Category Archives: MIXTAPES

Audio : Lloyd Banks, Kidd Kidd & Tony Yayo – “Set The Pick”

Just in case you thought G-Unit was done, please think again! With a new mixtape recently released, the lyrical collective show and prove just when it matters the most. The new project is dubbed ‘The Lost Flash Drive’  (hosted by DJ Whoo Kidd). They pull no punches on this one, and it’s completely obvious that the members of the crew are not just along for a free coat ride off 50 Cent. You will get a thorough mixtape here, and you will even find that you can actually listen to it without skipping around over tracks!

One of the highlights off the mixtape would definitely be ‘Set The Pick‘. About 10 seconds into the track you’ll see why! Check it out below…

Mixtape : 50 Cent – ‘The Kanan Tape’

Finally! After weeks of anticipation and a disappointing pump fake on Thanksgiving Day, 50 Cent drops, ‘The Kanan Tape’. Trimmed down to a mere 7 tracks, the musical collective gives us a soundtrack to Fif’s infamous character, Kanan, which he plays the part on the highly-favored Starz Network Original Series, Power. 50 Cent recently explained that he wrote these songs from the character’s perspective. If you know anything about the hit series, you’d know Kanan to be street smart and grimey and unforgiving, don’t expect anything less from Fif latest release. Enjoy!

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The Kanan Tape

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Ear To The Streetz: Who Is Doc Frank?

In today’s time when you think of Dayton Ohio, you’d most likely will think about the national ranking as it being one of the top 25 most dangerous cities in the US.  Indeed there will be recollections of legendary gang and drug wars, but you will hear very little about the music.

How could this be? Dayton is the home of George Clinton,  The Parliament Funkadelic movement, Roger Troutman, Walter Morrison and many more.

So we ask again, who is Doc Frank? Well if you don’t know by now who Doc is, you need to ask some of your favorite rappers from Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Cee-Lo, Bone Crusher, T-Pain and the whole city of Dayton.

Doc built his foundation as a battle rapper in the 90’s, having battled the likes of Eminem — remember him? The charasmatic white guy that rapped with Dr Dre — and also discovered 50 Cent? Yeah him!

Doc has since evolved into a full fledged producer, director as well as writer with credits on various projects with T-Pain, Jodeci, Musiq Soulchild and many more.

Any artist in Doc’s position would be comfortable with the success behind the scenes, but the desire to put his city on overrides everything.

With the upcoming release of his 2nd installment Who Is Doc Frank? Vol 2, Doc is set to reintroduce himself on a larger scale… until the whole world knows who Doc Frank is.

Mixtape : Y.B.S. – ‘Writer’s Anonymous: B.L.B.C.’


With a well-balanced mix of soulful cuts and lyrical wizardry, Y.B.S comes thorough on their first installment from their ‘Writer’s Anonymous’ mixtape series. Overall, this project was put together very well and it’s clear that even by glancing at the cover art, these guys pay attention to detail and that stands for a lot in this game. Enjoy!

**Album can also be downloaded on Datpiff**

Rico Love: “El Presidente” Legend In The Making

It takes a certain type of individual to stand the test of time, overcome the pitfalls of the game and still manage to ride the turbulence. When he was introduced to us about 10 years ago as a the 1st rapper under Ushers record label, few took notice of the new comer’s great potential. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before he would find himself right back where he started when the company would be dissolved following some internal issues.

Rico would then relocate to LA where he took on a job as a song writer/producer for various artists including Destiny’s Child Michele Williams. One thing led to another and Michele played her album for fellow group member Beyonce, who immediately asked for Rico’s contribution to her Grammy Winning “I Am… Sasha Fierce”. He would later reconnect with his old friend/mentor Usher to write and produce for the classic “Confessions” & “Raymond v. Raymond” and the wheels haven’t stopped turning since.

He has since managed to start his own label Division 1, currently distributed by Interscope with a roster including the likes of former Rocafella artist Young Chris as well as songstress Tiara Thomas. He has worked with the likes of Jim Jonsin, Nelly, Usher, T.I.,Kelly Rowland and more, writing and producing monster records for various industry elites.

Following the recent success of his single “They Don’t Know”, Rico Love has followed up with the Mixtape “El Presidente” which was well received by fans and critics alike. Armed with the vocal capabilities as well as the rhyme skills “El Presidente” showcases his range as well as his direction as a solo artist.

Mixtape: CyHi The Prynce – ‘Black Hystori Project’

This is what we’ve all been waiting for! CyHi The Prynce drops his new mixtape, Black Hystori Project and delivers on time once again. Well-known for his profound subject matter, CyHi takes a moment to address Black History month and drops a few gems including historical figures such as Huey P. Newton, Nelson Mandela and more. CyHi The Prince is probably the most sought-after artist on a stellar G.O.O.D Music roster.

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Mixtape: John Bussie – ‘Polos & Retros (The Maturation Process)’

As we move deeper into 2014, we get the sense that there’s something to look forward to in the world of hip hop. At this point in time, most of us may not really gravitate towards some of the newer artists who have recently emerged, but like we said before, there is still hope! A couple of years ago, John Bussie had the underground scene buzzing about his highly anticipated mix tape, ‘Polos & Retros’, and by the time it finally dropped there was a high level of respect that he gained. And that respect didn’t only come because he delivered, it was because he did what we expected of him plus a little more. So just to be clear to everyone, this hip hop thing is not a lost cause, it’s just something that needs to be taken seriously. Shout out to John Bussie who dropped this gem quite some time ago, we just felt the need to recirculate it. Enjoy!

Album Review : Lee Nova – ‘Enjoy The View’

One word comes to mind upon listening to this album… remarkable. From start to finish, Lee Nova’s latest project ‘Enjoy The View’ is a thorough body of work. There’s a little something for everybody on here and the album’s success comes to no surprise either. When we first featured Nova (formerly known as Young Nova) on HHABC, we went in depth with the youngster for a full-length interview. Even back then, he showed a lot of promise as an emcee and for the most part, we knew that it would be only a matter of time until he flourished into one of the underground’s hottest artists. ‘Enjoy The View’ seems to be a prime example of where Nova’s been and where he’s headed… and with the right team that will be nowhere but the top. Take a listen to Enjoy The View and get a feel for where real hip hop is going.

Enjoy The View!

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Album Review : Black Bethoven – ‘Heat’

Detroit, (MI) producer Black Bethoven unveils his debut album ‘Heat.’ The 313 native is from a strong musical lineage, being elder cousin to Black Milk and brother to Nametag, who have both successfully laid some solid ground work in the Detroit scene. This record was inspired by many of Detroit’s talent both past and present, stacked top to bottom with every element Black Bethoven has learned in his many years of producing music, culminating in providing the perfect platform to showcase his uniquely creative, unsullied sound, something we have all historically come to expect from Motown based producers.

‘Heat’ is textured with the unmistakable color of the 80’s synth sound, grounded with the strength of the classic Boom Bap to keep your head nodding, but also maintaining an untraceable experimental edge, unique to Black Bethoven. The emcees also provided that authentic Detroit sound which etched into the fibres of the entire album, collaborations include Nametag, 5ELA, Gratiot Jones, Laticia Moore, Mike Todd and more. The album will be available on iTunes, and other online retailers. For all beat inquires please contact: