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UTG LIST: 5 Must-Hear Tracks Off “Cabin Fever 2″

Though he delayed it several times in the final hours, Wiz Khalifa made good on his promise to release his new mixtape, Cabin Fever 2, yesterday afternoon. Hosted by DJ Holiday and featuring a plethora of Taylor Gang guests, these fourteen tracks serve as the precursor to Khalifa’s long-delayed Sophomore effort, O.N.I.F.C. , which is currently slated for a December release. Blogs are buzzing about is, Twitter is trending the title, but is it worth your time?

While it’s good to see Wiz is somewhat able to stick to a release plan, I know many of you simply don’t …

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UTG LIST: 5 Essential Downloads Off Big Sean’s “Detroit” Mixtape

G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean delivered his latest mixtape, Detroit, at 8 o’clock Eastern last night and quickly shutdown both DatPiff and LiveMixtapes. Within thirty minutes, Sean’s tape had been accessed by over 150,000 users on DatPiff alone, and the record’s title quickly became a trending topic across the nation. We stayed up rocking the album’s seventeen tracks throughout the night at UTG HQ and have pulled together five tracks you need to know moving into the new day.

Let me be clear: Big Sean did something very special with Detroit. In fact, of all the mixtapes …

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UTG LIST: Five Essential “Dreamchasers 2″ Tracks (W/Download!)

Just days after setting a new standard for professionalism with their one of a kind press conference, Maybach Music Group unleashed the highly-anticipated Dreamchasers 2 mixtape from Meek Mill yesterday afternoon. Featuring twenty tracks and appearances from nearly every major name in the game, Mill keeps true to the MMG tradition of delivering what could easily be a studio album and today we’re giving those of you who missed the big debut a chance to catch up before the weekend.

Whether you’re an MMG diehard, a Meek Mill fan, or the type to only consume hiphop when everyone around …

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UTG LIST: 5 Essential “Starvation” Tracks

It seems like we spent the first three months of the year hyping Ace Hood’s latest mixtape, but it all paid off earlier this week when Starvation finally hit the net. Now, after dozens of listens, we have some thoughts to share.

Hiphop is crazy right now. The affordability of acceptable recording equipment is lower than ever before, leading to an avalanche of young talent hyping themselves as the “next big thing” in the game. This would be a fantastic thing if not for influence of current mainstream music on the wealth of this talent, making for a disillusioned group …

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UTG LIST: Five Essential “Trap Back” Tracks (W/Downloads)

I have longstanding love/hate relationship with Gucci Mane and pretty much any rapper that fulls into his gutter subgenre of hip hop. It is not the bass-heavy tendencies, nor the overwhelming abundance of simple metaphors and ideas, no, what frustrates me is that their fame becomes more about the headlines than the music, which in turn usually makes the music about the headlines, and nine times out of ten that spells downfall for typically anyone. Think about it, I mean really think about it. How many artists in the past few years have had a great mixtape, video, freestyle, or …