Phil the Thrill’s mixtape dropped a few days ago, and it’s blowing up all over the Twitter and blogs. Lyrical substance, a voice that touches on Childish Gambino and an awesome flow, plus some dirty beats. Even slower songs like ‘Serendipity’ and ‘Falling Up’ just capture the listener absolutely. This kid is drowning in potential and this mixtape puts that potential on display in full force. It’s time to give ‘Barely Awake’ a spin before you’re left behind. Phil the Thrill sounds like he’s been in the game forever on tracks like ‘Ashtray’ and ‘Vodka Vibe’ and banger ‘Make You Famous’ is bound to blow up whatever party you’re crawling through, face in the toilet and Gatorade and vodka stains down your shirt.
Space Jam Jaye’s Fairy Tales & Lost Dreams mixtape is ill. It reminds me of Kid Cudi, with similar beats and an often introspective lyrical style. This shouldn’t be thought of as a copy of Cudi, but it will be a good job of filling the void he’s left.
Check this jam from Tyler, the Creator, from his summer camp mixtape, which consists of what he considers to be summer-y songs. Really cool beat, and calmed down, but still very typical Tyler lyrics. Check it, it’s pretty solid for something that was probably thrown together pretty quickly.
XV sounds like the man. ‘That’s Just Me’ is a great headbobbing track with a catchy chorus and some chill down to earth lyrics. Not only that, but he collaborated with my favorite rapper Kendrick Lamar on his song ‘Textbook Stuff’.
Textbook Stuff ft. Kendrick Lamar – XV
Kendrick is always fire.
Getchya party on, it’s Monday.
Jackson Pit – Xaphoon Jones
K. Flay has released the first bundle of three throughout the month of April, which will make up her latest mixtape, ‘I Stopped Caring in ’96’. Each bundle will carry with it different moods and lyrical themes, and the first, ‘I Feel Nothing’ seems rooted in apathy, and a dark feeling of emptiness.
In addition to a few tracks, each bundle will also contain a music video and photo series. ‘I Feel Nothing’ contains samples from ESG, the XX as well as Alex Clare. The dual psychology-sociology major Stanford graduate often delves into her psyche as well as that of the general population as a lyrical theme, and this mixtape seems to be no different.
The titles for the next two bundles in the mixtape, ‘I Feel Everything’ and ‘Everything is Nothing’ imply she plans to explore her life from a couple different standpoints with each mixtape. Don’t get worried though, she hasn’t completely lost her sense of lightheartedness.
Less Than Zero – K. Flay
Carry On – K. Flay
As springtime itches increasingly closer, I’m dying for some upcoming release dates. I’ve been listening to the Cool Kids obsessively, in anticipation of their upcoming release, When Fish Ride Bicycles. Especially after hearing Bundle Up, I’m ready for the next release.
In the meantime though, the Tacklebox mixtape is working pretty well for me. The three song combination of Freak City, So Neat, and Go Camping towards the beginning of the mixtape is amazing. The three tracks flow into each other perfectly and are flawless.
You can download Tacklebox here on Datpiff, or you can just wait for When Fish Ride Bicycles.
Freak City – the Cool Kids
So Neat – the Cool Kids
Gone Camping – the Cool Kids