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Eminem & Shady Records Plan 66-Song DJ Whoo Kid Double Mixtape

The news surrounding Shady Records' Shady XV won't stop getting bigger. As if including a demo version of "Lose Yourself" didn't sweeten the deal to a ground-swelling Shady cXVpher, it gets better... In a new Rap Radar podcast with Whoo Kid and Eminem's manager/Shady CEO Paul Rosenberg, it has been... Read more

Talib Kweli & His New Artist Clients Release Their First Project (Mixtape)

Fresh off of a partnership announced with Jamla Records and W.A.R. Media, Talib Kweli's Javotti Media platform is out to make major moves. Javotti, who has been behind 'Kweli's post-Warner Bros. Records releases (in conjunction with Duck Down Music on Gutter Rainbows), has released a mixtape, The Cathedral. Pharoahe Monch,... Read more

Remy Ma Releases Her First Mixtape In 6 Years (Mixtape)

Remy Ma has not released a mixtape to the masses since 2008's BlasRemy, which dispersed in the midst of legal wars and a lot of tension. This year, the Castle Hill, Bronx native proved she's a different woman. Remy's grown, and focused on her career, her family, and spreading positive... Read more

Pete Rock Salutes Nas & The Album He Worked On With Time Is Illmatic (Mixtape)

Back in 1994, Pete Rock notably contributed to the would-be classic debut album, Illmatic, by Nas. The Mount Vernon, New Yorker, who was fully entrenched in a highly-successful career with Pete Rock & CL Smooth stepped aside (with Large Professor, DJ Premier, Q-Tip, and L.E.S) to give some of his... Read more

DJ Doo Wop Takes Everybody Back To School With Another Great Mix (Audio)

DJ Doo Wop marks the Back to School season with the second installment of his Coolout series. Within, Doo Wop goes free form with the New York City Hip-Hop he helped distribute and bring awareness throughout the '90s and early 2000s. Doo Wop touches a lot of hits from the... Read more

Curren$y’s Jet Life Crew Releases Its Organized Crime Mixtape (Audio)

Is there anyone who comes close to releasing as much free music as Curren$y? The Jet Life capo has released more than 10 mixtapes over the last 2 years. His latest is from the entire crew and, as usual, is chock full of soulful beats. Check out the stream and... Read more

Here’s a Blend of Biggie & Tupac Vocals Over Watch the Throne Beats (Audio)

For nearly 20 years, Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. have been nearly inextricably linked. The 2 Hip-Hop heavyweights had an indelible effect on Hip-Hop and their deaths cast a shadow on the culture that lasted for years. September 13th provides another link between the two icons. The date marks the... Read more

Here’s a Hot Mixtape of Erick Sermon Productions with His Commentary (Mixtape)

Here's a dope mix of some of Erick Sermon's most classic productions, featuring commentary from the Green Eyed Bandit himself about the making of each track. This is volume 3 of DJ Derezon & Tre the Boy Wonder's 14 Deadly Secrets series. Check out the stream and download below. Related:... Read more

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80's and early 90's. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

DJ Doo Wop Releases Mixtapes Not Dead Pt. 2: This is Anarchy (Mixtape)

DJ Doo Wop has released part 2 of his Mixtapes Not Dead series. Like the first installment, this is primarily a compilation of recent releases from the likes of Rah Digga, M.O.P., Scarface, Cormega, Redman, Action Bronson, Cam'ron, Raekwon, Lil Kim and more. There are also choice exclusives like AZ's... Read more

Here’s an Amazing Mix of Sade & Nas Mashups (Mixtape)

Salute to Sade whose Diamond Life debut album was released 30 years ago this year (7/16 in the UK). If you missed it, here's an amazing mixtape full of blends of Sade's lush tracks with Nas' silky vocals. You can stream and download One Love Deluxe below. Download Mixtape Related:... Read more

As I Look Up at the Sky, Snoop Drops a New Mixtape (Mixtape)

As he's been known to do as of late, Snoop drops a new mixtape seemingly out of nowhere. That's My Work 4 is another project with DJ Drama and The Eastsidaz, and features many of Snoop's past collaborators, including Scoop Deville and Battlecat. Check out the stream and download below.... Read more

B.o.B. Releases No Genre Pt. 2 Mixtape ft T.I., Ty Dolla $ign, Mila J & More (Mixtape)

B.o.B. follows up his 2010 No Genre mixtape with a sequel. The second installment features guest turns from T.I., Ty Dolla $ign, Mila J, Kevin Gates and more. Check out the stream and download below. Download Mixtape Related: B.o.B. - No Genre (Mixtape)... Read more

