Jacques Webster aka Travi$ Scott aka La Flame’s countdown for the prequel to his forthcoming album Rodeo is over, here is Days Before Rodeo. The free 12-track project features Rich Homie Quan, Big Sean, Young Thug, The 1975, Peewee Longway, Migos and even a short cameo from Grand Hustle bossman T.I. One undeniable consistency with Scott is his production, which is completely on point with this mixtape. Metro Boomin’ brings the heat on three tracks, up-and-comer WondaGurl makes an appearance, along with Vinylz, Lex Luger, Mike Dean, Southside and more. Being signed to both Kanye (as an in-house producer) and T.I., you can see where both their influences play a role, which if you’re Travi$ Scott, is a pretty nice place to be wedged between.
Slaughterhouse surprises their incredibly dedicated fan base with a 10-track mixtape today. The hip-hop supergroup consisting of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz add some fresh elements to their repertoire. We all know these boys constantly bring bars to the table, that’s a given, but their choice of producers and beats gave this project a new spark. Hit the jump for the tracklist, production credits and download.
Yes I realize the tape dropped on Sunday, but I have a hard time enjoying music when DJ Drama is screaming his name in the background, along with other absurdities. So here’s Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 3 ‘Drama-Free’ so to speak, and the bulk of the tracks re-surfaced in higher quality.
Leslie usually handles the bulk of the production himself, and when you’ve dropped beats for the likes of Game, Chris Brown, Fabolous and Ne-Yo, you get the right to place your skills on a pedestal. This time around however, the personnel list grew by a few.
The former Odd Future member turned Roc Nation signee has yet to drop an official full-length, but has a handful of mixtapes. Life Changes is the latest installment, and features Dom Kennedy, BJ The Chicago Kid and Phil Beaudreau. Production includes The Futuristiks, 1500 or Nothin, Cardiak, Harry Fraud and more.
Joe Budden and Fabolous both dropped mixtapes last week, and both are solid. Budden enlisted the likes of Ab-Soul, Royce Da 5’9 and Emanny for features. But i’m most impressed with his production choice. AraabMuzik and Cardiak produced three tracks each, all of which are diverse and suit the verses/theme. Fabolous recruited Wale, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Cassie, Pusha T and ironically Joe Budden for verses. Loso went in on tracks by the likes of Jay Electronica (“Exhibit A”), Rick Ross (“Diced Pineapples”), Usher (“Throwback” – Dionne Warwick sample), Scarface (“Guess Who’s Back”) and more.