Monday, December 17, 2018

Nametag's Hip Hop Release Picks of 2018





First off...toooo much music was released in Hip Hop for 2018 to even keep up with. Some of the projects below that I put, I just got around to. In fact, nobody else needs to drop full length projects in 2019, lol. Let the listeners and fans play catch up...don't start releasing new music until 2nd quarter of 2019. Names in red are from out of Detroit, so yes my bias is showing, but the city had a strong year with Hip Hop. Anyway, none of these projects are in a specific order/rank. I just went with what was coming to mind. Include your picks for 2018 in the comments.
  • Royce Da 5'9 - "Book Of Ryan"
  • Phonte - "No News Is Good News"
  • Jay Rock - "Redemption"
  • Skyzoo - "In Celebration Of Us"
  • Black Milk - "Fever"
  • J. Cole - "K O D"
  • Nipsey Hussle - "Victory Lap"
  • Vince Staples - "FM!"
  • Fat Ray - "Perseus"
  • Reason - "There You Have It"
  • Dave East & Styles P - "Beloved"
  • P8tience - "Good Karma"
  • Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - "Everything's Fine"
  • Pusha T - "Daytona"
  • Meek Mill - "Championships"
  • Quest MCODY - "Th3 Gospel"
  • PRhyme (Royce Da 5'9 & DJ Premier) - PRhyme II
  • Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists - "Black Panther [Soundtrack]"
  • Eminem - "Kamikaze"
  • Black Thought - "Streams Of Thought Vol.1"
  • Black Thought - "Streams Of Thought Vol. 2"
  • Roc Marciano - "Rosebud's Revenge 2"
  • Westside Gunn - "Supreme Blientele"
  • Styles P - "Dime Bag"
  • Noveliss - "Cerebral Apex"
  • The Diplomats - "Diplomatic Ties"
  • Cardi B - "Invasion Of Privacy"
  • The Carters - "Everything Is Love"
  • Drake - "Scorpion" (The Rap Side though)
  • Lil Wayne - "Tha Carter V"
  • Joell Ortiz & Apollo Brown - "Mona Lisa"
  • Ty Farris - "No Cosign Just Cocaine 2"
  • Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs - "Fetti"
  • A-Minus & Chanes - "Therapeutic"
  • Chavis Chandler - "One Winged Angel"
  • Elzhi & Khrysis - "Jericho Jackson"
  • Travis Scott - "Astroworld"
  • Oba Rowland - "Northland"


Friday, November 9, 2018

LABL Vol. 2: Mixta(EP)





Following up the 2015 release of “LABL - Mixta[EP]”, Detroit MC, Nametag Alexander presents “LABL Vol.2 - Mixta[EP]”. The short format mixtape is for free stream/download and intends to be used as a, for promotional use only tool showcasing not just the lyrical prowess of Nametag, but also the growing “Lead And Be Legendary” imprint. It opens with Nametag firing off over Black Milk’s highly acclaimed “Laugh Now, Cry Later” instrumental, with the following tracks maintaining a matching energy. “LABL Vol. 2” is available now directly at www.leadandbelegendary.net, Bandcamp, Datpiff, and Audiomack.