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17-03-2013, 12:19 PM
I need more hip hop in my life folks.

17-03-2013, 03:43 PM
Only good tune off his new mixtape as far as I'm concerned. Wooh killed it.


padraig (u.s.)
17-03-2013, 08:09 PM
this is pretty fresh
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it's not something I follow too close but it seems like The Purist is kind of on a tear right now. and danny brown always good of course

18-03-2013, 09:02 PM
Yup those two are perfect, thanks. I'm still stuck on King Louie and trying to get some more.

18-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Kevin Gates - The Luca Brasi Story
Casey Veggies - Life Changes
Young Scooter - Street Lottery
Vado - Slime Flu 3

18-03-2013, 09:54 PM
There's probably some good stuff on here too http://www.datpiff.com/Harry-Fraud-Adrift-mixtape.463242.html

18-03-2013, 09:55 PM
That Danny Brown is good, I'm a bit tired of hearing him rap exclusively in his maddest voice though. Hopefully his next LP displays the same range that XXX did.

18-03-2013, 10:11 PM
Young Thug- 1017 Thug has been my favourite thing so far this year.

18-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Oh yeah forgot about Young Thug, need to listen to that more I love a couple of tunes off it.

http://www.livemixtapes.com/download/20128/rich-boy-back-to-class.html New Richboy, usually reliable.

18-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Good call on the HarryFraud mixtape.

I tried the Young Thug a while back. I just want to give him some Ready Brek and send him to bed. He does my fuckin head in. Shame tho cos the beats are top, as are the guest appearances.

19-03-2013, 12:08 AM


19-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Most of them have been said and I found on here anyway: Kevin Gates, Young Thug, Young Scooter. Others not linked yet.

Future Presents F.B.G.: The Movie

Deniro Farrar - The Patriarch

Then the odd track like that one Waka Flocka track Real Recognize Real: http://youtu.be/bcwScEB5ABU

Rome Fortune Get The Guap: https://soundcloud.com/dundealonthetrack/rome-fortune-get-the-guap-prod

Mostly just beeing listening to King Louie still though tracks getting vids and all that make me dig his last one out again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnJIhso-ldI

19-03-2013, 12:05 PM
yay area vibes


19-03-2013, 03:01 PM

19-03-2013, 05:07 PM
So happy Fekky got a Fire In The Booth

19-03-2013, 05:11 PM



19-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Really like the beat on that Praying For My Downfall track.

What do people think of Deniro Farrar?


He's got that Main Attrakionz connection so I dunno if he gets a fair shake from some more serious hip-hop heads for some reason. But he's pretty sick. Has more of a presents than Main Attrakionz. Beats are usualy pretty outthere. He's not far off Kevin Gates with his flow and all that. He's just as ernest, has a simular presets. But has people like Ryan Hemsworth do tracks with him.


Plus in that vid he uses a sledge hammer as a machine gun, miming gunning down people with his skinny ass top off so he's obviously well'ard and not a guy you could smash down with a fence post in seconds.

He can do those skitering hi-hat, snare combo autotune tracks pretty well too.


I'm into it. It takes that hyper drugged out vibe and kills it when he does it well anyway. Not sure his new tape is as good as the tape with Squadda B last year but its solid as owt.

20-03-2013, 11:03 AM
Future Presents F.B.G.: The Movie

Future in Abba sample shock lol


20-03-2013, 09:39 PM
How the fuck is Gucci so prolific and so good? Is he just a code name for a gang of dudes? "They" have been putting out some ridiculous heat.


And then flipping it like this. Next level.


20-03-2013, 11:11 PM
I guess he's a professional so must have a team behind him but there's that interview with Zaytoven where he starts talking about Gucci and then goes kind of speechless when he tries to describe what he does.

I keep trying to wean myself off him, and look for other people to listen to, and then just come crawling back. He's ridiculously talented.

It's the beats. He's got great taste.


20-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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21-03-2013, 09:08 AM
still dont understand the appeal of young thug.

the new aarab muzik album is a dissapointment. i find it hard to listen to. when i saw him at camp last year i thought it was weird how dubsteppy his set was and the albums like that too.

mr. snrub
21-03-2013, 02:51 PM
i just noticed slaughter rico of 5 dolla nigga fame has a new* tape out on datpiff (http://www.datpiff.com/Slaughter-Rico-Rico-Streets-Mayor-mixtape.329690.html) with a measly amount of d/ls



*actually i think this is mostly older tracks but it's still worth checking since these philly guys barely even make it onto dat piff for some reason so it's good to have all these tracks on one release - btw what ever happened to Vodka?


to this


21-03-2013, 03:49 PM

22-03-2013, 12:03 AM
i just noticed slaughter rico of 5 dolla nigga fame has a new* tape out on datpiff (http://www.datpiff.com/Slaughter-Rico-Rico-Streets-Mayor-mixtape.329690.html) with a measly amount of d/ls

There was a "best of" that had a few of those tracks on it, it's on datpif too. Dont think it's a new tape.

