20 Dec
LIAS compiles the most thoughtful, unique sets of the year

As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


11 Apr
Mississippi's finest drops "Live From Underground" followup

Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. finally follows up last year’s Live From the Underground debut mixtape with a 17-track set almost entirely produced by K.R.I.T. himself. One track on the  King Remembered In Time mixtape, “Life Is a Gamble”, was produced by the very talented 9th Wonder, while others who collaborated include Trinidad Jame$, Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, […]


28 Mar
Running around St. James with All Gold Everything

Trinidad Jame$ dropped his video for “Females Wanted” today, and we figured why not put it up with the entire Don’t Be S.A.F.E. mixtape for your listening pleasure. Sure the tape’s been out for a minute, but the Trinidad-Tobago via ATL rapper has one of the more unique sounds we’ve heard in a bit, so […]


23 Jan
Trinidad James, Baauer, Kendrick Lamar, Katy B & more

Diplo uploaded a new mix for his weekly BBCR1xtra radio show. We’ve posted others before (the Halloween Special mixtapecomes to mind), and they rarely disappoint. The set for January 12, 2013 features a seam-busting cornucopia of beatmakers of every stripe, including Trinidad James, Star Slinger, Birdman, Baauer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Katy B and of […]


2 Jan
Rick Ross, Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Hit-Boy & more

Some of us had Santa this past week, the rest of us had Wale’s much promised and talked about Christmas Eve mixtape Folarin. The EP is hosted by DJ Clark Kent with appearances by Rick Ross, Scarface, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Chrisette Michele, French Montana, Jhene Aiko, Travis Porter, Hit-Boy, Trinidad James and a seemingly […]


31 Oct
A tribute to one of the most sampled men in music history

On Thursday and Friday November 17 & 18 what looks to be an amazing event is going down in Los Angeles at Exchange LA. In a well named tribute to the great Roy Ayers, Homage is taking place with Pete Rock turntabling live with soul & funk legend Ayers and his band. One of the most […]


12 Apr
I'll have what he's having... only smaller

If you’re too cheap to buy the top shelf stuff, or too broke to afford an entire bottle of rare scotch, Drinks By The Dram‘s got something for you. While my idea of sample is most happily pronounced with the word “free” in front of it, I will never be too complainy about getting any […]


4 Feb
Dubstep/dancehall/bhangra MC drops “Freak You Back” EP

Los Angeles via Brooklyn via Trinidad and Tobago MC Juakali has been lacing flows over bass-influenced tracks since his debut on Pinch’s Underwater Dancehall record in 2007. In that time the globetrotting lyricist has remained innovative across dub, reggae, dubstep, dancehall, bhangra, grime, electronic and experimental genres, always keeping the anchor of bass as the […]