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Blaqstarr’s Blaqstarr the Mixtape

April 12, 2011



When we spoke to Blaqstarr two months ago, we could swear he said this was going to be a Baltimore Club mixtape. It’s not, and it’s hard to say what is. The self-titled mixtape features Blaqstarr singing over minorly adulterated Amy Winehouse beats and Akon’s 2008 smash “Right Now,” a Rebirth-esque cock rock song featuring Talib Kweli, a few straightforward Europop songs, a “Shower Freestyle,” and “Tote It 2” which starts with Blaqstarr's old smash before morphing into a sped up version of Lil Wayne’s “Told Y’all.” Maybe that last one is the point of it all, a sound that originated in Baltimore clubs before blasting out across the world, wrapping in new genres as Blaqstarr toured with MIA, and he’s trying to rectify a million sounds into one. Calling this Blaqstarr the Mixtape suggests Blaqstarr himself is all this insanity. “It’s more like a universal cosmic situation,” he told us in that interview. “The sound and the vibrations of my sound travel worldwide, even to that new planet NASA was talking about. I receive signals from there. I consider myself a vessel.” Actually that does explains things.











Tracklist:
1. Block Rockin Beats
2. Handstand
3. Never Hesitant f. MIA
4. Get Off f. Diplo
5. Tween Me and You
6. Hold On
7. Take Me High
8. War of Roses f. Talib Kweli
9. You Know I'm No Good
10. Rain Came Into My HOuse
11. Viktim of Society
12. Set It Off Remix
13. Coming Home
14. It 2
15. Big Bills f. Flosstradamus & Caroline Polacheck
16. Shower Freestyle
17. Kandle Light and Roses f. SHanell
18. Control Freak f. Steve Aoki
19. Xtraordinary
20. Suck On My Kiss
21. Meet Me Halfway
22. Teardrop Shorty
23. Lullaby
24. Kiss Me On My Lips f. Mos Def
25. Get Up f. Rye Rye

Blaqstarr’s Blaqstarr the Mixtape