Chamillionare has been gaining his relevance back recently after dropping a new mixtape – Mixtape Messiah 4. The tape is hot and is available for download below. Meanwhile, Chamillionare told HipHopDX in an interview that he respects 50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne as essential artists in the mixtape movement. In the interview, he spoke on 50 Cent’s golden times: “Back in the day, when 50 first came out, he had some real dope mixtapes. Now, it’s more the commercial thing where people say you’re singing a hook or whatever. Back then, he was just jackin’ peoples’ beats and puttin’ them real catchy melodies on a tight beat, and just puttin’ out tight stuff.“ He also feels that Wayne’s hard work is unmatched in the current climate: “He out-working everybody on the mixtape circuit. When I talk to the underground stores out here in the mixtape world, they tell me that Wayne‘s runnin’ it. He’s the most active.” There’s no denying Wheezy and 50′s contributions to rap, and the mixtape game more specifically. Check out Cham’s new mixtape and let us know if you think he deserves to be mentioned with the elite. Chamillionare – Mixtape Messiah 4
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A few months back, newcomer Jay Electronica made a splash after dropping a mixtape themed after the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The mixtape was a 20-minute trackless stream that included samples from the film and monologues about Jay from Just Blaze and Erykah Badu. Since, Jay was signed to Erykah’s label and got a major big-up from Nas. Jay is now scheduled to go on a tour with Nas for the Untitled album. And if you don’t read the credits on your new albums, Jay was the producer on “Queens Get the Money” track on Nas’s new album. Jay is an impeccable lyricist and comes up with concepts I’ve personally never heard anyone rap about. It’ll take some getting used to and some major focus on what the f*ck he’s talking about, but once you get it, you really get it. He’s not one of the Lupe’s that’s totally over heads, but rather just someone who uses crazy lyrical wit to bring up untouched topics (UFO’s??). As a Labor Day gift, there is a link below to a mixtape created that compiles all of Jay’s released material. It can be a little hard to find, so enjoy. Happy Labor Day. Jay Electronica – What the F*ck is a Jay Electronica
After being deemed Princess of the Roc back in 2005, Teairra Marie fell off he throne pretty damn quick. Well anyway it looks like homegirl is back looking for her second shot at stardom and where better to start than King mag. Maybe she is joining the ever growing line of ‘video vixens,’ but I doubt it as she is now signed to Interscope and has new management in the way of Fo’Reel Ent. (original name there…gotta love it) who basically have directed the career of Nelly.Her album is said to be dropping top of 2009 with a who’s who in production providing the Detroit gal some serious beats.
Rapper Mos Def has been leaking a lot of tracks lately and has been touring with Rock the Bells over the past few months. There’s been talks about a brand new album to follow up True Magic, but nothing that’s been confirmed yet. For now, check out what could be a brand new single, entitled “The Glowing.” Mos Def – “The Glowing” To Preview Track Click Here
Mash-up machine DJ Girl Talk has recently dropped his fourth album, Feed the Animals. The album features over 200 samples and gets into everything from DJ Unk to Radiohead. It’s pretty amazing, and whether you just want to appreciate the craft of a crazy creative DJ or need a party playlist, you need to get this. Everything is rhythmic and crafted amazingly – it should definitely encourage DJ’s worldwide to get on their job. On his website, IllegalArt.net, Girl Talk is pulling a Radiohead by letting fans either pay $0.00, up to however much they want to get the album. If you want to support the DJ, go to the website and donate some cash and even get the physical copy. If you’re interested in getting it for $Free.99, download it below, and enjoy. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
If you haven’t heard, drummer Travis Barker and the worldly renowned DJ AM have been collaborating quite a bit lately. They even perform live weekly out in LA, and if you haven’t seen videos, check them out here and here. Travis Barker has also been getting into a lot more hip-hop as of late and recently worked with Wale and The Game. So, it would make sense that a burgeoning producer like Trav and a superstar hip-hop DJ would make a great collaboration – and they really do. They just dropped a mixtape, entitled Fix Your Face, which dropped today. Download it below and let us know what you think, and if Trav should stick to rock. Travis Barker/DJ AM – Fix Your Face Mixtape
If you were at the Irving Plaza last night watching Game perform were in for a serious treat. The Compton rapper was obviously sending out a few signs with those who accompanied him on stage as he and his Black Wall Street crew celebrated the release of his third album LAX which hit shelves yesterday. Game was joined by plenty of NY rappers including Jim Jones, Maino, Fat Joe, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. But surprisingly enough I thought was the presence of Kool Herc who Game brought out on stage at the packed out show. Joe Budden was also in the house and of course so was the other G Unit member who jumped ship…Young Buck. Just wouldn’t have been a show if the two out of towners didn’t mention former label mates 50, Banks and Yayo of course. But all in all a good night appeared to be had by all and Buck was quick to tell Joe he had no beef. So I guess 50 was really pulling strings on the Elephant in the Sand mixtape which was only put out a few months back where Buck openly dissed Joey Crack. Hmmm ok
Looks like the leak of Swagga Like Us has maddened one of the four artists present. With a one year sentence on the horizon you can kind of understand why Tip is a lil heated about the track featuring himself, Weezy, Kanye and Jigga. The track which has had mixed reviews from fans and the industry was not supposed to be available until late next month according to TI who had this to say on the subject ‘Wait till the cake comes out the kitchen before you eat it. That’s like a kid who sees his toys before Christmas; it takes away from me and from the fans as well.’ Ahh well as we all know the leak is more guaranteed that a hit is these days.
This is a hot trio, I have to admit. I really like the idea of TI rapping over a Just Blaze beat, and I assume he can kill it like most other rappers Justin works with. And Rihanna is always good on collabs – it seems that she never learned how to make a record not a hit. Download below and let us know what you think of TI‘s latest track off Paper Trail. Very positive feel to this track. perspective‘s two cents: I fixed the link, and threw in a preview link as well.. Just Blaze is sampling some techno song and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t figure out which one. It’s kind of intersting how T.I.’s style has evolved from Trap Muzik (his best album hands down) to Paper Trail. He’s just getting his grown man on as he should. TI feat. Rihanna – “Living Your Life” (prod. Just Blaze) To Preview Track Click Here
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