Mixtape Monday: TRIUNE, Brainorchestra, Cazal Organism, Anti-Lilly x Phoniks + More
TRIUNE, Brainorchestra, Cazal Organism, Anti-Lilly x Phoniks and more drop heat this Mixtape Monday.
TRIUNE is up first with the Still Matter EP, Brainorchestra. is From the 908, Cazal Organism drops Look Into Her Eyes and Anti-Lilly & Phoniks follow with That’s The World. The UHssentials have Everything You Need, Donwill is on deck with One Word No Space, The Cool Kids team with The Alchemist for Layups and Baby Keem plants his flag with Die For My Bitch.
38 Spesh and Big Ghost team on A Bullet For Every Heathen. Robert Deniro and Miskeen Haleem’s Blackkk History makes the cut, WesWill returns with Summertime Slaps Vol. 2 and Reckonize Real drops Bridges & Tunnels. Shane Great and Sndtrk close things out; the former presents Greatstrumentals and the latter follows with the Wav Tape Vol. 2. Oh, and there’s a bonus from DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK.
TRIUNE – Still Matter EP
Nahid Abunama-Elgadi, Josh Hey and Sigmund Washington combine as TRIUNE to lay the cornerstone for “Astral R&B” with their Paxico Records debut titled Still Matter.
Brainorchestra – From The 908
Elizabeth, New Jersey representative and rap polymath Brainorchestra follows the winter release of Havens and lead single “OG + IPA” with the highly-anticipated album From The 908.
Cazal Organism – Look Into Her Eyes EP
Cazal Organism pays tribute to the life of deceased friend Nysmuh Imann Taylor on the seven-track Look Into Her Eyes EP.
In 2015, someone that I cherish til eternity transferred to the spirit realms. The experience led me to new depths of self-understanding, helping me learn how to better channel my intentions when it comes to the art of relationships/communication, and furthermore the messages I intend to get across within my work. This EP is my best attempt to document the growth that period triggered. Other than that, it’s on yall to determine what these songs mean for you.
Anti-Lilly x Phoniks – That’s The World
H-Town and Portland, Maine connect across twelve tracks on the introspective new album That’s The World from Anti-Lilly & Phoniks.
The UHssentials – Everything You Need
Kenny Keys and Encyclopedia Brown are back to work as The UHssentials with the release of Everything You Need featuring Psalm One, Def Cee, Wes Restless and Longshot.
Donwill – One Word No Space
Representing for the almighty Tanya Morgan and the Lessondary, Donwill drops his HiPNOTT Records debut album One Word No Space produced by Von Pea.
The Cool Kids x The Alchemist – Layups
The Cool Kids team with The Alchemist for the surprise Layups EP featuring appearances from Boldy James and Shorty K.
Baby Keem – Die For My Bitch
TDE affiliate Baby Keem delivers on his Sound of Bad Habit follow-up titled Die For My Bitch featuring tracks from DJ Dahi, Cardo, Kal Banx and Keanu Beats.
38 Spesh – A Bullet For Every Heathen
38 Spesh returns on the Big Ghost produced album A Bullet For Every Heathen featuring Street Justice, Black Geez, Klass Murda and Che Noir.
Ever wondered what happened to Hip Hop albums that touched on different emotions n topics? Remember when cats had the street joints…the little club banger…some shit for the ladies…the introspective joint or some shit where knowledge was gettin dropped? Well this aint that dumb shit. Look at this album cover yo.. Do this man look like he tryna heal the world? Like he tryna hit you witta song bout global warming or how you need to work on ya self esteem n shit? You think its some hit records on this muthafucka? Its all murder death kill over here b. Bullets. Drugs. Money. Drug money. More bullets. Bullets that was purchased wit drug money n used to cop more drugs to sell in order to get more money to buy more bullets. This is the range of topics you can expect from this little masterpiece right here namsayin.
Robert Deniro x Miskeen Haleem – Blackkk History
Producer Robert Deniro teams with rising spitter Miskeen Haleem on the gritty and soulful hard body opus titled Blackkk History.
WesWill – Summertime Slaps Vol. 2
One year removed from Summertime Slaps Volume 1, Cleveland’s own WesWill is back with the sequel titled Summertime Slaps Volume 2.
Reckonize Real – Bridges & Tunnels
Reckonize Real connects with a who’s who of underground hip-hop on Bridges & Tunnels featuring Blu, Guilty Simpson, Rasheed Chappell, Jamal Gasol and more.
Shane Great – Greatstrumentals
Philly’s own Shane Great drops a fourteen-track boom-bap clinic produced across several legacy samplers and dubbed Greatstrumentals.
Sndtrk – Wav Tape Vol. 2
Sndtrk takes a page from the book of trap with the second installment of the Wav Tape series.
A perfect blend of old and new, the “wav” series is meant to take the listener on a journey. As a lover of true hip hop, we cannot ignore where the current sound of our culture lies. Instead of neglect our extended “trap” family, we learn to embrace the subgenre that has dominated radio for the past decade.
DJ Jazzy Jeff x MICK – Summertime 10
DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK hit a milestone with the tenth installment of their annual tag team mix titled Summertime 10.
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.