This is Chikara from ESQ & Chikaramanga. We made a free download mixtape to promote the album. There are 19 tracks on this mixtape and two of them are unreleased tracks off of the album. Other tracks are ESQ rhyming over instrumentals of Tres releases produced by Big Tone, Johnson & Jonson, Paten Locke, Lightheaded, Fonetik Simbol, Ta’raach, and me. Also, he used a beat Really Nathan (of Late Bloomers) produced. Tres is releasing Late Bloomers’ debut EP, “3 Shades Brown” in November.
This mix tape is mixed by DJ Lowkey with cuts, doubles, and blends. Enjoy!~Chikaramanga~
Get the download after the jump….like you didn’t know.
They said it was a RECESSION, well we disagree! For the frugal this is a true test of wit, skill, and relevance. We are all 1, there is no division in the MIND of ESQ & many others on todays underground railroad & street artist scene. Hip Hop started in AFRICA, the PARK & the STREETS & and this mixtape will take you from start 2 finish & beyond! We give this as our FREE OFFERING 2 The UNIVERSE & U ALL 2 SUCCEED, Thanks 2 LOW KEY & CHIKARA
Peace Love & Light~ESQ~
Trav’s Take: I’ve had the pleasure of checking the upcoming “The Succession” already and if you are a fan of Giant Panda or People Under The Stairs and that throwback boombap sound, you should be all over that album when it drops. It’s got the throwback sounds, but with just enough twist to keep it “f-r-e-s-h, fresh, fresh, yo’ that’s FRESH” type of sound to it…well worth picking up when it drops. Oh, and the mixtape is dope too…..
Download FREE Mix Tape:ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA “RECESSION FREE” mixed by DJ Lowkey…..here
ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA “THE SUCCESSION” IN STORES SEPTEMBER 14, 2010