In June, Styles P announced that he would release a mixtape The World’s Most Hardest MC before his September studio album Master of Ceremonies, but the tape is arriving sooner than expected. Speaking with MTV’s Mixtape Daily, the LOX member explained that the tape will arrive next week and harken back to the feel of his earlier music.

“It’s just gonna be hard. It’s gonna be like the old feel, but kind of a new feel,” he said, explaining that LOX partners Jadakiss and Sheek Louch make the final cut. “Expect another crazy in and out with me and Kiss. Expect a joint with me and Louch. I’m just gonna kinda go ape on it.”

While some artists use mixtapes as a platform to rhyme over other emcees’ beats, the Ghost explains that he will only be spitting over original material.

“I’m gonna do original beats,” he declared. “The mixtape game kinda switched now, because I don’t want the Feds knockin’ at my door for using Weezy and Jay-Z and Kanye and everybody’s beats, so you kinda gotta go original.”

[August 3]

UPDATE: Styles P has released a trailer for his upcoming mixtape, set to be released in the forthcoming weeks ahead of his new album Master of Ceremonies in September.

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