Mixtape Round-Up: July 18-22 by uncdiversions
July 23, 2009, 7:08 pm
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Somewhat of an abbreviated weekas last week’s entry was late, but that doesn’t mean a lack of quality releases.

Jet Audio is a producer from up New York way who has a ton of rapper friends that all love to jump on his tracks. Stand Alone Complex is 14 original joints that feature the likes of Che Grand, Danny!, Outasight, 6th Sense, Mickey Factz, The Kid Daytona and Naledge. Alright, well Naledge may have snuck in the mix, but otherwise it’s the new school of NYC in full effect. All you have to do to get your hands on this baby is register online with Analgram Digital.

What’s Good?: “Stand Alone” Feat. Curt@in$, Mickey Factz, Danny! and Outasight, “I’ll Let You Know” Feat. Naledge, “They Will See” Feat. Harlems Cash and Jesse Boykins III

Tracklist and Download link for Stand Alone Complex

One half of the Young Gunnaz crew has been able to step beyond that stigma that had been stuck on him since his beginning days. As of late, Young Chris has shown on his rhymes that he’s beyond that talented 16-year-old he started as and is now a pretty damn good rapper. Chris has got some pretty big cameos on the tape with the likes of his go-to cohorts Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Wale and Rhymefest, as well as Black Thought and Curren$y. Between that and Don Cannon mixing The Network, it’s worth the check.

What’s Good?: “Kickdrums” Feat. Wale and Rhymefest, “Last 2” Feat. Freeway and Beanie Sigel

Tracklist and Download link for The Network

Eighties babies are out. Now, it’s all about the 90s babies. Nero is basically a newbie on the block but teaming up with another young’in creates something beautiful. Illroots presented Alive & Vibrant: Relive the Moment and it’s nice. Nero joins forces with some colleagues and remixes a classic, plenty of new material and pretty much all around an grade A effort from Nero. Some solid guests of the same variety that I mention often and have already named in this very post. Really, get to know Nero.

What’s Good?: “Flava in Ya Ear [NBA Jam Edition]” Feat. Truck North, Chip Tha Ripper, The Kid Daytona and El Prez, “I Get Lyrical,” “T.R.O.Y.”

Tracklist and Download link for Alive & Vibrant: Relive the Moment

If you’re bored with all that, give this a read. It’s an NPR piece comparing rappers with world politics. I heard it the other morning and it was pretty good. Especially comparing The Game to North Korea because he is so erratic.


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