Luca Brasi 2 (Hosted By DJ Drama)
Kevin Gates once again drops off an album-quality mixtape, which you can support on iTunes. The special Gangsta Grillz project, Luca Brasi 2, follows up his first acclaimed Luca Brasi Story mixtape from last year. The Baton Rouge crooner-rapper tackles familiar topics, from drug-dealing, to females, to the grind, with his trademark raw honesty.
Check out Dedication 5, a new mixtape from Lil Wayne that saw the light of day on Sunday, September 1st, 2013. Lil Wayne's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Dedication 5 has further strengthened that fact. It's a solid addition to the commendable body of work Lil Wayne has been creating since stepping foot in the rap game, and we're definitely looking forward to what Lil Wayne has on deck.
Ferg Forever (Hosted By DJ Drama)
A$AP Ferg has been hinting at a DJ Drama-hosted mixtape for a minute now, and he's now revealed the details of the project. Ferg Forever is the title of the tape, with a logo that was designed by the ASAP rapper's late father."My father created this logo. When he died I vowed that I would take this logo and name to a new height," Ferg wrote on Instagram. The new tape has arrived as promised, just in time for your weekend. The tape features tourmate YG, Big Sean, SZA, fellow A$AP member Nast, Crystal Caines and more.
It's Better This Way
Well here's an unexpected treat. Out of nowhere, Big K.R.I.T. decides to surprise his fans with a new mixtape tonight titled It’s Better This Way. Laced with 14 tracks, the follow up to last year’s Cadillactica LP features guest appearances from Ludacris, K Camp, Young Dolph, Warren G, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. Narrated by DJ Drama, the tape is mainly produced by Krizzle himself, with additional help coming from Kenneth Whalum & WOLFE de MÇHLS.
Gangsta Party (Hosted By DJ Drama)
Well this is surprising. To kick off Memorial Day weekend, Jeezy and DJ Drama decide to link up for a brand new Gangsta Grillz mixtape titled Gangsta Party. Laced with 10 tracks, the project features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, YG, Rich Homie Quan, Bankroll Fresh, Kevin Gates, and more. Meanwhile production is handled by hit makers Sonny Digital, London On Da Track, Cardo, Zaytoven and D. Rich among others. Stream and/or download the mixtape now! (Tracklist below)
Concealed (Hosted By DJ Drama)
Last week Yo Gotti announced that he was prepping a DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, Concealed, which he would be dropping randomly. 'Randomly' turns out to be Monday. Gotti comes through with the new mixtape just in time to kickstart your week.
Law 3 (Hosted By DJ Drama)
After a few setbacks, Shy Glizzy comes through and releases the third installment in his Law mixtape series. Hosted by DJ Drama, the 15-track project features guest appearances from Bobby Shmurda, Migos, Young Dolph, and more. Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Zaytoven, Young Chop, K.E. On The Track, and more. Stream/download the new tape now! (Tracklist below)
2013 XXL Freshmen (Hosted By DJ Drama)
Give 2013 XXL Freshmen (Hosted By DJ Drama) a spin - it's the latest tape from XXL Freshmen 2013, having dropped on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. XXL Freshmen 2013's musical situation is improving with every new release, and 2013 XXL Freshmen (Hosted By DJ Drama) will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work XXL Freshmen 2013 has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what XXL Freshmen 2013 has in store.
Solid Foundation (Hosted By DJ Drama & QC The Label)
Solid Foundation is a special new instalment in DJ Drama's ongoing "Gangsta Grillz" series, brought you to by Migos' Quality Control Music imprint, or simply "QC The Label". Although it was scheduled to drop during Super Bowl VXIII halftime, it was delayed by several hours, which isn't exactly an uncommon occurrence in the rap game.
The Iron Way (Hosted By DJ Drama)
T-Pain has continued to gain momentum with each new mixtape leak, and he's now shared the full project.
Rhythm & Bricks
O.T. Genasis has dropped his debut solo mixtape via Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate Records. After releasing his breakout hit, "CoCo," last October, O.T. has stayed afloat with a few hot singles but hasn't yet given fans a full project. Finally, Genasis' Rhythm & Bricks has arrived.
Hate Me Now
Harlem up-and-comer Dave East has been dropping nothing but very hotttts in the lead up to Hate Me Now. At last the complete project has arrived, released by Nas' Mass Appeal Records and hosted by DJ Drama. Laced with 20 tracks, Hate Me Now gets guest appearances from the likes of Nas, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Mack Wilds, with production coming from Jahlil Beats, Don Cannon, Sean C & LV, Squad Beats, Earl & E, and more.
The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)
Last week we received a new cut from Killer Mike titled "Boonies" which we learned was the first offering from an upcoming mixtape for "The Boondocks" season four. Today the full project has arrived, and it comes with exclusive records from Lil Herb, Problem, Jon Connor, Two-9, Killer Mike, Chevy Woods, Skeme, Smoke DZA, Childish Major and more. Production comes from The Alchemist, Chuck Inglish, Roscoe Dash and plenty others.
At age 44, Snoop Dogg is having a helluva year. He released his 13th album, the effortlessly funky and highly underrated BUSH, and he appeared on TPAB, Compton, and The Documentary, to highlight a few. He also hosts his own talk show as well as his own cannabis competition. With his latest project, Beach City, he, with the help of DJ Drama and Gangsta Grillz, intends to highlight some of the best talent out of his stomping grounds, Long Beach, California.
Yesterday we featured our interview with Skeme, where the L.A.-based rapper dissected one of the few leaks that preceded Ingleworld 2, "Khalil's Song," which is dedicated to his son. The interview uncovered a few interesting facts, such as the fact that Skeme is dating Nipsey Hussle's sister (and thus Nip is the uncle of Khalil), as well as the fact that Ingleworld 2 was initially set to be a two-disc project.
Lil Wayne of the Hot Boys drops an amazing project with Dj Drama on December 13 2005.
After a long setback, Rocko decides to come out of nowhere today and release his highly anticipated DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Real Spill. Serving as the follow up to Expect The Unexpected, this new Gangsta Grillz project contains 12 tracks in total and features two guest appearances from Kevin Gates & Rod D. You already know this 'bout to heat up the Summer streets even more.
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.
The Leak (Hosted By DJ Drama)
In 2006, T.I. teamed up with DJ Drama for a Gangsta Grillz mixtape, The Leak. The tape held fans over as Tip prepped his album King for later in the year. The mixtape is a certified trap classic, with 26 tracks and appearances from Bun B, Young Dro, Big Kuntry and more.
In My Mind (Prequel) (Hosted By DJ Drama)
Similar to T.I. dropping off The Leak with DJ Drama prior to releasing King, Pharrell decided to give us In My Mind (Prequel) before releasing his critically-acclaimed debut album In My Mind in July 2006. Appearances come from Famlay, Clipse, Young Dro and T.I.