Almost exactly two months after she came home from serving six years behind bars, Remy Ma is announcing her return with the release of her first post-prison mixtape, I'm Around.
Though the Bronx rapper has been dropping off verses and remixes since she came home, on Friday (October 31), she delivered her first full body of work in years. Thursday night, at Power 105.1's Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Rem gave MTV News some details on the project -- including her favorite songs and why she didn't want features on it.
"They're gonna get all me," she told MTV News. "Everybody was like, you gotta reach out to people...I would have loved to do it, but I've been gone for so long, that I just wanted to give the people me."
And what's that mean this time around? Well, two of her favorite songs can help begin to paint that picture.
"'I'm Around,' the title [track], that's one of my favorites," she said. "It just pretty much states how I feel: I'm back, I've been gone for a long time, and I'm just excited. Like, I'm talking how I talk, and letting people know why I'm around. And now that I'm here, a lot of things is gonna change."
Another of her favorites is "Erthang Fake."
"Before, it used be all about everybody being real," she said. "Now, it's like the faker you are and the more you fronting, you up. N---as is up. I come from a different cloth. I deal with people that's real, people that go through real situations, and that's the type of music I wanna listen to."
You can stream the project below, and download it at Datpiff.