For Part Two of this months summary head over here
February was a pretty quiet month for Hip-Hop with only a few full projects being released. There were a number of glimpses of what was approaching in the coming months though with singles by CunningLinguists, Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon & Pharoahe Monche signalling that this year might begin with a bang after all.
Tracks are in order of quality
CunningLinguists – Stars Shine Bright | Review
Saigon – Too Long ft. Black Thought | Review
Saigon - Bring It Down Pt. 3 ft. Joe Budden | Review
Iron Giants – Never Ever | Review
Apathy – Most Murderous Music (freestyle) | Review
Intuition – Sanctuary | Review
Blu, Freddie Gibbs & Homeboy Sandman – In | Review
Blu – Since | Review
Pusha T – My God | Review
360 – I Hate You | Review
Lupe Fiasco – Joaquin Phoneix ft. Travis Barker | Review
Chuwee - JJ Evans (Prod. DJ Premier) | Review
Atmosphere – Just For Show | Review
MDMA – Cupcakin’ ft. Lupe Fiasco | Review
Saigon – Down The Road | Review
Tonedeff – Bang | ReviewFlight Distance – All Crushed Under The Same Terrible Wheel | Review
If you're looking for an individual track just click the review link next to each song, there’s a download link on that page
Blu – Amnesia EP
This was impressive upon first listen and the more I heard it the more it grew on me. Fantastic, grab this if you’re a Blu fan.
Fashawn – Higher Learning 2 Mixtape
Not bad. If you’re a Fashawn fan you’ll enjoy it, if not this won’t change your mind.
Consequence – Movies On Demand 2 Mixtape
Consequence is never one to blow you away but is always fairly impressive and this is no exception. If you enjoyed the first in this series of mixtapes you'll enjoy this as well.
Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told Album
Good album. Production’s great and Saigon’s pretty nice. A little too much filler but the strong tracks make up for it.
M.I.C. – Variable
A new upcoming artist with a great flow and a particular talent for hooks. Dope release, check it out.