Brooklyn MC Papoose is hitting the reset button. The lyrical mad man who took the East Coast region by storm a few years back is looking to get his share of the rap community that he feels he hadn’t quite capitalized off of. In an effort to get his train back on the tracks Pap is going back to his roots where it all began: Mixtapes. Papoose recently dropped his The 2nd Coming mixtape and pretty much says the titled is self-explanatory.
“The reason why I called the mixtape The 2nd Coming is because when I first came in the scene, I shook the ground, I had the whole industry petrified, I took a million-plus,” Pap told Mixtape Daily, referring to the reportedly million-dollar recording deal he signed with Jive Records back in 2006. “This time I’m coming back, it’s going to be even worse. Y’all know what I did before. See what I did; now, round two.”
Despite the blockbuster record deal, the Most Lyrical One has yet to release his debut album, The Nacirema Dream. According to the rapper — who is married to incarcerated MC Remy Ma — he was able to walk away from Jive in 2007 with his money and his masters, so after some career ups and downs, his album really is on the way. Until then, The 2nd Coming is hosted by his longtime supporter DJ Kay Slay and features appearances from Busta Rhymes, Sheek Louch, Gudda Gudda, Karina Bradley, Raekwon and Tony Yayo as well as his Thugacation crew.
“I feel like l’m more mature now and I got a lot more to offer the game than what I had back then,” Pap said. “So I’m glad my album didn’t come. Now with my album coming out, I think I’m well-prepared. This mixtape will really show a first-time listener what hip-hop represents.”