The mixtape scene has been heating up more than a Caribbean heatwave this month, with some big hitters dropping tapes. We’re featuring 6 mixtapes this month but I would strongly advise checking out DAM because theres a lot we had to leave out.
So first up is what could be either a massive comeback or just a reminder of what the Dark Man X can do. DMX drops a brand new official mixtape entitled ‘The Weigh In’. In the late 90’s DMX ruled Hip-Hop and was on a par if not topped Jay-Z’s popularity, the last decade or so has seen a lot of troubles and issues (in and out of music) chip away at DMX, but this mixtape shows that he can still do it.
Download – DMX – The Weigh In
Next up is the UK Funky king Donae’o, hes dropped a massive 28 track tape which gives his take on some well known but diverse tunes ranging from Lethal B’s ‘Pow’ to Tyga’s ‘Rack City’.
Download – Donae’o – Covers Mixtape
Marvell also got onto the covers/remix game this month. For the last few months they’ve been dropping new single tracks, they’ve now put all the 12 tracks on the same mixtape. Most are remixes where they give their spin on hits like ‘The Motto’, ‘Otis’ & ‘Till I’m Gone’. The trio show a lot of talent on this and it should get fans ready for their new EP which is dropping soon!
Download – Marvell – Marvell Monday The Re-Mixtape
Devlin’s been a bit quiet recently but he’s coming back strong with this brand new 5 track mixtape of original cuts. Some real quality from Devs and you can expect to see a lot more from him this summer.
Download – Devlin – The Directors Cuts
King Of Grime, Wiley has been busy this month as well. According to BBC 1xtra, Grime music is now 10 years older (it is slightly older but hard to tie down dates). To commemorate this milestone Wiley has dropped a new mixtape of 10 freestyles as part of the new mixtape ‘Its All Fun & Games Til Vol.1’. Eskiboy goes hard over the 10 grime beats with production from the likes of Preitah, ZDot & Flava D.
Wiley – Its All Fun & Games Till Vol.1
Finally to complete the US,UK,US sandwich we close out with another mixtape from the states which could actually be the biggest of the year from across the Atlantic. It is of course Maybach Music artist Meek Mill, who has been on fire recently with a helping hand from the bawse Rick Ross. Enjoy!
Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2