05-04-2013, 11:30 AM
I like the Underachievers mixtape. I like their rapping.


05-04-2013, 12:10 PM
plus they do shitloads of acid. In fact the whole mixtape is just them proselytising about acid. Amen to rappers and acid, I say.

Patrick Swayze
10-04-2013, 01:16 AM

earl <3

16-04-2013, 03:00 PM
Hi. Lurker, first time poster.

This is my oddball favorite from 2013 so far:


Love how the synthline just floats and floats in the back.

22-04-2013, 09:50 AM
what do y'all think about this piece/mix (http://www.factmag.com/2013/04/12/hip-hop-in-2013-for-dummies-part-1-the-rappers/). sounds pretty good to my out-of-touch-from-a-distance-ears. what else should be on that list?

17-05-2013, 08:51 AM
new jahlil with french montana drooling over it

18-05-2013, 04:46 AM
There are only 4 good songs on that list, and only one comes from a rapper this forum has discussed at any pace.

All I'll specify in is that Kevin Gates might be THEE most boring rapper ever. He's so good it's dull, boring and useless. Him, Don Trip and Freddie Gibbs will form a trio one day called "Trappers Who Are So Suffocatingly Grown Man, We Should've Been Born As Detroit Rappers Who Cry About Novelty Rap Singles Because We're Insecure As Fuck, And Have The Personalities Of Cardboard"

(Sorry Corpsey!)

18-05-2013, 10:15 AM

I find Kevin Gates a lot more interesting than Freddie Gibbs, who I DO find boring, but I can see where you're coming from I suppose.

Mind you I don't listen to Gates much. I don't listen to any rappers at the moment. I dunno if that's just my taste changing, or my hipster instincts kicking in cos rap is so boiler room trendy now, or if there's really a lull at the moment in quality. I rarely see anything on digitaldripped/datpiff and the various rap blogs that catches my ear and makes me want to download at the moment.

Gucci Mane and Future/Freebandz Gang honourable exceptions. Young Scooter, F.B.G. tapes were the best I've heard this year I think. I was quite into the Casey Veggies tape too.

I'm not against being into rap still, though - maybe I'll have a look.

18-05-2013, 10:19 AM
This is quite funny cos its Master P being ghostwritten by Rick Ross or by the person who ghostwrites for Rick Ross


18-05-2013, 10:33 AM

HMM this is actually a bit average - rubbish Future and Scooter spots. Notable mainly for ''Wipe a n*gga nose".

18-05-2013, 03:19 PM
Rap's definitely in the lull mode right now. I think the post-hyphy/ratchet kids are going to be the next wave, and then all the little Chief Keef babies running around. They're ridiculously productive scenes, just not producing too much "EXPLOSIVE" talent, but that's good. Scenes need to be more healthy and self-sustaining. Also, there's a younger wave of futuristic rappers that are doing good, but I think Atlanta's kind of SPENT past Young Thug now... Mostly too much old man trapper music.

I'd say, give it a year, or w/e.

18-05-2013, 04:21 PM
My heart sinks whenever I listen to a new Gucci tune and its a Lex Luger style beat with him sounding clapped out on top of it.

Bring back


18-05-2013, 04:23 PM
The new Tree mixtape sounds good - bit of a relief to find something I really like! Predictable though cos I thought 'Sunday School' was the tits.


20-05-2013, 06:25 PM
I am actually a bit nonplussed by this one. He's rapping great, but IDK, I feel like the production is cleaned up a bit too much, plus all the guest producers just aren't as good as Tree!

New Kanye singles are mind bogglingly not good as far as rap singles, but he's rapping as good as ever and the songs are more interesting for just how I can't get WHY he's making them.

20-05-2013, 08:56 PM
My heart sinks whenever I listen to a new Gucci tune and its a Lex Luger style beat with him sounding clapped out on top of it.

