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MIXTAPE ALERT: AZEALIA BANKS-FANTASEA

 Few artists have accumulated as much buzz in 2012 as Azealia Banks, and with so little material to show for it. With the 19-track new mixtape Fantasea the up-and-coming rapper doubles her output, and after a series of delays (it was originally set to come out July 4th, and then it was delayed yesterday afternoon, and then again last night), it is finally available.

For those still unfamiliar with the rapper and singer, you can check out John Ortved’s profile over at the New York Times. Banks arrives amid a wave of young female rappers working in the space Nicki Minaj carved out (Banks and Minaj even attended the same high school, La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan). But she emerged as the most prominent among them with her single “212,” which became a critical smash and an unexpected hit in Europe.

As for Fantasea, Banks has explained that it began as a place for odds and ends that didn’t fit into her EP, but has since evolved into something you could call her first album. Early peeks suggested that it would continue in the same vein as some of her previous hits, emphasizing her dance-influenced brand of globe-trotting hip-hop, as well as her ability to slip ably between rapping and singing, but most of the mixtape has remained unheard. (Source)

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TYGA’S NEW ALBUM: CARELESS WORLD, PULLED OFF THE SHELVES?

Wow, Tyga’s new album, Careless World, may NOT be set to be released 2/21 like the Young Money artist has been anticipating. The deluxe edition of the album, has 21 tracks which features Pharell, Nicki Minaj, Marsha Ambrosius and more. The cause of the album delay this time, is the use of an “unauthorized” Martin Luther King speech. So stores such as Best Buy and Itunes are pulling the album. Well Tyga took to his twitter to say that the album WILL indeed come out on the 21st, so check on Tuesday to see.

Check out one of my favorite tracks on the album, Light Dreams featuring Marsha Ambrosius.

 

MIXTAPE ALERT: MAINO-I AM WHO I AM

Maino drops his prequel before his sophomore album (The Day After Tomorrow) hits stores/online. The 22-track mixtape includes features from Meek Mill, T.I., Wale & more. Get your copy of Maino’s I Am Who I Am, hosted by DJ Green Lantern & DJ Infamous. Download Do you remember when hip hop sounded this way when it was referring to females? You know that style that LL Cool J perfected? I love this joint right here, which dropped last year, That Could Be Us. Check out the video.

 

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One thing is for sure…”it’s not for lack of trying” that Ron Artest rap skills are something to be desired. Yet I still love him.
 
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Posted by on September 20, 2009 in Artest, LAKERS, rap, ron, Sports

 
 
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