Chip Tha Ripper featuring Curren$y and Big Sean: "Fat Raps"
This thumping, supremely mellow new track, produced by Cool Kid Chuck Inglish, hails from the Ohio rapper's much-anticipated mix tape "The Cleveland Show," which drops Tuesday.
Rene Lopez: "Johnny Wants to Be a Matador"
The latest from Lopez, a singer based in N.Y.C. and sometime actor ("He's Just Not That Into You") is a Latin soul charmer about a Brooklyn kid who wants to be a bullfighter.
Green Velvet featuring Kid Sister: "Everybody Wants"
The house veteran teams with fellow Chicagoan Kid Sister for this bass-happy new jam.
Lupe Fiasco: "The National Anthem"
Having successfully sampled Thom Yorke on the great '07 track "Us Placers," Fiasco returns for a rematch, incorporating Radiohead's "The National Anthem" into this new mix-tape track.
Terrible Records: "Terrible Mix #1"
Ever wonder what probably exquisitely tasteful music the guys from Grizzly Bear listen to? If this nicely collated mix tape from Terrible Records (co-founded by GB's Chris Taylor) is any indication, lots of Silver Apples, Saint Etienne and This Mortal Coil. So, pretty much like you thought.
-- Allison Stewart