I was, admittedly, a little wary of this project at first. The only reason, though, is that too many of these kind of mixtapes — you know, the ones with bloated lineups — fail to deliver past a few solid tracks. But Statik Selektah and Frank The Butcher have curated something pretty slick here with their Selektions tape that recalls the year 1995. Across the projects 26 tracks, a few of which are interludes, there are grimy, solo cuts from rappers like Freeway, Black Milk, Consequence, and Ill Bill. Most enticing, however, is track 17, which finds Phonte, STS, Truck North, and Reks joining forces on “What It Is.” We won’t blame you for playing that one over and over again, but do be sure to check out the rest of the mixtape while you’re at it.
You can download the Selektions mixtape below courtesy of 2DopeBoyz.