The Go DJ’s are Louisiana’s main DJ coalition, and DJ Phat should be familiar to anyone in the Grambling, Ruston and Monroe areas. Now they have released their first mixtape of the year, The Street Supplier, which features three segments, one mixed by DJ Phat, one by DJ J-Weezie and one by DJ Dat Boi. The mix features plenty of Louisiana artists from the familiar to the obscure, including Lil Cali, Boosie, Kevin Gates, 3 Feet and Juvenile. Download and enjoy!
On Thursday October 10, Memphis rap artist Young Dolph held a listening party at Ardent Recording Studios for his new mixtape South Memphis Kingpin. There was plenty of food and drink, and a good turnout, including legendary producer DJ Squeaky and up-and-coming Memphis rap artist Skool Boy. The South Memphis Kingpin mixtape can be downloaded here.
I had not heard of Jae Tips prior to his performance at the Beer and Tacos stage at A3C, but I did notice his performance. He definitely stood out on a day where I had heard quite a few artists performing. Doing some research afterwards, I found out that he is from the Bronx, as of yet unsigned, and has a mixtape out called South of Houston, which has nothing to do with the city in Texas. It’s rather a reference to Houston Street in New York City, from which the SoHo neighborhood derives its name. Download and enjoy!
There used to be Big Oomp Records stores all over Atlanta, not only in the flea markets and discount malls, but also freestanding store locations on Campbellton Road, on Ralph Abernathy Boulevard in the West End, and in Smyrna. Most of these have closed over the last several years, so I was thrilled to see that the Big Oomp location at the Old National Discount Mall in College Park is still up and running, with plenty of DJ Jelly mixtapes. As I walked past, they were playing a new song in memory of Trayvon Martin by Pastor Troy, whose new album The Streets Need You is due out July 30 from Madd Society Records and Select-O-Hits Music Distribution.
M & M Records has been Tyler, Texas’ main spot for Texas rap albums and mixtapes, gospel, blues and T-shirts. It’s off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit, and you might just find that out-of-print Texas rap CD you’ve been wanting.