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Drake and Phonte?


In today’s unpredictable collaboration news, Drake and Phonte (of Little Brother fame) were supposed to team up for a track last year that never materialized. 

You’ve talked a lot about your admiration for Phonte. How come another collaboration with him still hasn’t happened?

With me and Tay, I kinda dropped the ball on a feature he needed me to do, just being 100% honest. I really wanted to do a record with him, and we actually did do a record for my album, and then something happened with the producer and the beat, and it started getting funny so I had to scrap the record. And then he was like, "Well, can you do this feature for me," and at the time I was trying to find my sound and trying to figure out what this album was going to be about, and I kind of let it slip through the cracks. That was my fault, and I do apologize to Phonte for that. But I still want to make it happen; I talked to 9th Wonder about trying to make it happen, we’ll get it eventually. He knows he’s one of the biggest influences on my career.

I guess I’m behind the times, but I had no idea Drizzy loved Phonte that much.  Clearly I’m a huge Tay fan (and yes, I love Rapper Big Pooh too).  It’s big of Drake to admit that he messed up on this one, but hopefully he can find some time to make it up to Phonte. 

[Village Voice via HipHopDX]


James Drake Mixtape – Bombé & Mr. Caribbean

James Drake is a 30 minute blend of Drake vocals over James Blake instrumental samples. Produced by Philadelphia’s Bombé and Mr. Caribbean, the mix works surprisingly well, highlighting both artists’ mastery of the art of loneliness (to paraphrase Pitchfork). Seriously, these dudes should do a duet for reals!

James Drake Mixtape – Bombé & Mr. Caribbean by Bombé

Props: Pitchfork


Three best mixtapes of ’09

It’s nearly the end of the calendar year (and the decade!), which means only one thing: ‘best of’ lists.  Yep, it’s that magical time when critics, fans and musicians announce their favourite music of the last 365 days and, for those more ambitious, the last 3,650 days.

So it seems only right for us to start posting some best ofs of our own (a.k.a. other people’s best ofs that we find entertaining).  First up is a set of three mixtapes described by BlackBook magazine as the best of ’09.  They are, in no particular order:

Chiddy Bang – The Swelly Express

Donnis – Diary of an ATL Brave

Drake – So Far Gone

Click here to download ’em.

Are they any good?  I’m not sure, I’m still downloading them from the Interwebs.  Plus, I’m busy remixing a local indie rock band’s latest album with Wu-Tang accappelas.  But they’re free, so get your download on and listen for yourself.