MIXTAPES

Listen: Jacquees Releases New Mixtape ‘Mood’

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We’ve waited long enough! Today, rising R&B artist Jacquees delivered with the release of his new mixtape Mood.

The Decatur, GA native showcases his silky smooth vocals on the 16-track project that covers topics ranging from love, sex and being young, 21 and free. Every song on the tape transitions smoothly, with breezy and moderate tempo beats that allow his voice to float on top and simply shine.  It’s obvious that this Rich Gang/Cash Money rising star is here to bring something a little different to the landscape of today’s R&B. He’s got the ruggedness of being a product of the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene, but he also has a soft side which makes him all the more appealing.

The mixtape boasts features from DeJ Loaf, Birdman, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Kirko Bangz, and Young Scooter.  Jacquees continues to show his growth and progression as Mood is definitely different than his previous EP, 19, and his last mixtape, QueMix 2. He’s moved from his “Future Baby Mama” phase to “Ex Games” and the progression between those two songs prove that his music will only get better with time. Some standout tracks are “Pandora,”  “R&B N***a,” and “Know You” which gives us some of the best Jacquees and his versatility has to offer.

Listen to the mixtape below.

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Listen: Elijah Blake Releases New EP ‘Blueberry Vapors’

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Following last summers release of his debut album Shadows & Diamonds, accomplished singer-songwriter Elijah Blake kicks off 2016 with the surprise EP, Blueberry Vapors.  The 10-track project was conceived, produced, recorded, and mixed in 10 days during November 2015. Collaboratively produced by Djemba Djemba, Mr. Carmack, DJ Camper, Ryan Tedder, Tec Beatz, Illangelo and more, the surprise project was visualized and crafted with the sole intention of making honest music.

“This project was done over the span of two weeks at No I.D.’s studio on sunset,” Blake told HNHH. “Me and Djemba Djemba were just brainstorming on what music would be like if it went back to pure honesty and feeling. Not overthinking about the ‘radio record,’ the current tempo of other singles, etc. So we did… The coolest thing was watching these creatives who were all respected in their own right leave the ego at the door and collaborate freely in the name of music. They say some of us see music in color so when all was said and done, ‘Blueberry Vapors’ was the most appropriate title for the mood, tone, color, and texture I feel this project conveys.”

Accompanied by a website and documentary that details the development of Blueberry Vapors, the project puts Blake back in the zone that he’s known to bring listeners. “You’re not that. You’re much bigger – you know what I’m saying? You’re much bigger than that sh*t, bro. We can f*ck around all day and get in there and do this lil’ – you know – kinda trap urban sh*t, but that ain’t you. This sh*t right here that you just played is you,” the documentary starts off as Elijah is in the studio.

Take a listen to the project and watch the documentary below:

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Listen: Shanell and Zaytoven Release “88 Keyz” Mixtape, Hosted by Lil Wayne

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Young Money’s Shanell has teamed up with hitmaking producer Zaytoven for the brand new collaborative mixtape 88 Keyz. the innovative, experimental project is hosted by Lil Wayne and includes features Bankroll Fresh and T-Pain.

The project brings raw and playful lyrical content and combines Shanell’s vocals with trap inspired drums and classic piano courtesy of Zaytoven.

The project’s lead single “I Can Be Your stripper” featuring T-Pain, is a sexy story dedicated to all of the women that don’t strip professionally but know how to put on a great private show for their special someone at home.

Stream the full mixtape below.

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Listen: Sonyaé Elise Releases ‘S[HE’S] BR[OK]EN’ Mixtape

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Indie singer-songwriter Sonyaé Elise just blessed the internet with the release of her new mixtape S[HE’S] BR[OK]EN.  The project includes 10 original tracks with production from the likes of DJ Camper, Malay, G. Ry, 30 Water, JV, and more.

