By Rob Markman
While most of the nation took the weekend off to celebrate Labor Day (September 5), a few of the game’s biggest names put in some serious work. Plies, Young Jeezy and Cam’ron all dropped mixtapes, helping to provide a soundtrack for the three-day weekend.
On Friday Plies and DJ Bigga Rankin released Plies Aristotle. Songs like the energetic tape-opening “1000” and raunchy “F--- the Sh-- Out You” are the perfect holdovers until the Ft. Myers rapper drops his upcoming fifth studio album. The very next day Young Jeezy and DJ Drama released The Real is Back 2. Though fans are eagerly anticipating the Snowman’s TM 103, The Real is Back 2 provides exciting moments like the Birdman-assisted “Trump,” ‘Rough” and the mid-tempo “Real N---a Anthem.”
Not to be outdone Cam’ron went ahead and unexpectedly dropped Boss of all Bosses 2.8: Road to 3.0 on Monday. The tape is actually the fourth installment in the BOAB series, if you count the 2.5 edition that Killa dropped last year with Vado. On this volume, Vado is still riding shotgun appearing on eight of the tape’s 21 tracks. Jim Jones hops aboard “Makeout” and JR Writer and Hell Rell help on “Watch Out.”
No matter your hip-hop tastes, this past Labor Day weekend seemed to provide a little something for everyone.
What do you think of Plies’, Jeezy’s and Cam’ron’s new mixtapes? Tell us in the comments!