Monday's Main Pick
Street King: Sheek Louch
Holding It Down For: Yonkers, NY
Mixtape: Donnie Def Jam: Guerilla Warfare, Vol. 1
Real Spit: In honor of his signing to the home that Russell built, one third of the D-Block boys linked with mixtape messiah DJ Green Lantern for Donnie Def Jam: Guerilla Warfare, Vol. 1 Sheek goes back to his roots to show rap fans what landed him at a major label after years of riding shotgun with boutique indie Koch Records.
Released at the top of the month, Donnie Def Jam is just the latest effort from the Evil Genius and the Yonkers Boys. (Green also dropped the Styles P mixtape The Green Ghost Project and the highly touted Jadakiss series The Champ Is Here, Pt. 3, both this year.) The 25-track street disc features appearances by Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Masspike Miles and Termanology.
"We like O.G.'s with this mixtape thing," Sheek, joined by Green Lantern, told Mixtape Daily when we met up with him outside of Def Jam's offices. "We've been doing this mixtape thing for a while."
"We just came from Def Jam," Green said as he exited the midtown building. "We had to up the budget a bit for this one."
Joints to Check For:
» "Cocaine Trafficking." In typical LOX fashion, Louch and the Ghost trade bars over the bounce-friendly track with Jadakiss picking the hook apart. "Some say it's the money, 'cause I just got my pub back/ Ten years in the game, wasn't seeing none of that/ Now I'm ballin' like Shaq."
» "Jungle Music." When Sheek collides with a Sean C and LV production, the result isn't expected to be anything short of epic. In the words of Houstonian Paul Wall: "Drive slow, homie." You gotta crank this one up to 10 and let the trunk rattle.
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