Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 5 Mixtapes/EPs of 2012

It's the Last day of 2012! I decided to do a few Top 5 lists to close out the year. Remember these picks are all my opinion, but let me know what you were feelin the last 365.


Trapstep, Trap Beats, Trap... whatever, this EP was the most solid collection of originals of it this year. Lunice and Hudson Mohawk make a great team, lets hope they keep it rollin.
Top Track: Gooo

4. Big Sean - Detroit

Solid tape from Big Sean,.I'm still somewhat surprised at his consistency here.
Top Tracks: 24 k of Gold, Experimental    

 3. Catching Flies - The Stars EP

I came across Catching Flies not that long ago but really loved his Stars EP. Laid back beats, lush electronic production and smooth vocal samples make this a downtempo delight.
Top Track: The Stars      

2. Joey Badass - 1999

Joey Bad@ss came out of nowhere with this golden era hip hop throwback. Great track selection and potent flows will have you grooving on a rainy day. Dude must've been played early 90's hip hop while in the womb, cuz the 17 year old made one of the most enjoyable mixtapes of 2012.
Top Tracks: Summer Knights, HardKnock, Snakes  

 1. Mickey Factz - Mickey Mau5e  

Mickey Factz could've simply done a crossover mixtape with electronic/dubstep beats like so many others have done. Instead he created a concept album starring an entirely alternate persona too. The story of 'Mau5e', a graffiti artist from the 80's, is truly unlike any other mixtape listen of 2012. Some of the parallels between Mickey Factz and his character Mau5e are what take this work to another level.
Top Tracks: Memoirs of ? Entry 1, Hulk Hogan & Crack, Union Square    

What were your Tops of 2012?

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