Idk man - you heard "Hell Yes", "Terrific", "Thirsty"? I'm not saying all of his stuff is hot, but he's still putting out interesting stuff to keep me curious. Even the track with Chief Keef was hard. Not that I wanna listen to all the tapes, just too damn many, but I think he's still got something.

21-05-2013, 12:12 AM
Feeling the new Action Bronson video:

27-05-2013, 01:55 PM
New K Koke

07-06-2013, 10:29 AM
finally got round to hearing the kanye SNL songs. black skinheads is kanye doing death grips isnt it? new slaves is some of the most interesting lyrics ive heard from him in a while. this album sounds like its going to be his noise-rap album, or his self consciously avant-rap album. not sure if that suits him. wasnt bowled over by daft punks beat for skinheads either, though it might sound different on the album. its like kanye wanted a human after all type of beat, when id rather hear kanye on an all around the world type beat.

09-06-2013, 03:00 PM
May I just recommend this A-Mafia compilation available on Dat Piff (http://www.datpiff.com/A-Mafia-Street-Anthems-The-Best-Of-A-Mafia-mixtape.490593.html)? A lot of this stuff is two years old but who cares really, its a nigh on flawless mixtape.


I have also downloaded Iamsu! ''KILT 2'' (http://www.mixtapetorrent.com/iamsu-kilt-2) and so far it seems pretty good, nice summer music lots of hazy/funky bay area synths. And big fucking bangers too.

IMPORTANT NEWS - new Gunplay tape drops in a day! (http://www.datpiff.com/Gunplay-Acquitted-mixtape.492165.html)

09-06-2013, 03:19 PM
ye that a-mafia tip is real street music, haven't downloaded cause i got most of the songs but that boy is the truth

09-06-2013, 05:17 PM

did I post this in here yet? one of the biggest tunes of 2013 so far IMO.

12-06-2013, 12:19 PM
really feeling the dj mustard mixtape... reminds me a lot of certain atlanta rap strands around 2006/07 but something quite novel and fresh about it. theyre not saying anything interesting but i really like the energy of the rappers he features. very nice surprise.

14-06-2013, 08:26 PM
I'm really enjoying this Fader mix. In a lot of ways, a mix is more fun than wading through a mixtape with all the duffers and skits. He's all about Migos, who're looking like the next big thing out of ATL. I think you could safely describe them as the children of Gucci Mane:


14-06-2013, 10:54 PM
Kanye album leaked. First song sounds like a Drexciya demo. I'm having a fit laughing.

15-06-2013, 08:52 AM
ive a feeling its going to be his version of MIA's last album, his human after all, or his 'art-edm-rap' album. (not heard any of it yet though)

beat credits -

1. "On Sight"
Daft Punk

2. "Black Skinhead"
Daft Punk, Travi$ Scott (co.), Mike Dean (add.)

3. "I Am a God" (featuring Justin Vernon)
Daft Punk, Hudson Mohawke (co.), Kanye West (co.), Travi$ Scott (co.), Mike Dean (add.), Rick Rubin (add.)

4. "New Slaves" (featuring Frank Ocean)
Daft Punk, Travi$ Scott (co.), Hudson Mohawke (co.), Mike Dean (co.), Kanye West (add.)

5. "Hold My Liquor" (featuring Chief Keef and Justin Vernon)
Young Chop, Mike Dean (co.), Arca (add.), Rick Rubin (add.)

6. "I'm in It" (featuring Justin Vernon)
RZA, Travi$ Scott (add.), Mike Dean (add.)

7. "Blood on the Leaves" (featuring Tony Williams)
TNGHT, Kanye West (co.), Mike Dean (add.)

8. "Guilt Trip" (featuring Kid Cudi)
Symbolyc One, Arca (co.), Travi$ Scott (co.), Mike Dean (co.), Ackeejuice Rockers (co.)

9. "Send It Up" (featuring King L & Iamsu!)
Gesaffelstein, Arca (co.), Daft Punk (co.), Hudson Mohawke (add.)

10. "Bound 2" (featuring Charlie Wilson)
Kanye West, No I.D., Symbolyc One (co.) The Heatmakerz (co.), Rick Rubin (add

17-06-2013, 08:53 PM
yeezus is basically a quickie kanye album, but its still pretty good imo. not sure about the use of the strange fruit sample, but it does have the immortal line 'fist all up in her like a civil rights sign'. as for re-politicised kanye, it seems all the political angles in the lyrics are sexual (and borderline ridiculous).

