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Mixtape: Wilde Belle’s Favorites & Influences *Jam

August 28th, 2012 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae |

Wild Belle has put together a mixtape with some of their favorite tracks and influences. No summer send-off is better than some funky, soulful tunes like Dirty Projector‘s harmonic “Gun Has No Trigger” and the cosmic “Intergalactic Love Song” by The Diddy Featuring Paige Douglas!

Get your groove on:

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Kyle Bent – “Hurry Up”

June 12th, 2012 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |


Kyle Bent is the definition of youngin on his grind. At the young age of 14, the high school freshman already has the skills of a veteran. Kyle Bent was born in Jamaica and later moved out to  Randolph MA, a suburb of Boston. The young emcee not only has some unbelievable talent but a fan base to support him. At first listen I was blown away, it’s kids like Kyle Bent  that keep the good name of Hip-hop alive.

Kyle  recently released his newest mixtape entitled “The Catalyst” which can be found on here) Kyle Bent also released visuals for his latest single “Hurry Up”. With Producerboyz producing the track and HLRboston making the visuals, you truly can’t go wrong. This kid definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Make sure to “like” his Facebook page and download “The Catalyst”.

To stay up to date with the games up and coming artists follow @HipHopisLove on Twitter.


Mixtape: Ground Up – “The Get Up”

March 9th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

It’s finally here! The much anticipated new mixtape The Get Up from Philly hip-hop duo Ground Up dropped earlier this week and I am impressed. I’ve continually endorsed them from the beginning and they improve with each new track and project they drop. Every single track is fire! The rapping is amazing over some incredible beats from a slew of great producers. The songs on the tape range from an old school and new school hip-hop feel, making the entire thing a joy to listen to. My favorite tracks off the tape are below. Enjoy!

“Accountant” (Prod. Bij Lincs) [Download]

“Overboard” (featuring Young Chris) (prod. Teddy Roxpin) [Download]

“Layin Low” (Prod By Ritz Reynolds) [Download]

Let Your Mother Know (Prod By Mike Jerz) [Download]

Download: The Get Up (Entire Mixtape)

Paz – Young Broke & Fameless 2 (mixtape)

February 27th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

A couple weeks ago, Paz released his follow up to Young Broke & Fameless with Young Broke & Fameless 2 (download). I believe it’s a must-listen tape if you like songs that mix elements of hip-hop with pop. I would put Paz in an acoustic hip-pop category, which isn’t occupied by many other artists as Paz is truly unique with a very appealing sound.

Stream Young Broke & Fameless 2 below. My two favorites include “Beautiful Lies” and “Whiskey and Cocaine” but I enjoy almost all the tracks on this mixtape including the song featuring Tayyib Ali.

Sato Goldschlag – Who Is Sato Goldschlag (Mixtape)

February 24th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Daily Mix, Electro |

Sato Goldschlag just dropped this massive house mixtape with some incredible remixes. With 43 tracks in just under 80 minutes, this is absolutely what you want to be listening to at your party! Listen & DOWNLOAD below!

Sato Goldschlag – Who Is Sato Goldschlag via: Soundcloud


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Mike Ballz – The World According To Ballz (must-listen mixtape)

January 17th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Before you ignore this post because of his artist name, Mike Ballz is actually a legit artist who has underrated production with solid flow and quality features in his latest project, The World According to Ballz (DOWNLOAD). The Boston rapper has a unique style and isn’t your typical white rapper.

Below stream and download The World According to Ballz. My favorites are “One Man” featuring MuZ, “Happiness” featuring Sid Sriram, “The Road” featuring Jordan Brown, and “Never Stop” featuring MuZ.

The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (must-listen mixtape)

December 22nd, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, R&B |

The Weeknd released a new mixtape recently. The Weeknd is the R&B artist Drake is always shouting out when he says “OVOXO.” If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, it’s not too late. One of the hottest up and coming acts around.  Every track is filled with fantastic vocals and amazing production to back it.

You can download the new mixtape, Echoes In Silencehere!

Stream it below.
The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence

Studio-AZ is a contributing writer for Before The Bigs.

Asher Roth – “Pabst and Jazz” (featuring Hassani Kwess & Kenny Keys)

December 14th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |


Asher Roth releases his newest track “Pabst and Jazz” off his next mixtape with the same name. Just from the title alone you can tell it’s a slow relaxing sound with some jazz influence mixed with hip-hop in it which is always nice. The rapping is solid as well. I look forward to the release of the entire mixtape on Tuesday, in the meantime, enjoy!

Download: Asher Roth “Pabst and Jazz” (featuring Hassani Kwess and Kenny Keys)

Hendersin – Keep Ya Head Up (video) x I F.L.Y. (must-download mixtape)

December 12th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mixtape Monday, Music Video |

Hendersin just released the official music video to his single, “Keep Ya Head Up” off his latest mixtape, I F.L.Y. (DOWNLOAD). I think the mixtape is a must-download that you need to listen to as Hendersin is a must-watch hip-hop artist. However, I think he chose the wrong song to release a music video for as it’s just sampled material from another song and he should have chosen one of the originals off the mixtape.

Hendersin is back with his fourth mixtape entitled I F.LY. By far his best work to date, the multi-talented Hendersin raps over a wide variety of beats including songs like “Hello”, “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Sometimes,” which are definite party hits, as well as others like “Back Home”, “In Love” and “Blue Sky (Freestyle)” which give you an inside look at the mind of the young rapper. With eleven self-produced tracks and all-star guest appearances from Kinetics (of Kinetics And One Love) and Collin McloughlinI F.L.Y. is a must download!

My favorites off the mixtape include “You Know The Way” ft. Missy Modell, “What You Looking At?”, “Sometimes” an “All Eyes On Me”.

Download Mixtape

Music video to “Keep Ya Head Up” and “What Are You Looking At” (one of my favorites), after the jump. (more…)

Lupe Fiasco – Friend of the People (mixtape)

November 29th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Lupe Fiasco dropped a free mixtape on Thanksgiving Day. It includes samples from Justice, Bassnectar, and Sebastian.

Check out the single “Lightwork” here:
Lightwork by Lupe Fiasco

You can download the mixtape here.
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