Mixtape Review: Bixby Beach – Nayla Savannah

I’ve known NAYLA SAVANNAH since starting this blog and it wasn’t until a couple of months ago that this young rapper has resurfaced and dropped her trip-hop number ‘Dial’. I’m soooo glad that she’s still on the scene as I hate to see such talent go to waste.

Cementing her comeback to the scene, Nayla recently dropped her mixtape, ‘Bixby Beach’ which carries on the chilled out theme from her previous efforts, ‘Pretend’ (A MUST LISTEN) and ‘Cruisin’ – a theme that gives the mixtape a perfect introduction through the appropriately named ‘Welcome’.

There were times that a boisterous bassline makes its presence known in the ten piece set through tracks, ‘Forest’ and ‘Thank You’, adding some real satisfying meat to the featherly soundscapes.

Above all what pleases me the most about this mixtape is Nayla’s effortlessly blasé flow. Check her out below:

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Mixtape Review: Beanstock Records Presents: U.K.K.K (Unkle Kuzzin Keet Kolbang)

Straight out of Boston, hip-hop collective BEANSTOCK have risen with their first project of the year titled ‘Beanstock Presents U.K.K.K’, which sees the record label’s recruits adopt a different sound…

The 13-track set boasts a menacingly dope drive in which the gang describe as ‘Grit-hop’. Tracks such as ‘Big New Face’, ‘Ginger’ and ‘High Maintenance’ momentarily interrupts the mixtape flow with a joyous bounce of old-school R&B and a funky swag.

The project is a true testament that these guys have no problem at all in reinventing their sound..and this is the very reason why they set tongues continuously wagging in their hometown. See song recommendations below and head right here to listen to their latest joints.

Must Listen: Sit Back & Listen, Above Us, Marked For Death, High Maintenance 

Mixtape Review: Hypebeast (Just Do It) – Various Artists

Are you in the mood for some Big Sean, Snoop Dogg or Jadakiss? Well Galafati Music Group has once again hooked up with Conradz Productionz for the 16-track mixtape titled ‘Hypebeast (Just Do It)’. Showcasing the slickest beats around from hip-hop staples, there are some promising come-ups (including Galafati himself) that add extra lick into the mammoth production.

So serious hip-hop heads: I urge you to head right here and download your copy for FREE. Enjoy!

Mixtape Review: 3 Eleven – The DayDreamers

Just a little over three months after releasing their sneak preview project, ‘Meanwhile: The EP’ – plus their track ‘TBH?’ back in February – hip-hop trio THE DAYDREAMERS are ready to go all hard once again, with their brand new full-length mixtape ‘3 Eleven’.

From the offset, the mammoth collection greets you with their new-found hooks that make the toes curl involuntarily with skips of dub-heavy bass making its presence, slowly but surely, known. Although the forceful drive cries for attention, the real stars of the show are the uprising emcees’ delivery which vibes along the variety of beats that’s thrown at them, while shedding light on biographical accounts of their lives.

With recent releases, including this EP, showing a sharp improvement these guys are on a serious come up. Check out ‘3 Eleven’ below:

Must Listens: Energy, Krash, Commas, Group Chat 

Mixtape Review: Trapped In The 90s – Redd Tunes Production

The man behind this mammoth mixtape, REDD TUNES goes way back to the 90’s, with a stellar lineup beside him through latest mixtape, ‘Trapped In The 90’s.

The 12-track project  follows the success of his last year’s mixtape ‘Primative Beats And Rhymes’ which also features various artists. The London producer is hoping to carry on the hype with ‘Trapped In The 90’s’ which bears a strong influence of ambient boom bap of the aforementioned era. Each featured artists take their turn to cruise along the laid-back composition with their slick wordsmithery. The man himself also step to the mike on a few occasions, offering up his baritone flow to the constrasing feathery arrangements.

‘Trapped In The 90s’ does exactly what it says on the tin, which is to unapologetically brings back boom bap of the golden era – and to keep it alive. There’s some real bangers in this collection; check it out here.

Must Listens:The Science, Mad World, Living It Up