Mixtape Monday packs in new music from Shabazz Palaces, Anwar HighSign, Killamanzego, Alphonse & Furozh plus more.
Shabazz Palaces kick things off with The Don of Diamond Dreams, Has-Lo returns as Anwar HighSign with FLEECE, Killamanzego drops These Roots Are On Fire, Alphonse & Furozh follow with Not For Long, Not For Nothing and Flashius Clayton, Dirty Diggs and Skunkz join forces as The Craftsmen.
Knowledge The Pirate returns to the lineup with Family Jewels, Jamal Gasol and Dirty Diggs celebrate 420 with 100 Blunts In Venice, LunchMoney Lewis drops Songs In The Key of Quarantine and Eddou XL is back with Loops From The MP. Finally, Alfa Mist and Emmavie close this week with a remaster of Epoch.
Shabazz Palaces – The Don of Diamond Dreams
Seattle rap futurists Shabazz Palaces return to follow 2014 standout Lese Majesty and the more recent Quazarz series with The Don of Diamond Dreams.
Anwar HighSign/Has-Lo – FLEECE
Fresher than ever after a little time off, Has-Lo returns as Anwar HighSign with the self-produced, six-track FLEECE EP.
Killamanzego – These Roots Are On Fire
Killamanzego deploys effervescent synths and tough percussion on her highly-anticipated debut extended play These Roots Are On Fire.
Alphonse & Furozh – Not For Long, Not For Nothing
Alphonse provides the bars and Furozh supplies the beats on the introspective and cinematic album Not For Long, Not For Nothing.
The Craftsmen – The Craftsmen EP
Flashius Clayton and Skunkz join forces as The Craftsmen on their EP of the same name, produced almost entirely by the third member of the trio, Dirty Diggs.
Knowledge The Pirate – Family Jewels
Knowledge The Pirate plays the role of an anthropologist on Family Jewels produced by Cuns and E.L.E.M.N.T.
Jamal Gasol x Dirty Diggs – 100 Blunts In Venice
Jamal Gasol and Dirty Diggs link up to provide the score for 420 titled 100 Blunts In Venice. The EP features Flashius Clayton, SZA and Planet Asia.
LunchMoney Lewis – Songs In The Key of Quarantine
LunchMoney Lewis provides a soundtrack for uncertain times with the four-track Songs In The Key of Quarantine EP.
Eddou XL – Loops From The MP’ Deluxe
Almost a year after No Mistakes In Jazz, Eddou XL is back with a reboot of his 2015 Loops From The MP’ album titled Loops From The MP’ Deluxe.
Alfa Mist x Emmavie – Epoch
Alfa Mist and Emmavie’s 2014 standout Epoch gets a boost in honor of a recent remaster and bonus release featuring the new cut “Energy.”
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