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Travis Garland – “UPPERS+DOWNERS vol 1” Mixtape


UPPERS+DOWNERS vol. I is a free mixtape download from American singer, dancer and recording artist Travis Garland, released for promotional use it was released on September 7th 2015 via Travis Garland’s official SoundCloud channel.

He is better known as the lead singer of the boy band NLT. They were discovered by Chris Stokes and eventually signed to his TUG Entertainment-label in 2006. In May 2009, Garland confirmed that the group had split. Garland is now a Solo Artist.

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2 Chainz – Trapavelli Tre (Mixtape)


Trapavelli Tre is the tenth Mixtape released officially from American rapper and Def Jam recording artist 2 Chainz.

The 16-track collection features the FKi-produced single, “Watch Out.”

The project features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, The-Dream, Kevin Gates, Young Dolph, Cap 1 and more. Mike Dean, Zaytoven, TM808, Honorable C Note are among those handling the production.

In celebration of the mixtape Trapaveli Tre, 2 Chainz has opened a pop-up shop in downtown Atlanta. It will feature custom 2 Chainz-designed clothing including T-shirts, jerseys, and denim, as well as high-end designer goods. The shop will remain open for a week. Talk about unique and stylish marketing!

Stream Trapavelli Tre below.

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MIXTAPE: iLoveMakonnen – Drink More Water 5

iLoveMakonnen drops the fifth installment in his “Drink More Water” series.

Get hydrated with iLoveMakonnen‘s newest mixtape, Drink More Water 5. Following its four excellent predecessors, this one features the highest profile features, with Migos, Rich The Kid, Gucci Mane, Rome Fortune, Fredo Santana, Yung Gleesh and Two-9’s Ceej all showing up to assist the OVO signee.

Other than the previously released “Drink More Water 5 Freestyle” and “Super Clean,” there are a couple more tracks on here that have turned up elsewhere. The Gucci Mane collab, “Cash Cash,” was included on GuWop’s recent Breakfast album and Rome Fortune and Ceej’s “trUe thang” was also on this month’s loloU tape. Let us know what you think of Makonnen’s latest, and check out the best tracks of the first four Drink More Waters here. [Source: HNHH]

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MIXTAPE: Mike WiLL Made-It – “Ransom”

Mike WiLL Made It preps a new tape, “Ransom.”

Mike WiLL Made-It announced a new mixtape, Ransom, to run off the momentum of his album single “Buy The World” with Lil’ Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and Future (which you’ll receive on this tape). Ransom is strictly composed of new music and features from the producer.

The project arrives today, although we got to hear several tracks off it last night thanks to a few leaks. The mixtape features a lot of Atlanta natives and Mike WiLL favorites, like iLoveMakonnen, Rae Sremmurd, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Gucci Mane, Key! and more.

Give it a download and let us know what you think.



Trina – “Diamonds Are Forever” Mixtape

Trina drops her latest DJ Ill Will and DJ Holiday-hosted mixtape Diamonds Are Forever, the prelude to her upcoming sixth studio album.

The 17-track freebie features T-Pain (“Ghetto”), Rick Ross (‘Waist So Skinny”), Teairra Mari (“Black Bird”), Mya (“Can I”) as she describes as “really fun and energetic”.

Listen to the baddest in the south – the one and only, Trina’s “Diamonds are Forever” mixtape, listen and download below.


Snoop Dogg – “#Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays” Mixtape Vol.1

Snoop Dogg has dropped his awaited new mixtape #Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays featuring all the tracks he has, and plans to release on every #PuffPuffPassTuesday in the future – off this mixtape, and possibly some from his upcoming studio album, Doggumentary.

The mixtape features Game, Wiz Khalifa, R. Kelly, Jim Jones, Shawty Lo, Tyga, 50 Cent, T-Pain, Juicy J among many others. “Purp & Yellow”, “That Good“, “Wet (G-Mix)”, “Really Raw”, “Platinum“, “Raised In Da Hood”, “New Years Eve”, “Toot It & Boot It (G-Mix)” and many more, just listen below:


Wiz Khalifa – “Cabin Fever” Mixtape

Wiz Khalifa surprises his fans by unexpectantly dropping this new mixtape titled Cabin Fever.

The 9-track mixtape includes features from Big Sean, Trae The Truth, Chevy Woods and Juicy J and features the tracks “Phone Number”, “Cabin Fever”, “Gangbang”, “Taylor Gang” among many others.

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Dawn Richard – #ATellTaleHeart Mixtape

Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane and current member of the Dirty Money trio, released her first mixtape this week.

Titled #ATellTaleHeart, the fifteen track Mixtape compilation clearly shows why Dawn is one woman that going solo and being strong about it is just a matter of time, with all this talent built up inside it has to come out. That’s exactly why Dawn has released this free mixtape, entirely from beginning to end with original songs from that creative mind of hers. (WOW!)

