DJ Green Lantern Premieres New Jay-Z Track on Mixtape
DJ Green Lantern is back on the mixtape scene with a new tape full of remixes, freestyles and everything in-between from artists including Jay-Z, Nas, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Kid Cudi, Devin the Dude, Damian Marley, Pill and many more.
Entitled ‘Invasion Radio 2K10,’ the tape serves to promote Green Lantern’s SiriusXM radio show of the same name. It’s a rapid journey through 22 tracks, but there are certainly a few standouts. One of the most interesting premieres is a Jay-Z track featuring Coldplay‘s Chris Martin entitled ‘Most Kingz.’ The track uses an old acapella from Jay’s 2006 ‘Kingdom Come’ sessions that has gained extreme cult status as the result of a freestyle (“Inspired by Basquiat/ My chariots of fire…”) that Jay did on Funkmaster Flex‘s Hot 97 show. Hov fans consider it one of his best verses ever.
“This is my version working with the acapella,” Lantern explained. “I’ve had this since 2006 and it was supposed to be on the ‘Presidential Invasion’ mixtape. Then Hov rapped these lyrics over his HP commercial drums, and the acapella went to a few different producers in search of a beat for it. I heard a Timbaland version and I think Just Blaze and a few others had it too. But by the time they made ‘Beach Chair,’ I think Jay was over trying to find a beat for ‘Most Kingz.’ Then he went to a Flex show and the rest is history.”
Here is a link to the mixtape. DJ Green Lantern spins live every Monday night on Hip-Hop Nation on SiriusXM from 10PM until midnight.