The two MCs announced the mixtape a few weeks ago, and the Based God liberated it today via SoundCloud. Clocking in at a breezy six tracks, the project features an eclectic array of beats that serve as backdrop for bar after bar of stream-of-consciousness flow.
While a lot of rappers nowadays pass off written verses as freestyles, one spin through Free and you can tell that this truly is an off the dome project. There are moments where you can hear both rappers free associating, and there’s a certain infectious fun that comes from hearing two of the game’s biggest young MCs just get in the booth and record without any fear of failure.
The project doesn’t rival either artist’s best work, but really it isn’t supposed to, and it works much more as a testament to their love of hip-hop than an official release.
Particular standouts include the menacing “We Rare,” and the soulful opener “Last Dance,” which features a particularly clever “Acid to Bases” quip from Chance, but really this is a project that works best when you just listen straight through and bask in the rappers’ chemistry.
Pusha T is one of my favorite new signs by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. He dropped his mixtape yesterday. It goes harrrrrrd. Features the likes of 50, Rick Ross, Kanye, and more. Turn you bass up, crank the volume. Be prepared to blow your speakers. If you get a knock on your door with a noise complaint, open the door, kick the dude in the balls, and keep bumping. Credit to P&P.
I was having a talk with my cousin the other day and telling her the one down side of having a music blog and always searching for new music is that sometimes I don’t have time to stop and smell the roses. This Thanksgiving week, I’ve decided to concentrate on one playlist I’ve compiled of songs that have been either posted on this blog or that I’ve intended to post on here that are just downright GOOD songs. This is me stopping and smelling the roses. Feel free to join me by downloading the songs individually by right clicking and saving, or download the entire mixtape at the bottom through usershare.