shangozeropoint – Nothing Is Original

You probably don’t know West Coast rapper shangozeropoint. That’s fine. Let me introduce you to him right here.

He’s got a new tape out titled Nothing Is Original, and he doesn’t really do anything that goes against that message either. He’s more of a laid-back bedroom rapper with a decent flow, some self-aware bars, and some interesting beat choices as well. While I don’t see this tape lighting anyone’s world on fire, the project’s got a fun, smooth, colorful, and pleasant vibe that I enjoy.

Thrupence – “Silk”

A new track from Thrupence that truly lives up to its name: “Silk.” This cut comes from a forthcoming mixtape that’ll be dropping this November. You can stream another track from this forthcoming project as well via Bandcamp.

If you like your electronic music smooth and string-kissed, then hop on this. Nujabes and Portico Quintet fans should be on alert right now, too!

Coin Locker Kid – Traumnovelle

Previously mentioned Coin Locker Kid has one of the most unorthodox approaches to hip hop that I’ve heard in the past few years. I didn’t love the last full-length I heard from him, but I still left puzzled by his odd rhymes, stories, and instrumentals.

There’s a clear hip hop influence running throughout his music, but electronic and experimental music guide a lot of the compositions on this new project as well. The title of this thing: Traumnovelle. It’s available now via Already Dead Tapes, and you can purchase this album via cassette here.

Those Guys – Bueno

Try out this new EP and mixtape form Ohio rap duo Those Guys, a.k.a. Jova and J.Al. Bars and grimy beats, essentially. Make sure to hit tracks like “King” first. There are a few inconspicuous cuts on here, but some dark standouts that have me looking forward to what these guys are doing next.

Travis $cott – Days Before Rodeo

TX rapper, producer, and songwriter Travis $cott delivers a mixtape that’s only marginally better than his previous effort, Owl Pharaoh.

ZelooperZ – HELP

Bruiser Brigade rapper ZelooperZ latest mixtape is absolute insanity.

Cakes Da Killa – Hunger Pangs

Cakes Da Killa‘s Hunger Pangs mixtape has arrived! Described as sounding like a fighting game and as being the “ugly older sister” of last year’s phenomenal Eulogy, this new project finds Cakes at, well, his hungriest. His flow continues to be fast, fiery, and in-your-face and his beats are still bold and bangin. The only thing to have been toned down is the lyrical content, but only ever so slightly - there isn’t a “Fuck Ya Boyfriend” on here, at least. But regardless, Cakes is still consistently clever and remains one of hip hop’s most exciting voices. Enjoy!

Mac Miller – Faces

Mac Miller comes through with an almost 90-minute project with Faces.

Pearls Negras – “Guerreira”/Biggie Apple Mixtape

via Tiny Mix Tapes

The ladies of Rio de Janeiro hip hop trio Pearls Negras have a new video out for Biggie Apple cut “Guerreira.”  From their fiery flows to their blaring, lasering beats, Alice, Jeni, and Mari are indeed up to some hot stuff right now. Even if you don’t speak Portuguese, you’re gonna pick up on some great vibes from this, especially from the wild ride the above video takes you on. Enjoy! And you can grab the mixtape here, as well.

Lil Herb – Welcome To Fazoland

Illinois rapper Lil Herb seems to be the hotly anticipated lyrical messiah to come out of the currently hot Chicago drill scene.