Following her previously released Lady Rebel Volume 1 and 2 mixtapes, Elise’s newest project focuses on the plight of the black woman and the struggles of being in love. She tells her story through a mix of conversations and song that brings you right into her world. Based on the title S[HE’S] BR[OK]EN, her new music is all about the hardships a woman faces after a breakup, while a man is seemingly okay. Or is he?

Listen to the mixtape below.

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Listen: Mila J Drops New Mixtape ‘Covergirl’

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Mila J wraps up 2015 while looking into 2016 with another brand new mixtape. Less than two months after dropping The Waiting Game, the R&B vixen returns with Covergirl.

The eight-song collection features remakes of ’90s classics and today’s hits including Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo,” TLC’s “Waterfalls,” The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends,” and Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” mixed with J. Cole’s “No Role Modelz.”

“I wanted to end the year with giving people out there more music,” said Mila. “This is for everyone to listen to. I want to end 2015 with a bang!!!!! My tour and album is coming in 2016. Happy New Year!!”

Stream her new mixtape below.

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Listen: Sammie Returns with ‘Indigo’ Mixtape

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Sammie is back to deliver a new project for fans to fall in love with. Titled Indigo, the new mixtape will make you feel anything but blue.  Entirely written by Sammie himself, the 12-track project hosts no features and finds the singer cultivating love.

“This project is closure. I’ve been conflicted for so long on how to prioritize my life that in the process of doing so the most important thing which is love, got pushed to the bottom of the list. I’m finally at the point where nothing else matters to me but love. From my mistakes, I’ve learned the lesson. And those very same mistakes molded me into the man I am today,” he says.

From creating an ode to his “Exes” that pop up across his timeline, to searching for a “Ryder,” Indigo is an impressive cohesive effort from the artist formerly known as Leigh Bush.  Additional notable tracks on the project include “Love Don’t Play Fair,” “Don’t Wake Me Up,” and “Time”.

Take a listen below:

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Indie: Emerging Artist Charlie Brown Releases Debut Mixtape “M.A.M.O.S. (Me.And.My.Other.Selves.)”

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Vienna, Austria is most commonly known for it’s roots in classical music, being the home of many famous composers including Beethoven, but it’s youth are just as immersed in pop culture as the rest of the world. Emerging on the scene and looking to put her city on the map for R&B/Pop is rising artist Charlie Brown.

Making her debut by sharing the varying portions of herself, Brown has released her first full project, the M.A.M.O.S. (Me.And.My.Other.Selves.) mixtape.

The singer-songwriter has a unique character quality in her voice and words. Writing her own lyrics since kindergarten and continuing on through a musical high school, Charlie soon started to develop her own melodies and musical style with influence from the American R&B scene.

Across different sounds and vibes from R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop she shows her process in writing in a variety of styles, and a wide range of creative approaches. Although she enjoys writing and even spitting some rap verses every so often, Brown doesn’t envision herself as a rapper. “It’s rather another lane to express my feelings and stories in a better, somehow ambiguous way. I’m a musician and lyricist. No more, no less.”

Stream Charlie Brown’s debut mixtape below:

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Tory Lanez Surprises Fans With ‘Chixtape 3’ & ‘The New Toronto’ Mixtapes!

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Santa has definitely been kind to us today!!!

With surprise releases coming from all over, the best surprise came in the form of the well anticipated Chixtape 3 project from Tory Lanez! While Chixtape 3 was enough for us to throw our praise hands up, that wasn’t all. Delivering another mixtape titled The New Toronto hosted by DJ Drama, it was nothing but love when we hit play on both his new releases.

Chixtape 3, which falls in line with his previous installments, features samples from Avant, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Destiny’s Child, Usher, Jagged Edge and even features Ed Sheehan on the track “Save It.” The New Toronto on the other hand, features more of the artists rapping skills and also hosts the recently released “Traphouse” single.

Definitely one of our favorite artists holding it down right now, our anticipation for his debut album just hit new heights. Take a listen to both of the new mixtapes below!

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