Meanwhile, in Ratchetville….know that song “Chariots of Fire” that’s been used in hundreds of slow motion movie scenes? It’s gotten the hip hop production treatment from our homies down south, courtesy of Grip Plyaz on “Jackie Joyner” featuring Aleon Craft & Trinidad Jame$. A bonus track on his Purp x Wind x Fire mixtape, but don’t expect much substance on the bars (song titles include Dayee Izz, Fugginhudumara, Died (In Yo Pussy), Wasaname, Child Support, & Fuck dat Hipster Shit). Jackie Joyner’s production is too infectious for its own good. If you want to download the mixtape, you can head here and name your price.
Mississippi spitter Big K.R.I.T. had a solid year to say the least, dropping the well-received 4eva N a Day mixtape in spring and following up with his debut album, Live from the Underground, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 this summer. To cap it all off, he’s teamed up with Slim Thug for “Now and Then” on the first volume of the SPKSMEN mixtape series. The D.C.-based clothing line brought in DJ Wally Sparks for production/mixing and joined forces with The Smoking Section to promote the release. SPKSMEN Vol. 1 drops December 10th. In the meantime, indulge in the relaxing vibe you’ll get from this southern hip-hop tune.