressive synth heavy beat creations. P-Lo, who is also part of his The Invasion crew, Trackademicks, Tha Bizness, and Exclusive also contribute with above average production. Features come from Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Juvenile, and more.
Stream and download Kilt 2 below.