Prodigy's new three-part mixtape R.I.P. may be enough to keep Mobb Deep fans satisfied for years to come.
Rubble Kings (Soundtrack)
In October, Mass Appeal and Adult Swim teamed released a documentary called "Rubble Kings" that explored the roots of hip hop in the South Bronx in the 1970s. The accompanying soundtrack, produced entirely by Little Shalimar, is now available to bump in all its glory.13 songs in length, Original Music Inspired By The Documentary 'Rubble Kings' gets contributions from a smorgasbord of respected emcees, including Bun B, Run the Jewels, Mr. MFN eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, & Ghostface Killah.
Steak X Shrimp 2
With the help of DJ Drama and DJ Mr. Rogers, Le$ has come through with a fantastic sequel to his Steak x Shrimp mixtape, released a year ago. Steak x Shrimp 2 opens with an intro from Curren$y, who praises Le$' grind while sparking a joint, and from then on, it's a smooth ride that captures the best of Houston and New Orleans. The Jet Life affiliate was raised in N.O. but has been living in Houston for over a decade, and it's clear he's 100 percent H-Town certified.
Every modern Atlanta artist has OutKast to thank in some way for their success -- once the duo won "Best new artist" at the 1995 Source Awards in NYC, and Andre 3000 proclaimed "The South got something to say," they had effectively set a whole, untapped hip-hop market in motion, and it continues to roll today. Scotty ATL clearly knows this, as his new tape shares its name with the eighth track on Stankonia. Cop Spaghetti Junction now.