HipHopDX started off the year with an exclusive download to Killer
’s unreleased sophomore album, Ghetto Extraordinary [click to read]. And now we are back with another, teaming up with Royce Da 5’9” to present the world with the exclusive download of his upcoming Bar Exam 2 mixtape for a September 9th release.

“I’m looking forward to working exclusively with DX to release my latest installment of the Bar Exam series, ‘Bar Exam 2’ as a free digital download. The reason we decided to do this as a free digital download is because I wanted to give the fans an opportunity to see where I am as an artist and what to expect from me in the near future,” Royce reveals to HipHopDX.

While fans we’re expecting the highly anticipated mixtape to drop this week, plans changed as Royce and company wanted to get an honorable host lined up.

“We wanted to get a host who could carry the torch behind the incredible job of Statik Selektah and DJ Premier. DJ Green Lantern was the obvious choice but due to our hectic schedules we didn’t know if it would work out. Green has been on the road the entire Summer with Rock the Bells, DJing for Nas and releasing mix CDs with other artists; but we finally found a date and time that would work best for both of us and now we’re able to bring the fans a ‘worth the wait’ follow up,” Royce continues.

Bar Exam 2 will feature artists mainly from Detroit. Kid
, June, Marv Won, Guilty Simpson, Stretch
, Obie Trice, Trick Trick, Elzhi, Black Milk, D12 and others all make appearances.

“My main focus was to work with artists from the ‘D’ to further expand what was started by Shady with me and D12 almost 10 years ago. These are artists that I not only respect but who are creating and building a huge buzz in and for our city”, Royce explains.

Be sure to visit HipHopDX on September 9th for the exclusive download of Bar Exam 2 from Royce Da 5’9”. And expect Bar Exam 2: The Album in stores on November 1st (MIC/Traffic).

“Look out for the Bar Exam 2 exclusively on DX, Happy Bar Exam 2 Bitches, it’s a holiday!”