Mixtape Monday: Penpals, Hus Kingpin, Bang Belushi, Jay NiCE + More
New releases from Penpals, Hus Kingpin, Bang Belushi, Jay NiCE and more cap Mixtape Monday 2018.
Penpals drop Dead Letter Bureau, Hus Kingpin delivers The Wave Flex Project, Bang Belushi teams with Foul Mouth for Adventures Of… and Jay NiCE drops off a Loud Pack From Paris.
Children of Zeus serve up The Winter Tape, Jamal Gasol drops True Stories, The Jazzsoon makes rework magic with 7 Remixes Vol. 1, LimRinse drops one For The Introverted Soul and DJ Harrison returns with IndieGiver.
Children of Zeus – The Winter Tape
Manchester’s own Konny Kon and Tyler Daley close out a strong showing this year by following their acclaimed July 2018 album Travel Light with The Winter Tape.
Penpals – Dead Letter Bureau
NYC’s own Penpals follow the Damn Ricky-produced single “Goodbye, Blue Monday” with the Dead Letter Bureau EP –– their final release of the year for 2018. Other producers include Dusty Ohms, Loupo, Rapswell and Squires.
Hus Kingpin – The Wave Flex Project
In keeping with the waves theme, rising spitter Hus Kingpin follows Wave Bomb and the Waves R Us mixtape with The Wave Flex Project. The eight-track release boasts production from Coyote, RobinBanks, Budamunk and Big Ghost.
Chong Wizard – The Reality Stone
Vancouver’s own Chong Wizard drops six tracks of dank, underground rap titled The Reality Stone. Ty Farris, Recognize Ali, Crimeapple and Estee Nack are just a few of the features.
Jay NiCE – Loud Pack From Paris
Jay NiCE teams with French producer Thugg Prayer on his fourth extended play release titled Loud Pack From Paris. The eight-track tape boasts verses from Tha God Fahim, Fredro Starr, All Hail Y.T. and Left Lane Didon.
Bang Belushi – Adventures of Bang Belushi
Detroit’s Bang Belushi teams up with producer Foul Mouth to deliver Adventures of Bang Belushi, featuring appearances from A-Minus, Guilty Simpson, King Gordy, Nolan, Aztek The Barfly and Issac Castor.
If The Movie Animal House had a 90’s boom bap soundtrack filled with Popov Vodka, Weed, ESPN, and panty raid references you would have “The Adventures of Bang Belushi.”
Jamal Gasol – True Stories
Months removed from The World Is Piff, Jamal Gasol returns with True Stories. The ten-track release includes production from Sadhugold, Eyedee, Camouflage Monk and Onaje Jordan.
The Jazzsoon – 7 Remixes Vol. 1
The Jazzsoon follows Heavy Archives with a wintery mix titled 7 Remixes Vol. 1. Literally seven remixes, the project features reworks of Shabazz The Disciple, Mobb Deep, The Alkaholiks, M.O.P. and more.
LimRinse – For The Introverted Soul
Experimental artist LimRinse follows the May 2018 release of the infectious No Title EP with the gorgeous four-tracker titled For The Introverted Soul.
DJ Harrison – IndieGiver
Squeezing one more release in to cap a prolific year, DJ Harrison drops one of his best yet with the psych rock and soul of IndieGiver.
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.