M1_Platoon is a group of hip-hop artists on the campus of N. C. Central University.
M1_Platoon consists of Chopps, Scoop, Arafat Yates, Sean D, C4 Black, Napalm, Beat Justice, Fuego, Nathaniel Grey & Dj Gonzo.
The group’s new mixtape, The M1 Invasion, gives listeners an opportunity to match a face with the name.
The majority of the mixtape is produced by 9th Wonder & Arafat Yates.
Truth be told, Arafat has some hot beats, so anyone thinking 9th Wonder would be the only highlight of this mixtape is mistaken.
This whole mixtape is full of neck-breaking tracks that’ll make you make that ugly face you do every time you hear something you wish you’d’ve thought of yourself. The tracks are very soulful and passionate.
M1 brings a new attitude to music.
It’s like the guy who’s rapping could be your brother or your cousin or maybe even your best friend.
These dudes sound like they have a genuine love for music and for perfecting their craft.
Everyone has a swagger that is just ridiculous.
The way they maneuver the beat is sort of like how Lupe or Kanye would do.
It’s like real hip-hop without sounding like anyone else in the game.
Lyrically, each member is on point.
No one tries too hard on punchlines.
The word play and word choice is appropriate for each track.
The tracks blend together real nice, taking it back to the essence of what a mixtape is supposed to sound like.
For me, some of the highlights of the mixtape were tracks like “How 2 Make A Hit” featuring Rapsody, “Check Me Out,” “Welcome” and “How U Gon Front.”
Overall, the M1_Platoon has put together an excellent mixtape with good beats and good lyrics.
The mixtape also includes appearances from area artists Jozeemo, Phocuz, Carlitta Durand and others.
This mixtape is a good buy.
However, it’s free on their Myspace page – so everyone should go download it.