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The holidays are the one time of year when I appreciate the fact that my Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with promotional posts. That’s because the holidays are the time for giving, specifically the time when producers dump all of their bootlegs/edits/unfinished tracks on the unsuspecting masses. The quality is generally a mixed bag, but we’ve received a deluge of heat in the past few days that deserves its fair due. On the raps front, Lil B, King Louie, Fredo SantanaLil Silk and Fabolous have let loose new tapes over the past week or so. All deserve your attention, although save Lil B’s 05 Fuck Em and maybe spend a little more time with Silk and Louie.

The good folks at Mixpak were also kind enough to hand out a bundle of free tracks from their roster and beyond. The Holiday Bundle evokes the grime, dancehall and soca-based riddim culture that Dre Skull has so carefully curated over the past few years. Sudanim, Murlo and Koyote all bring their best to the table.

You’ve likely seen these already as well, but big hitters Flying Lotus, Zed Bias, Ryan Hemsworth Clams Casino all gave bundles of tracks away in the past few days. Casino’s third Instrumental Mixtape is probably the most cohesive attempt of the bunch, but FlyLo’s assorted beats, remixes and bootlegs offer some intriguing insight into the producer and his cohort’s recording processes. The Hemsworth collection is largely edits he’s designed for live play and the “Post-Rock Tears” version of Future’s “Honest” is a real beauty. Two step legend Zed Bias handed over 200 MB of live recording, remixes and production work under both his ZB sobriquet and his Maddslinky nom de plume.

Hit the jump for a jambalaya of free tracks…

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Star Slinger has been making some serious inroads into the American hip hop world. The Mancunian producers last single, “Chain Dumbin,” featured Juicy J, Project Pat and Kansas City-based singer Reggie B and he has remixed the likes of A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa. He has quickly made a name for himself as the UK’s best hip hop producer (not grime, mind you) and is on a steep upward trajectory. For his second official single, Star Slinger has enlisted the help of half of legendary Berkeley crew The Pack. Lil B’s rise to fame has made the days of “In My Car,” “Booty Bounce Bopper” and “Touch Me Like A Phone” seem like a distant memory, but who doesn’t want more of this. So Star Slinger hit up the West Coast this time, enlisting Lil B and Stunnaman for “Bad Bitches.” Haven’t had a chance to listen to this one yet because of certain formal education obligations, but based on the artist’s pedigrees (at least two out of the three… or one), it’s sure to be a banger. Stream and download below.