MIXTAPES

New Music: OVO Newcomer Roy Wood$ Releases Debut EP ‘Exis’

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OVO Sound’s newest signee, Roy Wood$, makes his official introduction with the release of his debut EP ‘Exis.’

Building a quick buzz as of late, thanks to his Drake affiliation and feature on his single “Drama,” which was premiered on the OVO Sound Beats 1 Radio a few weeks back, the Toronto native wastes no time giving listeners a deeper feeling of his sound.

Following in the footsteps of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Wood$ delivers catchy melodies with a mixture of singing and raping over moody and vibey tracks.

Take a listen to his debut project below:

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Listen: Tink Releases New Mixtape ‘Winter’s Diary 3′

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Rising Chicago rapper/singer Tink has been on fire since signing with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, but she keeps things cool this summer by releasing the third installment of her acclaimed mixtape series ‘Winter’s Diary.’

The 10-track mixtape, which follow last year’s Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, features production from Timbaland, DJ Wes, Jelan Abrams, and Cookin’ Soul. Tink shows her versatility, going from singing to rapping, on the introspective collection.

Next up, look out for her debut album Think Tink featuring the Aaliyah-sampled single “Million” and a collaboration with Missy Elliott.

Stream Winter’s Diary 3 below:

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New Music: Kay Cola – For The Dreamers (Mixtape)

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Following her new single “Have 2 Call” featuring Iamsu! and Kool John, rising L.A. singer Kay Cola drops her brand new mixtape ‘For The Dreamers.’

The project, which is also available to purchase on iTunes, features 11 new records with production from !llmind, K. Roosevelt, Jon Famous and more.

If you’re not familiar with the Lucid Dream Queen, take a listen to For The Dreamers below and let us know what you think…

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New Music: Liane V – The Liane V Experience: Lessons In Love (EP)

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Summer is in full effect and rising singer Liane V caters to the season with the debut of her brand new EP The Liane V Experience: Lessons In Love.

Emerging as a social media star, Liane hooked up with platinum producers MIDI Mafia, who executive produced the project and released it via their Brand X network.

The EP is currently lead by the new single “Doin’ Too Much” featuring T-Wayne, and boasts a mix of 10 original tracks of catchy, bass-heavy jams and personal ballads. Take a listen to the project after the jump, and if you’re feeling it you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Rayven Justice Releases ‘The Cassette Playlist’ Mixtape

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Oakland bred R&B artist Rayven Justice surprises fans today with his brand new mixtape ‘The Cassette Playlist,’ hosted by DJ Carisma.

The project boasts 12 original tracks with features from Waka Flocka, IamSu!, Keyshia Cole, French Montana and more, plus production by DJ Mustard, Cisco and more.

Rayven is proving that he’s not only one of the hottest up-and-comers out of Cali right now, but he’s one of indie R&B’s most promising young talents.

Stream the mixtape below:

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Mixtape: DJ Fine$$e Presents R&B Sound Clash: Wash vs. Trey Songz

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The R&B Mixtape King, DJ Fine$$e stays busy keeping R&B fans covered with the latest. Today, he returns with the new mixtape series “R&B Sound Clash” featuring emerging singer Wash and Mr. Steal Your Girl, Trey Songz.

The project features collabos, originals and freestyles from both artists.

Stream the mixtape below:

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New Music: TeeFLii – AnnieRuOtay 4 (Mixtape) [Hosted by DJ Carisma]

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Cali’s TeeFLii released his debut album Starr earlier this year, but he wastes no time giving back to his original fans with the next chapter of his ‘AnnieRuOtay‘ mixtape series.

Teaming up with DJ Carisma once again for the 4th installment, the project boasts 19 tracks with features from Jeremih, Ray J, Kevin McCall, Casey Veggies, Nipsey Hussle, and many more.

TeeFLii also handles a majority of the production along with Mike Keys, Uncle Dave, Preach and more.

Stream and download the mixtape below:

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Listen: Victoria Monét Releases New EP ‘Nightmares & Lullabies Act II’

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After sharing various tracks off the project, rising singer/songwriter Victoria Monét releases the second installment in her Nightmares & Lullabies EP series. Executive produced by Tommy Brown, the 7-track EP features additional production by Mr. Franks and Travis Sayles, plus an appearance from T.I., who guests on “Mad Generation.”

The Sacramento native got her start working behind the scenes, penning records for artists including Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, T.I., and Fifth Harmony.

“Nightmares & Lullabies is a metaphor for the juxtapositions ones life can display—bad days vs. the best ones and how they can play off of each other,” Monét told Billboard. “It also describes my sound. My voice represents the lullaby, and the tribal undertone in the music is dark like a nightmare.”

“As crazy as this sounds, the EP makes me feel like a mother,” she continues to share. “Strict with standards, protective and critical, but proud and anxious to share the beauty of it. It’s in my blood, my DNA, my soul. It’s my baby and I worked my butt off to raise it to be the best. When you see the fruits of your labor, you’ll just want to make another one.”

Take a listen to Victoria’s Act II below:

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