Here’s some more mixtapes you might have missed this year from some good under the radar hip-hop artists. Each of them have some unique sounds to them and are fairly underrated and on their grind.
First we got Midwest rapper Olu who sent us Boys And Girls back in February. Olu has good production skills and good rap skills which make him a great commodity in the hip-hop game. Below are a couple of my favorites one of my new favorite projects from Olu.
Olu – 2 am (Prod. By Olu_Ryan Macgowan)
Olu – Under The Sheets (Prod. By Xaphoon)
Another artist who reached out to us recently is DMV hip-hop group Primary Element. I loved their song “Hello World” then hadn’t heard much since. However they sent us Ambition and below are two of my faves from that mixtape.
Primary Element – Something Primary
Primary Element – Waddup Playa
One of my favorite New York hip-hop groups is Rocky Business who blend genres and have a retro-futuristic sound. They released White People Are Drug Dealers Too in anticipation for their upcoming album Rebel’s Roar, dropping later this week. Here’s two of my favorites off their latest mixtape.
Rocky Business – Kim Kardashian
Rocky Business – Janis Joplin ft. Fresh Daily
Sneakas is a New York city MC who released his latest mixtape, Hebonics 101, last week. That’s about all I know about him and when I listened to the mixtape I found several songs I didn’t care for but a couple I really liked. Here’s my two favorites from Sneakas who has an old school soul to his music.
Sneakas – Good Day (feat. C. Rob)
Sneakas – Plastic Happy (Feat. G.T.O.)
Again I save the best for last with Theo Martins latest mixtape, Sincerely Yours, The Dance Floor. After hearing many of his free releases before he released this mixtape, I was sold that Theo Martins had improved off his hit remix to Kanye West’s “Power“. My high expectations paid off as this mixtape has several songs I really love and is a must download for some electronic pop hop fun.
Theo Martins – Turn It Up ft. Plan B
Theo Martins – Slow It Down (produced by Paul Cantor)
Theo Martins – Cult Logic ft. Miike Snow
Theo Martins – White Friends ft. Gordon Voidwell