Dreamville | Roc Nation Jermaine ain't one of those artists that lacks content -- just rapping to be rapping. He dropped more bars on this project than on the LA LEAKERS freestyle. Beats! The variety of beat styles was refreshing. The tracks with 808s were still soulful, still keeping it Cole. Enjoy. This is one of those.... Project highlight: Killa Cam talking that shit on the intro while Cole goes in from the jump. Rest of the album is all Cole, with one feature verse from
The Fraud Department | EMPIRE Lets be 1000% real, Jim Jones wasn't the top the lyricist in DipSet (The Diplomats). In fact, we didn't expect him to be. We accepted that he was a dope member of the group. His ability to create the vibe that helped the world become addicted to his group and later his ability to make hit after hit is what made the people fans of Jim Jones in the first place. That all changed in recent years in a particular way. The lyrics improved dramatically.
Raw Bunch | Foundation Media Project highlight: Expect battle rappers to have sh***y albums. Psych, at least not this one. From beginning to end this mixtape feels more like an album. #grownmantalk & #reallife vibes is what you get from this project. In tracks like, "Nana Crib" he describes sacrifices one makes to survive the street life. LISTEN BELOW Standout Track: Soul Anybody that has dealt with the streets knows that its business first & trusting anyone too much can cost
Independent? Project highlight: 'im rapping over all that classic shit that I grew up to, nahm saying'. This project sounds like all your favorite instrumentals to freestyle on, while you're drunk/high with your people on a random Saturday. 38's choice of beats (all from tracks released in 1995) with scratches courtesy of Green Lantern brings us those Golden-Era-mixtape-vibes. --'fuck the hook, just rap' type mixtape s#!+. IIIIInvasion GREEEEEN LANTEEERN Standout Track: Round
OVO Project highlight: After Joe Budden retired, Drake became the creator of mood music. I know, i know, weird thing to say, but think about it. Poetic ways to describe anything from thoughts, important times in life, and then some: That's how Drake's writing on this one. The self-described demo tape was art. Example: He could've used Chris Breezy in the typical way: on the hook, or a quick verse. Instead, Brown added background vocals throughout their track, that gave it a p