It’s been long time, I shouldn’t have left you, without some dope mixtapes to listen to . . .
Hitmaker Jermaine Dupri has a new mixtape out called I Think I’m Berry Gordy, which is named after the legendary Motown Records founder. On the mixtape, Jermaine spits a freestyle over Rick Ross’ infamous track “B.M.F,” as well as Kanye West’s “Power” and Chris Brown’s “Deuces.”
Jermaine Dupri – I Think I’m Berry Gordy [DOWNLOAD] (via Rap Radar)
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation signee J. Cole flips the cover art and title of Nas’ classic LP Illmatic for his new freestyle song called “Villematic.” The North Carolina rapper goes in over Kanye West’s just-released “Devil in a New Dress” tune. According to reports, J.Cole was so inspired by Yeezy’s track that he now plans to record a full mixtape.
Miami rapper Plies teamed up with DJ Scream for his latest mixtape titled You Need People Like Me. This mixtape isn’t for everybody. There are a lot of
crappy foolish rap songs on here. But a few standout joints include the somber “Boosie” and the socially-conscious track “Why U Hate.”
Sedgwick & Cedar Present Planet Rock – Paris is one of the best mixtapes of 2010. For those who don’t know, Sedgwick & Cedar is the New York address of the birthplace of hip-hop and its founder DJ Kool Herc. (Recently, the building, in which Kool Herc would spin back-to-school parties there, was saved by developers after years of financial turmoil.)
For this mixtape, S&C tapped famed DJ Just Dizle from Paris to seamlessly mix old-school rap classics. The 28-song compilation features gems from LL Cool J, Davy DMX, Sugarhill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, Fantasy Three, Disco Four, Jazzy Jay and more (Track List). This is a tremendous hip-hop mixtape. Unfortunately, you can’t download it. But you can stream it below:
Fashawn is a rapper from Fresno, California, who has been putting in major work in 2010. His new mixtape Grizzly City 3 (hosted by DJ Skee) represents the quality music he’s been dropping within the past year or so. The 18-song compilation boasts guest appearances from Ron Artest, Dirty Money, Lil Wayne and Grafik. Standout tracks include the reflective “Remember the Times,” the jazzy “Desperado” and the cautionary track “California Streets.”