Astro – DeadBeats & Lazy Lyrics

Astro aka The Astronomical Kid returns with “DeadBeats & Lazy Lyrics”, his original mixtape hosted by DJ Tech. Featuring 12 original records with production from 9th Wonder, BrandUn DeShay, ThatLoserLaron and MF Doom, along with 3 records produced by Astro himself.

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Chip x T.I. x Young Jeezy – On The Scene

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The UK’s on Chip aka Chipmunk drops his first mixtape, with the help of DJ Drama, called “London Boy.”

He recruits his heavyweight CEO in T.I. and Tha Snowman, Young Jeezy. Check it out. Definitely a different record than most UK artists are dropping these days.

Jacob Latimore – This Is Me Mixtape

Jacob Latimore, the teen sensation signed to RCA Records, drops his first mixtape titled “This Is Me.”

This is a great, pop/R&B mixtape that has a great combination of records for the teen girls and also will satisfy the more traditional R&B fans. The tracks with Diggy and OMG Girlz show the potential in Jacob to be a major, mainstream POP superstar and the similarities with a young Chris Brown are impossible to ignore. Hoping that the label really gets behind “Blast Off” featuring Diggy Simmons and tries to take it to radio – it has that sort of sound and feel.

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Master Shortie – “Studying Abroad” Mixtape

British music is having massive success in the US right now and many artists are trying their hand at breaking over here. Not many however are willing to spend the time studying and understanding the US market before releasing their music. Even less are prepared to make the move to the US to embed themselves within the culture and the scene to help understand the machine and to create the necessary relationships to win in this system.

One artist who has spent the time, effort and resources to make his assault on the US market is Master Shortie. Born, Theo Kerlin, in London, England – Master Shortie has put in work both sides of the Atlantic and with the launch of his latest offering looks likely to crack both markets wide open. Having previously been signed to Sony Music US – the first British rapper with a US based deal – he has learned how to navigate the industry for success and has spent 2 years working on this masterful effort. With features from The Cataracs, Leaf, Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran, Eliza Doolittle and Sway – he has composed a sonically rich collection of work that showcases both his abilities and an insight into his psyche.

To summarize – its the best mixtape offering I have heard from a British artist this year and it is a stronger effort than these Q4 albums we are being force feed from artists with massive budgets and minuscule creative intellects.

Download it, its great and its free:

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Gucci Mane x Birdman – Get Lost

Gucci mane has teamed up with Worldstar Hip-Hop to drop his new mixtape on 10/17/2012 titled “Trap God.” This is the first video – “Get Lost” and features Birdman. Great visuals as always from Mr Boomtown.

“Trap God” will be available to download here from 10/17.