J. Holiday makes an impressive return with his new mixtape. (Courtesy of the artist)

J. Holiday fits neatly in the latter category. On his new mixtape — available for free download on DatPiff.com, mixtapefactory.com and other sites — the Southeast Washington native toggles between tough talk and pillow talk, crooning in a plangent falsetto or rapping in lisping boasts that lag behind the beat . . . just . . . so.