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’11 Best Mixtapes: #3 Big K.R.I.T. Return Of 4Eva

K.R.I.T.’s reliance paid off last year with his self-produced mixtape, Return Of 4Eva. When necessary, the Mississippi native curtailed his sound from ’90s boom bap (“Rise & Shine”) to contemporary bounce (“Return Of 4eva”).  He kept trunks rattling with”Sub” and “Country Shit (Remix),” but moved listeners on cuts like “Dreamin” and “Lions and Lambs.” With his debut, Live From The Underground on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time until the mainstream takes notice.

2 Chainz x S.O.B.’s Ticket Giveaway

2 Chainz will make his first appearance on the 30th at S.O.B.’s in NYC. Tickets are nearly sold out, but every day until showtime, we’re giving away a pair. First person to email us at [email protected] with your full name and #Similac in the subject wins. Doors open at 7:30. You can still buy tickets here. UPDATE: Contest cover. Congrats Jesse.

’11 Best R&B Albums: #4 Beyoncé 4

After a brief hiatus from the game, Queen B made her return to reclaim her throne and released her fourth solo album. Yup, she’s still the hottest chick in the game and the chain’s been replaced with a wedding ring. Baby Blue Ivy’s momma experimented with different sounds on this go ’round, especially on the titillating “End Of Time”. She ran the female revolution on the lead single “Run The World (Girls)”, kicked up the funk a notch on “Countdown” but slowed […]

’11 Best Mixtapes: #4 Wiz Khalifa Cabin Fever

This dropped unexpectedly like bird shit a month before Rolling Papers and boy was it potent. This 9 track collection of tunes too good to apparently make the album have held up better than his disappointing CD. The funky “Phone Numbers” starts the party with guests Trae Tha Truth and Big Sean bearing gifts. Sean Don sticks around for the bangin’ “Gang Bang” and Chevy Woods goes hard for his squad on the Lex Luger-produced “Taylor Gang.” But it’s the […]