Weekly Mixtape Round-Up: Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Jim Jones, and More
You're lucky this week because a lot of stuff dropped, so I wasn't going to have to keep bringing up 2-track EPs, like those mean anything to the world. I really wanted to post that Drake snippet leak, but that would be unfair to the Drizz. Plus, I'm sure he's somewhere crying about it right now. If you haven't heard the snippets yet, you totally should. I'm not giving you a link, though, because that's not my job. My job is to give you this week's mixtapes, and here they are!
Jim Jones - 'Miami Vampin'
Soooo, Jim Jones is still on that vamp shit, huh? Well okay. Miami Vampin is an interesting listen, and I say that because Jim Jones has basically cracked the code that every other rapper over the last three years has used to get famous. You can hear it from the moment "Pull Up" starts playing. He does it better than most though, so who's really winning?
King Louie - 'Drilluminati 3 (God Of Drill)'
I didn't know we were still talking about Drill, but then I guess it makes sense because King Louie needed to complete his little trilogy over here. Can't hate on Louie though, and Part 3 is dope on the rolodex alone. Dreezy pops in for "Live It Up" and Fetty Wap on "City G.O.D." Even PartyNextDoor comes through on the Cardo-produced "Clique'd Up." It's a good time and good to know Drill is still a thing.
Adrian Younge - 'Linear Labs Los Angeles'
Okay, now listen here: Linear Labs Los Angeles is the best thing you're going to listen to all week. Adrian is talented as all fuck and this whole project is a worthy listen. Pause for the rapid fire of "The Last Act" with Souls Of Mischief and "Return Of The Savage" with Raekwon and RZA. So much good stuff going on. So much. Just listen.
Fredo Santana - 'Ain't No Money Like Trap Money Volume 1'
Fredo Santana is back with a whole mixtape full of all your other favorite rappers (and him). Well actually, that's only if your favorite rappers are Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Kevin Gates, and Lil Reese. The tape knocks though, so you'll be into it if you like Fredo and his crew. If you don't then, um, yeah...
Gucci Mane - 'King Gucci'
Another day, another Gucci Mane tape. There's no Young Thug on this one, but there is that Fetty Wap collab we've all wanted, "Still Selling Dope" with Metro Boomin on the beat. I don't know who invited RiFF RaFF on "I'm Too Much," but he's there too. Seriously, can we have a moratorium on Gucci tapes? Please?
Remy Banks - 'higher.'
World's Fair's Remy Banks drops a pretty solid one with Higher. My favorite is "the function." because he teams back up with World's Fair and my new favorite D.R.A.M. So, won't you give this one a spin for me?
Rich The Kid & Migos - 'Still On Lock'
Okay, so here's my problem with Still On Lock: while it's being marketed as this Rich The Kid and Migos mixtape, they don't even collaborate with each other with the exception of two tracks. There's the opener "Bandz In The Bank" and the "eh" track "Change" with Migo Bands. The rest are them by themselves. Where the hell is the fun in that?
Jeezy - 'Gangsta Party'
Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend—or "MDW" if you're heading to the Jersey Shore with a spray tan—DJ Drama and Jeezy drop this special Gangsta Grillz edition mixtape titled Gangsta Party. It's a turn-up tape, boasts a few key guys like Rich Homie Quan, 2 Chainz, YG, Young Dolph, and more. Cardo and London On The Track hold a brunt of the beats, but fuck all this marketing talk. It's a JEEZY MIXTAPE. What more do you really need?
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