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2013 Lolla Must Sees

My favorite post to write every year, and this year is no different. Many may be complaining that this year’s Grant Park lineup doesn’t compare to other major music festivals around the world, but those people aren’t looking hard enough. Last year I suggested catching Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as they were destined for stardom (and boy has it hit hard, with a sold-out world tour approaching and 3 tracks in the Billboard Top 100), and Givers, who were up there for my favorite performance of 2012. So same drill… you will not find The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, or even Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper on this list. While I still highly recommend checking out all of those acts, here are the lesser known artists you can’t miss.

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Vic Mensa – Did It Before [Music Video] Directed by Austin Vesely

Vic Mensa drops the Austin Vesely directed, Mensanati produced video for “Did it Before.”

With the release, Vic announced the unfortunate break-up of his band, Kids These Days.

The Innanet tape is set to drop soon, and with Vic’s verse on Chance’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” we have high hopes. Check it out below.

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J. Cole – Truly Yours [Mixtape Download]

Mixtape Cole is back with Truly Yours. We’ll let the man himself summarize this one…

It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have. 
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space).

Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
Truly Yours,
Born Sinner

PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.

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Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA – Underground Airplay [Video]

Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., and Smoke DZA link up on a track that’s featuring the hottest young talent in the game. The track is from Ecko Unlimited’s upcoming Underground Airplay mixtape.

JOEY. B.

“Insane in the membrane from the Empire State/But I keep my mind in the pen state/They wanna know how I keep my pen straight/Damn right, how they gonna bite off my template”.

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Big Sean – 24k of Gold Remix feat. J. Cole, Raekwon [Download]

The original version of “24k Of Gold” appears on Big Sean’s Detroit mixtape, minus the Raekwon verse. Mixtape Cole tears through the track, and the chef delivers a verse that is sure to have you vibin. The remix featuring J.Cole and Raekwon appears on Key Wane’s recently released So Many Keys mixtape.

Download and stream the song below.

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A$AP Rocky – Same Bitch (feat. Trey Songz) [Download]

This track off DJ Spinatik’s upcoming Street Runnaz 72 mixtape sees the Pretty Muthafucka and Mr. Panty Wetter join forces to create a dope track that definitely would have been worthy of a spot on Long Live A$AP. Stream and download below.

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Pusha T – Wrath of Caine (Mixtape w/ Download)

The long awaited Wrath of Caine is finally here. G.O.O.D. Music’s Scottie Pippen brings fans an 11 track mixtape, with Pusha getting help from Rick Ross, Wale, French Montana and more. You knew the production was going to be on point, it is, and the fire in Pusha’s raps really set the bar high for his upcoming album, My Name is My Name.  Here’s what he has to say about the mixtape…

When I drop music, I aim to make u muthafuckas cry!! My true fans/family know I strive for perfection. If Def Jam is waiting on my album, what the fuck makes u think u aint gonna wait on this mixtape? It’s like when a women/man is a virgin, if u love that bitch/nigga U WILL WAIT!!

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Rockie Fresh – Electric Highway [Mixtape Download]

Chicago’s very own Rockie Fresh gets some amazing production from Lunice, The Gift, and more, and some big name features, including the bawse Rick Ross and Curren$y in his debut MMG mixtape, Electric Highway. I see a bright future for this kid, with Ross crafting him into Big Sean 2.0. After one listen, I’m really impressed… without a doubt an improvement from Driving 88. Download below, and stream some tracks from the tape as well. Enjoy!

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Lorine Chia “Lorine” [Mixtape Download]

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So we’re very late on this, I know, but it’s better to share it than stay quiet. The Cleveland, Ohio native Lorine Chia released her debut mixtape on Thanksgiving, and it’s been on heavy rotation ever since. We’ve got the tracklist along with a full stream featured below, with appearances by Chicago’s Chance the Rapper, All Day Recess, and Rami. Be on the lookout for a review coming ASAP.

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Fabolous “The Soul Tape 2” [Mixtape Download]

Loso gives fans a Thanksgiving Day treat, and released The Soul Tape 2. The first one was great, and so far I’m really feelin’ this one. Features guest appearances from Pusha T, J. Cole, Wale, Trey Songz, Joe Budden and Cassie. Download and tracklist below, let us know what you think!

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