Paris 96 (Jesse Boykins III and Theophilus London)-Afternoon

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Introducing a new super group made up of the two long-time friends. Together, Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III are PARIS 96. Theophilus and Jesse wrote songs together early on in their careers (“Cold Pillow,” “Humdrum Town”) when they were both coming up.

Nice to see two great upcomers (re)connect here, and grabbing the talented Xaphoon Jones to helm the beat makes this a combination of acts with plenty of promise. They all certainly deliver too, with the latter’s production being a great blend of laidback and progressive, starting minimally with soft melodies and light percussion, before evolving into soft soul for the hook, and coming out electro synth-driven. True dynamism throughout the beat, and that’s matched by the diversity of TL and JB3, with the former’s two verses adopting two distinct flows that each take the production on well, whilst Jesse’s hook is arguably the highlight courtesy of his increasingly-passionate vocals blending beautifully with the soft backdrop. A duo with plenty of promise.

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Chiddy Bang-Peanut Butter and Swelly Mixtape


New work from the Chiddy Bang duo, coming through with a 15-track mixtape to satisfy the fans. Anyone else feel like they really missed the boat on dropping their album? This time last year their buzz was enormous, and they’ve possibly waited a little too long to release that debut album.

We’ll see how that pans out, but for now be sure to grab this mixtape and see if they can resurrect that hype. From a quick glance at the tracklist, I recognised Baby Roulette and Heatwave, though it appears the version of Heatwave on the tape has a few additional guests, namely Trae Tha Truth and frequent OFWGKTA collaborator Casey Veggies. Grab the mixtape below.

Chiddy Bang-Peanut Butter and Swelly Mixtape

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Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang)-Mixtape Vol. 2


Can’t say I know a great deal about this, but I know there are a few Chiddy Bang fans and as the man behind the boards for the upcoming duo, this should interest you greatly.

He’s definitely a decent producer too, with some of the beats/remixes served up for Chiddy to rap on being very well chosen, and I hope that form continues here. A brief glance at the tracklist suggests he’s remixed some very well-known tracks from a wide range of genres, which should make this an interesting listen. Free download below.

Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang)-Mixtape Vol. 2

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