10 Jun
Lil Kim, Mr Carmack, Dog Blood, Drake, The Weeknd & more

This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the […]


15 Oct
T.I., 2 Chains, Chance the Rapper, Future, The Weeknd & more

You know it’s gonna be a hot mixtape when it starts off with a Weeknd chorus dropping into a Lil Weezy verse. On Dedication 5 Wayne stomps his verbiage all over blockbuster tracks like Drake’s “Started from the Bottom,” Kanye’s “New Slaves” and the timeless Wu Tang track “C.R.E.A.M.”. Additional guest verses on the DJ […]


15 Oct
New Orleans' best vs. The Rap God

A good day for rap, as Marshall Mathers makes a comeback on his strongest track in about a half decade, while 2 Chains throws up a nostalgic homage to the best southern rap crew ever. “Rap God” is just that: Eminem staking his claim to the crown with a series of throwback versus that makes you […]


29 Oct
20 stream-of-consciousness raps from Berkeley's BasedGod

The Bay Area’s resident babble rapper Lil B returns with his latest mixtape, an ode to the upcoming Halloween holiday. Titled the Holloween H20 mixtape, it’s unknown if Lil B purposely misspelled the title or if he’s got a really baked graphic designer. The mixtape features 20 tracks of Lil B rapping stream of consciousness […]


4 Sep
The return of The Best Rapper Alive...?

Lil Wayne made his name in the mixtape game, rising from Juvenile’s sidekick in Hot Boyz to establishing himself as the Best Rapper Alive by delivering a withering assault of free mixtapes that matched the epic prolificness only with the cleverness of his wordplay. Now after nearly half a decade since the last iteration, Lil […]


3 Jul
Based God's 848 freestyles vs TL's Rose Land v.1 mixtape

Today two of the best of the new wave of hip-hop artists dropped mixtapes — Lil B and Theophilus London. Among the top in the fresh crop of Twitter Rappers, the two albums include the Bay Area’s Lil B, aka Based God, who has compiled all his freestyle raps into one expansive encyclopedia of stream-of-consciousness babble […]


8 Jun
A$AP Rocky, Lil B, The Weeknd, Mac Miller remixes & more...

Sorry, forgot to post this this week because the Madman’s life has been living up to its moniker as of late. Shit’s crazy lately — I blame that Art Department pool party Sunday at The Standard. Still paying for that one. Anywho, the second mixtape from one of our favorite producers, New Jersey’s one and only […]


10 Apr
Wait, Lil B's got a sold out lecture at NYU...? Huh?

Oakland stream-of-consciousness lyricist Lil B drops a 20-track mixtape to commemorate his upcoming sold out lecture at New York University tomorrow. As is easily apparent via the title and cover, Lil B — aka the Based God — paid homage to Jay-Z with The Basedprint 2, and had this to say about the project: “DOWNLOAD […]