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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hear Alexander Spit's Expansive, Satisfying New Mixtape, These Long Strange Nights

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

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S.F.-and-L.A.-based rapper Alexander Spit has a new mixtape out. It's called These Long Strange Nights, it's this up-and-coming rapper's biggest release so far, and it's worth your time. The 11 tracks on Long Strange Nights wander from blunt swagger to mellow musing: "Strange and Unusual" starts things off watery and laid-back, but by the time you get to "Real RSWD Pt. 2," you're in full industrial-banger territory. "Posse Up" is a balls-out track made to blast when you're hitting the town -- it isn't shy about that specific purpose -- and "El Camino" is a panoramic rap anthem. But there are plenty of moodier, more introspective moments along the way, too. Spit seems better suited to technical, imagery-laden rhyming than forceful bluster, but he makes a strong case for himself on most of these tracks. Download the full mixtape -- along with art for each and every track -- after the jump.


Mixtape: Alexander Spit -- These Long Strange Nights


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