Monday, August 22, 2011

Volume VI: Toga

Who cares if it's the end of the summer? I couldn't be more excited to go back to school, which is why Beat Dropping is giving you its sixth original mixtape, "Toga," which is appropriately inspired by Animal House. Be sure to read more and view the full tracklist, but for those who have short attention spans, some of the mixtape's features include Mac Miller, Brenton Duvall, and Na Palm. The download link is before and after the tracklist, and be sure to sort by song name once it's in your iTunes library. Enjoy



1. Can't Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton) - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: I feel slightly guilty for putting this track on this mixtape. Why? It's easily one of the best of the summer and has amazing production value. If you're questioning whether you should download this mixtape or not, this track makes the whole thing worthwhile. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are easily one of the best hip-hop duos in the game right now. You should start witnessing it.

2. 1517 (Whitest Boy Alive Remix) - ProbCause: I just featured this track a couple of days but everyone seems to be loving it, so I thought I would include it. It's one of two tracks (not counting the soon to be featured "Can't Hold Us") that have already been featured. Read its feature here.

3. Extra Extra (ft. Mac Miller & HaLo) - Rapsody: The attractiveness of this track comes from Mac Miller his ability to make this one of the most easy-flowing tracks I've heard in a while. I'm not surprised though; that seems to be Mac's calling.

4. Roll With Me (ft. Yala) - Beau Young Prince: This kid is on a roll (...) lately. Beau's a plus on this track, but I'm not a huge fan of Yala, although this is my first taste of her. I'm a harsh critic, sue me.

5. Some Other Party In Paradise - Brenton Duvall: This is the second track I've featured before and was the focus for the first post of Blending Your Thursdays. I don't think it is possible to go wrong with Biggie. Read the feature here.

6. Things I Haven't Told You (ft. Don Trip) - Na Palm: The self-proclaimed party animal just released a new mixtape and the first time I listened to it, one word came to mind: explicit. I took three tracks from his recent album and stuck them in this mix, but this one is my personal favorite.

7. Grown - Na Palm: Na Palm dabbles in a lot of different genres, drifting in and out of dubstep, electronic, and hip-hop mostly. This track is one of his finer rapping showcases and is relatively laid back for the guy that seemingly travels 100 miles an hour all day and night.

8. Oprah Winfrey - Olu: Who needs Donald Trump when you can rap about everyone's home girl, Oprah? Olu freestyles over Mac Miller's beat from "Donald Trump" and absolutely destroys it. Be on the lookout for this kid to make some big moves in the near future...

9. Gotta Have It - Kanye West & Jay-Z: I think this is my favorite track off of "Watch The Throne." Emphasis on I think. The album is still surprising me each time I listen, and I'll probably have a new favorite tomorrow.

10. Got A Shot (prod. SKetcho) - Aziz: I know this track dabbles into the Frat Rap category, but I couldn't resist including it because besides Rapsody's track with Mac, this is some of the smoothest flow in my recently added playlist.

11. She Will (ft. Drake) - Lil Wayne: Wayne is testing a lot of peoples' patience by delaying his album this long. In attempts to maintain their devotion, Wayne recently released this track featuring Drake. This is a pretty dark one, but top-notch nonetheless. I can only hope "The Carter IV" will match the quality of this track.

12. The 300 Club - Basic Physics: It's been a while since I have featured a Basic Physics mashup, but in my defense, it's also been a while since the mashup artist has produced something worthy. This one is an ode to all of his loyal fans, which encompasses a bunch of the year's best.

13. Breathe - Minnesota: What's a mixtape without some dubstep? Turn up the bass and let the walls wobble.

14. Two Days Straight - Na Palm: This is the definition of Na Palm and a club banger. Play this at a party, and it will probably go for say...two days straight?

15. In The Trap - JBW Experiment: The remix duo is producing a lot lately, including two projects that I've been collaborating with them on. Expect to hear at least one of them soon which features the funk/disco god, Breakbot.

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