For awhile now, up-and-coming R&B singer Josh Xantus has been periodically releasing songs as a prelude to his latest mixtape, Everybody Hates Josh X. Well, the months of waiting are over: the mixtape has been released, and it's a good one. And in all honesty, the word 'mixtape' doesn't adequately describe what we've all been given. This is actually a full-fledged album consisting of 11 complete, new songs as well as an intro track and a remix of an older Josh tune. For those who haven't heard Josh yet, his music is a mixture of traditional R&B, particularly romantic ballads, mixed with more modern, hip hop-influenced sounds. Among the better tunes here are the lush ballad "Angel," the relationship drama song "Love Games" and the romantic "Catch a Falling Star." This really is a well-done, professionally produced album, and the fact that Josh is giving it away for free is pretty amazing, in my humble opinion. Don't just take my word for it though; Everybody Hates Josh X can be streamed or downloaded free and legally over at mixtape site datpiff.com. A link is included below.
- Everybody Hates Josh X mixtape stream/download (via datpiff.com)