I am a fan of all different types and genres of Hip-Hop Music and it's been a minute since I've done a straight up quality Street Hip-Hop oriented mixtape.
One of the reasons for that is I don't feel like there is a balance with a lot of Street Hip-Hop cats lately with the music AND the content - either folks are talking "SuperThug with no consequences or humanity" action over a great beat (which honestly, while escapist music is nice, I think I'm just getting tired of), trying to balance all sides of the Street life with mediocre music or are just plain trash on all ends.
It was cool to be able to run into southern Hip-Hop MC Blood Raw's music through my Florida DJ contacts a few years back and eventually get to doing a mixtape project with the brother at this stage where he is at with his own company of Blood Raw Entertainment as well as his work with C.T.E. (Young Jeezy's label) & Def Jam, where he just released an album earlier this year.
I feel he relays a lot of sides about Street Life in the U.S. though his music ( joy, pain, pride, wanting to get out of it, etc.) and can actually spit some emotional & charismatic bars over some on point production.
Hopefully, you all will dig his music as well.
As always, much respect and love for all of the support and PLEASE let folks know how you feel about this mixtape release and others from the FuseBox Radio/BlackRadioIsBack.com crew when you have the chance - hope you enjoy it! :)
** NOTE: This mixtape is NOT clean/radio/FCC friendly **
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released October 1, 2009