‘Defying The Predictable’ (Mixtape)

    Joell Ortiz and Novel have been collaborating together for a few years now, if not longer, with Ortiz typically handling the verses as Novel croons for the hook and crafts the beats. Their work led to tracks that mostly appeared on Novel’s mixtapes or free albums, such as 808s & Mixtapes and Suspended Animation. And we get a few of those tracks on Defying the Predictable, including the killer “I Can Be President” and “Fighters.” For the most part, though, it appears that the MC (Ortiz) and MC-producer-singer (Novel) are bringing some new music with this project, which also acts as a prelude to Ortiz’s upcoming Free Agent LP.


    You can download Defying the Predictable, which features a slew of guests including Statik Selektah and Spree Wilson, at 2DopeBoyz.