At times, a rapper's best material is showcased on mixtapes, and in 2013, that proved to be the case for many artists. Without restrictions like copyright issues standing in the way, some of your favorite MC's took advantage of that freedom to create top-notch music. Choosing just one nominee to take the crown for Mixtape of the Year in The BoomBox Fan Choice Awards is no easy task.
There's still some more hip-hop goodness to be found in the closing days of 2013. This time it comes courtesy of respected Long Island, N.Y., rapper Roc Marciano. 'Marci Beaucoup,' the MC's follow-up to 'The Pimpire Strikes Back' mixtape, is currently streaming on Spotify.
Roc Maricano is still on his grizzle after releasing a slew of street bangers throughout 2013. His recent mixtape, 'The Pimpire Strikes Back,' landed on our Top 10 list of the Best Mixtapes of 2013. Now Roc is going to hit us with his full-length project, 'Marci Beaucoup.'
The mixtape culture in hip-hop continues to flourish thanks to the Internet. The web allows hopeful rappers and producers to connect with the goal of catching a label's attention or, in special cases, making it on their own. It's a breeding ground of sorts for some while others use free releases to test the waters and holdover fans waiting on a proper release...
Roc Marciano came away with one of the best projects of 2012 with 'Reloaded.' This year, the Long Island, N.Y., lyricist will throw his hat into the overcrowded ring with his third studio LP, 'Marci Beacoup,' arriving next month.
While some fans were first exposed to Tech N9ne via his scene-stealing guest verse on Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV,’ we know that the Strange Music boss has been killing it with high caliber verses for two decades now. As an independent artist, he showed others how to cultivate a rabid following and make rapping lucrative without relying on the majors for marketing or promotion --- selling over 2 mi
New York-based chef/rapper Action Bronson is absolutely winning the internet today. His newest mixtape Rare Chandeliers has hit the blogosphere and it's blowing up like a double barrel shotgun.
The GIF cover above features Bronson in a Wolf-skin hat (complete with teeth) surrounded by a menagerie of odd characters: An alligator with a laser turret affixed to its head is juxtaposed by the bouncing