At the rate he’s been going, DJ Mustard is poised to be cooking up hits for the next decade. So it’s fitting that the title of the producer’s debut album, 10 Summers, suggests just that.
Since 2011, when his “Rack City” beat helped to certify Tyga as a star and planted the seeds of Mustard’s own sound, bangers from the 24-year-old have been sprouting up everywhere, becoming increasingly inescapable.
From Atlanta club smashes like 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different” and Jeezy’s “R.I.P.,” to West Coast jams-gone-nationwide like Kid Ink’s “Show Me” and YG’s “My N—a,” to R&B favorites like Trey Songz’s “Na Na” and Tinashe’s “2 On,” Mustard has placed himself at the forefront of a batch of young producers shaping hip-hop’s current sonics.
It’s with this momentum that he puts out 10 Summers, which dropped for free on Google Play on Monday (August 11), and is slated for an official release on August 26.
The 12-track release features some of Dijon’s staple collaborators, like YG, 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign, but also brings new stars to his always-infectious soundscapes.
There’s Fabolous and Eric Bellinger on “4 Digits” — a record for the modern man about the importance of the passcode on your iPhone. There’s “Face Down,” with heavy-hitters Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Lil Boosie and YG, which is about exactly what you’d expect. And there’s Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa and TeeFlii teaming up for “Deep,” another song for the ladies.
Throughout the album, the melodies are as catchy as ever, the percussion slaps continuously, and Mustard suggests that he has an A&R’s ear for putting records together with artists who vibe well with one another on a track.
You can stream the album now on Google Play.