by Stephen Aggor + Sionne Neely
It’s officially June summer madness. This month, Ghanaian beatmaker JULS drops two 2-hour sonic gold mixes that will keep you trucking through the heat. Hip hop lovers will jump all over The Summer Cookout Mixtape [released June 4th]. The rainy season babymaker, the Back + Forth R+B Mix [released June 16th], brings back the buoyant brilliance of the 90’s groove.
Summertime nostalgia for your eardrums, the mixtapes blend classic tracks from the 90’s to today to keep you fresh and inspired. The mixes are an adventurous twist of oral story beats that travel between Kendrick Lamar, Mobb Deep, Mystikal, Miguel, Das EFX, Brandy, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, Heavy D, D’Angelo, Mobb Deep, Erykah Badu, Guru, Aaliyah and so many more. We can dig it. Our only beef is that we’d love to see African artists included in the mostly U.S. music mix.
Start your summer off with a chitty-chitty bang bang. Download Juls’ mixes here for free + ride out.
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