The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
Pill is going for the trifecta next week. The rapper burst onto the scene last year thanks to his frantically-paced anthem “Trap Going Ham.” Since then, he’s released two “pharmaceutical”-themed mixtapes, 4180: The Prescription with DJ Burn One and 4175: The Refill with DJ Skee. Now, Pill is upping his prescription when he drops his first Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama, 1140: The Overdose, on June 1.
“Me and DJ Drama, it will be a Gangsta Grillz. Get that on your mind right!” Pill told Mixtape Daily. “1140: The Overdose. I got few features, but I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. You could look for it to be along the same lines of The Prescription or The Refill. I just try to keep it going the way I usually do it. I don’t want to switch it up, because I made it this far doing what I do, so I’m going to keep doing what I do.”
Pill’s previous tapes have mixed original material with jacked beats from a wide array of artists like Destiny’s Child and the Notorious B.I.G. The Overdose continues in that tradition: Freestyles over Ludacris’ “How Low” and T.I.’s “I’m Back” have already leaked to the Web. His tapes have helped Pill win a spot on XXL’s 2010 Freshmen 10 .
Despite his quick rise, Pill said he won’t rush his aptly titled debut album, The Medicine.
“I don’t want to rush it, because you know how a lot of people get signed and they drop an album ASAP, and nobody knows who they really are? I don’t want to fall victim to that,” he said. “[I’ll] probably drop another two mixtapes and then be looking forward to the album. I don’t want to drop it on them. I want them to be like, ’We need that Pill album,’ so I can give them The Medicine.”
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