April 28, 2011

Tayyib Ali "Keystone State of Mind Mix-Tape"

Since hearing the single "Keystone State of Mind" a while back I was instantly addicted to the chilled out Cali feel of Tayyib Ali. The kids only 18, has some damn smooth lyricism and the dope ability to mix new-school and old-school songs together to make his mix-tape flow like an album. The mix-tape game isn't the same anymore, artists actually put some effort in now-a-days as tapes like Tayyib's Keystone State of Mind are put together like actual albums. One of my favorites from the tape is "Do It" that has a classic hip-hop sample feel that allows Tayyib to spit his easy going Cali flow over ever so nicely. Along with the classic feelin' tracks, the kid also goes hard on the up-beat Xv-ish sounding track "I'm Ready" and "Never Change" has been absolutely destroying my Itunes in the last couple days.   These are just a few of my favorites but the tape features some excellent summer tracks... so cop that shit and get ready for some summer living (free download from datpiff.com below).

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