Wednesday, September 8

Kid Springs "Cocaine City Presents: Spring Cleaning"

 The Kid has ventures with MGM Digital and Universal, on top of his own label situation. Already deep in the game, with numerous A-list co-signs, KS is back with "Spring Cleaning". Featuring guest appearances from Raekwon, Trey Songz, and long time co-d Blake, KS also snags top notch production from Vinny Idol, Havoc, and AraabMUZIK. Despite all this star power, one of the discs standout tracks "For All I Know" is simply Springs telling us how it most likely i,s over a fire Sinema track. With few low ,lights "Spring Cleaning" is a solid listen, and the Kid got bars for days. Like Dipset's Vado, KS recalls a time when east-coast lyricism was dominant. This is evidenced quite clearly on the radio freestyles sprinkled throughout the mixtape. These consist of Kid Springs offering his interpretations of classic beats like "Quiet Storm". Definitely worth the DL, Kid Springs is on the come-up. Get familiar early.

Follow @TheKidSprings and check his myspace, more Kid Springs Mixtapes after the break.

New Artist Cuey "Cuey Sings The Blues"

Ct. representer Cuey will probably saddled with the alternative label with his offering " Cuey Sings The Blues." But that's exactly what his music is, an alternative to the formulatic and generic. Showing impressive musicality, Cuey is a sort of more sonically diverse, one man version of the Decaydance Records roster, if every album was executive produced by Travis McCoy. Using a combination of seperate flows, heartfelt lyrics, and a lot of singing CSTB is a departure from the norm. Third Eye Blind,Tracy Chapman, and Dave Matthew's samples, underscore Cuey's disparate music influences. For all those whining about the lack of originality in today's hip-hop, give CSTB a DL and stop crying.

Check out Cuey's website.