Monday, January 7

Tree – Tree Featuring The City

via FSD: Chicago producer/rapper Tree is one of the new ambassadors of Chicago hip-hop. He’s proven himself worthy in 2012 by raking up accolade after accolade, and finding himself a newly minted critical darling. So how does one give back when he finds himself in such a prestigious position? By bringing the city with him, that’s how.

On Tree Featuring The City, he recruits some of his favorite artists in Chicago, and gives them a Tree soundtrack. Yeah, it’s truly a family affair. After delivering with Trilla and Sunday School, can lightening strike yet again?

19 tracks, all produced by Tree, featuring Project Mayhem, Chance The Rapper, Giftz, Naledge, Fatboi Fresh, Save Money, Mick Luter and more.

1. Bobby Rocwell “Alwayz Round”
2. Tone Skeeta “Dat Chevy”
3. Blanco Caine “Somethin’ Mean”
4. Chance The Rapper “Hey Ma” (Original)
5. Young Giftz “Nino”
6. Cris Crack “I’m Ya Man”
7. Faboi Fresh “Nobody”
8. Save Money “Steamer”
9. Jig Dolla “Prolly”
10. Seven f/ Vic Spencer “Jays”
11. Rashid Hadee & Tone Skeeta “Be A Star”
12. YK “Way Too Blatant”
13. Ando Ruckus “Raw Denim”
14. Naledge & Paypa (of Project Mayhem) “Rubies”
15. Agacee “She Ain’t Wit Nobody”
16. Mick Luter “Chicago Nights”
17. Mike Will The Great & Residue Reed “So What”
18. Project Mayhem f/ Ben Official “The Wire”

Marky McFly - 420 (Prod. C-Sick)

Must Have Mixtapes

This is what Wikipedia, has to say about Mixtapes In Hip-Hop: "In hip hop's earliest days, the music only existed in live form, and the music was spread via tapes of parties and shows.[8] Hip hop mixtapes first appeared in the mid-1970s in New York City, featuring artists such as Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaata.[8] As more tapes became available, they began to be collected and traded by fans. In the mid-1980s, DJs, such as Brucie B, began recording their live music and selling their own mixtapes, which was soon followed by other DJs such as Kid Capri and Doo Wop.[8] Ron G moved the mixtape forward in the early 1990s by blending R&B a cappellas with hip hop beats (known as "blends").[8] Blend tapes became increasingly popular by the mid-1990s[citation needed], and fans increasingly looked for exclusive tracks and freestyles on the tapes. Also since the 1990s, it describes releases used to promote one or more new artists, or as a pre-release by more established artists to promote upcoming "official" albums.[9] In the hip hop scene, mix tape is often displayed as a single term mixtape."
No matter what you define a Mixtape as, there's no disputing that they have become essential to Hip-Hop marketing. Many people have roles in the music industry that wouldn't exist without Mixtapes. Artists and labels are so concerned with how many people view their projects online that they even go to the lengths of purchasing views, comments, and downloads. Often lost in the shuffle is that originally Mixtapes were simply vehicles for music enthusiasts to share good music with each other. In that spirit I've compiled a list of Mixtapes in no particular order I feel are a must have for the self-discerning Hip-Hop head. By no means is the list comprehensive, and it'll probably just be the first.

Freeway once released a song a day on the Internet and this is the complete collection. Several artists followed suit with similar release schedules, although few to the results of Freezer. This epitomizes retail quality, and Freeway has always been ahead of the curve with his Internet presence.

Quite simply this was that shit. I remember when this came out hearing it all over the country. Notable for the end of the Lil Wayne, Curren$y partnership, one wonders where that would of gone if it had continued. As far as the project itself, there are far too many standouts to list. Top 10 Most Viewed all time:

Chief Keef - Back From The Dead
Machine Gun Kelly - Lace Up
Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated
The Weeknd - House Of Balloons
Kendrick Lamar EP
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
Mac Miller - KIDS
K-Dot (Kendrick Lamar) - C4
Tha Joker - We Do It For Fun
Mac Miller - The High Life

SpaceGhostPurrp – Been Fweago


Lil Pooh ft. Yellaman - Rub The Wood

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