This woman is filled with so much talent and writing ability that it’s just waiting to shine one day – solo on her own, well the day has finally come. SUPPORT TALENT!

This mixtape is just the yet another beginning to her journey, and we’re all waiting patiently for more solo materials, albums, and everything else Dawn Richard! Who else is with me?! Filled with upbeat Pop/R&B good-ness, and bangers to keep your little heart content – you’re definitely going to love this from start to finish!

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M.I.A. – ViCKi LEEKX Mixtape

Who has decided to ring in the new year with her latest mixtape? From who other than Sir Lankan rapper better known as M.I.A. whom releases her new Wikileaks-inspired mixtape, ViCKi LEEKX.

She has dropped her latest free mixtape “Vicki Leekx“, which is the follow-up to her debut 2004 mixtape Piracy Funds Terrorism, Volume 1.

The 19-track mixtape has some of the years most unique producers whom included Danja, Diplo, Blaqstarr among others. The mixtape dropped after a few short month after the release of her third studio album /\/\ /\ Y /\ (MAYA).

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JoJo – Can’t Take That Away From Me Mixtape

Can’t Take That Away from Me is the first mixtape by American pop-R&B singer JoJo through Blackground Records. The mixtape is scheduled to be released exclusively to on September 7, 2010.

Download JoJo’s mixtape “Can’t Take That Away From Me” for free. The 11-track offering features the single “In the Dark” plus contributions from Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, Kenna, Neff-U, Oak, Beau Dozier, Jordan Gatsby, Travis Garland, and more.

JoJo shot a viral video for a song called “In the Dark” in January 2010, but the video was not released. Then in an interview with Rap-Up, JoJo said that she wanted to make sure the timing was right before the release of the viral video, as the direction is so different than anything that she has done before.

Rap-Up has since confirmed that “In the Dark” will be the first single off the mixtape. It premiered on August 30, 2010 and was written by JoJo & Jordan Gatsby and produced by Gatsby.

Listen/Download: JoJo – In The Dark

  1. Can’t Take That Away From Me
  2. Running on Empty
  3. Pretty Please
  4. Why Didn’t You Call
  5. Just a Dream
  6. When Does It Go Away (feat. Travis Garland)
  7. My Time Is Money
  8. What You Like
  9. In the Dark
  10. Boy Without a Heart
  11. All I Want Is Everything

Listen/Download: JoJo – Can’t Take That Away From Me

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Sean Garrett – The Inkwell Mixtape

From mega producer, singer/songwriter and rapper Sean Garrett, the man responsible for 15 #1 hits in just seven years. The mixtape has features from Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Fabolous, Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane, Roscoe DashBun B, Yo Gotti, Tyga among many others.

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“Best Of” The Hype Factor – August 2009


  1. Silly Boy / Eva Simons
  2. Throw It In The Bag (feat. The-Dream) / Fabolous
  3. Number One (feat. Keri Hilson) / R. Kelly
  4. Get Sexy / Sugababes
  5. Imma Star (Everywhere We Are) / Jeremih
  6. Sabotage / Kristinia DeBarge
  7. The One (feat. Drake) / Mary J. Blige
  8. Make Her Say (feat. Kanye West & Common) / Kid Cudi
  9. Say It (Radio Edit) / Booty Luv
  10. Break Up (feat. Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett) / Mario
  11. Madicine (feat. Gucci Mane & Keri Hilson) / Three 6 Mafia
  12. Successful (feat. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne) / Drake
  13. Everything, Everyday, Everywhere (feat. Keri Hilson)
  14. Random (feat. Lil Wayne) / Drake
  15. Smile & Wave (feat. Chris Brown) / RichGirl
  16. Future Love / Kristinia DeBarge
  17. Trick’n / Mullage
  18. My Time (feat. Jeremih) / Fabolous
  19. Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) / Jay-Z

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“Best of” The Hype Factor – July 2009


  1. Now I’m That Bitch (feat. Pitbull) / Livvi Franc
  2. Jump (feat. Nelly Furtado) / Flo Rida
  3. She Wolf / Shakira
  4. LOL (feat. Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane) / Trey Songz
  5. Hey Yo! (feat. Colby O’Donis) / Brooke Hogan
  6. Brand New / Trey Songz
  7. Louie Bounce (I Smacked Nikki) / J-Kwon
  8. Feelin On My A (feat. Flo Rida & Sean Garrett) / Dear Jayne
  9. Why R U / Amerie
  10. Ruff Me Up (feat. Flo Rida) / Brooke Hogan
  11. Champion (feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Rick Ross) / Ace Hood
  12. Chameleon (feat. The-Dream) / Christina Milian
  13. P. Diddy / Kesha
  14. Go Crazy (feat. Flo Rida) / Krave
  15. Mine (feat. The-Dream / Ace Hood
  16. Ready for the World / Lil Wayne
  17. Love Somebody (feat. Jeremih) / Ace Hood
  18. Birthday / Twista