Although he’s currently in the midst of prepping his latest mixtape, Joell Ortiz apparently wanted to revisit a track he randomly released last November. The prior version of “Night Train” featured the Brooklyn MC working with frequent collaborator Novel, who appears on the hook. And for the remix, Ortiz has reached out to Bun B and Tech N9ne, who, like their host, keep it relatively subdued on this smooth blue-collar anthem. It’s likely that we’ll be hearing this on Ortiz’s forthcoming The Life And Times Of Sebastian Rios mixtape. And I write that because this is way too good to be a “loose track” that ends up lost in your download folder. Hell, this is more album material than mixtape material. But considering the bullshit Ortiz faced in releasing Free Agent, I don’t blame him for dropping his best tracks on his own terms.
The Life And Times Of Sebastian Rios is due out soon. You can stream the remix below.