Top 5 EP/Mixtapes of 2016

Now that we’ve crossed over into 2016, let’s peruse the dopest EP/Mixtapes from the past year.

[Note: Complete tapes can be listened to at anytime by accessing the red hyperlinks.]


Number 5:  Showoff, smack-dab raps from Def Jam’s – Logic.

Presenting, Bobby Tarantino  for your listening pleasure.

The track “44 Bars” is straight bars on bars on bars!


Number 4:  NoName’s, Telefone EP is a breath of fresh air and simply AMAZING.

Exuberant with life, love, and undeniable musicianship; she could use the spotlight.


Number 3:  RocNation signee, Rapsody is hands down my favorite female emcee in the game, and y’all know this by now.

Her latest Crown EP BANGS, and the raps make your favorite rappers loopy 🙂


Number 2:  Lucy Camp – a 19 year old, San Jose, Bay Area girl dropped one of the sickest tapes in 2016 – Down Talk EP.

You gotta check that FLOW, and recognize her lyrical-slash-creative prowess.

She’s deviant, FRESH, and gunning for that top-spot.


Finally, OnCue’s signature-slick, yet personable flow edges every other project in 2016 to take  Number 1.

Dunno how many times I’ve bumped this record, and how much it SOOTHES me 😎

The kick-back, intimacy perfected by OnCue in his latest EP, You Knew All Along   is brilliant.

Let me know your top 5.

OnCue – 43 “GOD”

A perfect unison of realism and melancholy from the Brooklyn rapper, given Bon Iver’s, striking 33 “GOD” sample.

I’ve said this in the past – OnCue is my go to rap nowadays and with good reason.

Homie rocks a distinct sound which is real and hip-hop, as opposed to cheesy, cookie-cutter lines, like that of say Drake.

Bump the new OnCue below, and stay tuned for the EP, You Knew All Along coming out next weekend.


OnCue – Time

Brooklyn never ceases to amaze with the sheer artistic talent that comes out of the borough.

For instance, here’s up-and-comer, OnCue, who has a signature style to himself and his raps, fresh with his latest visual release for Time.

The dude has a bright future in the game, and I’m sure he’s realizing his potential.

Stream the video below, and let me know what ya’ll think of OnCue.