The Mint Collective

The Mint Collective increases visibility for creative endeavors through music, the arts, live events and conversation.

Our mission is to foster a learning environment through creative expression and exploration.

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Bilal | Black Milk | Dibiase

Today was a real big day for new releases with Black Milk’s (w/ Daru & AB) Album Of The Year (Fat Beats/Decon), Dibiase’s Machines Hate Me (Alpha Pup) and lastly but not least Mr. Bilal Oliver’s Airtight’s Revenge (Plug Research).

Bilal’s third studio album Airtight’s Revenge has been buzzing big time for the past year and we can honestly say it lives up to the hype.  It is as soulful as it is progressive and experimental.  The album is genius in that it is not limiting at all.  It encompasses many sounds and layers whilst weaving through emotions.  Airtight’s Revenge is definitely a whole package that should not be picked apart track by track, but rather digested as a whole.

Badu on Bilal

Erykah Badu speaks on Bilal from bilal oliver on Vimeo.

Bilal - “All Matter”

Black Milk - “Warning(Keep Bouncing)”

Dibiase - “Skullcrack”

Dibiase “Skullcrack” from Alpha Pup on Vimeo.


Purchase Bilal’s | Airtight’s Revenge

Purchase Black Milk | Album Of The Year

Purchase Dibiase | Machines Hate Me

Joe Kay - Universal Connect

Artwork by 96

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Kay recently at Andre Power's Art In The Park event in San Diego.  I knew once I walked into the spot and a Vinia Mojica jawn filled my ears, I was in good hands with Mr. Kay.  One facebook exchange lead to anohter and next thing I knew, there was an epic mix sitting in my inbox this morning from birthday boy Joe for minty!  Now to share with all of you.  It’s rad.  Download it. Do it.

Joe Kay - Minty Mix -> Universal Connect by The Mint Collective

01. M_Slago - Downtown
02. Twizz - Rememberlude ft. PM
03. Hazeem - So Fly
04. Tall Black Guy - Rock the Stage (Rock With You)
05. Dr. Dre - The Message (Instrumental)
06. B. Lewis - Day 4: First of Me ft. Mar
07. Alicia Keys - Feeling U, Feeling Me (Freddie Joachim Remix)
08. Bluntmosphere - Pillow Factory
09. Beat-Maker-Beat - 3000
10. Tall Black Guy - Stay With me (Lady of My Life)
11. SABeats - Journey to Space
12. Full Crate - Never Never
13. Shlohmo -Tomato Smash
14. eLAn & Filthy Ingredients - Swaziland Delicacy
15. Taylor McFerrin - Georgia
16. Dibiase - Alright
17. FS Green - Monoshow
18. Hazeem - Mercury Wisdom
19. Knxwledge - Dirteeknees
20. Dibiase - Abstract
21. Beat-Maker-Beat - Soul Good
22. Eric Lau - Bendy
23. Devonwho - Slapshot
24. Kyle Hall - Kaychunk
25. Sepalcure - Down
26. Surra - Alethia