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Mixtapes
Tunji Ige - Missed Calls EP

Tunji Ige – Missed Calls EP

Tunji Ige is finally back with the follow-up to his debut mixtape The Love Project, which dropped back in 2014. Since then, Tunji has dropped out of college and begun to make music full-time. The Love Project features production from Tunji and Noah Breakfast. The seven-track body of work boasts some impressive tracks, including certified banger, “On...
Anthony Pavel - Windows EP

Anthony Pavel – Windows EP

Chicago’s Anthony Pavel just released his debut EP, Windows. This has been in the works for quite some time, and we’re glad to finally hear the finished product. Windows features five stellar tracks containing the perfect blend of soul, pop, and R&B, along with a verse from the ultra-talented Saba. Check out the EP below, and be sure to keep an...
A Billion Young - ABY & Friends EP

A Billion Young – ABY & Friends EP

After releasing its debut album Glenwood last year, A Billion Young is back with more tunes on the release of a new EP, ABY & Friends. The seven-track EP has features from Jac Stovler, Thelonius Martin, Knox Fortune and more. Check out the EP below and enjoy another great project from the very talented duo.
Lil Yachty - Lil Boat (Mixtape)

Lil Yachty – Lil Boat (Mixtape)

Eighteen year-old ATL representative Lil Yachty decided to bless his fans with his debut full-length project, Lil Boat The Mixtape. His standout track “1 Night” has over 14 million views on Soundcloud, and young Boat is continuing to make waves with this new project. Yachty’s ability to flip between catchy auto-tune melodies and raw/comedic raps is fully on display here. It’s a strong debut from Yachty, with...
Flashback Friday: Tity Boi - Codeine Cowboy

Flashback Friday: Tity Boi – Codeine Cowboy

Tity Boi was far from an unknown entity when he dropped Codeine Cowboy on February 22, 2011, but he was a long way from the level of stardom he would later reach under the more family-friendly name, 2 Chainz. As one half of Playaz Circle and a member of Ludacris‘ DTP squad, Tity Boi had been making...
Cozz - Nothin Personal (Mixtape)

Cozz – Nothin Personal (Mixtape)

Dreamville rapper Cozz drops a new mixtape, Nothin Personal. The 13-track body of work contains features from the likes of Bas, Boogie and Freeackrite. Nothin Personal is a follow-up to Cozz’ previous debut album, the highly acclaimed Cozz N Effect. Stream/download Nothin Personal below, and let us know what you think of the young LA emcee’s...
Lil Durk - 300 Days, 300 Nights (Mixtape)

Lil Durk – 300 Days, 300 Nights (Mixtape)

Lil Durk dropped his debut album Remember My Name back in June, and now the Chicago rapper is back with more flames in the form of a new project entitled 300 Days, 300 Nights. The 20-track mixtape contains features from the likes of Dej Loaf, Future, Meek Mill and Young Dolph. The production truly shines...
Lil Wayne - No Ceilings 2 (Mixtape)

Lil Wayne – No Ceilings 2 (Mixtape)

Lil Wayne‘s 2009 mixtape No Ceilings is widely regarded as Tunechi’s last “great” mixtape. On Thanksgiving, Weezy delivered the sequel project, No Ceilings 2. The tape consists of 24 tracks — mostly freestyles with a few original songs — with features from the likes of Future, Curren$y and King Los. Upon first listen, tracks including “Destroyed”...
Young Thug - Slime Season 2 (Mixtape)

Young Thug – Slime Season 2 (Mixtape)

Slime Season 2 set Halloween off with a bang. On this project, Young Thug spits, scats, screeches, and sings his way across a wide range of booming, Atlanta-grown beats. With an all-star crew of producers including London on da Track, Metro Boomin, Goose, Wheezy, C4, Isaac Flame and more, this tape bumps. Listen below, and let us know...
Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage (Mixtape)

Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage (Mixtape)

We’ve had our eye on Lil Uzi Vert for a while now. The talented Philadelphia rapper just dropped a new mixtape, Luv is Rage, and it’s time to share his music with the rest of you guys. The 16-track project contains features from Young Thug and Wiz Khalifa alongside production by Sonny Digital, TM 88, Don Cannon,...
Lucki Eck$ - Free Wave (EP)

Lucki Eck$ – Free Wave (EP)

It’s been only a few months since Lucki Eck$ dropped one of Chicago’s hottest summer mixtapes in X, but the young cloud rapper is already back with another free offering. Over the past few weeks, Bossy has kept his SoundCloud lit with his Free Wave freestyle series. This EP is a compilation of those releases, plus several unheard freestyles — including his anticipated collaboration...
Ty Dolla $ign - Airplane Mode (Mixtape)

Ty Dolla $ign – Airplane Mode (Mixtape)

Today, Ty Dolla $ign dropped a new mixtape entitled Airplane Mode — exactly one month prior to the release of his debut album, Free TC.  The title track finds Ty struggling to keep women off his line, even opting for two phones when airplane mode isn’t cutting it. Keeping free of distractions seems to be paying off for Dolla...