Celebrate A Decade Of The Alchemist’s Audio Evolution (Mixtape)

Although his sounds are versatile, Alchemist's status in Hip-Hop spans nearly 20 years. The Beverly Hills High School alum (classmates with Step Brothers partner Evidence) has since put in major work with the likes of Eminem, Lil Wayne, Infamous Mobb, Cam'ron, Screwball, Jadakiss, Bumpy Knuckles, Nas, Roc Marciano, and a... Read more

Yasiin Gaye’s Amerigo Gazaway Is The Latest DJ To Honor James Brown (Mixtape)

The same month Amerigo Gazaway released the second volume (or "Side Two," as he called it) to Yasiin Gaye, the Marvin Gaye and Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) mash-up, he's back for more. After two acclaimed volumes on his free downloadable Y.G. series, Amerigo sets his sights on another late Soul/R&B... Read more

Here’s a Fresh Back in the Day Mix of 90’s R&B. Reminisce to This (Audio)

Here's a fresh back in the day mix of 90's R&B from DJ Max October. It features sounds from Aaliyah, Usher, Xscape, SWV, Brandy, Case, Total, Blackstreet, 702, Lauryn Hill, Monica and more. This one is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Check it out. Related: DJ Jazzy Jeff &... Read more

The Marvin Gaye & Mos Def Mash-Up Gets A Bonus Round In Yasiin Gaye: The Return Side Two (Mixtape)

Less than three months after musical-mixologist Amerigo Gazaway unleashed Yasiin Gaye: The Departure: Side 1, the mythical, digital tape gets turned over for the B-side. Yasiin Gaye: The Return: Side Two really captures Marvin Gaye's studio and vocal innovations, while deeply considering the late '90s Mos Def material often overlooked in... Read more

Here’s the Official Mixtape for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic (Mixtape)

The 7th annual Roots Picnic will be held on May 31st in Philadelphia and headlined by Snoop Dogg, backed by The Roots. As has become tradition, they have released a mixtape to accompany the event, featuring many of those who will be performing. This year's edition features The Roots, Snoop,... Read more

Nas & Journey? Sounds Crazy But It Sounds CRAZY. Check This (Mixtape)

There have bend some incredible blend mixtapes over the years from Danger Mouse's Grey Album fusing Jay Z's verses with Beatles music to the Keys Open Doors project which mixed The Clipse with The Doors. Here's another project that was brought to our attention by @djskinnykitchen. Journey with Nas, released... Read more

DJ Premier Narrates a Mixtape of Some of His Classic and Rare Cuts (Mixtape)

The LA Leakers have released a new mixtape dedicated to some of the works of the one and only DJ Premier. The Audio Biography Of DJ Premier features 16 Primo productions--some well known and some more rare. Even more dope, the mixtape features commentary from Premier himself about some of... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

Gary Clark, Jr. Releases a Mixtape ft Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Bilal & More (Mixtape)

Gary Clark, Jr. has released one of the more interesting projects of the year. The Grammy-winning blues guitarist put together a mixtape featuring Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T., Bilal, Robert Glasper and more. It features remixes to his 2012 album of the same name, and adds a few new cuts. You... Read more

GoldLink Shows Once Again That Sex Sells (Mixtape)

Today, GoldLink released an incredibly sexually-charged video. So much so that we're not going to post it (but you can find a link here). We did watch though. Why? Because sex sells. And, while watching, what stood out, beyond the prodigious rump-shaking, was a super dope song. So dope, in... Read more

Here’s a Super Ill Concept Mixtape of Ghostface Killah’s Best Storytelling Songs (Mixtape)

Trackstar the DJ (in conjunction with UpNorthTrips and TheSmokingSection) has put together a "concept mixtape" showcasing the storytelling ability of Ghostface Killah. The project, Ghost Stories: Ghostface Killah's Storytelling Raps, features some of Ghost's most choice narration. The beats are on point too...This is a great concept. We hope to... Read more

Here’s a New Mixtape of OutKast Rarities & Remixes from MICK (Boogie) (Mixtape)

MICK (formerly known as Mick Boogie) has put out countless classic mixtapes over the years, and he's just added another to his collection. In honor of OutKast's Coachella reunion, MICK has released Greetings Eartling: OutKast Rarities & Remixes. Check out MICK's words on the project, the full stream and download... Read more

XV Has Some March Madness Of His Own, With Support From Childish Gambino & Big Jerm (Mixtape)

Wichita, Kansas MC XV had a rather quiet 2013. The veteran, who signed to Warner Bros. Records (now Atlantic Records) a few years back was presumed to be in the lab, fast at work on his major label debut. 2014 as it were, will not be so quiet. Vizzy released... Read more

