Mixtape Madness: New CurT@!n$ Mixtape!

23 06 2009

CurT@!n$- The Great Adventures of Dope Boy C: Dope for President
Curtains Front cover
New MC’s continue to grind hard with the numerous mixtapes that dropped this month. To add to that, a new artists out of the West, CurT@!n$ drops his presidential themed mixtape, Dope for President. As far as apperances go, he’s got Tyrese and Bun-B featured on this joint. The back cover artwork (as seen inside) reminds me of Lloyd Banks’ Hunger For More back cover. I first heard CurT@!n$ at a U-N-I show at the Viper Room, and he can spit. Make sure you check out this mixtape! Hit up the full story for the tracklisting and download link.

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Polls is Talkin’: NextUp – Drake

19 01 2009


On my latest poll I asked Hip Hop AD readers who’s they feel is the next best thing. While the results were all close, Canadian MC Drake was the winner. You may have seen him on the hit high school show Degrassi where he plays the crippled ball player Jimmy. He has now ventured into music being a new rapper/singer signed to Interscope under the name Drake. He is also apart of Lil’ Wayne’s entourage Young Money. Being affiliated with Young Money granted Drake numerous Wayne collabo’s and he is rumored to produce Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later. Drake being signed to Interscope, radio-friendly joints, and his Lil Wayne affiliation gives him the potential to be the next big thing.
Peep the full story to get Drake’s latest mixtape and peep the rest of the poll results.
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NextUp: KiD CuDi

7 11 2008


Meet KiD CuDi, a fresh, innovative artist who hails from Cleveland. His undergound track “Day N Nite” has created buzz for him over the past couple of months, and his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi (download link inside) landed him a deal with Good Music and two a features on Kanye West’s 808’s & Heartbreak LP.
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NextUp: Jay Electronica

11 08 2008


During a time when Southern MC’s are often stereotyped as materialistic artists who aren’t focused on the art of hip hop, comes Jay Electronica hailing from New Orleans. Jay Electronica, who developed his rap name from his influence from heavy synthisized music; is a sophisticated emcee who not only raps, he also produces. He is responsible for producing “Queens Get The Money”, the opening track off of Nas’ (who also co-signed Jay Electronica as a great upcoming artist) latest effort Untitled. He also produced tracks off his underground album What the F*ck is a Jay Electronica.
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NextUp: U-N-I

4 08 2008


In the early 90’s, West Coast Hip Hop was introduced to the world by the likes of Ice-T, NWA, The D.O.C., and many others. Since the West Coat branded itself as the gangsta capital of hip hop, many artists like Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, and The Game helped perpetuate the reputation of West Coast gangsta rap. While a majority of artists from the West Coast typically represent the street life of the West, a new duo in hip hop is coming with something fresh and new. Meet U-N-I, two dope and innovative MC’s who hail from Inglewood, CA. U-N-I consists of intelligent emcee Thurzday, and Y-O who rocks a signature Mohawk. Not only do they possess dope rhymes, they have a unique fashion style and are big time sneakerheads. Read the rest of this entry »





NextUp: Asher Roth

27 07 2008

For years image has always been important with rap artists. Whether they have a hood image like Jeezy or Wayne, a “backpacker” image like Kweli or Mos Def, or they’re just themselves like Andre 3000 or Kanye; it tends to define their music and audience they attract. Then there’s Asher Roth who possess the complete opposite image of the typical rapper.

Click the full story to continue reading, peep vids, and download Asher Roth’s Gangster Grillz Mixtape!
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