The Outlaw general has released yet another mixtape with ‘Outlaw Nation Vol 8’ and features various artists from all over the world.
Released on Tupac’s 51st birthday, ‘Outlaw Nation Vol 8’ continues the mixtape series started by Young Noble ten years ago. Since then various artists have had the opportunity to display their talent to millions of fans around the globe. From mainstream artists to up and coming rappers, singers and producers, all have blessed the ‘Outlaw Nation’ mixtape series.
“This is Volume 8 that comes out today on ‘Pac’s birthday,” Noble tells Outlaw 4 Life. “I life to honor him on certain dates from my work. From my music. That’s what he was pushing us for, to keep going and doing this music. I always try to honor him on certain dates, so June 16th on his birthday I dropped a few projects over the years. Just to honor him in the that manner versus getting drunk and going to the clubs and partying, I like to honor him by putting some great music out into the world.”
The tape features the likes of Dirty Bert, Yhung T.O., ED Bone, King Malachi, Deuce Deuce, Tony Atlanta, and Outlawz members Young Noble and E.D.I. Mean. Over the years the mixtape has also provided a platform for many artists looking to reach the masses with their music.
“It offers independent artists a chance to be heard as well. Given them some exposure that they usually wouldn’t get,” Noble explained. “Most of these artists got nothing but love and respect for Tupac and the Outlawz.”
Also featured alongside Young Noble are E.D.I. Mean, Tupac and Greg Nice on the unreleased song ‘My Own Style.’ Greg Nice of “Nice And Smooth,” was around Tupac from the early days of growing up in the Bronx, New York to Tupac’s final 30 days alive. After flying Greg Nice to Cali in 1996, Tupac and Nice would record seven songs. Some of which was expected to appear on Tupac’s ‘One Nation’ album.
Unfortunately with Tupac’s early demise, the One Nation project was never released. Now one of those songs ‘My Own Style’ can be heard on ‘Outlaw Nation Vol 8.’ “That was one of the first joints we recorded for the One Nation album,” Noble recalled. “I just remember ‘Pac was real excited to start on this album [One Nation]. He did not like how the whole East Coast West Coast narrative it was just outta control. He realize the power he had in hip hop. From him going at Bad Boy and the rappers he was going at, I don’t think he realize how much separation it would cause in the whole hip hop community. And deep down inside, that was not what ‘Pac was about. He was about uplifting and unity.”
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