Aaand Curren$y has released yet another mixtape, much to my delight. Smoke One For Spitta is basically promotion for Curren$y’s newest album, Pilot Talk 3, as he has a few notable outlets behind him for this one. If you’re a true Curren$y fan, you’ll notice that this mixtape is more of a compilation of his “greatest hits”, but I still think it’s worth having in your music library.
Download: Smoke One For Spitta (Mixtape), Curren$y
Young Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, of the dope ass group, Kids These Days, gifts us with this Blended Babies and Chuck Inglish-produced joint. You may have heard this beat on Asher Roth’s latest project, Pabst and Jazz, on the single, “Bastermating”. Anyway, Mensa does this beat justice and lays out lyrics that further cement his place among Chicago’s young, ill rappers. Kudos to Mr. Vesely for the visuals, as well. Simple, yet complex seems to be the theme, and it definitely worked for me.
Yunalis Zarai, or “Yuna”, is a 25 year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter who I was introduced to just days ago. I’ve scoured the webs for her music and videos, and have come away very impressed. Yuna describes her music as a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay, which is certainly odd, to say the very least. “Life Your Life” is a well-written song, and I’d love to see Yuna perform it live. It’s always great when the visuals and artist are equally gorgeous, no?