Mixtape Monday: Mike & Keys, Brainorchestra, J. PERIOD x Black Thought, SQ + More
New music from Mike & Keys, Brainorchestra, J. PERIOD x Black Thought, SQ and more this Mixtape Monday.
Mike & Keys kick things off this week with Formula One, Brainorchestra insists that It Means A Lot, J. PERIOD & Black Thought celebrate Dilla Day and SQ sends Transmissions. The Bad Seed drops Something Greater Than Myself, and OBIJUAN and Wino Willy connect for MANGROVE MAZE.
Jonathan Cloud delivers Super Healthy Dosage III and DJ Bacon shows off SAFARI SCARS. SKECH185 is on deck with He Left Nothing for the Swim, Phraim drops Dave Dawn’d and Liv.e is the Girl In The Half Pearl. Lance Skiiwalker returns with Autodidactic and King Most closes this week with Edit Power 4.
Mike & Keys - Formula One
Following lead single “Long Time,” producers Mike & Keys expand on their signature sound with the release of Formula One for Street Corner Music.
Brainorchestra - It Means A Lot
Brainorchestra follows Big Brain with the highly-anticipated new album It Means A Lot featuring Butch Dawson and Kenn Starr.
J. PERIOD x Black Thought - The Live Mixtape: Dilla Day Edition
Following the Roots Picnic edition of their collaborative series, J. PERIOD & Black Thought drop The Live Mixtape: Dilla Day Edition.
SQ - Transmissions
PENPALS in-house producer SQ gathers the brightest in rap on Transmissions, including Rapswell, junclassic, Nappy Nina, Cavalier, PremRock and more.
The Bad Seed - Something Greater Than Myself
Representing Brooklyn, The Bad Seed drops Something Greater Than Myself featuring Yogi with cuts by Tone Spliff.
OBIJUAN x Wino Willy - MANGROVE MAZE
Following his acclaimed 2022 effort GUANAHANI, OBIJUAN is back alongside Wino Willy with the release of MANGROVE MAZE.
Jonathan Cloud - Super Healthy Dosage III
Following Super Healthy Dosage I and II, Baltimore’s own Jonathan Cloud keeps the ball rolling with Super Healthy Dosage III.
DJ Bacon - Safari Scars
Brisbane’s DJ Bacon pays tribute to the impact of hip-hop culture and chronicles his own journey as a producer on Safari Scars.
SKECH185 - He Left Nothing for the Swim Back
SKECH185 documents the journey from Chicago to New York City on He Left Nothing for the Swim Back produced by Jeff Markey.
Phraim - Dave Dawn’D
Chicago representative Phraim straps in for an excursion that travels miles ahead on the self-produced album Dave Dawn’D.
Liv.e - Girl In The Half Pearl
Liv.e follows the 2020 debut Couldn’t Wait To Tell You with a dynamic examination of personal evolution dubbed Girl In The Half Pearl.
Lance Skiiiwalker - Autodidactic
Lance Skiiiwalker follows lead single “Beantown” with the release of Autodidactic featuring his TDE labelmate Ab-Soul.
King Most - Edit Power 4
King Most is methodically making a case for himself as the king of effervescent DJ edits, most recently with the release of Edit Power 4.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your music. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.