Video: Mixtape Monday: Gucci Mane, Whoo Kid Banned From Em’s Studio & 50 Tape, Erick Sermon Talks Keith Murray & Canibus Album

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Damn, we’re late again with Mixtape Monday. I wasn’t here yesterday and eskay/nation missed it.

Sidenote: I don’t know em personally (eskay does) but much respect to Shaheem, Rahman & Jason. I’ve followed Mixtape Monday religiously since 2002 before blogs blew up. They were my Nah Right before Nah Right. They’re still killing it.

Read the whole writeup at MTV News:

He has his face on almost as many mixtape covers as Lil Wayne and the streets have been shouting his name for a while — Gucci Mane is home and he doesn’t want to stop working.

“I was very excited about the new popularity I had,” Gucci said about the fresh batch of fans he gained during the past seven months he spent in jail. “I got a bigger audience to dig my new stuff. I’m always making music, so to do it in front of bigger audience so more people can tune in … I got more listeners now.”

While he was incarcerated, Gucci’s camp and friends launched a campaign to help keep his name in people’s ears. He had over an album’s worth of material circulating through the underground, including tracks he recorded for himself or guest appearances on other artists’ songs. He wasted no time in getting back out there after he was released from the big house.

“My new mixtape is called Writing on Da Wall,” he explained in Atlanta recently. “I started working on it when I got out of jail. … I put some of the best verses I think I ever wrote on it. I’m gearing them up for my album … I just went hard in on ’em. Me and DJ Holiday came up with a concept and put a lot of lifetime experiences on them songs.”
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Video: Jadakiss on Mixtape Monday

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Never mind that it’s Wednesday. Jason talks about his mixtape with Green Lantern and the inspiration behind the project and some of the tracks.

Previously: DJ Green Lantern & Jadakiss – Kiss My Ass (The Champ Is Back Pt. 2)

Video: Clipse on Mixtape Monday

Monday, January 19th, 2009