Hip-Hop State Of Mind

Beat Tape : Flipping Usher Raymond (By EricGotSoul)


Up and coming producer EricGotSoul drops this project out of the blue, drawing inspiration from some of his favorite producers he flips samples and turns them into one seamless beat tape for all to vibe to. Check it out and give him a follow on twitter if you’re feeling it and give the man a shout out for his hard work.

– Mike (@_MikeSinatra)

Follow Eric (@EricGotSoul)


New Song: Sir Milo – Consequences

Previously with his debut single “rampage” Sir Milo had a great come out party, Now the Queens MC has given us another jam with his second single “consequences” produced by LV Beats off his upcoming debut LP Corner Stores & Iron Horses which is set to release on August 20th. Sir Milo once again showed his lyrical ability and added a story behind it to show great versatility. The beat is great. the story has a great meaning plus the sample from the movie “Fresh” shows great significance and symbolism in the song.

Follow Sir Milo on twitter: @morningsirmilo

Mixtape : Pre Game – Exo

Queens rapper, Exo makes his debut with Pre-Game. The mixtape features original production from Exo and others, review coming soon.

Listen to Pre-Game here

Follow Exo on twitter : @Exo_nyc

– Mike (@_MikeSinatra)

Yeezus Album Review

20130603-191714.jpgKanye West – Yeezus Download


This is what everyone been waiting for maybe not this blog post but definitely the leak of Kanye West 6th studio album Yeezus. Kanye had been successful for the most part keeping his albums from not leaking in recent history, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy did not leak up until about 3 days upon release which is better than what other rappers can say just ask A$AP Rocky. Watch The Throne did not leak at all, but Yeezus leaked 4 days before release and it caused a major uproar on social media people had already been going crazy waiting for a leak for weeks.

Off the jump it got so many mixed emotions some people hated it, some had mixed feelings on it and others loved it. Soon as you hear that first song you do not know what to expect from it, the mixture of genres is evident and innovative. The first half  of the album is all over the place to be honest, the whole “i am god” concept did not pan out to what he planned for sure because the first few tracks are  doing too much. The second half of the album is definitely much better than the first half.

Yeezus got the same kind of reception 808s and Heartbreaks got, it came out and people were in shock because they expect a lot more. Then again whatever Kanye does is innovative and genre bending so expect other rappers to be birthed from this album just like they did with 808s. A lot of the songs on this album are about Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose if you listen closely to them but those songs are on the second half of the album after hes done praying to himself in the first half. My personal favorites songs on album are “Blood On The Leaves” and “Bound 2”. Those 2 songs are about Kim and Amber, Guilt Trip and Hold My Liquor is also about them.

Yeezus is basically 808s & Heartbreaks of 2013 the innovation and concept of some of the songs. Best believe other rappers will copy Kanye from the cover art of the album to the concept and production, like did with 808s. Personally i did not really like it but the album definitely grows on you.

FINAL VERDICT: I give it a 6 out of 10, expectations were so much higher, it grows on you. Solid second half of album, first half is all over the place.

Follow me on twitter: @_DonEsco

New Music: @freddiegibbs ft. @itsaproblem – One Eight Seven

Freddie Gibbs is back to work he collaborated with an up and coming artist from the west coast named Problem, for his single off his upcoming album called ESGN set to release July 9.


Tracklist to ESGN below:


Single : Collard Greens – Schoolboy Q featuring Kendrick Lamar

Q premiers the next single, featuring fellow black hippy Kendrick Lamar.off of his debut album Oxymoron.The album is currently without release date,but for now enjoy this new cut.

Mixtape : Acquitted – Gunplay

MMG’s Gunplay drops his mixtape to keep fans satisfied as he preps his album Living Legend. No specific release date is set for Living Legend but it will release later this year.

Download – Aqcuitted by Gunplay

– Mike (@_MikeSinatra)

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