Joe Budden and Fabolous both dropped mixtapes last week, and both are solid. Budden enlisted the likes of Ab-Soul, Royce Da 5’9 and Emanny for features. But i’m most impressed with his production choice. AraabMuzik and Cardiak produced three tracks each, all of which are diverse and suit the verses/theme. Fabolous recruited Wale, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Cassie, Pusha T and ironically Joe Budden for verses. Loso went in on tracks by the likes of Jay Electronica (“Exhibit A”), Rick Ross (“Diced Pineapples”), Usher (“Throwback” – Dionne Warwick sample), Scarface (“Guess Who’s Back”) and more.
Joe Budden – A Loose Quarter
Fabolous – Soul Tape 2