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Shawn Chrystopher - The Audition EP [2010]

>> Friday, 30 April 2010

Artist: Shawn Chrystopher
Release Title: The Audition EP
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: /

As this month draws to a close, it's only right that i post 'The Audition', which is a new EP by our artist of the month, Shawn Chrystopher.

The EP dropped in March and is his first official project since the release of his debut album "A City With No Seasons" back in August 2009! The EP features the songs "Like a Kid Again", "Can't Take That From Me", and "No Snitchin". Check it out!

1.The Introduction
2. Doogie Howser
3. Out the Hood
4. No Snitchin
5. Take You Home
6. Def Jam (Interlude)
7. Can't Take That From Me
8. I'm Over You
9. All For You (Feat Esso)
10. Breath of Fresh Air (Feat. Tone P)
11. Makes Life Easy (Interlude)
12. Like a Kid Again
13. I Get Money (feat. Cameron Wallace)
14. Sometimes Love (Feat. Tone P)
15. Put Your Glasses Up
16. The Reason (Bonus Freestyle)
17. Code Red (Bonus Freestyle)


Sene – Reality Bites [2010]

>> Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Artist: Sene
Release Title: Reality Bites
Date Of Release: 2010

Here's the new EP from Brooklyn's own Sene, which is presented by DJ Booth, 2DBz, Kevin Nottingham and Ruby Hornet.

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated project features 13 tracks of all-new material, including previously-featured, reader-approved leaks "Options” and “Follow Leaders”. Making guest appearances throughout the mixtape are Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Co$$, Tunji and Outasight. Beats come courtesy of Hannibal King, Transzformer, Jay Forbes, Terem, Insightful, Blu and Cook Classics.


Raekwon - The Vatican IV [2010]

Artist: Raekwon
Release Title: The Vatican IV
Date Of Release: 2010

The final installment of the Vatican mixtape series from 2007.


Shawn Chrystopher – I.W.G.2 (I Wear Glasses 2) (Mixtape) [2009]

>> Friday, 23 April 2010

Artist: Shawn Chrystopher
Release Title: I.W.G.2 (I Wear Glasses 2)
Date Of Release: 2009
Website: /

Following on from the last post including Shawn Chrystopher, this is the follow up mixtape 'I Wear Glasses 2: I Told You So' which was dropped early in 2009.

1. King Kong
2. On My Life
3. Explanation
4. Lethal Weapon
5. Elroy Jetson
6. One Hundred Dollar Bill
7. Not Really Here f. Sam Sparro
8. Dreamy Eyes
9. Point Guard
10. This What I Say
11. Debut Album
12. Boom f. ANjule
13. Fashion
14. iRock Polo
15. Ain’t I
16. My 18
17. Who Knows (Remix)
18. Thank You
19. Who I Be [Bonus Track]
20. My House (I Made It Hot) [Bonus Track]

Download It!


Celph Titled - Styles Ain’t Raw MP3 [2010]

Off Celph and Buckwild’s upcoming collaborative Nineteen Ninety Now LP, which will feature Celph ripping over vintage unreleased Buckwild beats from the mid 90’s. Guest spots will include Treach (of Naughty By Nature), Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks), Ryu (of SOBs), A.G., Diamond D, Sadat X, Grand Puba, R.A. the Rugged Man, O.C., Lord Digga, Majik Most and more.

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Vinnie Paz – Before the Assassin [2010]

>> Friday, 16 April 2010

Artist: Vinnie Paz
Release Title: Before the Assassin
Date Of Release: 2010

Season of the Assassin hits stores 6/22/10. In order to get ready for it you need to check out this mixtape. It’s not just a best of Vinnie Paz, its a full street album for the fans. Pickup that new Army of the Pharaohs The Unholy Terror album if you already havent.

01 Trial of Lies
02 Street Wars (feat. Clipse)
03 Not Again (feat. Diabolic)
04 Before the Great Collapse
05 Razorblade Salvation
06 Same Story (My Dedication)
07 Drag You to Hell (Remix)
08 On the Eve of War (feat. Gza)
09 Bloody Tears (feat. Army of the Pharaohs)
10 Habitat of the Gas Mask (feat. La Costra Nostra)
11 Death Messiah
12 Agony Fires (feat. Army of the Pharaohs)
13 Age of Sacred Terror
14 The Game (feat. Apathy)
15 Prisoner
16 The Winds of War
17 Drenched in Blood


Braille - Up MP3 [2010]

Heres is the brand new leak from Braille entitled "Up" produced by Xperiment. This track is taken from his forthcoming new album "Weapon Aid" which is due to hit stores and online April 27th.

