Southern rap titans Three Six Mafia are back under a different name–and with a slight lineup change–but that hasn’t stopped them from pulling together one of the rawest, grimiest mixtapes to drop this year.
Stream: Da Mafia 6ix – 6ix Commandments
Sorry I haven’t mentioned this yet, but an occasion such as this can’t be talked about too many times, honestly.
Three 6 Mafia is back, but they’re now working under a different name and making music sans a few original members. I’ll let Koopsta explain:
Like Koop said, Juicy J isn’t in the mix on this new mixtape, and I don’t think Gangsta Blac and La’ Chat are on any of these cuts either. However, despite all of that–and a name change–the group has managed to bring back their classic sound without sparing us on their typically grimy, eerie edge. Download the tape via the link at the top of this post, and enjoy!
While East Coast MC Action Bronson didn’t skimp on the personality with this new tape of his, there are certainly a lot of aimless, short-of-breath tracks here that really feel like filler.
Australian producer Flume has a new mixtape out that features a myriad of different artists singing and rapping on his glamorously synthetic production, and the track above brings together R&B up-and-comer Autre Ne Veut with hip hop vet Ghostface Killa. Crazy, right? Though the track is short, the end result ain’t too bad. Enjoy!
Australian producer Flume has a new mixtape dropping tomorrow that features nine new tracks with some pretty huge features. Ghostface Killah, How To Dress Well, Freddie Gibbs, and Killer Mike are a few among the many MCs featured on this thing, and Ohio rapper Stalley actually drops a pretty impassioned verse on this piano-fueled intro to the project. Enjoy!
Armand Hammer is the collaborative project of NYC-based MCs Elucid and Billy Woods. Above, check out the hard-hitting “Shark Fin Soup,” a Messiah Musik-produced boom-bap cut from the duo’s new mixtape Half Measures, which can be streamed in full here.
But Elucid and Billy Woods weren’t about ready to stop there–Armand Hammer’s debut LP is already on the way! Race Music is due out October 22 via Backwoodz Studioz.
Aside from a few unnecessary tracks that could have been a lot better with some more fleshing out, the new Flatbush Zombies tape is incredibly solid, grimy, cunning, and hilarious. Instrumentally, vocally, and lyrically, these three Flatbush natives bring plenty of thrills and personality.
Download: Flatbush Zombies – BetterOffDEAD
New York’s Flatbush Zombies have dropped a new mixtape titled BetterOffDEAD. It’s the followup to last year’s D.R.U.G.S. tape, which didn’t do too much for me, but I’m looking forward to hearing these guys smooth out their edges and use their eccentric vocals to their advantage on this new deal. Download it via the link above.
As far as production goes, we’ve got quite a few beats from Zombies member Erick Arc Elliott–you might have caught a beat of his on the new Underachievers tape, The Lords of Flatbush–but there’s a banger on here Harry Fraud produced titled “LiveFromHell.” The Obey City instrumental isn’t bad either. The instrumental aesthetic of the tape is dark and moody, which is matched pretty nicely with the group’s incredibly strange rap cadences. Enjoy!
Nevada rapper Dizzy Wright’s new mixtape may have over twenty tracks on it, but not a single one of ‘em stuck out to me in a significant way.
On their latest mixtape, New York’s the Underachievers switch things up by taking on a series of beats from trap music icon Lex Luger.