Abstract Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Don’t Sleep On McKinley Dixon’s Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? Mixtape

Posted by on April 14, 2016

Annapolis, Maryland (or MD in general) isn’t too well known for it’s hip-hop scene or even music scene in general to be honest with you, but the other day I was put onto McKinley Dixon an upcoming rapper and musician who is slowly but surely making some waves. His most recent project was called Who Taught You To Hate Yourself and it’s clearly heavily influenced by the 90’s scene of hip-hop. Spiritual, lyrical, deep content that goes above and beyond most mainstream rap that is currently playing on the radio. I’m rooting for the underground and for McKinley Dixon to continue to make dope shit. Listen to his tape above and keep him on your map.

Mixtapes | Solé Fixtape Vol. 46 | Aquarium Drunkard

Posted by on February 16, 2016

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Switching it up a bit here, we’re turning the dial back with a mix that screams take me back to the 3 day weekend. The boys of summer have teamed up with Aquarium Drunkard radio show to bring you 2 hours of vintage soul, funk and r&b, easing you back into the work week with Vol. 46 of the Fixtape Series.

“Somewhere deep inside the following two-hour soul mix for Sole, Chuck Carbo asks “Can I Be Your Squeeze?”. With Valentine’s day falling this weekend it’s a fair question. But regardless of how amorous you’re feeling, the funk, to quote George Clinton, is its own reward.”

Mixtapes | Louis the Child – Solé Fixtape Vol. 37

Posted by on August 6, 2015

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The gentlemen of Solé Bicycles have brought forth yet another spot on Fixtape, this time teaming up with Splash House for a special edition of the Fixtape Series.

Hailing from the windy city, Volume 37 of the Fixtape Series features the child prodigy duo of Freddy and Robby aka Louis the Child. While they may barely be of proper drinking age, these guys are well on their way to becoming a household name. The boys put together a top mix, packed a ton of tracks into this one, with the goal to keep the you engaged for 45 glorious minutes.

[Giveaway]: Head over to Solé Bicycles’ Facebook for you chance to win a custom bicycle & 2 VIP tickets to Splash House this weekend :)

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Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | Check out “Servin” (Feat. StoneyThaDealer) off of Problem’s new mixtape “Mollywood 3: The Relapse”

Posted by on June 30, 2015

Last Friday morning at 6:00am I drove to LA on a 6 hour journey to see Problem’s viewing of his upcoming “Mollywood 3: The Relapse” mixtape in Hollywood. Part one of his mixtape is entitled “A Side” and was released today exclusively to HotNewHipHop.com at 3:54pm EST. Part 2 of his mixtape is entitled “B side” and will be released on July 2nd. Essentially he played 45 seconds of each song and let me tell you that this mixtape is filled with some big time bangers. The whole mixtape is very impressive but some notable tracks to look out for are “Servin,” “Relapse,” and “Make Me Say (At Yi Yi).” “Mollywood 3 is what’s needed right now,” explains Problem. “I’m not satisfied with how the club, the streets, nor how the playlists in all the ladies cars sounds like right now. I’m inspired by DIAMOND LANE. I’m inspired by independence. So when I chose to do a double cd, but drop each side on two different days, the reason is as simple as this: because I muthaf***in can.” After listening to this mixtape, it is safe to say that Problem is back. Enjoy!

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes, Rap | EaSWay – les bourgeois (Mixtape)

Posted by on May 23, 2015

EaSWay’s new project, Les Bourgeois, is a commentary on the mislead priorities and insignificant desires of a lost generation. EaSWay raps about the good, the bad and the tempting throughout this mixtape and he is never too righteous to deem himself above the rest of his generation. The tape is a mix of songs about love, sex, money, and fame and as standard as that might sound, it is delivered in a way that brings new light on the subjects.

Electro, Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Quinn – Change of Scenery (EP)

Posted by on May 4, 2015

Quinn is no stranger to Fresh New Tracks, after we premiered his lead single “Never Done This“, readers and listeners got a taste of his pop-leaning “FFYL“. Originally from Michigan, only a year ago Quinn was making music from his dorm room that could easily be written off as “college-rap.”

Now, only a few short months later –in that same dorm room– Quinn has matured both sonically and lyrically. For an artist trying to be a darling of taste-maker, cool kid blogs, while simultaneously attempting to capture a mainstream audiences ear, it’s imperative that he or she be brutally self-aware.

“Everybody hit that shmoney ’bout a week ago // yeah I know that’s not my style, but I still play it though,” raps Quinn on Change of Scenery‘s opening track “Native Tongue”.

In a world where artists are immediately boxed off or even disregarded to a specific genre, Quinn is breaking through the mold. Listen below as he sing-raps and grabs attention with ease through his Top-40-ready hooks.

Mixtapes | Satin Jackets – Solé Fixtape Vol. 33

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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The duo of Satin Jackets has bestowed quite the musical mix for this month, joining our longtime favorite monthly mix, the Solé Bicycles Fixtape Series. Just in time for festival season, this mix perfectly encapsulates the anticipation the season brings.

Satin Jackets have just kicked off their 2015 US Tour — leading right up to the week of Coachella. So make sure to check their tour dates and their newest single “Shine On You” to hold you over until those desert days.

Exclusive download and tracklist here.