Seattle based, State of The Artist (also known as, SOTA Boys), released a 15-track mixtape today. SOTA Boys remind me of a smoother, more R&B influenced, Blue Scholars. Check out the full tracklisting after the jump. You can also stream the mixtape in its entirety at this site. Six songs on the project feature original production and the rest are "borrowed" beats that give the mixtape a feel-good appeal similar to albums by A Tribe Called Quest or early Slum Village.
If you've never heard of the SOTA Boys, the trio is made up of Young TH, Hyphen8d, and Parker, who handles much of the group's actual beat-making. They perform at college campuses a lot, but if you like what you hear, you can also catch them at the Vera Project this Friday at 8 p.m.