‘Smokin’ Champagne’ (Mixtape)

    Smokin’ Champagne represents the second mixtape of 2011 from New Orleans hip-hop stalwart Fiend. In mid-January, he dropped what will probably be the year’s most slept-on tape with the smooth and bluesy Tennis Shoes and Tuxedos. And if heads continuing snoozing, Smokin’ Champagne might meet the same fate. We’re hoping that doesn’t happen, of course, so if you have a love for laid-back, blunted hip-hop with slick, jazz-leaning production, you shouldn’t pass this one up. Guest features include Big K.R.I.T., Teedra Moses, Nesby Phips, and Cornerboy P. You can download Smokin’ Champagne at Dat Piff.