Black Moon, Smoke Dza x Benny The Butcher, Homeboy Sandman & more this Mixtape Monday.
Black Moon is first up with Rise Of Da Moon, Smoke Dza, and Benny The Butcher drop Statue of Limitations, Homeboy Sandman makes his Mello Music Group debut with Dusty and L’Orange is back to work with Jeremiah Jae on Complicate Your Life with Violence.
Bass Reevez follows with Tha Fisha Hrz, Jake Milliner drops Bernie Says and Tawiah Starts Again. Other projects this week include Waajeed’s Hocus Pocus, Corey King drops A Loveless Sunken Sun, Nicole Bus follows with her debut KAIROS, Harleighblu and Bluestaeb deliver on She and Marquis Hill closes things out with the Love Tape.
Black Moon – Rise Of Da Moon
Bucktown’s own Black Moon follows standout singles “Creep Wit Me” and “Black Moon Rise” with their first full-length album in 13 years titled Rise Of Da Moon.
Smoke Dza x Benny The Butcher – Statue of Limitations
Smoke Dza and Benny The Butcher team on the six-track collaborative Statue of Limitations EP produced entirely by Pete Rock. Conway the Machine, WestSide Gunn and Styles P also appear on the project.
Homeboy Sandman – Dusty
Homeboy Sandman drops his highly-anticipated Mello Music Group debut album Dusty featuring appearances from Quelle Chris and Your Old Droog.
L’Orange x Jeremiah Jae – Complicate Your Life With Violence
L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae follow their 2015 collaborative debut The Night Took Us In Like Family with the 17-track sequel titled Complicate Your Life With Violence.
Complicate Your Life with Violence answers eternal questions with an assassin’s bluntness: when do you fight and when do you flee, what does sanity look like in a sick world, how does one retain valor among the corrupt, and why does the union of one producer and one MC always yield the best music?
Bass Reevez – Tha Fisha Hrz…
Producer Bass Reevez teams with a who’s who of underground spitters on his album Tha Fisha Hrz… Features include Jamal Gasol, Estee Nack, Nowaah The Flood, Bub Rock and Rome Streetz.
Jake Milliner – Bernie Says
South London’s own Jake Milliner marks his solo debut with the release of Bernie Says featuring Alfa Mist, Marcus Tenney, Bubblerap (of Hawkhouse) and 25.
Tawiah – Starts Again
Tawiah makes her full-length debut with Starts Again, which finds her exploring identity and adversity. The album co-produced by Sam Beste also includes contributions from Sharlene Hector and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Waajeed – Hocus Pocus
Waajeed returns with the latest in a string of formidable projects titled Hocus Pocus. The magical extended play follows 2018’s From The Dirt and his more recent project Ten Toes Down.
Corey King – A Loveless Sunken Sun
Corey King “alchemically transformed” his anxieties into seven expansive, electronic tracks on his latest project titled A Loveless Sunken Sun.
Nicole Bus – KAIROS
Dutch songstress Nicole Bus is on the mic and behind the boards where she teams with multi-platinum producer Needlz to deliver her lush debut album KAIROS.
Harleighblu x Bluestaeb – She
Singer Harleighblu and producer Bluestaeb follow singles “Present” and “Cake” with their 13-track collaborative album She featuring JuJu Rogers.
Marquis Hill – Love Tape
Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill explores self-love as a necessary component of partnership on his eighth studio album titled Love Tape.
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.