04-10-2013, 03:26 PM

Let's talk about how this is the best Neptunes (well, Pharrell) beat in a long hot minute and that the whole of the Pusha album should have been produced by Lil'Skateboard P evidently cos the other best track on it is the one produced by Pharrell in which Pusha straight up jacks Ma$e's whole style.

06-10-2013, 09:14 PM

I guess people were saying this with crunk but ratchet is sort of a throwback thing isn't it? Samples are totally out of the window its bare bones riffs and big kick drums.

06-10-2013, 09:36 PM
Not that that really matters at all, contextualisation is beside the point (btw I know this juvenile tune isn't 'ratchet'...)

It's good though, isn't it?

24-10-2013, 07:00 PM
This year Killah Priest has made a monsterous, collosal magnum opus called The Psychic World of Walter Reed which in scale, ambition, range and insanity even dwarfs Heavy Mental.

24-10-2013, 08:47 PM
This year Killah Priest has made a monsterous, collosal magnum opus called The Psychic World of Walter Reed which in scale, ambition, range and insanity even dwarfs Heavy Mental.

Isn't that old?

25-10-2013, 05:56 PM

'Step Brothers 2' is excellent (aside from a few dodgy hooks) and this is the most excellentest of all.

Also recommended:



26-10-2013, 12:06 AM
This year Killah Priest has made a monsterous, collosal magnum opus called The Psychic World of Walter Reed which in scale, ambition, range and insanity even dwarfs Heavy Mental.

I missed this, thanks for the heads up, it's brilliant.

27-10-2013, 02:58 AM
In fact, no, it's not brilliant, it's fucking mindblowing, and essential.

27-10-2013, 04:33 PM
Isn't it? It hasn't even got a proper distribution deal yet, which makes it difficult to get a hard copy. It has 40 tracks, most of them about 2 minutes long, knitted together with segues that are a feat of imaginative engineering in their own right. Sometimes Priest repeats himself -- or at least sounds like he is repeating himself -- but then the entire set lasts over 2 hours and you can count the cameos on one hand. It's an extraordinary performance. Last time anyone in hip hop tried anything on this scale (as far as I know) it was the entire Wu Tang Clan plus half a dozen guests. The only thing that makes it less compelling than Heavy Mental is the slightly goofy, cartoon-ish antics and the unsubtle (but reckless and sweeping) production. The first album had a more serious sense of drama, gravitas and purpose than this wild escapade, but never mind that, Priest has made a mad, massive cosmic extravaganza that is like nothing else that has been made this year. I can't even talk about this album properly yet.

29-10-2013, 11:15 AM
that priest thing is brilliantly dense lyrically. nice one craner.

29-10-2013, 11:28 AM
It's like Wu Tang Forever remade by Todd Rundgren circa A Wizard, A True Star.

29-10-2013, 11:35 AM
i dont know anything about tood rudgreen but i doubt he was as good as priest. im listening to this now. im in a messianic mood and its a good fit.

29-10-2013, 11:38 AM
You have to listen to it in chunks or fatigue sets in. By doing that I discovered the brilliance of the last quarter. There's a totally unique RZA tracked nestled somewhere in the second half.

29-10-2013, 09:23 PM
This is the kind of album that makes me want to write apocalyptic prose poems. Like in 1999, when I was listening to Heavy Mental and Quiet Weapons for Silent Wars daily, and ended up writing a manifesto riddled with psychic premonitions of 9/11. It is precisely why I shouldn't listen to this music, because I strive to keep these impulses in check and become a socialised adult.

29-10-2013, 10:34 PM
mind you that was also the last time you knew how to write so i wouldnt stop listening to the killah priest just yet.

29-10-2013, 11:13 PM
capadonna released a double album this year too.
it wasnt great. but not outright terrible either.
reckon KP is better suited to a double though so want to hear this.
thanks for the heads up.

01-11-2013, 01:38 AM
It's like Cuban Linx meets Cold Vein. I don't care what any of you think of Cold Vein, it's bad, and this is like....oh man. I'm trying to write about it but it's too much. It's Wu-Tang going from cult to religion.

01-11-2013, 01:41 AM
There hasn't been a hip hop album this relentless since Get Rich or Die Trying, and that fell off after 5 in, this is at least 7 til I can take breath.

01-11-2013, 01:49 AM
and, craner, I think it's better than Heavy Mental. I like that - and it's deep, and I can pretty much recite it - but this one is unprecendented. It's like until 14 tracks in that you can even stat to think, it's the Ulysses of rap, who would have thought.

