Sorry for the tardiness, just that time of year. Hope everyone enjoyed Cyber Monday yesterday, i’m sure the pockets got lighter and credit limits increased. Now, it’s time to freshen up those libraries and iPods because Volume 50 is upon us. This week, Joe Budden and Fabolous both dropped mixtapes. Adventure Club crafts up another hypnotizing remix, Big Pooh hops back on the map, Game links up with Wale, French with Cole and T.I. releases his highly anticipated single with 3 Stacks.
Adventure Club never ceases to amaze me with their diversity within the Dubstep genre. It’s an easy sound to get redundant and stale, but they manage to pick the right tracks to remix, and always keep it fresh.
This serves as the third official single from the upcoming album Trouble Man, hopefully dropping in a few weeks. 3 Stacks does his thing as per usual, bars, singing, and just has the presence on a track. Produced by Jazze Pha
Budden’s new tape A Loose Quarter is the best project i’ve ever heard from him. This joint has a fitting feature; Black Hippy’s Ab-Soul with a fitting verse over Cardiak’s beat.
It proved more difficult then expected to pick a few favourite tracks off the tape. However, Joe goes in hard over AraabMuzik’s semi-electronic beat.
The third choice is to show the diversity of the mixtape. Budden and Royce both go deep and vulnerable over a piano-ballad type beat from Cardiak.
Clown & Sunset records let this collaboration go for free in celebration of Thanksgiving. A very unique, luscious sound from these two.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the former Little Brother rapper Big Pooh. Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 2 on it’s way, for now, this smooth joint will have to hold us over.
One of my favorite joints off Dreams & Nightmares got an extra verse from one bawse, and a new verse from the other boss.
Loso dropped The Soul Tape 2 this week, and I suggest you give the full tape a listen. Pusha gently snaps over this Arsenals beat.
A busy beat from Teddy Da Don, but Loso cools it right off with his classic flow.
French dropped his Mac & Cheese 3 and it’s definitely not worth a second listen. But oh goodness does Cole snap on this banger from Swizz Beatz. “this should not be televised”
Game continues on with his Sunday Service Vol. 5. Enlisting MMG’s Wale for his silky flow. Produced by Cool & Dre
Produced by Cardo
I’m an avid reader of a blog called theHue. One of the components is a Wake & Beats series, where Ghettotek chops up samples and synths and lets the track go for free. This week he tweaked with Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good,” it’s incredibly chill and dreamy.
Plastic Plates throws a spin on the Australian duo’s latest single.
Promoting his upcoming mixtape Gangland 2, Chevy let go of this one featuring Nipsey Hussle. Produced by Trakksounds