Mixtape Monday: Nick Hakim, Mecca:83, Sharada Shashidhar, Jai Nitai Lotus + More

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This Mixtape Monday we’ve got tunes from Nick Hakim, Mecca:83, Sharada Shashidhar, Jai Nitai Lotus, and more.

Nick Hakim makes a splash with WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD, Mecca:83 drops NinetyFour, Sharada Shashidhar is in the mix with Rahu, and Jai Nitai Lotus delivers An Offering. æon. returns with 9INETYS and Yung Akó drops INIT.

Umse and Nottz keep it inter-continental with U.N. Henny L.O. and Ohbliv rally The Mutants for Sages, Fatt Father is King, and Stik Figa drops If It’s The Last Thing I Do. DJ Junior and Lil’ Dave close things out this week with a pair of tributes to Afrobeat icon Tony Allen and UK rapper Ty.

Mecca:83 – NinetyFour

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Mecca:83 is back on deck with his 12-bit tribute to the Golden Era of hip-hop titled NinetyFour. Jabba Tha Kut guests on this one.


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Nick Hakim follows lead single “Qadir” with the highly-anticipated follow-up to Green Twins — and the more recent Onyx Collective collaborative album — titled WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD.

Sharada Shashidhar – Rahu

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Sharada Shashidhar makes her debut on Leaving Records with the arrival of the Rahu EP produced by Jamael Dean.

Jai Nitai Lotus – An Offering

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Jai Nitai Lotus drops medicine for the masses with the release of An Offering featuring Sam I Am Montolla, Shafiq Husayn, and Karma.

æon. – 9INETYS

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Following the January release of Rebirth, æon. Keeps the heat coming with a tribute to his formative years titled 9INETYS.

Yung Akó – INIT

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With a handful of projects under his belt already this year, Yung Akó returns with the latest batch of beats titled INIT.

Umse x Nottz – U.N.

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Germany and the US connect as longtime friends Umse and Nottz drop heat across their self-titled project U.N.

Henny L.O. x Ohbliv – Sages

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Henny L.O. and Ohbliv rally the RVA troops on their collaborative album Sages featuring Nickelus F, Fly Anakin, Ankhlejohn, Michael Millions, and more.

Fatt Father – King Father

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Detroit’s own Fatt Father follows the official video for “Growth” with the release of his King Father album featuring Marv Won, Finale, Quelle Chris, and more.

Stik Figa – If It’s The Last Thing I Do

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Stik Figa represents for Topeka with If It’s The Last Thing I Do featuring Reggie B, DJ Sean P, Nowdaze, and Solomon.

DJ Junior x Lil’ Dave – Eavesdrop Radio #470 + 71: RIP Ty & Tony Allen

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DJ Junior and Lil’ Dave pay tribute to fallen Afrobeat icon Tony Allen and legendary UK spitter Ty with the latest from Eavesdrop Radio.


Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.

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