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E L U C I D, Plato III, DIE-REK, The Inner Realmz, Conway The Machine and more this Mixtape Monday.
E L U C I D gets things going I Told Bessie, Plato III travels home on The Devil Has Texas, DIE-REK enters the Year Of Redemption, The Inner Realmz preserve the culture on Chapter One. Conway The Machine delivers What Has Been Blessed Cannot Be Cursed. whatupVERN has an IDLE MIND and J. Stone keeps it going for the west coast with The Definition of Sacrifice.
DaMo’ drops …The Mixtape, Chris Crack is back with Let Her Hold it, your best friend jippy keeps pace with BRAZIL BY EAR 3 and Gas-Lab puts in work on Jazz Cats. Byron the Aquarius is back to work as of Shroomz, Guns and Roses and Buddy Peace is the Dictionary Definition of Fresh. GRAYMATTER drops mad mad world and Astralloope closes this week’s Mixtape Monday with InBetween.
E L U C I D – I Told Bessie
Following Armand Hammer’s acclaimed 2021 album Haram, E L U C I D takes a solo flight with the release of I Told Bessie.
Plato III – The Devil Has Texas
Plato III excavates his roots in the American southwest and spits haunting rhymes across the entirety of The Devil Has Texas.
DIE-REK – Year Of Redemption
DIE-REK explores the depths of the heart on the self-produced full-length album Year Of Redemption featuring RKHTY, DJ Versatile and Rel McCoy & Griffin.
The Inner Realmz – Chapter One
Rap’s best and brightest preserve the classic boom bap sound while raising the bar on Chapter One by The Inner Realmz.
Conway The Machine – What Has Been Blessed Cannot Be Cursed
Conway The Machine’s What Has Been Blessed Cannot Be Cursed marks his third release produced entirely by Big Ghost Ltd.
whatupVERN – IDLE MIND
whatupVERN keeps his foot on the gas, following the Nothing 2 See Hear collaborative album Distance Traveled with IDLE MIND.
J. Stone – The Definition of Sacrifice
J. Stone rounds out the Definition trilogy with the release of The Definition of Sacrifice featuring Young Dolph, Styles P, Mozzy and more.
DaMo’ – DaMo’ Lillard: The Mixtape
D.C.’s own DaMo’ follows standout singles “Up The Score” and “Working” (3rd Person) with DaMo’ Lillard: The Mixtape.
Chris Crack – Let Her Hold it…
Chris Crack delivers pithy bars and fresh production across Let Her Hold it While you Pee (30 Hours In Mexico City).
your best friend jippy – BRAZIL BY EAR 3
Fresh off the release of BEAT TAPE 37, your best friend jippy returns to drop another batch of gems titled BRAZIL BY EAR 3.
Gas-Lab – Jazz Cats
Following the 2020 release of Blue Room, Argentina’s own Gas-Lab channels lofi and chillwave on the groove heavy beat tape Jazz Cats.
Byron the Aquarius – Shroomz, Guns and Roses
House gawd Byron the Aquarius emerges from the pandemic lockdown with a scorcher dubbed Shroomz, Guns and Roses.
Buddy Peace – Dictionary Definition of Fresh
Buddy Peace delivers a steady stream of certified joints with the latest in the editmixes series titled Dictionary Definition of Fresh.
GRAYMATTER – mad mad world
Richmond’s own GRAYMATTER is back to follow Larceny and Tao Te Gray with the release of his new project mad mad world.
Astralloope – InBetween.
South African producer Astralloope lends dense emotion, whimsy and color to every joint on the 18-track beat tape InBetween.
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