Big Sean dropped his highly anticipated mixtape “Detroit” earlier this month and to say the least, he didn’t disappoint. The G.O.O.D. Music heavyweight did something special with this tape. Not only is the project actually a theme mixtape based on his hometown, but he stays with the theme in an impressive way by having big rap names appear on 3 interludes explaining their experience with Detroit and why they love it. These interludes consist of Jeezy, Snoop, and Sean’s fellow G.O.O.D. Music label mate, Common. But the features don’t stop there. Big Sean also amassed a great number of other artists for features on his tracks such as, King Chip (Formerly “Chip The Ripper”), Juicy J, J Cole, Chris Brown, and many more. With such a wide range of featured artists with different styles, its easy to see how diverse this mixtape gets. From beginning to end this album styled mixtape will have you feeling like you’re actually from Detroit. In my opinion, projects like this tape are the reason G.O.O.D. Music is a force to be reckoned with in the battle for the top of the rap game. All that said, I certify this mixtape #GOLD……Boi!!
Here are a few videos to get you ready as we wait for our review of Big Sean’s “Detroit” mixtape to drop tomorrow. Big Sean has also been continuously working hard as one of the lead promoters for the new GOOD music album dropping soon.
THIS-IS-STRAIGHT-FIRE!! I love hearing dope collaborations and this definitely makes my list of favorites. Skrillex is an artist who has made a name for himself as being uniquely powerful and creative outside of the box. If there are any other people that fit that category, a “Marley” is definitely one of them. Writing a review for this track is incredibly challenging because it needs to be heard in order to be fully understood. The mixture of both genres are so perfect that it almost creates a pure organic sounding final product. Skrillex being the mix master, and Damian who is widely known for his exotic flow, were both perfect matches for this song. Can we please get a full album from these two!?!? Listen below and don’t forget to share.
Producer No ID, who was know to frequently work together and create magic with rapper Common, has dropped an unreleased track from the duo which I would love to see a video for. “No Sell Out,” released this past weekend, is a song which tells a story of a couple of Chi-town hustlers. The rustic piano which beings the track, keeps the rhythm and melody along with a harsh snare that loops as Common begins his narration. Check out the track below and leave a comment.
Sir Michael Rocks, one half of “The Cool Kids”, is at it again with his song Reservations. The Leader of the Tooth Pick Clique (TPC) got excited and leaked another track via his twitter late last night. With the smoothness of this track and his first leak , his new mixtape “Lap Of Lux” should be impressive.
J. Cole stops by at Mic Check Wednesdays in New York to lay down a couple special verses from a track called “Chaining Day.” In the video, Cole talks about why he hasn’t released much new music and gives an introduction before spitting his verses. This hopefully means more exciting things to come in the near future!
Yet another remix version of Gotye’s track “Somebody That I Used to Know.” This time, rapper Itz2eazy from Miami Florida goes in on a beat produced by friend Peter Jay, featuring the sample from the famous song. Evan “2EaZy” Hall, who is also connected with the DMV has been making music and performing all over the place. This music video, directed by The Connoisseurs, is a sample leading up to the release of his new mixtape “Daydreams at Midnight…2.”
Rapper Rich E. Rheu from Baltimore talks about his up coming mixtape titled, “The Yellow Tape.” Set to drop later this summer, this new mixtape will be the fourth release from Rheu. The DMV is budding with talent everywhere! Check it out and don’t forget to share.
DMV rap duo YSC, made up of brothers Stunna B and Chase, released their version of Kanye West’s song “Theraflu.” Starting of the song with the first verse, Stunna B spits a staccato style flow over the dark G.O.O.D. music produced beat. His fast paced rhymes take a sudden break as the song bridges to the second verse, which Chase carries to the end similar to the way Lil Wayne would. Being brothers to X Factor contestant Marcus Canty, you can expect great influences and features to help jump start YSC’s budding career. Check out the video above and keep an eye out for new material coming soon!