*Disclaimer: For today’s post we’re gonna keep the focus on the music, but we’ll be back on Thursday, just in time to get your bets for the Cleveland x Pittsburgh game…
The Roots – Undun [Stream: NPR Music]
A good week for mixtapes and FreEP’s. Here’s a few that got the most play from me when not bumping The Roots incredible new album Undun (and I’m not really even a Roots fan).
MondreM.A.N.- Man EP [Stream/Buy: Bandcamp]
Already a prolific year, Mondre of Main Attrakionz drops a new EP continuing to show why he’s one of the best up-and-coming mc’s. This eight song offering of bliss & bass includes production from Beautiful Lou, Keyboard Kid, Marlee B, EPMDenny, and Silky Johnson.
Juicy J- Blue Dream and Lean [Download: LiveMixtapes]
We gettin’ trippy mane!!!! Follow up to the highly enjoyable Rubber Band Business 2 and Juicy J does not disappoint. Production from Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, Harry Fraud and guest appearances curated by The Fader (ASAP Rocky, SpaceGhostPurp, 2Chainz, Kreayshawn), this mixtape is like being in a k hole for 80 minutes without the loss of your senses.
Drake/OG Ron C – Chop Care [Stream/Download: DatPiff]
One of my first thoughts after listening to Take Care was a chopped version would really provide some edge to Drake’s sugary sweet effort and the master OG Ron C’s version delivers. I actually like this better than the original which I really don’t say very often with chopped & screwed mixes. Sidebar, Nicki Minaj sounds like Jay Z on “I’m So Proud Of You”.
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