If you’re living in the Northeast then you know that winter came too early this weekend. Snowfall, power outages, and slippery weather made Halloween weekend an all around miserable experience. Fat Joe came through at the close of the weekend with “The Dark Side Vol. 2” just as the snow melted. While today it’s eased up in time for costumes and candy, there are several mixtapes today to keep the early winter soundtrack going.

Today, Freddie Gibbs’ long-awaited mixtape “Cold Day In Hell” arrives. Gangsta Gibbs has been promising this one for a while now, but surfaced on a few projects like “Executive Decision” on the first A3C compilation and “Look Easy” for NBA 2K11. With “Cold Day In Hell,” Gibbs delivers some rawness on tracks like “Let ‘Em Burn” produced by the Olympicks and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced “187 Proof.” Looks like CTE has another star on the rise. Along with Gibbs, newcomer A$AP Rocky comes along with “Live.Love.A$AP.” After boasting a $3 million record deal online this past week, Rocky brings this mixtape out to curious minds eager to find out what exactly earned this emcee millions. A glimpse into the mix arrived at the close of this week with “Bass,” produced by Clams Casino. Thirdly, Jim Jones comes with the aptly titled “Vampire Life.” Da Capo dropped two Sen City assisted cuts last week: “Millionaire’s Wife” and “Ridin’ On Empty” with Mel Matrix. This one came as a surprise from the Dipset kingpin, but it’s one for heavy rotation. Just don’t wear any garlic. As previously reported, Young Chris also drops his collaborative mix with producer Cardiak today called “The Revival.” Fred the Godson (who also has a mixtape “City Of God” dropping November 14th) appears on the mixtape with “Triple Threat” alongside Vado.

In new announcements territory, November 1st brings Nipsey Hu$$le back on the scene. Neighborhood Nip will drop “The Marathon Continues” on the same day as 2Chainz’ “T.R.U. REALigion” and Trey Songz’ doubly whammy of “#Lemmeholdatbeat2” and “Anticipation 2.” Yung Berg also announced a “Reality Check” on November 11th, and in the limbo world Peedi Crakk gears for “Crakk Files 4.” As December nears, Waka Flocka Flame announced that he and his labelmate French Montana will be dropping a mixtape titled “Lockout” on December 9th as a precursor to his album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, and Family arriving sometime after that in December as well.


Late Pass

Fat Joe – “The Dark Side Vol. 2”

Soulja Boy – “Skate Boy”

Immortal Technique – “The Martyr”

PUSH! Montana – “When PUSH! Comes to Shove Vol. 2”

Big Sean – “Finally Originals” 

Freeway – “The Intermission”

Waka Flocka Flame – “Lebron Flocka James”

No I.D. – “D.I. On Classics ’92-‘11”

Estelle x Don Cannon – “AOM: The Prequel”

Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, & Curren$y – “1st Class Cabin Pt. 2”

Snoop Dogg – “Throw Your Dubs Up” 

DJ Scream – The Battle

Mac Miller – “I Love Life, Thank You”

Lil B – “The Silent President”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Rage Pack”


October 31

Freddie Gibbs – “Cold Day In Hell”

A$AP Rocky – “Live.Love.A$AP”

Jim Jones – “Vampire Life”

Short Dawg – “The Adventures Of Drankenstein”

DJ Scrap Dirty & DJ SUPA – “Violator Radio”

Young Chris x Cardiak – “The Revival”

Play-N-Skillz – “Red October”

L.E.P. Bogus Boys – “Now Or Neva”

November 1

Trey Songz – “#Lemmeholdatbeat2”

Trey Songz – “Anticipation 2”

2Chainz – “T.R.U. REALigion”

Nipsey Hu$$le – “The Marathon Continues”

November 11

Roccett – “By Any Means”

Yung Berg – “Reality Check”

November 14

Fred The Godson – “City Of God”

November 15

Ludacris – “1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time”

Layzie Bone – “The Law of Attraction” (hosted by DJ Smallz)

November 23

OJ Da Juiceman – “The Lord of the Rings”

December 9

Waka Flocka Flame x French Montana – “Lockout”



Consequence – “Curb Certified” 

Young Buck – “Bond Money”

Lloyd Banks – “Cold Corner 2”

Peedi Crakk – “Crakk Files 4”

Mac Miller x DJ Jazzy Jeff – “’92 Til Infinity”

Hell Rell – “Black Cloud”

Slick Pulla – “Uday Hussein”

Jadakiss – “The Champ Is Here 4”

Jadakiss – “Top 5 Dead Or Alive” 

Asher Roth – “Paps & Jazz”

Shawty Lo – “Dun It All” 

Pusha T – “Long Live the ‘Caine”

JD Era – “No Handouts”

Ne-Yo – “101 (Hosted by Kevin Hart)”

Melanie Fiona – “The MF”

Triple C’s – “Money Burning Motherfucker” 

French Montana, Three 6 Mafia & Project Pat – “Cocaine Mafia”

Zaytoven – “Zaytown 3”

Truck North and The 3rd – “Reconstruction”

Wale – Untitled

Raekwon – Untitled

B.o.B. – Untitled 

DJ Holiday – “Holiday Season Vol. 4”

SL Jones – “The Number 23: Editor’s Cut”

Jackie Chain x Nick Catchdubs – “After Hours”

DJ Spinatik – “Street Runnaz 60”

Maffew Ragazino – “Rare Gems: The Collection Pt. 2”

Kingpen Slim – “Pass The Roc”

Cam’ron – “Family Ties Vol.1”

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