Mixtape Monday: Stalley, Brother Ali, Apollo Brown, Scarab Shabazz + More
Stalley, Brother Ali, Apollo Brown, Scarab Shabazz and more drop bars this Mixtape Monday.
Stalley is up first this week with the release of Reflection of Self: The Head Trip. Brother Ali drops Secrets & Escapes. Apollo Brown follows with Sincerely, Detroit. And Scarab Shabazz serves up Sum Mo’ Soul. MRG represents for Queens with Live From The Hurst 2.
MADWRECK follows with The Raw Exotic, DistantStarr drops Blade, Acclimated Assassin makes the cut with Restoration and Jansport J gets double exposure this week with the addition of the SPORTSZN. [Beat Tape]. Trace Nova closes things out with Only.
Stalley – Reflection of Self: The Head Trip
Stalley makes his long-awaited return with Reflection of Self: The Head Trip featuring production from Jansport J. Kenneth Whalum also guests on the project.
Brother Ali – Secrets & Escapes
Brother Ali follows the 2017 album All The Beauty In This Whole Life with the Secrets & Escapes album produced entirely by Evidence. Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and C.S. Armstrong are featured.
Apollo Brown – Sincerely, Detroit
Motor City beat god Apollo Brown returns to the fold with the follow-up to 2018’s Mona Lisa titled Sincerely, Detroit. As expected, The D’s best and brightest wreck shop across these twenty-one tracks.
Scarab Shabazz – Sum Mo’ Soul
Traveling “from the slums of the earth to the seat of the soul,” Scarab Shabazz’s Sum Mo’ Soul is the ultra-fresh sequel to 2018’s Sum Soul. The project features production from Wino Willy, AFKA and Red Beats N Rice.
MRG – Live From The Hurst 2
Queens spitter MRG returns to the surface with the follow-up to his acclaimed debut Live From The Hurst, titled Live From The Hurst 2. The project is dedicated to his father.
MADWRECK – The Raw Exotic
Billed as “a destination vacation deep in the heart of a concrete jungle,” The Raw Exotic is a fresh collection of joints produced entirely on the Roland SP-404sx by MADWRECK.
DistantStarr – Blade
Months removed from the release of FINE, Philly’s own DistantStarr returns with Blade. The 16-track tape boasts an appearance from BoodaFrench.
Acclimated Assassin – Restoration
Austin-based producer Acclimated Assassin pays tribute to dusty loops and vintage samplers on the Golden Era-inspired instrumental album Restoration.
Jansport J – SPORTSZN. [Beat Tape]
Jansport J is back to work with the follow-up to The Black Tape and the more recent VINTAGEVIBESVOL1. titled SPORTSZN. [Beat Tape].
Trace Nova – Only
Newcomer Trace Nova marks his debut with the release of the Only EP featuring production from Harrison Clayton, Davwave and Axton.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She actually wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.