From hes debut back in 1998 all the way through the 2000's, New York emcee Papoose has been in perpetual grind mode. Looking back through my years as a hip hop fan I'd have to say that Papoose was one of the first artist I can recall really fixating on- whenever he dropped a mix tape, I made sure I copped that right away. Throughout his career, Papoose has fought through countless label issues while trying to get his music out to the fans who still ride for him to this day. Earlier this week Papoose announced the release of his latest mixtape,Cigar Society. In addition to the announcement, Papoose also dropped a video for his single "6 AM" which features Jadakiss and Jim Jones. Just to put this video over the top, the legend himself Ice-T makes an appearance, co signing the use of his "6 in the Morning" sample. Take in Papoose's latest video and share your thoughts with us.
In the hip-hop world mixtapes play a huge part, seeing as how fans get most of their music through downloading in this day and age. When an artist releases a mixtape, it could be because they want to promote an album, it could be because they want to get their name out to the hip hop community, or it could simply be because a certain artist hasn't released anything in a while and mixtapes will help to satisfy fans. Whatever the reasoning, mixtapes are vital when in comes to hip-hop, because on mixtapes there are no limitations from the artist's label. Musicians are free to say whatever they want on a mixtape and that can either be a fantastic thing, or the worst possible thing imaginable depending on how an artist pulls it off. Here at The Come Up Show, our staff went through all of our favourite mixtapes of 2013 in order to find the best of the best. The following artists are the ones who made the cut. Without further ado, here are The Come Up Show's top mixtapes/free releases of 2013. Read the full list after the jump.
If you caught the live stream of Summer Jam or if you attended the event, you know that Papoose took the stage unannounced with Ron Browz for a performance of "Get At Me" and had the whole crowd going bananas because it was a surprise that was totally unexpected. Following up, Papoose drops a freestyle over Jay-Z's "Open Letter", which he talks about what went down at Summer Jam that day. Watch his live freestyle underneath filmed in Fenix Studios and check out the visuals for "Get At Me" Papoose just released if you haven't already.
This one is too hype! Dropping another video off The Nacirema Dream, Papoose hits up 53rd and Hooper Street in Brookyln and brings everyone together for "Get At Me" featuring Ron Brownz. We get a nice variation of Papoose's versatility in this one as well, taking it from some slowed down lyrics to a little faster pace in the final verse. If you've been sleeping on this album, I think it's time to wake up and go grab yourself a copy because it's full of fire like this track. Take in the visuals for "Get At Me" and go checkout "Turn It Up" featuring DJ Premier. I only hope Papoose comes to do another show sometime soon because his last one in town was incredible! Purchase: Papoose - The Nacirema Dream
If you've been a Papoose fan from the jump like me, you might be as excited as I was to see this. Featured on the long awaited Nacirema Dream, Papoose teams up with DJ Premier for the instant classic "Turn It Up", filmed around Brooklyn by Gabriella Loutfi. This is one track off the album I'm sure everyone hit repeat on because it reminds you of what made you a fan of Papoose to begin with and he goes in on this one for sure! Take in the visuals for "Turn It Up" below and grab a copy of the album if you haven't already, this is only one of many great track's off it! Purchase: Papoose - The Nacirema Dream