Jay-Z Releases Shelved Mixtape With DJ Green Lantern
Jay-Z continues to plow through 2010, hitting the road for high-revenue tours and recording scene-stealing features on recent material by Drake and Rick Ross. Yet the ‘On to the Next One’ rapper is also taking a rare look back this year with a greatest hits record, new book and the completion of a long-in-the-works mixtape with DJ Green Lantern that has taken approximately four years to surface.
The tape, originally titled ‘Presidential Invasion,’ was meant to be a promotional item to plug the duo’s trip to play shows and aide Africa in 2006. There, Jay helped various countries in their pursuit for clean water and came back with a documentary entitled ‘The Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life’ that was repeatedly shown on American television.
Now, the release will be called ‘Creative Control’ and it’s available for pre-order from Mixunit.com for a scant $2.99. The compilation features 36 tracks, winding through a combination of remixes, live performances and never-before-heard music. Once again, since the tracklist and mixes were mapped out back in 2006, expect all the material to come from before that era in Hov’s career. Guest spots on the tape include Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Rihanna and more.