“I have been working on and promoting ‘DOOM CITY: LAST OF THE BEST’ for the better part of a year now, with this being the second and final installment of ‘The Preview’. I decided to drop it on my birthday because last year on this same day, I swore to myself that I would take my music and this grind seriously.” – Vance
This 10-track mixtape is not really a ‘PREVIEW’ in the sense that you’ll see these on the actual mixtape, in fact, quite the opposite. Of the 15 tracks that make up ‘The Preview’ and ‘The Preview.5′, only Hood Rich feat. Chill Moody, Mazon & Sela (The Preview) and What I Shoot For feat. Jeide Prince & I-Know Brasco (The Preview.5) will appear on this fall’s “Doom City: Last of the Best”. This mixtape features a number of tracks which have been long awaiting release. For instance:
WHAT THEY TALKIN’ BOUT – Originally a collaboration between Vance & long-time friend and producer Raak (Team Anigma), this track was given to Gilbere Forte (who, in turn, enlisted Peedi Crakk for the feature) for use on his “Eyes of Veritas” release. Now, Vance reworks his verse and calls on Philly legend Reef the Lost Cauze to officially release his version of the record.
BITCH – A very different song for Vance, this song was originally recorded as a studio joke over Amy Winehouse’ “Back to Black”, but with a few minor tweaks, became so enchanting that the decision was made to put it on the project.
1 TRAIN TO PHILLY – The mega-track over ASAP Rocky’s “One Train” that features Phlight School’s BLACK CLOUD group (Vance, Jeide, Chev V. Kaang & Emperess) alongside Antwan Davis (EST, P3), WiSh (College > Prison, Dub Caesar), Voss (BET 106 & Park Freestyle Friday Hall-of-Famer, CORFU) & Newz Huddle (RMG).
“I’ve been working on a bunch of music and collaborating with a bunch of dope artists, so it’s only right that I give away these 10 tracks on a day when I’m shown so much love. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you – DOOM CITY: LAST OF THE BEST (THE PREVIEW.5)!!” – Vance
“Doom City: Last of the Best”, presented by Phlight School and hosted by Ace McClowd, is due out this fall.