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Mitchell Lawler – Rookie of the Year [Mixtape]

Edmonton, AB – Edmonton’s up-and-coming MC, Mitchell Lawler, recently released his second mixtape, Rookie of the Year. Lawler is only 18 years old – barely legal— but he is on his grind and working hard to solidify his place in Edmonton’s hip-hop scene. He has a real knack for taking popular earworm tracks and turning them into his own creations.

The seven-track tape includes remixes of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” Childish Gambino’s “Freaks and Geeks, and more. The album’s third track, “April Showers” features some killer beats, courtesy of French producer, ProleteR – it’s kind of like Frank Sinatra got a little smoked out and decided to test the ropes of beat-making. Give the mixtape a listen below.


Also of note: The album cover features Lawler holding a cat. A big fluffy brown cat. And if you look closely, you’ll notice the Lawler is rocking mismatched socks with flip-flops. It’s pretty fierce. The mixtape was recorded, mixed and mastered by Justin “Dunna” McDonough at Resonate Music School & Studio. Scratches on “Rookie of the Year” were provided by Nato. Head over to Bandcamp to download a copy of the mixtape and stay tuned for new visuals coming out soon.

Twitter: @MitchellLawler

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Sarah Sussman is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is a born-and-raised Calgarian who works as a freelance writer, photographer, and A&R talent scout for Universal Music. During the day, she runs a vintage clothing boutique on 17th Avenue called Used House of Vintage. Sarah graduated from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism diploma program in 2013 and has been writing about Canadian hip-hop since 2012. Sarah has written for The Yellow Pages Group, The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in January 2013 as the Regional Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Rich Homie Quan, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Future, MGK, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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