September 22, 2014

Future Joyner "Listen To Me" (Mixtape, 2011)

Future Joyner, who later changed his name to Joyner Lucas, released his "Listen To Me" mixtape back in 2011. I'd been watching his moves from afar since the Film Skool Rejekts released their mixtape, "The Workprint." Production on the mix is handled by The Audible Doctor, Apollo Brown, Cyrus The Great, Frank Dukes, DJ Prince, and others ... I like hearing him on soulful production and boombap, because his flow is so lyrical. However, I do see that his aim is higher than the underground; he clearly feels his pen is on par with the greats and the major labels and CEOs should be paying closer attention. I'm not mad at 'em! He continues to take steps forward and it's dope to see that the FSR mixtape was released as a cassette for this year's cassette store day. I hope people go back and dig into that one, I'll post about it one day soon too. Please continue to keep an eye out for this young MC, Joyner has got the raw talent and it WILL eventually all click for him... when the timing is right. Until then, enjoy these old mixtapes you might have overlooked.