Welcome to the first installment of a number of mixtapes BallerStatus.com will be releasing on a monthly to bi-monthly basis.
We’ve teamed up with out resident writer and rising producer-rapper, Tha Advocate, for the latest install of his Mic Check mixtape series. This is installment 9.5, hosted by Wu affiliate, Killah Priest.
Over the past month, we’ve received several submissions and only the best got put on, while others were turned down. Something Tha Advocate prides himself in while constructing these tapes.
“Mic Check Mixtapes is an alternative to this industry bullsh**,” he said. “It showcases any artist that has something special to bring to the table — lyrically, emotionally, clubby, whatever. There’s no politics with Mic Check.”
This first installment, titled Mic Check 9.5: Real Recognize Real, is free and so will the upcoming ones be as well. It features 40 tracks from underground and indie MCs who got something to prove, as well as a few brand new exclusive gems and freestyles as well.
Following this release, Tha Advocate and BallerStatus.com will be introducing the Digital Dynasty series — with the first hosted by G-Unit’s Hot Rod.
“Ballerstatus is an important part of the hip-hop community and it was only right to align for volume 9.5. It’s also an appetizer to the Ballerstatus mixtape series, which is dropping a month later,” says Advo. “This is a way for the Ballerstatus.com viewers, that happen to make music, to be a part of something so important in hip-hop.”
Download Mic Check 9.5 right now, over at DatPiff.com.
For information about getting on the next tape, Digital Dynasty, hosted by G-Unit’s Hot Rod, hit Tha Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mic Check 9.5: Real Recognize Real tracklist is as follows:
1. Killah Priest Intro
2. Killah Priest – Almighty
3. LL Cool J, Method Man, Lil Kim & KRS-One – 5 Boroughs Is Back
4. Shawn Blayze & Loyalty Click – Realness Remix
5. Killah Priest Interlude 1
6. CNN & Clipse – My Hood
7. Sic O’ Syrus ft. Sha Stimuli – Who
8. Tha Advocate – Ballerstatus / Mic Check 9.5 freestyle
9. Galuminum Foil Studios PSA (GaluminumFoil.com)
10. Killah Priest Interlude 2
11. Old School Jewel – Onyx 1995
12. Killah Priest – I Believe
13. Lo Deck & Omega One – No Rims
14. Street Ministry ft. Big Dre & The Riiddla (Chi-town’s TPG Productions) – Street Ministry
15. Don P aka Dante Pachino – Broken Record
16. Joell Ortiz & Green Lantern – Letter To Obama
17. Big Gib – A State
18. Busta Rhymes ft. Linkin Park – We Made It
19. Sean Douglas – Opus 7 (Produced by Marko Jankovic)
20. Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson – Can’t Say Goodbye
21. St John – All Broken Up
22. N.A.C. Productions PSA
23. Killah Priest Interlude 3 and Profits of A Man
24. Codizzle ft. Gunz – Gangs of America (Produced by Shands)
25. Agonee Bogard of Camorra Inc – Murda Rap (Produced by Sagitarius of Zodiac Prod)
26. Ya Boy – Pick Me Up
27. Glish Productions Psa (GlishProductions.net)
28. Sketch Architec – Bitter Thoughts
29. Shawn Blayze – Represent 2008
30. Killah Priest Interlude 4
31. Young Money – Tryna Get Me
32. Let’s Make It Happen PSA (lmih.com)
33. Killah Priest – Bandana Freestyle
34. Killah Priest Interlude 5
35. Killah Priest – Lost Generation Freestyle
36. The Game ft. Keyshia Cole – Game’s Pain
37. Killa Bush – Reign
38. Immortal Imhotep aka Hiram Abiff – GOD Cypher
39. Make Hit Music PSA
40. KRS-One ft. Nelly, Styles P, Redman, The Game, Ne-Yo, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli & More – Self Construction
41. Mic Check Quotable SAIGON AND CROOKED I
42. Ironmith PSA
43. Killah Priest (HipHopGame) – Stained Glass Freestyle 4
44. Killah Priest Outro