Mr. 2-17's new mixtape Street Light, released yesterday on his birthday (2/17), marks the culmination of desire to bring his Christian faith to the fore of this music, inspired by the tragic death of his friend and collaborator Bankroll Fresh last March.
"The change came from the death of Bankroll Fresh, my close friend, and the realization of how the music I produce negatively effects the children. From the direct influence of the negativity in today's music and how it trickles down to the the youth and destroys them with drugs and violence," he told HNHH by email. "I had to step back from that."
We knew Mr. 2-17 could produce. Can he rap? Give Street Light a listen and share your thoughts in the comments. Read Mr. 2-17's Behind the Beat profile with HNHH here.