Bronx-born hip-hop artist Mickey Factz released Mickey Mause, a concept mixtape centered around an alleged 80’s graffiti writer, Mickey Mause. Factz’s music hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I assume this project will follow suit.
Download: Mickey Mause, Mickey Factz
Pitchfork TV’s “Selector” show has recorded dope freestyles and crazy collaborations, like Curren$y’s “Heaps’, produced by UK beatsmith Gold Panda and Clipse’s “Gazzillion Ear”, produced by the always-fresh MF Doom. Das Racist, Big Boi, Killer Mike and Freeway are some of the featured artists. Featured producers include El-P, Nicolas Jaar and Clams Casino. You shouldn’t expect 100% lyrical greatness, as this is a project full of off-the-dome bars, but Selector Mixtape Vol. 1 is most definitely worth having in your music library.
For eargasms: Selector Mixtape Vol. 1
Finally, the first solo project of 2012 from everyone’s favorite weed-smoking rapper, Curren$y. Here is a free EP that was introduced to the public some time during that important football game that was played yesterday. This is only 5 tracks long, but it’s just long enough to last during a solo session. After listening to “Pay Attention” just one time, I’m sold on the whole damn thing. Dank weed and papers sold separately.
Download: Here (Free EP), Curren$y
Ohio-born DJ Mick Boogie gifts Nas and The Roots fans with arguably the greatest mixtape in the history of music. Well, I may have been a bit hyperbolic, but Illadelphmatic is indeed a project you should check out. Featuring remixes and rarities from Nas and The Roots, this tape is something that all hip-hop fans should own.
Download: Illadelphmatic, Mick Boogie/Nas/The Roots