1. Up (Produced By Xperiment)


Asher Roth – Seared Foie Gras With Quince & Cranberry (Mixtape) [2010]

>> Sunday, 11 April 2010

Artist: Asher Roth
Release Title: Seared Foie Gras With Quince & Cranberry
Date Of Release: 2010

While he didn't exactly fall off everyone's radars like some other blog-endorsed rappers did, Asher Roth hasn't really been around all that much for the past six months. As such, it wouldn't be totally off base to call his latest mixtape, Seared Foie Gras With Quince & Cranberry, his minor return.

And he's brought plenty of friends with him for this one. The project features Talib Kweli, Blu, Pac Div, B.o.B, and several others while beats were "served by" the likes of J Dilla, Just Blaze, Jake One, Kanye West, and Will.I.Am. Of course, one must keep in mind that this is a mixtape, so many of the beats on here are likely of the "beat-jackin'" nature.

01. 02:47 Muddy Swim Trunks (Prod. by Madlib)
02. 03:43 Toni Braxton feat. Boyder (Prod. by RZA)
03. 02:33 Public Garden (Prod. by Pharrell)
04. 02:19 Vagitables (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
05. 05:08 Fuck The Money feat. B.o.B. (Prod. by Kanye West)
06. 02:36 What Up Truck? feat. Truck North (Prod. by Jake One)
07. 01:32 Trash Minutes (Prod. by J. Dilla)
08. 03:12 Ash & Dem (Table For Four) (Prod. by J. Dilla)
09. 02:19 Con-fid-ence (Prod. by Kanye West)
10. 03:48 I’m Eddy (Prod. by Heatmakerz)
11. 01:40 Rick Smits (Prod. by Just Blaze)
12. 03:14 Fuck Your Ringtone Dog (Prod. by J. Dilla)
13. 02:24 Hot Wangs (Prod. by
14. 03:40 Diamond Girl feat. Ryan Leslie (Prod. by Ryan Leslie)
15. 04:33 Cumbaya feat. Boyder & Brain Bangley (Prod. by Timbaland)
16. 02:02 Calling Me feat. Brain Bangley (Prod. by YoungLord)
17. 02:39 Hellafaded feat. Pac Div (Prod. by Chad Hamilton)
18. 04:45 Sour Patch Kids (Remix) feat. Talib Kweli & Blu (Prod. by Travis Barker)

Download It!


Shawn Chrystopher – I.W.G. (I Wear Glasses) (Mixtape) [2008]

Artist: Shawn Chrystopher
Release Title: I.W.G. (I Wear Glasses)
Date Of Release: 2008
Website: /

Here is an old mixtape from our artist of the month, Shawn Chrystopher. The 'I Wear Glasses' mixtape was dropped back in 2008.

1. Inglewood Hero
2. La La
3. Meaning Behind I.W.G.
4. Quarterback
5. Full House
6. Showing Love
7. Let Me Finish My Drink
8. Shawn Chrys? Who the F***??
9 . Blogs…
10. Top 2 Bottom
11. All I Wanna Do…
12. via Text Message
13. I Will Never Change
14. Excuse Me
15. (Not Your) N.I.G.G.E.R.
16. 20,000 Money Making
17. Guilty Pleasure
18. Don’t Touch My Sneaks
19. 09 Range
20. Buy My S***!!!

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Little Brother – Left Back [2010]

>> Friday, 9 April 2010

Artist: Little Brother
Release Title: Left Back
Date Of Release: 2010

Little Brother is back for the very last time with a new album to satisfy the yearning masses. The North Carolina duo, made up of hip-hop heavyweights Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh recently announced the upcoming release of their fourth and final album, LeftBack, available April 20th 2010 via Hall of Justus.

With production from the likes of Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, Zo!, Symbolyc One, J. Bizness and King Karnov, LeftBack is poised to take listeners on an epic auditory adventure. Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh will also be extending invites for the farewell party to fellow emcees Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo, Chaundon and Median, while crooner Darien Brockington and chanteuse Yahzarah are on hand to add a touch of the melodious to the album.

01. Curtain Call
02. Table For Two Feat. Jozeemo & Yahzarah
03. Tigallo For Dolo
04. Revenge Feat. Truck North & Median
05. So Cold Feat. Chaundon
06. Second Chances Feat. Bilal & Darien Brockington
07. Go Off Go On
08. What We Are Feat. Quiana
09. After The Party Feat. Carlitta Durand
10. Two Step Blues Feat. Darien Brockington
11. Get Enough Pt. 2 Feat. Khrysis
12. Before The Night Is Over
13. 24 Feat. Torae


Murs and 9th Wonder - Fornever [2010]

>> Monday, 5 April 2010

Artist: Murs and 9th Wonder
Release Title: Fornever
Date Of Release: 2010
Website: /

Underground rap stalwart Murs reunites with 9th Wonder for ForNever, the pair’s third collaborative studio album. The 10-track collection features “I Used To Luv Her,” a remake of Common’s mid-1990s classic, as well as “The Problem Is”, a powerful examination of the struggle to make an honest living.

