You heard how Asher Roth and Nottz get down on Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor). Now check out how they rock the mixtape.

If you missed, Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor), it was on the criminally slept on Nottz album You Need This Music. Click here to download the mixtape and listen below:

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Rick Ross drops his mixtape Ashes To Ashes just in time for Christmas. Check it out.

Click here to download and listen below:

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Rick Ross is not the only one dropping a dope mixtape on Christmas Eve. Check out the one Diggy Simmons just dropped hosted by the legendary DJ Premier

Wow.  This boy’s got TALENT.  Listen to the mixtape below and download it here.

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This mixtape of mashups Big Boi and The Black Keys sounds like the songs were supposed to be like this. Check it out.

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape courtesy of NahRight.com.  The boundaries continue to be pushed in hip-hop in 2010.

Nipsey Hussle is another underground cat who is poised to blow up. Check out his new mixtape called The Marathon.

Listen below and click here to download from Datpiff.com.

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L.E.$’s mixtape featuring all DJ Quik beats is here. If you are a G-Funk fan this one is a winner.

Like Me, the first track that leaked from this mixtape was a banger.  It’s a short, but solid project.  Click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below.

1. Never Lie (Intro)
2. Like Me
3. My Name
4. Interlude
5. Mindstate
6. Gz Up
7. Gettin’ That
8. Outro

Has the color barrier been broken yet in hip-hop?

It’s not a secret that hip-hop was born from black culture and, to date, has been comprised primarily of black performers.  As a result, there have been few rappers of other colors who have gained mainstream acceptance, and they generally have come one at a time (The Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass, Vanilla Ice, Eminem, Asher Roth, Eminem…).  It’s kinda like how there used to be only 1 black actor who could crossover at a time (Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith) and one black comedian (Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence–wait, did he crossover?).  Of course, barriers have been broken with films and comedians.  There are now several people of all colors who are viewed in mainstream films, TV and comedy clubs–though of course there is still MUCH more progress to be made.  Has hip-hop reached that point yet, though?  Put another way, can you name 5 non-black rappers of any color who currently have mainstream success?  Does it matter to you?  Just some food for thought for the Obama Nation…While you chew on that, check out these videos from Outasight:

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If you’re feeling those, click here to download his latest mixtape called Further.  Maybe some day there will be a time when these dudes could make it: