Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Childish Gambino Royalty

Last time I was in this space, pickings were slim, thanks to a bit of a mixtape drought in the immediate time period Kitty Pryde's…
Corban Goble | July 11, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Meyhem Lauren Respect The Fly Shit

For those of us who work on the periphery of the music business, SXSW is a whole lot of fun, a great chance to see…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2012 - 11:57 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Lil B Green Flame

For whatever reason, 2012 has been a big year for the critical reassessment of Lil B, and it's not necessarily because of the music. In…
Corban Goble | June 27, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry

In early June, Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg incited a media and music industry fracas by using the Summer Jam sidestage as a megaphone for…
Corban Goble | June 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Joey Bada$$ 1999

I don't understand Joey Bada$$. I mean, I understand his music just fine. If you've listened to rap for long enough, you understand it, too.
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Clams Casino Instrumentals 2

When Clams Casino released his first Instrumentals mixtape just over a year ago, he was living off the rap grid, studying to be a physical…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2012 - 11:23 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane I’m Up

Here's something funny: Gucci Mane records a goofy-ass song called "Scarface," which is all about his stupid, ridiculous face-tattoo of an ice-cream cone with lightning…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Miguel Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1-3

When the Weeknd and Frank Ocean were getting famous and reaping tons of critical love last year, a small but vocal cabal of R&B-friendly critics…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Fiend & Cookin Soul Iron Chef

Iron Chef came out a couple of weeks ago, and it hasn't appeared in this column yet because I was initially drawn to a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Meek Mill Dreamchasers 2

For at least an hour after Meek Mill released his Dreamchasers 2 tape on Monday, the mixtape download site DatPiff was overloaded with traffic and…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Killa Kyleon & Mouse Welcome To The Fish Fry

Rap music generally depends heavily on status and confidence: The best guys are the guys who mange to convince us of their complete dominance, and…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: DJ Paul For I Have Sinned

Back in 2005, I went to a Jay-Z show in New Jersey, and one of my favorite music critics gave me a ride back to…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Quelle Chris 2Dirt4TV Vol. 1

In this little corner of the internet, things were slow this week. The week's big mixtape is French Montana's Coke Boys 3, the Bronx MC's…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Stalley Savage Journey To The American Dream

I've seen the massively bearded, dependably sincere Ohio rapper Stalley live twice. The first was about five months ago at the University of Virginia, where…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Big Baby Gandhi No1 2 Look Up 2

I wasn't too fond of Relax, the 2011 Das Racist album that, I guess, was supposed to launch the group into a whole different realm,…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Children Of The Night Queens… Revisited

This past weekend, I jumped on a Bolt Bus up to New York to sit on a panel at the EMP Pop Conference with a…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2012 - 11:33 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Action Bronson & Party Supplies Blue Chips

I skipped this column last week because the entire Stereogum crew was at SXSW, but a whole lot happened in the mixtape universe in the…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Boldy James Consignment

Last week in this space, I wrote that something really incredible would have to come along to keep Boldy James from getting Mixtape Of The…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Styles P & Curren$y #The1st28

Before I get into the very strong new Styles P/Curren$y EP, I should make something clear: The best mixtape I've heard in the past week…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Shady Blaze The Grind, Hustle & Talent

The Oakland-based, perma-stoned Green Ova rap crew doesn't much care whether you're listening or not, or at least that's the impression I get. The crew,…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 12:38 pm
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