Mixtape Round-Up: May 14-21 by uncdiversions
May 21, 2009, 7:35 pm
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In case you’ve somehow managed to work your way through the slew of quality hip-hop releases on Tuesday – Eminem, Redman & Method Man, Busta Rhymes, DJ Drama – here’s what’s been making rounds on the blogs.

Donny Goines only released his debut back in December but has already comeback with a follow-up in the form of a free album download. The album plays much like a mixtape because of it’s feature-heavy tracklist, but quality doesn’t suffer or fluctuate under the constant change in MCs. The New York rapper embodies the upcoming “new school” class of artists that includes guests Outasight, Naledge, Che Grand, Izza Kizza, Tanya Morgan and Esso.

What’s Good?: “What You Expected Remix” Feat. Rain, Termanology, Reks & Big Lou, “Bring it Forward (New York, New York)”

Tracklist and Download link for The Breakfast Club

Drake, the former Degrassi actor, has been the recipient of a lot of buzz recently. He’s cohorts with Lil Wayne, has a single off his last mixtape So Far Gone on radio play and is an integral part of the Toronto hip-hop renaissance. For some evidence of that check out some clips from his homecoming show. The Empire has put together a good catchup collaboration that includes some new tracks by the rapper/crooner. Big name cameos include Lil Wayne, Bun B, Mickey Factz, Trey Songz and Colin Munroe.

What’s Good?: “Take You Down Freestyle,” Successful” and “November 18th (Chuck Inglish Remix)”

Tracklist and Download link for The Drought is Over: Friends with Money

The Clipse deliver one thing: cocaine rap. Boxcutter Business provides fans of the Virginia duo with unreleased material, freestyles and some remixes and blends. Those who were also onto We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3, the rest of the Re-Up Gang make several appearances with the brothers Thronton, mostly on hit-remix freestyles.

What’s Good?: “Kind Like a Big Deal Remix” Feat. Kanye West & Bun B, “Dopeman” Feat. Dout Gotcha” and “Oh Well”

Tracklist and Download link for Boxcutter Business.

Also debuting this week, DJ Drama and DJ Moondawg provided a Stimulus Package that includes two new/unreleased Lupe Fiasco tracks and Eminem was blended on Black Amerika which is worth the remix of Asher Roth’s “As I Em” that includes a verse from Jay-Z as well as Roth.

-By Diversions Staff Writer Benn Wineka


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