Raekwon – We Wanna Thank You, Mixtape.

Amid years of fruitless attempts to regain New York hip-hop’s former glory, luddites’ endeavors to reinstate “real” hip-hop, and embarrassing overtures by yesterday’s greats — most recently, the Wu-Tang Clan’s painful and perverse new album — amid all of that, Raekwon alone seems to have noticed that the provenance of every golden..

Salva – Peacemaker.

L.A. by way of Chicago producer Salva went and got all your favorite rappers for his mixtape. Download it at his website and listen to choice cuts featuring Freddie Gibbs, Kurupt, E-40, and Schoolboy Q below. Sphere: Related Content

Denmark Vessey – Don’t Drink The Kool Aid.

Shout out to rappers who aren’t friends with Gwyneth Paltrow. Don’t Drink The Kool Aid was one of my favorite rap albums of 2013 for its casual vibe. It’s like the kids banging on the desks grew up and got jobs, but kept the same fun, scrappy approach to rap but now..

Starlito – Funerals & Court Dates, Mixtape.

If you were looking for a rapper to save “All Gold Everything” from Trinidad James, meet Starlito. He mows down original and borrowed beats alike on Funerals & Court Dates with a flow that’s half Wayne, half 3 Stacks. Download: Starlito – Funerals & Court Dates Bonus cuts after the..

Chuuwee – Wild Style, Mixtape.

Chuuwee’s Wild Style is like Joell Ortiz’ Covers The Classics mixtape, but more subtle. He pays tribute to the spirit of the golden age rather than individual records. Grab favored cuts below. Download: Chuuwee – Rise & Grind (ft. Dceased) (produced by Bounce Brothers) Download: Chuuwee – 40 Oz’s &..

Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa, Mixtape.

Today, gangsta rap is supported by a crutch. A crutch named Gibbs. On some 2012 mixtape marketing steez, Gibbs released Baby Face Killa with DJ Drama tags, but you can buy the deluxe version minus said tags and stream it at DJBooth.net. “Breaking Bad” and “Fuck Them Niggaz” only appear..