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Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. February aka March Madness, Mixtape.

D.C. singer Raheem DeVaughn just dropped a fantastic mixtape, including dope remakes/covers of the Clipse’s “I’m Good”, “Pretty Girls”, “Bonita Applebum” and “Redemption Song”. Appearances by Wale, X.O. and Tabi Bonney, among others. Raheem’s new album In Love & MasterPeace drops in March. Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. February AKA March..

Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beaming.

  Lupe over Neptunes beats is always a good look and this has a nice breezy, sipping a brew on your spaceship kinda vibe. We haven’t posted about him in a minute, but dude might be a strong candidate for GOAT in a few years, with the ways he’s going...

Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik

The ML interviewee and Beat Drop contributor just dropped  Trunk Muzik, his third mixtape. We’ve talked about Yela quite a lot lately, but really this cat deserves all the praise. This is an incredibly strong, concise mixtape with great beats, great features and great rapping. Yela handles slow numbers and..

Fashawn – Memory Lane.

  Fash remakes the Nas album cut off Illmatic. The most dangerous emcee out of Fresno right now, and he keeps getting better. I honestly wasn’t that crazy about most of Boy Meets World, but if Fash is only 20, and I’m excited to see where he goes from here...

Elzhi – The Leftovers UnMixedtape, Mixtape.

This is a nice comp of unreleased Elzhi tracks and collabos, some of which we’ve posted before. Beats by Jake One, Oh No, Black Milk and DJ Spinna, among others. No direct link on this one, go to Elzhi’s site to download the tape. Download: Elzhi – The Leftovers UnMixedtape..

5 O’Clock Shadowboxers – High Noon, Video.

We reign all year round, from June to June/my raps bite immediately, if not soon A stellar noir-styled video for one of my favourite songs of the year. Directed by Jimmy Giambrone. We previously posted this album in June, appropriately enough. You can still cop it at that link. Download:..

Co$$ – No Allah.

More freshness from ML-Hollers-@ subject Co$$. Where does dude finds these amazing producers? While I typically Co$$ him most entertaining on a the shit-talk tip, he does reflection just as well. Really hearing a strong Ras Kass influence on this one – mean that in the best possible way. Sit..

G-Side – Who’s Hood (ft.Yelawolf).

A dope flip of Ahmad Jamal’s “I Love Music” (Nas – “The World Is Yours”, Jeru Tha Damaja – “Me Or The Papes”, etc) complements nice verses from ST 2 Lettaz and Young Clova and fellow Alabaman Yelawolf. That last verse is nasty. Pockets went from itty bitty/to Diddy and..

Curren$y & Stalley Jam With Javelin, Video.

For a little context, Javelin are a Brooklyn based hip-hop instrumental group that makes incredible summery jams out of samples and keyboards. Their self-released album Jamz & Jemz is one of the best things I’ve heard all year. This video captures Ohio rapper Stalley and ML-fave Curren$y rocking over the..