At the turn of the century--maybe as late as 2006, when Nas dropped Hip Hop Is Dead...--your average rap fan from either coast might have lumped rappers from south of the Mason-Dixon line into one amorphous blob. But as the years tick by and rap music coverage becomes (slightly) less New York-centric, a funny thing is happening: rappers from different Southern cities are enjoying symbiotic relationships in a way they didn't before, at least not on a mainstream level. Enter Young Dolph, a rising star out of Memphis who marries his hometown's penchant for floating, technical flows to the vocal inflections and lyrical signifiers from Atlanta. Having churned out a steady stream of collaborations with some of today's biggest names, Dolph is here now, one day after he promised, with a new mixtape, 16 Zips.

The 14-track set features contributions from T.I., Jadakiss, Slim Thug and Paul Wall, among others, and is a showcase of Dolph's vocal dexterity. Production comes courtesy of Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, TM-88 and more. Stream 16 Zips here via LiveMixtapes. You can check out the tracklist below; note that "No Matter What" was the name of a single from T.I.'s 2008 album, Paper Trail.

1. Boyz In Da Hood
2. Skit #1
3. 16 Zip
4. Ask Your Bitch
5. No Matter What (f/ T.I.)
6. Skit #2
7. Money Power Respect
8. Back Against the Wall
9. They Watchin
10. All She Wanna Do (f/ Jayfizzle)
11. Everyday 420
12. Down South Hustlaz (f/ Slim Thug and Paul Wall)
13. Addiction (f/ Jadakiss)
14. Trap Nigga