Monday, January 23, 2012

News: Have the XXL Freshmen Cypher On Your Beat

XXL has released information on a contest for all producers. Whoever has the best beat will have the XXL Freshmen spit on their work. This has never been done before and could be seen as a way for up and coming producers to get in with the XXL Freshmen for broadcast. Certainly this year will be even more gut wrenching thanks to the voting process and the new producer spot. Can't wait to see how it all goes down. If you're an up and coming producer get out there and attempt at making it.

Mixtape: Rockie Fresh - Driving 88

The much anticipated Driving 88 dropped today. I must say that it lived up to my high standards that I've built specifically for it over the months and even went a bit further than that. Like Rockie said some time ago in an interview it has a much lighter tone than Otherside but it's still everything we come to know as Rockie. Instead of just using the cult film franchise Back to the Future as an inspiration for a title and a way to sell Driving 88 takes it further by incorporating it into a theme for the mixtape. The result is something smooth, cool, and very Fresh (pun intended) with some new material. If half of the CF crew has been waiting on a mixtape and are satisfied with the work then you definitely should check it out.

Download: Rockie Fresh- Driving 88

Mixtape: Yung Mo - Guess Who's back?

Richmond native, Yung Mo, dropped his debut mixtape Guess Who's Back. He uses his life to paint a picture of his loves and hates. The imagery links together well combining football, dreams, and number of other subjects. He has story that everyone can relate to and is why I recommend that you check him out now and watch the potential grow.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Female Emcees/Rappers Other than Minaj

When it comes to female rappers or emcees the first person to come to mind is Nicki Minaj, then the entire W.G.M lead by member Kreashawyn and then followed by the probably unconventional Missy Elliot, Trina, Eve, or Foxy Brown. Well today I'm going to show you what other cool cats have come to the game and just for time's sake I am going to keep the list short

Azealia Banks

Iggy Azalea


Ruby Ibarra

Alyssa Marie

Reema Major


Rocky Rivera

Honey Cocaine

Lola Monroe


Somaya Reece



Snow that Product

and lets not forget about some old cats like

Jean Grae

Lauryn Hill

MC Lyte

and if your still interested I listed a few places that give a whole another list of great femcee's other than the ones I have provided above

Hiphop wired

This nice list I found on tumblr

Mtviggy had a few people to introduce

Monday, January 9, 2012

Video: Rockie Fresh - Driving 88

Rockie Fresh drops another track from his much anticipated album. Check it out!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mixtape: Rick Ross- Rich Forever

Rick Ross released this mixtape today and it is pretty dope. A lot of dope tracks and features. A great mixtape and it got me a bit excited for his album. Download the mixtape below.

Rick Ross-Rich Forever ( Mixtape )