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Really quick spins: Paste,

Both Paste Magazine and have new mixtapes out this week and both are good, as they should be — if publications that report on music and musicians put out mediocre product, they lose the right to talk smack.

Paste’s “Songs for Haiti 2010” isn’t really a mixtape, per se — it’s a vault of MP3s donated by a diverse group of artists -- Ludacris, Hanson, and Of Montreal, to name a few. Make a non-tax-deductible donation to Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, or Yele Haiti (or provide proof that you’ve already given) through the site Paste has set up and you have access to a whole slew of tracks (some released, some unreleased) via the Paste download vault. Enjoy, but, as the people at Paste point out, no one should be rewarded for doing something that they should be doing anyway.

Urban lifestyle site’s free “Baller Status” mixtape is helmed by DJ JS-1(Rocksteady!) and DJ Dutchmaster and comes in two versions: with breaks or without. Rappers including Wordsmith and Duece Poppi appear on the mix of new, exclusive and previously released music, as does everyone's favorite VA rap duo, Clipse ("Freedom"), and the DMV's own Phil Ade, who lends a freestyle.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  January 20, 2010; 12:32 PM ET
Categories:  Really quick spins  | Tags: Phil Ade  
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Good stuff I see Wordsmith and Phil Ade are on there thats whats up.

Posted by: DJNominal | January 22, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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