Curren$y & Alchemist- Covert Coup

Every track on Curren$y’s new mixtape Covert Coup starts with short tight samples looped into deep, dark, sneaky music. It’s the same kind of beat that Alchemist has thrown behind hard as nails rappers like Mobb Deep for years. This time, though, it’s not Prodigy’s anti-flow of pain and fearlessness that barks over the backdrop;Continue reading “Curren$y & Alchemist- Covert Coup”

Waka Flocka Flame- Benjamin Flocka

Waka Flocka Flame is the quintessential Goon Rapper.  An incompetent lyricist with a simple flow, Flame is an unflappable hook machine with a decent ear for beats. In 2010, he found himself on many 2010 year end lists with Flockaveli, an intended mixtape – turned – album, that proved that once again many Hip hopContinue reading “Waka Flocka Flame- Benjamin Flocka”

Big K.R.I.T- Return 2 4eva

DJ’s try to bolster their reputation by building stables of emcees that they helped discover. This does two things, it increases their reputation by putting an important artist on and, it ensures that when they put together a compilation album they have enough people to throw on massive posse tracks with air horn…a lot ofContinue reading “Big K.R.I.T- Return 2 4eva”

Welcome to Free Music Empire

Welcome to the first post at Free Music Empire, a site devoted to reviewing the latest Hip Hop mixtapes.  Over the last decade, Mixtapes have  become a dominant force in  the genre, rendering the scene a digital mess of Datpiff uploads and blogs. Aside from a few reviews here and there, we here at FreeContinue reading “Welcome to Free Music Empire”