Mixtape Monday: Cyanca, friendkerrek, Nickelus F, TROX + More
Cyanca, friendkerrek, Nickelus F and TROX are just a few of the artists making waves this Mixtape Monday.
Cyanca kicks things off with I’m Staying Home, friendkerrek drops The SP Diaries Part 2, Nickelus F delivers bars across The Gold Mine Vol. 1 and TROX returns with Late 80’s Baby. UFO Fev and DJ J Hart team to present Emigres, Roga Raph drops Current-Space, Soldier Kidd toasts Twista with the Kamikaze Mixtape and Kreezy Rax drops Truth Hurts 2.
Drew Dave represents for the DMV with Passion/Purpose, Josh Hey drops ‘08, Georgia Anne Muldrow returns with VWETO II, Evan Geesman’s NEWAGESEWAGE makes the cut and Strategy presents The Adelphi Lads Club EP. 2012 Bid Adieu closes this week with We Died In 2012: This Is Hell.
Cyanca – I’m Staying Home
Newcomer Cyanca is introspective on her highly-anticipated sophomore extended play titled I’m Staying Home.
“I enjoy the blissful moments with my friends but I also love laying on my couch lounging in my peaceful thoughts all by myself. Home also represents family. When I feel overwhelmed or sad I always find myself impulsively driving down I-85 to be around them. Now that I’m older I’m learning the importance of spending time with your loved ones… We have our demons but the love is unconditional no matter what. With this project I wanted to open up more to my fans and talk about my upbringing and things I experienced as a child. From skeletons in the closet and classic cartoons, to losing a mother and my accomplishments. ‘Home is where the heart is’ and I ain’t going outside for no one.” – Cyanca
friendkerrek – The SP Diaries Pt. 2
New Orleans’ own friendkerrek is back with the follow-up to his 2018 project The SP Diaries and The Lathe of Heaven titled The SP Diaries Part 2.
Nickelus F – The Gold Mine Vol. 1
Richmond spitter Nickelus F takes a deep dive into his personal vault to follow STUCK with the self-produced album The Gold Mine Vol. 1.
TROX – Late 80’s Baby
Portland representative TROX makes his label debut for the almighty Fresh Selects with the highly-anticipated Late 80’s Baby beat tape.
UFO Fev x DJ J Hart – Emigres
Uptown and France connect as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper UFO Fev and producer DJ J Hart collaborate on the seven-track Emigres EP.
Roga Raph – Current Space
Rapper/producer Roga Raph puts on for New York City with the follow-up to Visionary Shift and the more recent Nostalgiks album titled Current-Space.
Soldier Kidd – Kamikaze Mixtape
Florida spitter Soldier Kidd pays homage to Twista’s celebrated 2004 album Kamikaze.
Kreezy Rax – Truth Hurts 2
Landover’s own Kreezy Rax follows Truth Hurts with T.H.2 produced by Lee On The Beats and Yung Tago with additional instrumentation from Yung Lan.
Drew Dave – Passion/Purpose
Two years removed from the JONTS tape, Drew Dave returns with the twenty-two track beat tape titled Passion/Purpose.
Josh Hey – ’08
Lanky Lad and Paxico Records representative Josh Hey combines a handful of SoundCloud loosies for your listening pleasure on the ‘08 tape.
Georgia Anne Muldrow – VWETO II
Georgia Anne Muldrow reprises the funked up 2011 instrumental album VWETO with the arrival of VWETO II.
Evan Geesman – NEWAGESEWAGE
Billed as “a mumbled eulogy for a future never realized,” Evan Geesman’s evocative NEWAGESEWAGE explores love and loss.
Strategy – The Adelphi Lads Club
UK producer Strategy drops a lush, electronic gem with the arrival of The Adelphi Lads Club featuring Reece Williams, Just Jo, and Everly.
2012 Bid Adieu – We Died In 2012: This Is Hell
2012 Bid Adieu mark their debut with the arrival of We Died In 2012: This Is Hell –– an album about navigating the digital purgatory known as the internet.
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.