Mandala Vol 1 & 2, Two Hip Hop Compilations From Mello Music Group • BNR Spotlight
Speaking of Mello Music Group compilations, Big Noise is an avid supporter of anything Mello Music Group related. So you know we’ve got to show love when the underrated independent label provides us with not one, but two unbelievable compilations! Here’s to hoping the Mandala Series doesn’t end after just two volumes!
Clocking in at 36 tracks, songs vary between instrumentals, posse cuts, proper collaborations, and individual performances (Oddisee has two where he holds down the boards and the rhymes!).
Being a label compilation, all of MMG’s signees get to shine on Polysonic Flows and Today’s Mathematics, whether it be emceeing, producing, or both. Exclusively featured artists include yU of Oddisee’s Diamond District, Has-Lo, Quelle Chris, Georgia Anne Muldrow, L’orange, Dudley Perkins, Denmark Vessey, Audible Doctor, Fredro Starr, Rapper Big Pooh, Stik Figa (KC!) Verbal Kent, Gensu Dean, Murs, Apollo Brown, 14KT, Blacastan, and many more. You can stream or cop both volumes below, enjoy.
Mandala Vol. 1 “Polysonic Flows” via Mello Music Group
Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows is the fourth Mello Music Group compilation – previous compilations include Mental Liberation, Helpless Dreamer, and Self Sacrifice. It’s also perhaps our best to date.
Mandala Vol. 2 “Today’s Mathematics” via Mello Music Group
Acting as both an ideal introduction to the Mello Music Group roster for newer listeners and a celebration of the strength of the label for existing fans, Mandala Vol. 2, Today’s Mathematics is an essential experience for anyone with an ear for soulful music that isn’t afraid to stay down to earth while shooting for the stars.
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Article: Quinn Conrad