This track, from an upcoming mixtape called Mister Jason Presents: FRANKENSTEEZ, sounds like the music Ugly Duckling would make if Ugly Duckling woke up tomorrow as a posse of hardcore rappers. The bouncy beat, the humorous references to the good ‘ol days (“Everything I’ve heard in the last decade/Got me begging for change like kids in arcades/Flavor meant something you could actually taste”), it’s all there.
To be fair, the real story behind this project is interesting, too. Produced entirely on Mister Jason’s MPC-2000 – “the iconic drum machine of choice for 90s legends like Pete Rock and DJ Premier” – the mixtape includes a posse cut featuring 26 (!) rappers each spitting four lines, with each rapper representing one letter of the alphabet. Sounds amazing.