Mixtape DJ Sickamore
recently released a unique mixtape, Overnight Celebrity: The Street Power
The release ranks
what Sickamore labels the top 30 rappers in the United States that have yet
to release an album.
dubs himself ‘Your Favorite A&Rs Favorite A&R’, said that he found
most of the artists as he was scouting for talent for Just Blaze’s new
kept saying Hip-Hop was dead" and that "all the new talent was wack,"
so I decieded to prove them wrong,” Sickamore explained to AllHipHop.com.
“I got new music from the Top 30 artists on the street & put it together.
I banged my head against the wall putting it in order. I did it based on a mix
of street buzz & skills.”
his goal was to rejuvenate the rap game with a fresh influx of new faces.
a smack in the face to the industry like ‘Here it is! Stop making excuses
& step your game up. Because like my man GZA said, most A&Rs are white
‘mountain climbers who play the electric guitar’ & don’t no
jack s**t about our music.”
The Street Power 30 is on the streets now.