[Hot Drop] Innovator – Lab #2 Mixtape

Innovator dropped his second mixtape “Lab #2”, which is downloadable for free at many Korean hip hop sites such as Hiphopplaya. However, I wasn’t sure if it was legal for me to put the download links here, so I just provided two songs that was posted on YouTube by hiphopplaya. Also, he will be performing most of the songs at INDEPENDENCE DAY: Vol.2 – INDEPENDENT RECORDS THE CONCERT with the featured artists in the mixtape.

Let My Tape Rock [Click to Listen] << I love the sampling he used
Unstoppable Speaker [Click to Listen] << I like the soft, simple beat & instrumentation

Full mixtape download link via Hiphopplaya here

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[Hot Drop] Swings – I Am Strong (feat. Rimi, XL)

Swings released this track “I Am Strong” which was excluded from his second album “Upgrade II” because the it did not follow the overall mood of the album. Featured artists on this track include Rimi and XL, and each artist talk about the hardships one had undergone throughout their careers. Although this track has a very gloomy and deep motif, it truly discusses the honest struggles of the three rappers.

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Source: Hiphopplaya

[Hot Drop] Ignito – Resurrection

Ignito released this track from his new upcoming album “Black”, which will drop on August 9th. It is his second album in five years, since his debut album “Demolish” in 2006. Again in this album, Ignito spits directly and relentlessly, which is somewhat of his “specialty”. Also, rather than using grand, full-sounding samplings as he did in his previous tracks, Ignito minimizes the samplings to emphasize his sinisterly voice and lyrics.

Source: Hiphopplaya.com

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[Hot Drop] Crucial Star – What’s This Art For

Crucial released another track from his upcoming album “A Star From The Basement”, which will drop on August 5th. In “What’s This Art For”, Crucial Star questions the passion and the substance of the current hip hop scene. He argues that hip hop artists are straying away from the genre’s fundamentals to pursue monetary gains and mainstream fame.

Also, the second verse is based on Crucial’s true experience at a underground hip hop performance, when he witnessed so-called “underground rappers” focusing more on dance choreography and appearances than actual rapping.

Source: Hiphopplaya.com

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