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Mixtapes have become a huge factor in the success of upcoming hip-hop artists careers in recent years and loads have dropped over the last 12 months.  It’s been a year full of standout mixtape releases, most of them even good enough to be albums. See what we thought were the best mixtapes and EPs of 2013 after the jump.

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Stay tuned for the Best Albums of 2013 dropping tomorrow!

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NEW TRACK: Mack Wilds – Henny (Remix) (ft. French Montana & Mobb Deep)

Following his Grammy nom for ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’, Mack Wilds drops the remix to his New York: A Love Story cut, Henny. The former The Wire actor calls in French Montana and NY veterans Mobb Deep, whose song Burn was sampled in the original version of the track. Check it!

Get Mack’s Grammy nominated album New York: A Love Story here.

NEW TRACK: Elijah Blake – Towers Of Tokyo

Roc Nation singer Elijah Blake treats us to something new with Towers of Tokyo. It’s been a while since his dope Bijoux 22 mixtape dropped, but following the release of Vendetta earlier this year, we now get this new joint. Listen to Towers of Tokyo down under.



Welcome to Eclectic Relaxation!

Welcome to Eclectic Relaxation… your hub for good music. Home to the best in (but not limited to) Hip-Hop, Soul and R&B, follow this blog for all the information on the latest releases, album reviews, music videos and more and feel free to interact, comment and share!

The name Eclectic Relaxation was drawn from the classic A Tribe Called Quest song ‘Electric Relaxation‘ (personal favourite) but incorporates the word ‘eclectic’, the definition of which embodies the direction of this blog.



Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles e.g. an eclectic taste in music

There’s only one way to begin this blog and that is to share the track that was it’s inspiration. If you know about the song, there’s no need to describe it’s greatness, but if you don’t simply give it a listen below.