Mixtape Memories: A Dozen Classic Artist Mixtapes For Your Labor Day Weekend Listening Pleasure

September 4th, 2015

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Sometimes I find some stuff on the Internet that’s so lit I can’t bring myself to share it with everyone. I might tell a few close homies about it, but otherwise, nah—it’s too good to tweet about. Well my dog DJ E-Feezy, who is the man behind one of the greatest mixtape Blogspots in history—RecogTheReal—started a Soundcloud page earlier this year, and holy shit he’s been loading it more and more every week with nothing but mixtape classics. Craziness! And they’re all available for free download, too. Plus I like how he’s formatted them to be one long stream, so you can just press play and let them ride without having mad individual tracks clog up your iTunes. So if you want individual gems, go peep our Twelve Jewelz series. But this here right here is for the true mixtape heads who want that full, uncut raw.

With so much material on E-Feezy’s page to enjoy—from compilation mixtapes to vintage NYC underground radio show recordings to instrumental butters—I thought it might be fun for our latest Mixtape Memories feature to sift through his stash and highlight a dozen classic artist mixtapes that you can enjoy this Labor Day Weekend. Some of these were compiled by DJs without the artist’s involvement, some were collaborative efforts, and some are “Best of” style. But one thing they all have in common is simple—fire. Read/stream/download below, and big shout to the homie DJ E-Feezy from RecogTheReal for his dedication to the culture!

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Bankroll Fresh ft. 2 Chainz & Skooly – Take Over Your Trap

September 4th, 2015

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Bankroll Fresh gets 2 Chainz on the new version of his single “Take Over Your Trap”, which already featured Skooly.

Previously: Bankroll Fresh ft. Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Turk – Hot Boy (Remix)

Video: Your Old Droog x Problemz – Rap Is Outta Control Freestyle

September 4th, 2015

Your Old Droog and Problemz (Missin’ Linx, R.A.W.) stop by the Rap Is Outta Control show with DJ Eclipse on Sirius XM’s Hip-Hop Nation and lay down some bars.

Previously: Apollo Brown ft. Your Old Droog – Not That Guy

Video: Kidd Kidd – Mr. Rogers

September 4th, 2015

Fukk Fame mixtape coming September 15th.

Previously: Kidd Kidd – XXL Freshmen Freestyle (Video)

Chris Rivers ft. Whispers – Backstage Slors

September 4th, 2015

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Rivers and Whispers bemoan “Backstage Slors” over Domino’s “Sweet Potato Pie” beat for this week’s drop.

Previously: Chris Rivers ft. Nitty Scott, MC & Whispers – I Just Wanna Rap

Video: Scrilla ft. Fetty Wap – Money Kan’t Buy Everything

September 4th, 2015

MMG’s Scrilla hooks up with Fetty on “Money Kan’t Buy Everything”, produced by Deafh and 1 Dose.

Previously: Scrilla ft. Rick Ross & Sam Sneak – Dopeboy In Versace (Video) | Fetty Wap – Decline

Video: Consequence – Showoff Radio Freestyle

September 4th, 2015

Cons stopped by Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah last week and went in over Mobb Deep’s “Burn” instrumental.

Previously: Consequence – When I Wanna

Scarface – Deeply Rooted (Album Stream)

September 4th, 2015

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Here is the Spotify stream of Scarface’s new album Deeply Rooted in stores now. It features Nas, Rick Ross, Z-Ro, John Legend, Cee-Lo Green and more.

Previously: Scarface – Mental Exorcism (Video)

KXNG Crooked ft. Noah King – God Bless Dope Rappers

September 4th, 2015

KXNG Crooked teams up with singer Noah King and producer Spokewheel for this new record called “God Bless Dope Rappers”. It will be featured on the upcoming Seven13 Music compilation album.

Previously: KXNG Crooked & Truth Ali ft. Morgan McRae – Don’t Close Your Eyes (Video)

Jeezy ft. Gucci Mane – GOD (Remix)

September 4th, 2015

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Gucci “jumps on” Jeezy’s new single “GOD” for his latest freestyle.

Previously: Gucci Mane ft. Rich Homie Quan & PeeWee Longway – No Problems