Big Ghost Ltd, Uptown XO, Dirt Platoon, Kheyzine and more drop bars this Mixtape Monday.
Big Ghost Ltd. is at the top of the list with Carpe Noctem, Uptown XO raises a glass to Chocolate City on Culture Over Corporate, Dirt Platoon wants you to Get Ya Handz Dirty and Kheyzine is Young, Drugged, Armed & Dangerous. ullnevano and jr swiftz follow with Technical Foul.
Mad Moon delivers Mad Space, David Begun mashes Black Star and Madlib on Mad Star: Shades of Black and ShungGu delivers A Book of 100 Spiritual Beats. Bad Ambassadors make the cut with their self-titled EP, Golden Mean follows with Through Walls and we close this week with the Black & White EP from Please Wait.
Uptown XO – Culture Over Corporate
Uptown XO lifts a glass to Chocolate City in the aftermath of gentrification on Culture Over Corporate. He pays homage to the displaced people and discarded places that made D.C. what it once was across nine tracks produced by Drew Dave.
Big Ghost Ltd. – Carpe Noctem
Big Ghost Ltd. owns the night with a clinic in the art of the posse cut titled Carpe Noctem. The stacked tracklist includes features from Rome Streetz, Estee Nack, Rigz, Mooch, Rahiem Supreme, Recognize Ali, Asun Eastwood, Crimeapple and more.
Dirt Platoon – Get Ya Handz Dirty
Baltimore’s own Dirt Platoon teams with Fel Sweetenberg, Ruste Juxx, O.C. and Guilty Simpson on their appropriately gritty album Get Ya Handz Dirty.
Kheyzine – Young, Drugged, Armed & Dangerous
Kheyzine assembles some of the best of the underground for Young, Drugged, Armed & Dangerous. Features include Miskeen Haleem, Josiah The Gift, Snotty, Pro Dillinger, Jae Hussle and more.
ullnevano x jr swiftz – Technical Foul
ullnevano provides the slang and jr swiftz provides the beats on the latest from Mgntk titled Technical Foul. The EP features appearances from DJ Jon Doe, Illien Rosewell, Apt Joans, and London Boii.
Mad Moon – Mad Space
Brooklyn spitter Mad Moon takes a cosmic journey through dusty loops and deep thought in search of inner peace on Mad Space.
David Begun – Mad Star: Shades of Black
Favorites from the catalogs of Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, and Madlib get the mashup treatment on David Begun’s Mad Star: Shades of Black album.
ShunGu – A Book of 100 Spiritual Beats
Back less than a year after the release of A Black Market Album, ShunGu returns with A Book of 100 Spiritual Beats recorded between 2015 and 2019.
Bad Ambassadors – Bad Ambassadors EP
Chicago’s Rich Jones and Walkingshoe aka the Bad Ambassadors combine quirky electro-pop, solid hip-hop and futurist sensibilities on their self-titled collaborative EP.
Golden Mean – Through Walls
London collective Golden Mean makes their debut with Through Walls. The quartet of Tom Driessler, Luke Wynter, Lyle Barton and Matt Davies deliver heavy grooves driven by fat synths and a steady pocket.
Please Wait – Black & White EP
Just ahead of the new year, Ta-ku made his highly-anticipated return alongside Matt McWaters under the moniker Please Wait. Their syrupy Black & White collaborative EP features appearances from kerri, alayna and Masego.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.