01-11-2013, 01:50 AM
It's Masta Ace on good drugs without the bitterness.

01-11-2013, 02:13 AM
and that RZA track? "after the sunshine...."...'COMES THE RAIN"

I musta listened to that about 25 times already. It's fucking amazing.

03-11-2013, 11:33 AM
this is the best song though. its got that sade restraint and expensiveness except sappier, without the hauteur.

03-11-2013, 01:49 PM
plus it spawned starbucks drake hands

03-11-2013, 05:59 PM
i just looked up what that was. that is deep.

04-11-2013, 06:56 PM
hey luka, this is completely random, but I remember you posting this one song few years back and I can't remember its name or the artist. I do remember how it sounded though, and I'd really love to hear it again so here goes:
the beat was pretty sparse and the vocals were heavily autotuned. the rapper was from Sydney if I remember correctly and bore some resemblance to French Montana. the video starts off in a stretch limo and then continues in an empty fancy club.

I think it was you who posted that song so if you (or anyone else for that matter) can recall its artist/title I'd be most grateful!

here's some Prince Eazy for your hassle


his mixtape Hooligan City (ChiraQ) (http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/23535/prince-eazy-hooligan-city.html) is worth checking out if you don't mind the annoying DJ drops

05-11-2013, 08:41 AM
yeah it was me that song was pretty funny

05-11-2013, 08:46 AM

05-11-2013, 06:50 PM
I dunno how the fuck you post soundcloud links on here but y'all have already heard this


It just gets better and better the more I listen to it. I might have to crack out Dreamchasers 3 again and give it another go.

06-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Via The Martorialist (http://themartorialist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/wave-bry_6.html)

Roc Marciano 'does' Max B


07-11-2013, 08:12 AM
Didn't even know that mixtape existed

07-11-2013, 04:36 PM

yesss that's the one! thanks luka!

moving on, can anyone ID the first track in this mix?


it's definitely not from 2013 but this thread seems like an appropriate place to ask anyway :confused:

27-11-2013, 11:12 AM
dear men, stop explaining rap to women...

28-11-2013, 02:45 AM
lil gin - shake junt

11-12-2013, 09:58 AM
bad year for rapp overall

11-12-2013, 11:19 AM
best rap albums/mixtapes of 2013?

mine would be -
DJ mustard - ketchup
jon wayne - rap album one
pusha t- my name is my name
that new 3-6 mafia mixtape
juicy j - stay trippy
DJ Day (forget the name of this one but its the best instrumental hip hop record ive heard in a while)
2 Chainz Boats II: Me: Time
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris (i dont really like this, more just coldly admire it, more for the beats than the rhymes weirdly)
Danny Brown Old (i think hes a one trick pony to be honest, with no depth, all surface, but he knows how to craft an album)
Pusha t my name is my name
Telemachus - the vocal songs on this are a bit boring but the instrumental stuff is the best new trip hoppy stuff ive heard in ages, texturally very 90s boom bap but it has tons of atmosphere and emotion

11-12-2013, 12:43 PM
best rap albums/mixtapes of 2013?

Danny Brown Old (i think hes a one trick pony to be honest, with no depth, all surface, but he knows how to craft an album)

This is funny cos I feel the exact opposite way about him. I'd like an explanation of your opinion, though. He certainly does have that 'one trick' which has catapulted him into wider consciousness, and he knows how to play that role, but having listened to Side A of 'Old' I'd say there's plenty of depth there, as there always has been.

13-12-2013, 07:43 PM

I'm smart, you're not, etc.

Corpsey, Get On My Level.

Also, the Danny Brown album is just fucking unlistenable production-wise.

17-12-2013, 08:05 PM


Hoping this has ANYTHING on it as good as ''BAND NATION''.

19-12-2013, 05:53 PM

It DOES (or almost does anyway).

This tune also


Have we acknowledged anywhere how great ''Danny Glover'' by Young Thug is?


Who'd expect a Brick Squad member to be putting out some of the weirdest most psychedelic meets psychotic rap music?

19-12-2013, 06:25 PM

It DOES (or almost does anyway).

This tune also


Have we acknowledged anywhere how great ''Danny Glover'' by Young Thug is?


Who'd expect a Brick Squad member to be putting out some of the weirdest most psychedelic meets psychotic rap music?

wheeled this about ten times

dunno bout weird or psychedelic but it fucking SLAPS

27-12-2013, 11:54 PM

Squadda B sampling ''Gotta Get Thru This'' :D

12-01-2014, 08:12 PM