Due in stores April 13 from SMC Recordings, the eclectic yet soulful ForNeveralso includes collaborations with a diverse guest list highlighted by Kurupt, Suga Free, Verbs, Sick Jacken and Uncle Chucc in what could be the duos bets collaborative effort to date.

1. Fornever (feat Kurupt)
2. The Lick (VerBS)
3. Asian Girl (feat 9thmatic)
4. Let Me Talk (feat Suga Free)
5. Cigarettes and Liquor
6. Vikki Veil
7. I Used To Luv H.E.R. (Aagain)
8. The Problem Is... (feat Sick Jacken and Uncle Chucc)
9. West Coast Cinderella
10. Live From Roscoe's (feat Kurupt)


Louis Logic - Me & Everyone You Know [2010]

Artist: Louis Logic
Release Title: Me & Everyone You Know
Date Of Release: 2010

Underground extraordinaire, Louis Logic, returns in 2010 with a brand new full length release. After successful solo albums, "Sin-A-Matic" and "Misery Loves Comedy", the infamous 'Drunken Dragon' brings a project consisting of unadulterated and creative hip hop excursions.

This 11 track album showcases songs that Louis has collaborated on with hip hop's next crop of newcomers and artists on the rise. If you're a longtime fan of Louis Logic, you will appreciate the continuation of his raw and well thought-out style, as this is a strong pairing of musical talents much like his previous group albums with The Odd Couple and Spork Kills. Album cover features original artwork by Chris Sosa.

01. Playing For Keeps (with Mdusu)
02. Right N Wrong (with Bo Jankans)
03. Natural Selection (with Anecdote & M-Phazes)
04. What You Want (with Nocturnal Artist, Ivan Ives & Big Jess)
05. The Lone Gunners (with Bugz)
06. Knock Knock (with Lakai)
07. Party Crashers (with The Let Go)
08. Knock Knock Bastardface (with Atari Blitzkrieg & Roc C)
09. The Long Way Down (with KAWZ)
10. Confinement (with The Day Laborers)
11. Broken Record (with Black Mask)


Speakerbox Presents The Underground: April 2010

>> Thursday, 1 April 2010

For the month of April 2010, the Speakerbox Presents The Underground artist of the month is a dude called Shawn Crystopher. It took me a while to catch on to this guy, and when i finally did decide to give him a listen, i was kicking myself for not doing it sooner. His sound somewhat reminds me abit of Kid Cudi / Kanye West on '808 & Heartbreak' which will probably make some of you want to vomit at the thought, but please don't that stop you from atleast checking him out at cause where Kanye lacks on the mic skills, Shawn Chrystopher certainly does not.

Artist: Shawn Chrystopher
Release Title: A City With No Seasons
Date Of Release: 2009
Website: /

The Inglewood, California native has spent a lifetime perfecting his craft with hopes of one day showcasing his gifts to the masses Growing up, Shawn Chrystopher (Born Shawn Christopher Garrett, II) fell in love with music at a very early age; taking a liking to Kriss Kross, 2Pac, Puff Daddy, and Michael Jackson—to name a few. As a kid, Shawn would take a small radio into his backyard and pretend as if he were performing for a sold out stadium, using his television remote as his microphone.

A City With No Seasons is Shawn Chrystopher’s debut album which was premiered on Myspace in 2009.

1. …And I Present
2. On Stage
3. Believer
4. Position
5. Heartbreaker f. Chris Focus
6. Fresh Prince
7. [Untitled]
8. You’re Beautiful at Night
9. Lose Your Mind
10. Cloud 9
11. A Letter to an Angel f. Mateo

Download It!


Ellis & Legin - The Essence [2010]

Artist: Ellis & Legin
Release Title: The Essence
Date Of Release: 2010

Ellis and Legin are an Emcee and Producer duo born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. With a strong passion for music early on, they decided to come together and pursue their emerging talent and began creating music in 2007. With a unique catalog of ill beats produced by Legin and flawless lyrical content from Ellis these two artists are ready to take their careers to the new heights with their debut MIXTAPE: THE ESSENCE. As they seek to land a record deal bringing their Bmore sound and 1995 inspired hip-hop style to the forefront, Ellis and Legin are definitely focused on leaving a mark on the industry.

1. Welcome To The Essence
2. Appirition Vision ft. Legin
3. It Wouldn't Be Right
4. Testimony
5. Ridin So High (Legin smoke break)
6. Higher Learning ft. Legin
7. Ova Der Hedz ft. Legin
8. Cherish Ur Next Breath
9. Revolution ft. Levi and Legin
10. 95 LIVE
11. Magic
12. Old Head
13. Hardcore ft. Legin


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