Over the past 6-8 months, I’ve been keeping track of the singles coming from Kydd Jones, Cory Kendrix and Tank Washington of the LNS Crew camp, all the while wondering what was in store for the next round of releases. About a week ago, the crew dropped LNS Mixtape Volume 3, and it all came together for me. The previously released singles have been paired with a collection of infectious flows and beats, like someone gave the LNS Crew new inspiration. With so many different people on the project, it could easily come off as scattered, but the collective manages to keep a strong and solid balance between styles and voices that all come together in harmony. The best thing about these songs is how, despite them sounding like an album project, they could easily be found on the mixtapes of other DJs (and more than likely will). The way that the members of the crew are taking cues from a wide range of modern day MCs and flipping them on their head to make them aspects of their own styles is truly impressive. Don’t sleep on this one.