Jon Connor Does Some Flint, Michigan Surgery On A Grip Of Kanye West Songs (Mixtape)

Even though he's in Dr. Dre's corner at Aftermath Entertainment, Jon Connor's playbook has not changed. The Flint, Michigan MC who paid tribute to MC Breed, got a cosign from Nas, and made the Hip-Hop/R&B charts with 2013's self-released Unconscious State is back to concept mixtapes. Two years removed from... Read more

DJ SNS Liberates The Original Mixtape Version Of Biggie’s Who Shot Ya With A Keith Murray Verse (Audio)

It could be easily argued that the 1990s was the ultimate decade for mixtapes. Still on cassettes, New York masters like Kid Capri, Doo Wop, Tony Touch, DJ Clue, Ron G, Silva Surfa, Green Lantern, and a host of others competed with each other for the best exclusives, freestyles, strongest... Read more

Get Ready For a Lot of New De La Soul Music. A Mixtape and 2 Albums Are Coming.

De La Soul crashed the Internets (or at least their site) last month when they released their entire catalog for free for 25 hours to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising. In fact, according to Billboard Magazine, the reaction was so positive the... Read more

Vince Staples Hits ‘Em With Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2 Featuring Lots Of No I.D. Goodness (Mixtape)

Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt affiliate Vince Staples is one of the premiere new artists still okay with flooding the masses with free material. Shyne Coldchain, Vol. 2 arrives, boasting numerous original contributions from No I.D. (Common, Big Sean, Killer Mike), as well as vocal appearances from Jhene Aiko and... Read more

J. Period Honors The Iconic Biggie Smalls With March 9th Revisited (Mixtape)

DJ J. Period is among the absolute best deejays doing it right now. When he's not providing the sounds for the Brooklyn Nets, the longtime affiliate to Zion I, Black Thought, and Common makes conceptual, fully-produced mixtapes (often released in clever formats like t-shirts, zip drives, etc.) that honor the... Read more

Out Of Seemingly Thin & Smoky Air, Snoop Dogg Releases That’s My Work 3 (Mixtape)

Snoop Dogg isn't big on warning shots. Tha Doggfather already hit fans today (February 27) with a rare glimpse at what his world sounds like when it combines with Madlib the Loopdigga. Then, just hours later, he drops off That's My Work 3. The third installment in the mixtape series... Read more

Skyzoo Releases an EP for the Day After Valentine’s Day. Here’s “Tomorrow Morning” (Mixtape)

Many projects were released yesterday celebrating Valentine's Day. Skyzoo anticipated good nights for many and has put out an EP capturing the mood for the day after. You can stream and download Tomorrow Morning below.... Read more

Here’s a Brand New Mixtape From Curren$y. Stream & Download The Drive In Theatre (Mixtape)

Curren$y has released his first mixtape of the year. Given that he's released more than 10 over the last 2 years, there are surely more to come. "The Drive In Theatre" contains slick rhymes and soulful beats, as well as verses from Action Bronson, B-Real, Smoke DZA, Freddie Gibbs and... Read more

25 Tracks From Stars & Emerging Voices Affirm That Jamla Most Definitely Is The Squad (Album Stream)

Just in the last five years, 9th Wonder's Jamla Records has released critically-acclaimed and commercially-dominant albums from the likes of Skyzoo, Rapsody, and Murs, among a host of others. The North Carolina-based label is ramping up for its latest wave, with a blossoming expanded roster, which includes TP, Add-2, and... Read more

Murs Making Trap Music?? Release All Expectations Before Playing This Mixtape (Mixtape)

Murs has not remained relevant for nearly 20 years by playing it safe. The self-proclamied "backpack rapper" has released a daring project that may leave some scratching their Heads. He's collaborated with producer Curti$$ King who specializes in Trap music. Together, the 2 have fused Murs' rhyme style with the... Read more

Alchemist & Agallah Release Free Download Of Their Collaborations In All Eras (Mixtape)

Alchemist and Agallah have been sides in their career evolution. Agallah was one of the last EPMD disciples, who would later become a mainstay in D&D Studios, a member of Dipset affiliates Purple City, and now part of the New York-in-Cali conglomerate that includes Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, and the... Read more

Fabolous Continues His Holiday Traditon By Releasing The Soul Tape 3. Stream and Download Here (Mixtape)

Fabolous delivers his Christmas gift to fans with the release of The Soul Tape 3. The mixtape features Meek Mill, Jadakiss, Young Jeezy, Mack Wilds, Ryan Leslie and more. You can stream and download the project below. Download MixtapeDatPiff.com Related: Fabolous – The Soul Tape 2 (Mixtape)... Read more

When Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes Get Together Magic Happens. Here’s Why They’re Still Leaders of the True School (Video)

Tomorrow (12/12), Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes will be releasing their joint mixtape, The Abstract & The Dragon. Busta Rhymes has put together an amazing montage of concert and interview footage of some of the best moments he, Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of the New School have had... Read more

Young Jeezy Releases His ItsThatWorld 2 Mixtape with Features From Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T and More (Mixtape)

Young Jeezy releases part 2 of his Its Tha World mixtape, which features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T and more. You can stream and download #ItsThaWorld2 below. Download Mixtape Related: Young Jeezy – Its Tha World (Mixtape)... Read more

Trae Tha Truth Holds Court with Several Hip-Hop All Stars on His I Am King Mixtape (Mixtape)

Since the days of Screwed Up Click, Trae Tha Truth has been a major player in the Houston scene. With ties to Rap-A-Lot Records, DJ Screw, Lupe Fiasco, Chamillionaire, T.I., and more, the Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang artist welcomes T.I., Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Lu', B.o.B., Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Meek Mill and... Read more

Vic Mensa Talks Life, Death, Music, Save Money and More in His Most Candid Interview Yet. Get to Know On of Hip-Hop’s Most Talented MCs on the Rise (Video)

Vic Mensa is one of the most talented MCs to burst onto the music scene in a long time. Though not technically new to Hip-Hop, having been a member of the band Kids These Days for four-plus years, Vic's solo move earlier in 2013 has allowed him to showcase all... Read more

Daz Dillinger Goes Bacc 2 Tha Old School With Shalamar & Zapp (Mixtape)

Gearing up on a Doggystyle-inspired weekend, Daz Dillinger, who worked extensively on Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut, fired up some old school Funk on Bacc 2 Tha Old School. The co-founder of Tha Dogg Pound takes a page from Joell Ortiz' mixtape book from a few years ago, and gets his... Read more

Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes Announce Collaborative Mixtape

After over 20 years of collaborations on a litany of albums, features, remixes, and concerts, A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip and Leaders Of The New School's Busta Rhymes are linking for a mixtape, The Abstract And The Dragon. The December 12 freebie joins Dres and Jarobi's Evitan album last year... Read more

Mister Cee Drops A 10th Anniversary Black Album Mix (Audio)

Mister Cee was one of the earliest DJs to compile the work of a young Shawn Carter and let everybody know to take notice. In the tradition of Best Of Biggie, Best Of Redman, and Best Of Mobb Deep, Big Daddy Kane's longtime DJ grabbed those early freestyles and guest... Read more

Roc Marciano Recruits Some Heavy Hitters on The Pimpire Strikes Back (Mixtape)

Roc Marciano recruits some heavy hitters on his new mixtape The Pimpire Strikes Back. Marci is joined on the mic by Cormega, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren and more. He also gets tracks from Madlib, Evidence, Lord Finesse, Alchemist and more. You can stream and download the mixtape below. Click here... Read more

Action Bronson Completes a Day of Mixtape Madness with the Release of Blue Chips 2 (Mixtape)

Action Bronson completes what may be the best Halloween ever for mixtapes by releasing his Blue Chips 2 sequel just before the stroke of midnight. The mixtape has guest verses from Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, Meyhem Lauren and more. You can stream and download Blue Chips 2 below. Click here to... Read more

Lloyd Banks is Back With a Hot New Mixtape F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option) (Mixtape)

Hot off the presses is a brand new mixtape from Lloyd Banks. F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) has guest verses from Style P, Vado and Raekwon, Banks' steely flow and a gang of hot tracks. Stream and download the mixtape below. Download Mixtape Related: Lloyd Banks – V6: The Gift (Mixtape)... Read more

Curren$y & Smoke DZA Release The Stage EP (Prod. Harry Fraud) (Mixtape)

Fellow Smoker's Club alums, Curren$y and Smoke DZA have come together on The Stage EP, a free project produced entirely by Harry Fraud. Big K.R.I.T. and French Montana also make guest appearances on the 4-song EP. You can stream and download The Stage EP below. Related: Curren$y – Jetflix Documentary... Read more

Mister Cee Pays Tribute to Jam Master Jay with a Mix (Mixtape)

As has become customary on the anniversary of the loss of Hip-Hop icons, Mister Cee has put together a mix celebrating the legacy of Jam Master Jay. You can stream and download the collection of Run-D.M.C. classics below. Related: EPMD’s DJ Scratch Speaks About His Friend and Mentor Jam Master... Read more