Mix tapes ruled hip-hop last year, but it looks like the digital EP might be king in 2007. The Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, in collaboration with Chocolate Industries Records, has posted Chocolate Swim, a five-track blend of rare and exclusive mixes from indie rappers like Lady Sovereign, Mos Def and MF Doom. Download the complimentary EP at Adult Swim’s site, and then head over to Rappcats.com, where Talib Kweli has teamed up with producer Madlib for Liberation, a digital-only collection of new material you won’t find anywhere else (not even on one of his many mix tapes). And as the title suggests, it’s free.
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