Mixtape Round-Up: June 25 – July 1 by uncdiversions
July 2, 2009, 7:46 pm
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The hip-hop world – as well as the BET Awards – got thrown off its axis this week after the death of Michael Jackson, but the mixtapes continued.

QuESt is one of my favorite new emcees. His energy, his delivery, his timliness. The guy drops tracks on the regular and has been known to throw a verse over a new commercial single only a day after the first leak. But anyways, There’s Only One Month Left is in anticipation of QuESt’s first album’s upcoming release and features a couple of songs that have been floating around as of late. A lot of remixes, a lot of good hip-hop.

What’s Good?: “N.I.D.O.A.”,”Losing My Mind,” “Champ’s Been Here”

Tracklist and Download link for There’s Only One Month Left

DC has been getting some mad love from me in the past two weeks, so let’s keep it going. XO has a pretty generic DC sound, but Monumental helps create a soundscape for XO alone. AB the Producer produces all 12 tracks which gives the tape a much more fluid sound and groove and play more like an album than a bunch of odd songs that were recorded when he had the time.

What’s Good?: “Crabs in a Barrell,” “Go Hard,” “Time Out” Feat. Allison Carney

Tracklist and Download link for Monumental

And to end the post on a more somber note, some MJ tributes. Cookin’ Soul did put together an amazing tribute, however, remixing Mike’s best with artists like The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne and 2 Pac. The best though? “Beat It” reimagined with KiD CuDi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite.” Also, don’t forget about the always on it DJ Premier. Yeah it’s awseome. Get ’em.

Tracklist and Download link for Cookin’ Soul

Tracklist and Download link for DJ Premier

-By Diversions Staff Writer Benn Wineka


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