Free Dope Rap Mixtapes from Mick Boogie, Little Brother, Junkie XL.
Last week's Scene
cover story, "The Commissioner
," was an in-depth look at mixtape phenom Mick Boogie
. He's a DJ with an MBA who MTV and Rolling Stone rank as one of the country's top-five makers of mixtapes -- the controversial hip-hop marketing tool-turned-market that recently came under fire
from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Click here to download Boogie's latest mix, the Little Brother street album And Justus For All
. (It will download as a 100-MB ZIP file that unfolds into 30 mp3 tracks.) Available as a free download and comprising, in the words of its makers, "99.9% original music," the mix might be a model for future of mixtapes. And Little Brother — a North Carolina hip-hop group whose positivity and jazzy beats have made them a favorite with internet heads — are really good.
As long as you're in download mode, click here to download an mp3 of LB's Phonte
covering Toto's "Africa" with Zo.
Or if face-stomping hardcore rap is your thing, click to download Provok's V-Day Massacre mixtape
. Provok is the DJ of Cleveland group Injektion XL
, and it contains 12 new tracks from Tkilla, 88 Nova, Don Shanks, Wyle E and K2.
Make the most of your snow day. As John Belushi once said, "It don't cost nothin'." -- D.X. Ferris