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Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Okayplayer’s Mixtape Mondays feature has opened me up to a whole new world of mixtapes. I am Jasmine, they are Aladdin and this particular mixtape is RUH RUH LIKE A DUNGEON DRAGON. DJ Young EZ describes Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1 as such: “An hour of classic 90s hip-hop shit cause Dipset is what’s ‘old school’(…)

Sweet “Dreams” From Beyonce

Sweet “Dreams” From Beyonce

Boots is probably one of the few people who has the opportunity (and NERVE) to write a song that merely FEATURES Beyonce…but, I guess when you play a large part in writing, producing and playing on an album as transcendent as Beyonce, you get these types of privileges. After the critical and commercial success of(…)

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

SIX TRACKS OF FIRE! I mean, wow. I guess it’s not surprising that Freeway, Girl Talk and a host of guest stars including Waka Flocka Flame and Jadakiss would make something that went so incredibly hard, but still. WHOA. Broken Ankles is incredible. Download it for free on Datpiff! And also definitely watch the video(…)

Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

YO! This mix has been out since April, but I keep coming back to it over + over + OVER whenever I need a life boost. If you like Drake, Purity Ring, Danny Brown, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Juicy J, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Robyn….really, if you like ANY music at(…)

Hennessy Youngman Get Serious(ish) with NSA Bangers

Hennessy Youngman Get Serious(ish) with NSA Bangers

Unless you’re the kind of person who bandies about the terms “patriot” and “real American” and “freedom isn’t free” non-ironically on the reg, chances are you’re more than a little disconcerted by the recent news of the government and its extremely unchill surveillance activities. So, thanks Hennessy Youngman (of CVS Bangers and CVS Bangers 2(…)

CVS Bangers Rule My Life

CVS Bangers Rule My Life

Ever since a younger, cooler coworker played CVS Bangers in the office, I’ve been hooked and making everyone I know listen to it. I had to bring it to the PA forum to make sure that even more people hear and subsequentially have their lives changed by this mix. Imagine the too-soothing sounds you’d normally(…)

Moneyworth’s Genius Rap Crush Temporary Tattoos

Moneyworth’s Genius Rap Crush Temporary Tattoos

Moneyworth, AKA Meaghan Garvey, is many things to many people. For me, she is these things: 1. She wrote that amazing article “Why Are You So Intimdated By Girls Liking Rap Music“. 2. She’s one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter for many reasons – her love of semi-obscure ’90s R&B to name(…)