He’s not a rapper; he’s a rock star. His career can’t be defined by a genre. These premises dominate Bobby Ray’s mixtape, a follow-up to the first one of the same name. But there are many conventional 16-16-16 songs on this project and thumping hip-hop drum kits. Lucky for you, he’s released it on datpiff for you to listen to it for Free 99. Listen after the jump.
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Lil Durk, the Chicago spitter getting into beef with Game, shouted out by his peers like Chance the Rapper, and bringing mixtape heat for the summer like Migos before him — thank him now. He’s a straight shooter in more ways than one, telling ChIraq bedtime stories for his intrigued listeners. Production mostly by Young Chop for the Drill Trill, but some highlight moments by other promising producers like Cardo and Dree the Drummer. Full stream after the jump.
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Quelle Chris, reppin’ all that’s good with rap, blesses us with his new tape in a year when he seems to appear on almost every noteworthy project. Click the stream and enjoy. Hat tip to Mello Music Group.
 

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Detroit is releasing amazing hip-hop music. Crown Nation, Quelle Chris, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and a whole roster of gritty, rocky, sooty rhymers are giving “homegrown” a place in rap music again. This socially-relevant and wholly irreverent tape by Denmark Vessey titled Don’t Drink The Kool Aid will be in the rotation regularly through the fall (courtesy DJ House Shoes and Dirty Science). Do yourself a favor, and play.

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