Today Big K.R.I.T. dropped his latest mixtape “See Me On Top 4” today and fans of real music rejoiced. However, there has been a slew of q...
Today Big K.R.I.T. dropped his latest mixtape “See Me On Top 4” today and fans of real music rejoiced. However, there has been a slew of quality mixtapes released in Mississippi in the past few months. The artists are definitely the next to bring the spotlight back down here and I think ya’ll should definitely check them out. Support local music!
Dono Vegas – Jackpot 1.5
Dono Vegas comes hard right out of the gate on the “Intro”. Vegas spits nothing but real life, you can hear the authenticity in his voice in every track. You won’t hear a single bar about flexing, only lines about being determined and making your dreams real. He reminds of Yo Gotti, when I say that I mean that he tells the true stories of the streets in a way that anyone can relate and understand. Jackpot 1.5 is definitely a tape you need to hear.
Tira D – The Prelude 2
Tira D is one of my favorite rising artists coming out of Mississippi right now. This 18 year old female rhyme slinger is vicious on every track I’ve ever heard her on. She has bars better than any of your favorite rappers and she’s not even out of high school yet. Just think about that, listen to her track “Keep It G” and let it really sink in that it was written by a high school student. Ms. D is definitely someone to keep your ears and eyes on. She was also recently chosen to be a part of an all female showcase during BET Awards Weekend in Atlanta, GA. Go support and donate a few dollars to her man, she truly deserves it http://www.gofundme.com/eedbqg
Silas – Rap Revolt
Silas has been working towards success for years. I remember the first time I heard of him when I saw the cover for “Coola Danna 1” float across my Facebook newsfeed. I was instantly a fan because I didn’t know there was anyone making music like his coming out of Jackson. Watching him evolve as an artist and seeing him create some of the most innovative videos I’ve seen has done nothing but inspire me. I feel like “Rap Revolt” is his best body of work and I think that it is him at his most genuine. “speakItin2existence”, “Somewhere in JUmerica” and his recently released “3AM/Late4Work” are excellent examples of the time he’s putting into his craft. Plus, he’s incorporating his trumpet into his live shows which will only set him apart even more.
Antwone Perkins – C.O.C.A.I.N.E. In Color
Antwone Perkins is one of the most creative artists to come out of Jackson in a while. To hear him talk about music is truly a mind altering experience. It’s almost like he hears and see music on a whole other level than most people. I attended the release concert for his excellent album “C.O.C.A.I.N.E in Color” and it was one of the best nights of music I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. Tracks like “Mississippi Weather”, “Music Ave.” and “2Young2Die” are so well produced and his lyrics flow perfectly over every beat. Check it out and tell him what you think of his music, he loves feedback from his fans.
Renee Lee – The Prelude
Renee Lee is a dope lyricist, when she spits people stop and listen. She effortlessly flows over any beat, which I think can be accredited to her background as a poet, and the way she puts her words together is truly captivating. Stand out tracks include “Keep Calm”, “Parachute” and “TShirt”. I’m anxiously awaiting all of these new singles and collabs that she’s been hinting at lately. Check her out!
DOLO – Boobie Miles
DOLO is really going in on everything he’s doing. “Boobie Miles” has so many different emotions and introspective moments. Plus, he’s a great storyteller and I think that he still has plenty of potential that he hasn’t even tapped yet. His wide range of deliveries makes each track catch your attention. “Boobie Miles” is the kind of tape you pop in the system and just cruise to, soaking it all in.
Rozay Mo – No Hollywood In The Jack
Rozay Mo is an artist I just recently heard and I wish I had of heard his music sooner. He spits with aggression and passion. The “Intro” of this tape lets you know everything you need to know to understand who Rozay is and what he stands for. You should def check him out if you’re a fan of smart street music. “Beside My Name” featuring Coke Bumaye is definitely a stand out track, the gospel tinged instrumental and flow make for a track that will surely be on repeat in your playlist.
Coke Bumaye – Americaz Nightmare
Coke Bumaye is another name that I’ve been hearing a lot of lately. I can definitely see why his name is coming from so many different sources. He’s spitting hard as a pair Timberlands to the jaw. Whether it’s his own track or a feature, Bumaye delivers. Check him out!
Bbymutha – WEAVE
Bbymutha is one of my favorite MC’s. From the moment I heard her track “Drugs” I was hooked (no pun intended). She dropped “WEAVE” on her birthday and it is definitely a great follow up to her excellent release “#Belkin54G”. The Chattanooga, TN native also recently got some recognition on TheFader.com after working with lsdxoxo on “Black Widow” for his “Whorecore EP”. Check her out.
Well that concludes my list. Download all of this roll up two or three and just relax and let the music take you away. Also, if there’s an artist I missed that you feel should be featured hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or @_LaidbackMack_ on Twitter and IG!