The best mixtape drops from the week…
This week saw a lot of new releases as you’ll see by having a quick scroll down the page, so lets get straight into it and let you know about all the free new music that you can download from last week…
CyHi The Prynce – Ivy League Club
Having disappeared from view for a while recently, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music signee CyHi The Prynce (who appeared on Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album with the track ‘So Appalled’ alongside a star studded line-up of Jay-Z, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz and The RZA) is back with a new mixtape named after the prestigious group of US colleges, Ivy League Club sees the Atlanta rapper teaming up with a whole host of big names including Big Sean, Chris Brown, SchoolBoy Q, B.o.B, Travis Porter, Big K.R.I.T., Lloyd, Yelawolf, Hit Boy, Pill, Lex Luger, T-Minus and Beat Billionaire for some original new music.
Scrufizzer – Fizzy Flow
Scru dropped his latest mixtape last week, mixed by DJ Semtex, which sees the versatile West London Grime MC unleashing his trademark flows over some well known instrumentals with this collection of covers and refixes and a few original tracks with production from the likes of Preditah, Paperboy and Fdot thrown into the mix. Definitely one to download for fans of Grime and UK music.
Angel Haze – Reservation
Having spent the past year or so building a big name for herself via her takes on tracks like Jamie Foxx’s ‘Fall For Your Type’ and Lil Wayne’s ‘Single,’ Native American rapper Angel Haze is continuing to push her brand of honest rhyming matched without outstanding technical skill and versatility on her first all original project which includes only two features; Das Racist emcee Kool A.D. and vocalist Nicole Wray. With artists like Azealia Banks suddenly blowing up and gaining recognition, and the medias eyes firmly set on the female emcee category, Angel Haze is up next!
Frank Ocean x OG Ron C – Channel Purple
Earlier this week Frank Ocean’s debut LP Channel Orange saw it’s official physical release, and we’ve not stopped listening since. Here OG Ron C does his thing and presents a chopped not slopped version of the album for those who like their screwed music.
Natty Strange – Connect 4
South London rapper Natty Strange introduces himself to the world with this new five track EP, leading up to the eventual release of the 21 year old’s debut mixtape, <i>Last Of A Dying Breed</i>, which is slated for an October release.
Nemo Achida – Conversations With Myself
Lexington, Kentucky representative Nemo Achida follows up to his critically acclaimed Nemotional and Goodbye Brooklyn projects with a brand new self produced album release.
Strong Arm Steady – Stereo Type EP
In anticipation for their upcoming Statik Selektah produced album, the West Coast crew let go of six of the projects tracks in EP format to give out a taste of what to expect from the release.
Sandman – I Got It 4 Cheaper
Formerly a member of the Re-Up Gang with the Clipse and Ab-Liva, Sandman continues to pursue his solo career with a new mixtape which makes reference to the groups legendary I Got It 4 Cheap mixtape series.
Bugus – Bombs Over Babylon
Diemon crew representer and Atlanta native Bugus releases his latest album free-of-charge via the groups website.
Words by Grant Brydon