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It wasn't a conscious or philosophical choice. I didn't stop listening to B.o.B. because he went pop or mainstream, or because he was too rap, or too anything. I just kind of....stopped...because...that's what I'm trying to figure out now.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 11/08/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Beats, DJ Charlie White, Instrumentals
DJ Charlie White is a friend of RefinedHype Nation and a producer, so when he came to me with an idea for a new beat tape, I was all over it like Rick Ross on a bucket of Wing Stop.See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 11/01/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Streams, Action Bronson, Weekend Edition
Aren’t we lucky?? Action Bronson said he would drop Blue Chips 2 on “the first day it rains in November” and that day just so happened to be today, November 1stSee more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 09/23/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Mixtapes, Drake, Streams, Lets Listen
Drake's highly anticipated album, "Nothing Was the Same" has leaked a couple weeks early, so we might as well start listening to it now and figure out where the man ranks. See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 09/20/13 |
Filed under Mixtapes, Streams, Rapsody, Jamla, Weekend Rewind, She Got Game
Confession time. I consider myself a pretty big Rapsody fan, but still, I have yet to give "She Got Game" the time it deserves. I checked it out on first listen and downloaded it, but still haven’t really listened to it cover to cover. I am pretty pissed at myself about it too. See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 09/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Brother Ali, Weekend Rewind, Flatbus Zombies
Between DJBooth submissions, DJBooth features, my regular rotation, and any new music that drops, my week is jam packed with music. I’m sure Refined Hype Nation has a whole bunch of shit going on too.Because of this, I try and devote each weekend to one mixtape or album, either something new, a classic, or something I missed. See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 09/05/13 |
Filed under Mixtapes, Rap Nerdery, Brother Ali
As important as mixing and mastering are, especially to independent, up-and-coming artists, sometimes a little but of grimy, raw hip-hop hits the spot. Left In The Deck also got me thinking about rapper’s demos and how much has changed since the cassette game.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 09/03/13 |
Filed under Top Stories, Downloads, Humor, Rap Lines That Make No Sense, Mixtapes, Lil Wayne
At this point I'm convinced that Lil Wayne is only releasing mixtapes to give me "Rap Lines That Make No Fucking Sense" material. Well, in that case, thank you Weezy, I hear you loud and clear.See more...
The obvious question is the most direct - is Vado popular enough to legitimately get nearly 400K downloads? The gut instinct answer is no..."probably not" if I'm being more fair.See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 08/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Big K.R.I.T., Beats
Lost in all the “Control” hype, today, K.R.I.T. dropped the instrumentals to his classic tape, 4 Eva Na Day. God damn, beat lovers are gonna eat this shit up.See more...
Posted by Lucas G. on 08/13/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Album Reviews, Trinidad James
With the release of Trinidad’s new mixtape 10 PC Mild, I decided to set up a hip-hop science experiment, putting all preconceived hypotheses aside and really giving him a closer look and fair shot at winning my ear. See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 08/06/13 |
Filed under Downloads, Mixtapes, Outkast, DJ Charlie White
Today DJ Charlie White's "Yo Mama & Yo Cousin Too" Outkast tribute tape has been getting me by, and it'd be a kind of a dick move if I just kept it to myself instead of sharing with RefinedHype NationSee more...
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