New Release: On My Own Latrell James

NEW LEASE MUSIC REGULAR  LATRELL JAMES dropped his latest offerings, On My Own, the last release from his mixtape, Twelve.

Unlike his previous releases, On My Own displays a brutally honest account of how the Boston hip-hop upriser eradicate of all the negativity in his life…feel his words…feel his pain…check it out NOW!

 Twelve is now available via Audiomack! Enjoy


Mixtape Review: The Takeoff – Spitta

The Takeoff mixtape

Upcoming hip-hop artist SPITTA has taken off with his debut mixtape, The Takeoff (excuse the pun!) Released last month, the 26-track project is all set to give those upcoming spring/summer days and nights the POW! factor with explosive and (at times) sweeter than chocolate bassline, topped off with flash lightning flow.

The Takeoff is available as a free download on Datpiff.

#TheMustlistens: DoPe, Pounds In The Air, One Night Stand, No Love, Money Junky, Feeling Of Love


Mixtape Review: The Purple Light District – OTown Da Kid


Olen Randolph aka OTOWN DA KID drops his latest project, The Purple Light District last month. The 13-track mixtape features the Tennessee native’s trademark of heavy, head-rolling bassline to classic and contemporary RnB with frank lyrics that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted!

#TheMustListens: Nudes, Estuvo Perfecta, Stalker Song, Track 7-11

Mixtape Review: Potty Mouth Vol. 2 – JaySIN

Potty Mouth Vol 2

JAYSIN resurface once again with his latest release Potty Mouth Vol.2 . The 12 track mixtape displays the young emcee’s super rapid flow, questioning the meaning of life and the obstacles that comes out of nowhere and presents itself.  The beats featured in this project definitely surpass the preceding mixtape, Potty Mouth Vol.1 – each track sports an easy-cruising and a smoother, quality-perfect bassline. Check it out here.

#TheMustListens: Doesn’t Make Sense, None Like Me, Pol-I-Tix, Sleepwalkers, When I Get Rich

Mixtape Review: I Just Wanna Be Heard Vol.2 – Kwame Katana

Kwane Katana

Now I’m going to be real honest here…when I first clapped my eyes on the album cover, I did a massive internal eye roll, thinking it’s just another rapper wanting some sweet booty and all the cars and gold in the world. But it was my duty, as an independent music writer, to give it a trial…

…So I pressed play and I had to shut my month. As I listen to the mixtape, I quickly realise KWAME KATANA is just a young guy who is going through some personal struggles as well as finding his way to be a successful rapper.

The lyrics of hurt, love and sheer determination, is perfectly complemented by out-of-this world bassline that make you sit up and take note (I mean REALLY take note). The 20-track production gets better with on-point samples from mainly 90s R&B class acts such as SWV, JOHNNY GILL, LAURYN HILL and JADE.

Well after listening to I Just Wanna Be Heard, I (re)learned a valuable lesson…never judge a book (or in this case a mixtape) by its cover.

Listen to I Just Wanna Be Hard Vol.2 mixtape right here.

#TheMustListens: 5th Gear, from track 7 (The World is Waiting for You)