‘The Darkside Vol. 2’ (Mixtape)

    Fat Joe’s been away from the mixtape game for a few years now. His previous street release, The Crack Era, dropped back in 2008. But he appears inspired as of late, like on his most recent album, last year’s The Darkside Vol. 1, that was meant to serve as one of his final releases. But in putting together its sequel, he found that he wanted to record another album removed from the grimier style of The Darkside series. As such, he continued plugging away on that project while compiling the thuggier tunes that appear on his new mixtape. The Darkside Vol. 2 includes features from like-minded rappers Vado, Jadakiss, French Montana, and many others. You can download the tape here.