T.I. might not need a mixtape, even though he did one… I mean, I guess you can call them time-sensitive album throwaways, yet besides Celebration, Ready Set Go, Really Living Like That, and Once Upon a Time, those better not so much as breathe near King Uncaged. But there are a lot of other hungry, ambitious artists trying to improve artistically and expand their audiences. In the Bay Area alone, there’s been an abundance of quality mixtape music as of late.
“Grimey,” by T-Mazz (off of Nuttin But Slap: Volume 9).
“Hunnid Round Drums,” by Stevie Joe featuring Guce and J. Stalin (off of Quit Hatin on the Bay: Thuggy Fresh Edition).
“California,” by the Jacka featuring Joe Blow (off of Nuttin But Slap: Volume 9).
“Respect It,” by Roach Gigz (off of Roachy Balboa).
“Magic Gas,” by Roach Gigz (off of Roachy Balboa).
“Inherited,” by Shady Nate featuring Mitchy Slick (off of The Shady Bunch: Volume 3).