The DMV Mixtape: August ’08


The homey Modi over at DCtoBC sent this over for y’all to check out.  He recently paired up with two other blogs specializing in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, StartOfTheLine and KNOWxONE to highlight some of the best talent from the area in a monthly mixtape series.  If you missed July, you can find it over at the Dopehouse.

As for this month’s edition, Modi explains:

we’re not here to whine about how our region is overlooked when it comes to hip hop; we’ve already made progress. wale had arguably the best mixtape of the year, and sold out that show at S.O.B.’s in NYC last month. tabi bonney’s videos were all over cable, and one even earned an MTV awards nomination. we have definitely made an impression on the music industry, and are on the way to a movement.

people are hungry to see what else the region has to offer, so we went extra hard in creating the best possible august edition of the DMV mixtape. in addition to the names you already know, we wanted to introduce a few that you may not. we got exclusives, we got unreleased tracks, we have some major label talent, and we have people who grinded out their tracks in their basements on makeshift studio equipment. and we can honestly say it all cranks. so take a second and check it out.

There it is.  Tracklisting and download link after the jump.  Speaking of the DMV, Soulstice will be on this week’s Sound Session.  Be sure to tune in!

tracklisting/artist links:

1.    wale – breakdown! (dj infamous / levi’s 501 remix)
2.    blaqstarr – bang hard
3.    dirty water – love your style
4.    X.O. – i swear
5.    G5 clive – tweeters n’ cones (feat. Arafat Yates & scoopay)
6.    ra the mc – what else
7.    high society – pityfulville
8.    T.E.F.L.O.N. – sure thing
9.    marky – moping around
10.  top notch teamsters (TNT) – After The Go-Go
11.  Lyriciss Flowz – The Willie Lynch Chip
12.  Magnum Dollar$ – I am the streets
13.  al great – make it
14.  tabi bonney – kick rocks
15.  benji – i just want the papers
16.  bishop – down
17.  nando mcflyy and mouse – under dog
18.  k-beta – watch fo’
19.  deron – 3 A.M.
20.  cayan – get it shawty
21.  the package – the drug
22.  R.E.U.B. – the pain
23.  d. omen and G*Two – dear winter

Download here.

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One Response to “The DMV Mixtape: August ’08”

  1. 2raw says:

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