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.
Stay tuned for the Best Albums of 2013 dropping tomorrow!
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.
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.
Ms. Jhené Aiko gives us Wrap Me Up, a Christmas-spirited track featuring Cocaine 80s’ R&B genius James Fauntleroy and produced by Tae Beast. Give it a listen.
Here’s the music video to Brooklyn producer and MC Melo-X’s latest offering “Handle It” from his GOD: LoFi EP. Sounds like a trippy version of Chris Brown’s Yo!
Stay tuned for a feature on the artist coming soon.
It looks like Jay-Z is about to drop a dose of epicness with this innovative video accompaniment to stand out track off his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, Picasso Baby (see here for album review). Stand by for the full version.
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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.