It's one of the last years when I was just a fan of the music and not spending time and money contributing to it/obsessing over it/fine tuning my approach to it.
96 Mentality is the fastest album I've ever made. Most of the songs are under 3 minutes. I wanted to capture the joy of rhyming over east coast beats as quickly as possible.
There's some concept songs and guest appearances by venerable homies who bust my ass on this record. There's some producers I've worked with heavily and cats that might be new to you.
Overall, I think this is the type of album you'd lend your to your man in high school who was on the fence, and then never got the tape back again.
released May 21, 2019
Track 1 produced by SONNYJIM
Track 2, 4 produced by Disco Vietnam
Track 3, 6, 11 produced by The Expert
Track 5 produced by Dan Dillinger
Track 7 produced by Ray West
Track 8, 14 produced by Zilla Rocca
Track 9 produced by Quandary
Track 10 produced by Floodwatch
Track 12 produced by DJ Manipulator
Track 13 produced by Jason Griff
Mixed and Mastered by Zilla Rocca @ The International Dart Parlour. Philadelphia, PA
Photo by Alexander Richter.
Digital/Cassette/CD Artwork by Justin Keller @JusFCA1