The 58's Debut Mix Tape
In the wake of Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller’s success over the pastÂ twelveÂ months, it should be noÂ surpriseÂ that Pittsburgh’s hip-hop scene finds itself under a microscope. And while chin-stroking, national rap pundits stumble over themselves to anoint the next big Pittsburgh MC (does anyone honestly think its Chevy Woods?) the Steel City’s own hip-hop super group The 58’s have quietly released their blistering debut mix tape like its business as usual. And make no mistake, this is a bona fide Pittsburgh rap super group, featuring a who’s who of scene veterans including MC’s Vinny Radio, Franchise (both formerly of Mac Miller’s East End Empire), B. White, Ghosty, Mayo, and Primavera Ills.
The list of producers is no less distinguished with P.Fish, Khrysis, Git Beats, and ID Labs’ Big Jerm handling the lion’s share of tracks, all of whom contribute to the gritty underground atmosphere ripe with classic soul samples, hard block RZA-inspired beats, and enough space for every MC to show off their chops. I’ll let y’all take a sampling of the tape’s best offerings below, and make sure you don’t forget that these dudes open for Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs at Mr. Small’s this coming Monday. Pittsburgh’s coming, people, start paying attention.
Outta My Mind (prod. Big. Jerm) – Franchise, B. White, & Vinny Radio
Daydreamin’ (prod. Git Beats) – B. White & Ghosty
Download The 58’s Mixtape Here