DMV Mixtape: August 2008
It took us a little while to narrow it all down and to finalize the artwork, but the August edition of the monthly DMV mixtape series is here and its gonna blow up. The last edition got a lot of love and we’re back again to showcase our homegrown talent. Huge shouts to my cohorts, Modi from DCtoBC (who gets the majority of credit for pulling this month’s track listing) and Ges from KNOWxONE. These are only gonna get better every month, so artists, DJs, producers, step your game up if you want to be featured.
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[Tracklisting & message after jump]
…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.
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