Archive for March, 2012

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     Reports say the body of a 40 year old man was found just inside the gate of Rick Ross house in Miami.  The man was shot to death apparently.  Rozay wasn’t home when it happened, so he’s currently not a suspect,  but being that it was on his property, he will be questioned. Could he have had something to do with this?

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Another mixtape came Along by an artist I’ve not previously heard of and blew me away. Don Trip is a southern  rapper that seems to be coming up in a big way, he recently released  a mixtape called “Guerilla” hosted by Dj Drama with a few big features from Wales to juicy J. To 2 C hainz .(not that he couldn’t carry the mixtape by himself,  because he most certainly can. Another lyrical rapper that shares tales from the trap with assume delivery and it also helps that the mixtape has amazing production. I was able to play through the 17 tracks feeling three need to skip forward, and that is saying a lot. Don Trip really proves he’s a condltender with this tape, even among the Titans.
Its free,  why not get it?  Definately worth  the space it consumes on your phone, MP3 player, computer,  or phone.

Download or listen Don_Trip-Guerilla

Track list:
1. “Guerilla”

2. “Help Is On The Way”

3. “Allen Iverson”

4. “Trap’d In Da Trap”

5. “The Life” featuring Yo Gotti, Juicy J and Young Dolph

6. “Sorry Momma” featuring Psyko

7. “Ruff”

8. “Human”

9. “New Lifestyle” featuring Arlon

10. “The Feds” featuring Starlito

11. “Like Me”

12. “Ima Mess” featuring Starlito, Wale

13. “Untitled”

14. “Pussy” featuring 2 Chainz

15. “Shut Up”

16. “Spread Out”

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I almost gave up on mainstream rap music when all these kiddie groups started surfacing with their skinny jeans, high tops, and trucker hats, singing the same song with auto tune all over the airwaves. Mainstream Hip hop is slowly rebuilding and becoming worth listening to again thanks to recent underground artists climbing up to the surface to reclaim it. Record labels have been signing REAL talent over the past few years like Roc Nation with J. cole and Big K.R.I.T., Maybach Music Group with Wale and Meek Mill , Shady records with Yelawolf and underground supergroup Slaughterhouse( Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9″, and Crooked I). This is fantastic news for fans of “real” hip hop because rappers are getting lyrical again.

Now the question is, which label will have the most fire in 2012? Young Money took 2011 with Three of The hottest albums of the year “Pink Friday”, “Tha Carter IV”, and “Take Care” Dominating everything, making them the label to beat, and the competition is coming with everything they got. In my opinion the crown is either going to MMG or Shady 2.0. Wayne, Nicki and Drake will no doubt do very well, and Tyga is gaining a lot of buzz as well this year with rack city all over the radio, but they have fierce competition.

As far as Shady goes, Eminem Released a number one solo album last year and another chart topper with Royce Da 5’9″ of slaughterhouse in the same year, Yelawolf recently released his first album under shady called “Radioactive” that was very successful, Royce Da 5’9″ released “success is certain” following the success of his collab album with King Shady, and the rest of the Shady 2.0 is hard at work and getting A lot of buzz.

Then there’s Maybach Music Group has Wale who had recently released his first album under MMG that is still hot, and Meek Mill who released arguably the hottest mixtape of the year in 2011, and of course Rick Ross who has been all over the airwaves, featured in everything, and dominated the top of the charts for a good portion of last year and this year, and has another album coming soon. It’s gonna be a good year for MMG and hip hop.

Honorable mentions(measured by hotness alone, not skill):Ace Hood, 2 Chainz(tity boi), gucci and wacka flocka, and Wiz Khalifa

This is a rapper I’ve never heard of until the mix tape that I saw on datpiff called “Breaking Point”. This kid got skills, as well as a fairly powerful delivery and lyrics that tell a story of a rough childhood. I like how he seems to keep it real and raps about things normal non-millionaires can relate to. Production is also on point here for a mix tape, and after listening through this mixtape I can’t wait to see where he goes. Check out the mix tape at

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Track list:
1. Breaking Point
2. Classic
3. P@$$Y And Cologne (I Got It)
4. Pimpin
5. Blame Me
6. I Thought You Knew
7. One Last Time
8. Realization
9. Middle Finger
10. SPIC
11. Take A Good Look Around
12. Look Up
13. Show Me What You Got (BONUS TRACK)