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Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr drop their first mixtape, "Produce Vol. 1"
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are a duo comprised of Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein, and although they are actually categorized as an "indie-pop duo" their new mixtape has quite a few rap features. Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Slim of 112, Murs and more all make an appearance on Produce Vol. 1.
Josh Epstein of the group had this to say about the tape's inspiration:
"Before Nate Dogg
passed away, I was listening to some of his old songs and thinking bout how incredible it is that he was able to sing such absurd lyrics and yet, always sound so cool. I started writing an album for his voice. He passed away a month later, and I was instantly filled with regret. Not because I believed that we would make that album together, but because I wished I'd been able hear more of his voice. That became the inspiration to start the same project on a smaller scale: One song for one of our favorite artists, whose voice we wanted to hear more of.
The song "Rush Into Love" was written specifically for Slim from 112. It was written for his voice. While we were finishing "The Speed Of Things," our mastering engineer--Colin Leonard--read an interview in which we had named Slim a dream collaborator. He was working on Slim's new record and played him our music. We sent Slim the track and he sent it back a day later with that silky smooth vocal. Later, we asked Chuck Inglish--whom we also admire greatly--if he wanted to do a verse and sent the track to him, and the whole song just felt right. We're grateful for having had the opportunity to work with such incredible artists, and are excited to share this mixtape."
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Tracklist1. Intro 2. Old Friend From The Radio Feat. Quelle Chris 3. Rush Into Love Feat. Slim of 112 & Chuck Inglish 4. Against The Law Feat. Tunde Olaniran 5. Perspectives 6. I Think Its Gonna Rain Today 7. Lover Lover Lover Feat. Murs 8. Higgztape 9. Beach Boys Biggie 10. Jean Jacket Girl 11. Hands Across The Water Feat. SelfSays 12. War Zone (Absofacto Goldenboyz Remix) 13. Curtain Call Feat. Asher Roth 14. Crazy For Ya Feat. King Chip & Tunde Olaniran 15. I Want To Be Like Scottie 16. If You Didnt See Me (Goldenboyz Remix)