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  • Future and Young Thug surprised fans on Friday with the release of a collaborative mixtape titled Super Slimey. 

    Future and Young Thug release surprise new mixtape, 'Super Slimey'

    Hip-hop fans awoke to an epic surprise on Friday morning, as Future and Young Thug shared the unannounced release of their collaborative new mixtape titled, Super Slimey. The 13-track album features nine songs in which both rappers appear with each other lyrically, and by the first listen so far...
  • Interview: West Coast hip-hop artist Mike Darole goes viral with ‘Hello’ and gets ready to drop new music video

    Interview: West Coast hip-hop artist Mike Darole goes viral with ‘Hello’ and gets ready to drop new music video

    West Coast hip-hop artist Mike Darole’s recent single “Hello" featuring RJ and Compton AV, has been getting some serious play thanks to a viral video called “Cheating On Your Barber.” Made by YouTube comedian Anwar Jibawi, the video features Darole’s title track off of his debut EP. After garnering...
  • Lil Pump drops highly-anticipated debut ahead of US tour

    Lil Pump drops highly-anticipated debut ahead of US tour

    Just days ago, Lil Pump announced that he's hitting the road to support his self-titled mixtape, and now he's shared the project with the world. Some of the artists on the tape include A-list rappers like Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and Chief Keef, while production was handled by beatmakers like...
  • A$AP Ferg drops new mixtape 'Still Striving' (listen)

    A$AP Ferg drops new mixtape 'Still Striving' (listen)

    The latest drop in A$AP Mob's monster month of AWGEST came Friday (Aug. 18) in the form of A$AP Ferg’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Always Strive and Prosper. The aptly named Sill Prospering mixtape features a star-studded cast that includes guest appearances from Cam’Ron, Lil Yachty...
  • Stream: Gucci Mane releases new mixtape 'Droptopwop,' set for BET Experience in LA

    Stream: Gucci Mane releases new mixtape 'Droptopwop,' set for BET Experience in LA

    Freedom is certainly something to celebrate, and rapper Gucci Mane celebrated the one-year anniversary of being released from prison in the only way a musician can: by releasing new music. The Trap God has released a new, 10-track mixtape produced by longtime collaborator Metro Boomin. On Droptopwop...
  • Denver concert mixtape for the week of Jan. 23: Zedd, Anderson .Paak, Talib Kweli and more

    Denver concert mixtape for the week of Jan. 23: Zedd, Anderson .Paak, Talib Kweli and more

    The best concerts this week (for ticket information, click artist name). Want to get to know some of these artists better or still not sure who to see?  Be sure to check out our weekly concert mixtape embedded below. Tuesday, Jan. 24 L.A. rockers Dorothy are coming to Denver. Check out Larimer...
  • One of the more successful indie bands of the 21st century, Arcade Fire is just one of many artists on the AXS indie mixtape/CD compilation.

    The best indie mixtape for music fans everywhere

    Independent artists have been key contributors to the music industry in the United States, much in the same way that independent filmmakers have expanded the perspective of Hollywood. Without indie artists, only the mainstream consumables would be available, limiting our freedoms as customers and...
  • The long awaited Hamilton Mixtape was officially announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday. 

    Regina Spektor, The Roots, Alicia Keys, John Legend among huge list of artists to appear on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton Mixtape’

    Hamilton, the hit musical from the brilliant mind of wordsmith extraordinaire Lin-Manuel Miranda keeps getting bigger and bigger. The musical has been shaking up the world of theater, pop culture, and American history since its debut in February of 2015, and will be taking new form soon, as the long...
  • A rap mixtape for the ages

    A rap mixtape for the ages

    What would the perfect rap mixtape look like? Will it be a mixtape filled with the old-school greats such as Run-D.M.C. and Nas? Or will it contain most of the new school cats like Big Sean and Drake, who have turned the poetry of the streets into a genre of smooth skill? Here’s what makes a perfect...
  • SiNiCaL: "For The People"

    Exclusive mixtape premiere: SiNiCaL’s ‘For The People’

    “Nowadays, a lot of people in this industry just come and go... Most of​ them don​’t make lasting impressions. When it​’s my time, I want to make a very serious impact! I plan on having an​ influence not only on the music industry, but on the world... It​’s more than music!” – SiNiCaL, Emmy...
  • The cover art for Nikolai Rya's new mixtape 'TiedDown'

    Mixtape review and interview: 'TiedDown' by Nikolai Rya

    Author's note: I had the pleasure to sit down with Nikolai and discuss his new mixtape TiedDown. Quotes from the interview are spread throughout this review. It's been almost eight months since Texas and California rapper, Nikolai Rya, dropped his first mixtape The System. A fairly lengthy project...
  • Silas Blak talks '#BlakFriday: The Mixtape'

    Silas Blak talks '#BlakFriday: The Mixtape'

    AXS caught up with Seattle’s wordsmith—Silas Blak, and he kindly talked about his newest release, #BlakFriday: The Mixtape; and midway into our illustrious conversation, he discussed the greatest obstacle he had to overcome, and his most-memorable Hip-Hop moment. Read below and be inspired, and find...
  • Snow Tha Product releases ‘The Rest Comes Later’ mixtape

    Snow Tha Product releases ‘The Rest Comes Later’ mixtape

    "Can you speak up a little bit?” I asked. "Can you hear me now?” Snow Tha Product replied. "Yes,” I answered, and then our illustrious conversation began recording inside of a TASCAM DR-40 Recorder. AXS: What was life like growing up in California? 
Snow Tha Product: I actually grew up in San...
  • Happy Hour Hosted by DJ Bo Weezy

    Jube 'Happy Hour' hosted by DJ Bo Weezy

    You may remember Jube from his previous mixtapes Y'all Know We Do It and Life Love Liquor, which spawned the hits "On My Way," "You Got It," "I Love You," "Put It On Me," and many more. So, if you are tired of listening to the same "I'm ballin, shootem up" lyrics that are on steady rotation on the...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Jordin Sparks

    5 things you didn't know about Jordin Sparks

    Jordin Sparks is an American singer who won season 6 of American Idol. She took a hiatus from her music to work on the musical movie, “Sparkle.” She is now back performing and has released the mixtape, “Bye Felicia.” Her fans may think they know everything there is to know about her but there may...
  • Album review: Winston Ward '#CanISingForYou Vol. 1: The Mixtape'

    Album review: Winston Ward '#CanISingForYou Vol. 1: The Mixtape'

    Bronx native Winston Ward recently released a new R&B project, #CanISingForYou Vol.1:The Mixtape. The 12-track release features original recordings, remixes, and covers of popular singles that have received Ward’s seductive touch. The title track is not the singer’s strongest, and Ward’s mature...
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