I’m a sucker for stories about Baltimore. Hell, I made a trilogy of albums dedicated to the city I was born and raised in. So, here comes the brother D. Yelv with the Cal Ripken mixtape and I checked it, because, as I said, I’m a sucker for Baltimore hip-hop (even though I know there are some folks I’ve missed out on). From “Visions” to the track “I Just Wanna” (previously featured on SpeedontheBeat.com), the college graduate-turned-rapper delivers a comprehensive view into the Land of the O. The project delivers a bevy of positive vibes throughout, acting as much as a boombap-heavy motivational journey as it does a dark visit through the 410. Check out Cal Ripken below.