Music Veteran Scrapp Deleon Releases One of The Hottest Mixtapes of 2010 featuring Producer & DJ Don Cannon

| February 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

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After months of dealing with the tragic loss of his brother Roderick Anthony Burton II professionally known to the world as Dolla, music veteran Scrapp Deleon who is signed with Gang Entertainment/Natural Born Leaders/Jive Records unleashes one of the fiercest mixtapes of the year.

He has enlisted the help of hit Dj Don Cannon to bring his creative energy to some of the best lyrics since Tupac’s ‘Ten Years Gone” mixtape. The motion picture intro immediately captures the attention of its listeners and while all the tracks are bangers, one of my favorites is track 16 (Friend or Foe) where Scrapp is clearly sending a message out to some of his long time friends…the question is to whom is he speaking of?

Artist review by Alyssa. Johnson, Senior Writer for HHE

Listening to 20 year old rapper Scrapp Deleon’s mixtape is like a breath of fresh air as he effortlessly weaves true experiences into the form of raps; differing stories about loss, pain, fun and finally triumph. Scrapp, a ten year vet in the game started out with the group Da Razcalz Cru along with his older brother Dolla. After the group disbanded due to Elektra Records folding and the untimely loss of Dolla who was gunned down at the Beverly Center in LA, Scrapp is back with the aptly-titled mixtape No Better Therapy hosted by producer and DJ Don Cannon. “That’s my main motivation…my brother…everything happens for a reason and it’s an unfortunate situation but it’s humbling. I’m just here to carry out his legacy and start my own as well. The title speaks for itself and on it, I kind of vented.” The 16 tracks are loaded with versatility while blending his love for the ‘A’ as well as the West Coast. “I have a lot of family in California so it’s a blend but more so Atlanta because I’m A town, Zone 6 to the heart.” The poetic raps are raw but solid; showcasing Scrapp’s fondness for wit and metaphors over the celebratory bass and bounce beats Atlanta is known for and reminiscent of the early sound of Scarface and T.I. Rhyming over Nas’s ‘If I ruled the world’ Scrapp kills it with this one line, “Allergic to broke, it fucks with my sinus”. Showing devotion to Dolla throughout, Scrapp channels Tupac and really lets his pain loose on Remember Me. For all the haters, pass on this one because Scrapp Deleon isn’t budging. “I’m not here for the ringtone or the single deal. I really do this. I have a name and I’m here to make history.” Spoken like a true artist. No Better Therapy drops early March.

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You can download the entire mixtape by clicking on CD cover above

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2. You Already Know {audio}images/scrapp_deleon/youalreadyknow_2.mp3{/audio}

3. Down Here{audio}images/scrapp_deleon/downhere_3.mp3{/audio}

4. Turn It Freestyle
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5. Hold Up{audio}images/scrapp_deleon/holup_5.mp3{/audio}

6. Hustle & Party{audio}images/scrapp_deleon/hustleandparty_6.mp3{/audio}

7. Everybody Loves A Star{audio}images/scrapp_deleon/everybodylovesastar_7.mp3{/audio}

8. Scrapp Deleon Talks {audio}images/scrapp_deleon/_scrappdeleontalks_8.mp3{/audio}

9. Hard freestyle featuring Rob Blow
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10. If I Ruled The World Freestyle
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11.Nothin To A Boss
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12. In Love With The Game
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13. Im Feelin It Freestyle {audio}images/scrapp_deleon/imfeelinit_13.mp3{/audio}

14. I Watch Her
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15. Like To Do featuring Streetz
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16. Friend or Foe
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17. Remember Me {audio}images/scrapp_deleon/remember_me.mp3{/audio}

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