Jon Connor released his Best In The World mixtape today (March 18).
The 20-cut project pays homage to the work of Kanye West, as the Aftermath Entertainment rapper raps over the beats of several songs from the Chicago rapper-producer.
The mixtape is also dubbed The Late Registration Of A College Dropout Who Had A Dark Twisted Fantasy Of 808s And Heartbreak.
In October, Jon Connor announced via his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher that he was the latest artist to sign to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. According to the Midwest emcee, it was more than just his music that earned the famed producer’s respect.
Speaking with MTV News following the announcement, Connor discussed working with Dre.
“He was like, ‘The music was there,’” Jon Connor said. “He liked the music and he liked what I was doing. He respected what I was doing. It was just at that point, just going in the studio and seeing if we had chemistry and vibed out. You know, as people. You can be the greatest rapper in the world. You could be the greatest artist in the world, but if you a dick, you know what I’m saying, ain’t nobody gonna want to work with you. It don’t matter how good you are, but it was like that’s what sealed the deal…It was the chemistry musically and it was the chemistry as just two good people.”
Best In The World is available for download at DatPiff.com.
The Best In The World cover art, tracklist and mixtape stream are as follows:
1. “DJ Drama Intro”
2. “We Dont Care”
4. “New Slaves”
5. “Barry Bonds” f. Justin Dave
6. “Workout Plan”
7. “Flashing Lights”
8. “Black Skinhead”
9. “DJ Drama Midtro”
10. “Cant Tell Me Nothin”
11. “Jesus Walks”
12. “Doing My Job”
13. “Blame Game”
14. “2 Words” f. Mickey Wallace & Kap Kallous
15. “Trust Freestyle”
16. “Touch The Sky” f. Justin Dave
17. “Big Brother”
18. “Bound 2”
19. “Last Call”
20. “DJ Drama Outro”
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