A long time in the making, Gerald Walker’s new mixtape, “Believers Never Die” is out. No surprise, but it’s 17 tracks of smooth music, just in time for summer. More production from Taylor Gang producers Cardo & Sledgren, and definitely some awesome additions from Chicago’s own Slot-A, amongst others. Oh, did I mention XV, Phil Ade, and Skeme are all featured on a track? This is definitely going to be one of those tapes that I put on, and might never get out of my music rotation for a long time. Go get “Believers Never Die”. It’s free!
I had to listen to this one. I love pizza. I had pizza tonight for dinner. Therefore, I felt obligated to listen to NatNaiel’s “Pizza” mixtape. Much like pizza, I thoroughly enjoyed it. 17 really diverse tracks from the New Jersey native, and it really impressed me. One minute, there’s this crazy dubstep beat with him rapping over it, and the next moment there’s some smooth beats playing in the background. And it all works together. I highly recommend downloading this mixtape. Listen to it while you eat some pizza. Check it out here via DJBooth.Net
In Milwaukee, the south side is the least represented side of town, and in many instances it’s for good reason. However, RockzSolid is definitely emerging as a stand out, and this release shows it. It’s a big step up for her, and she’s got shows lined up to support it as well. Oh, and hey, I produced track 4, “Hip Hop or Rap”, which features Mad Static. So, if that’s not enough reason for you to download it, I dunno what is.
I first heard Gerald Walker for the first time in winter 2009, shoveling snow in my alley. At some point before that, I had downloaded his “Evening Out With Your Girlfriend” mixtape, named after the Fall Out Boy album. In the time since then, I’ve watched him evolve to create his own sound, and now he’s doing tracks with Cardo & Sledgren from the Taylor Gang. Oh, and there’s a track produced by none other than Timbaland, too. And he’s from Milwaukee. So, support him, will ya? Download “The Other Half Of Letting Go” by clicking here or on the album cover
If you didn’t know, Joe Fulce of Marquette has a mixtape out. He has a recording studio set up in his room at Marquette, and a vocal booth in his closet. Click the picture or right here to download “Fresh 2 Def”. His next mixtape comes out next week Monday, as well.
Or, watch this. Either or:
This doesn’t completely fall under the “I Made That” heading, but here’s The Cranberry Show’s official video for “Time Of Day”, a track that I produced. Keep an eye out for a quick shot of Johnston Hall, home of Cat Daddy… err… Marquette Radio (Also where Steve Frymark and myself host Breaking And Entering).
Around this time last year, I was in my backyard shoveling, just like I’m about to do after I write this post, when I turned on “Gerald Walker’s Evening Out With Your Girlfriend” for the first time. I was hooked by the sound Gerald has developed as his own and became a big fan of his music. This year, Gerald dropped a 5 song Christmas gift, entitled “A Gerald Walker Christmas”. There’s solid production and lyrics all the way through this EP, and I’d highly recommend that you find a way to download it. Oh wait! It’s right underneath this sentence! Just click the picture or right here to download it.
The second installment of TCS’ holiday mixtapes. This one’s made up of other songs you might have heard from a few years ago. Honestly the only songs I haven’t heard before on here are “Dancing With A Fat Girl” and “We Ride”. If you’re new to TCS, or just don’t have these tracks, download them by clicking the picture below:
The series concludes with the Christmas mixtape. And for the record, I do think this is dope. You probably will too.
So… if you weren’t at Terror at the Mall last night at Grand Avenue, you missed these guys “totally shut that bitch down” (quoted from their tweet). Anyway, that’s exactly what they did, and to top it off they dropped their first web tape today. TCS is doing three web tapes before the end of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. This one features several songs from Youtube, but also has a couple new tracks on it. Either way, it’s worth downloading. Oh yeah, I may or may not have done some work on track 3, “Rockin Bells”, but that’s no big deal… haha. Download The Cranberry Show’s Halloween web tape by clicking the picture below or right here.
Go vote November 2nd. AND by tweeting or emailing someone about going to vote, you can get this mixtape, presented by DJ Willie Shakes (Hey, he scratched on that Cranberry Show track I prod…. nevermind) Anyway, the mixtape features 15 tracks, including local music from S.A.F.S. Crew, and a Lupe freestyle. Go get it by following the link here.