Mystrogen – UK Rap-Up
We couldn’t kick-off 2012 without a nod to Mystrogen for his remarkable UK Rap-Up – seven minutes of pure entertainment. January 1st, first thing I do is look for his update. Skillz, Skillz who? It is all about the UK rap up these days, I don’t even know if Skillz put one out for 2011.
Click play and enjoy
Skillz – 2011 Rap-Up / Welcome 2012
OK… so just looked it up, and while it is not on Mystrogen’s level, is still worth a look. All I can say is America had a boring year compared to the UK in 2011 (if they are to be judged by their rap-ups!)
Aretha Franklin – People Get Ready (J. Period Remix)
J. Period is better known for shouting all over his mixtapes and generally being a nuisance to anyone who wants to enjoy music. Hats off to him for this remix taken from the Wake Up Radio! Mixtape though. A nice re-working of a classic soul record. Even though he does usually shout over records, we still love him because record’s he shouting over are usually hot!
Mike Posner – Marauder Music
Mike Posner’s album was somewhat of a musical flop – the ultimate disappointment after two years of solid mixtapes. Well he is back to his finest with his latest mixtape The Layover. The David Guetta-esque poor man’s Euro-Pop is gone and the laidback, sophisticated hip-hop beats are back.
This one is probably my highlight, very chilled introspective song about “the game”