[MIXTAPE REVIEW] Team Inkredible and DJ Shuttle Presents “The New New York” Vol 2
“The New New York” Vol 2 Mixtape
My first moment to have a seat in days presented the opportunity to check out Team Inkredible and DJ Shuttle’s presentation of Vol 2 The New New York.
Going into it, I kept in mind how diligent DJ Shuttle has been in not wavering one bit when reporting his mission to wear the crown as the best indie DJ in New York City. So my exact expectation is that with that exact plight he has manufactured his #NewNewYork mixtape series. The project features artists from New York City who has shown great promise and has garnered attention as a result of these big name features. A dope example is the opening track, RRose who spars with the legendary Jadakiss on his Ziplock track. Something every hustler can relate to, the gem star and sandwich baggy era. Showcases on a couple more tracks on the mixtape, RRose is being touted as the next MC worth placement on your radar. He even takes a stab at the classic “How To Rob” theme made famous by the titan himself, 50 Cent where speaks hypothetically about what being broke could provoke a man to do to some of the fortunate MCs walking around the industry. Bars and metaphors in tow, I can see RRose doing some good things in the city, let’s see what the brother puts together for the rest of the calendar year.
Casanova’s Don’t Run Remix is arguably one of the hottest collabs on the street right now packed with a Young M.A., Don Q, and Dave East feature which has helped that the record itself to new heights. Rich Fly Gs No Silver Spoon was not the best but is in line with what many will say is needed in the game today a track heavy in cadence and simple in the pattern. The message is relate-able as many of us were not born with silver spoons having to grind for everything we have gotten. If for nothing else you can support the record on that alone. We all love the proverbial “come up” story. Don Q is one of my favorites on the scene today, but Everything Lit is not the crème of the crop as his catalog is a concern. BUT remember the DJs role is to break records which is something that DJ Shuttle takes serious, and I can say that other records such as Papoose Darkside, Royal Flush’s Uncle Murda assisted Trap Like Its Legal, as well JaeOdraft Pick Reek Da Villain featured 51630 were all new to me. Records were broken in a sense. Salute to the DJ. Cassius’ Million Dollar Walk is one of my sleeper picks for single of the year. Not exactly brand new it does exemplify the process of pushing a record until it catches which it has the potential to do. Jae Jae Mansa’s New York New York track is average, but I love for my city to be represented whenever possible. DJ Shuttle closes out strong with Alchemist and Roc Marciano’s All for It which simply and very necessarily takes you back to the essence of that boom bap with a smooth filter on it. Kind of makes me want to pop in a Mobb Deep project. FarRock Millz Plug track creates a dope vibe, as the upstart talent delivers solid bars on a track with good club appeal. Just think 3 AM and the last call for some alcohol. Overall The New New York hits its mark aiming to offer a collection of new material from artists deserving of your ear. Looking for that new heat going forward DJ Shuttle and The New New York series is where it’s at.
Listen to the full project via DATPIFF