Kool G Rap Drops ‘Return of the Don’ Album Tracklist, New Song “Wise Guys” Featuring Freeway and Lil Fame
Kool G Rap is set to release his first solo album in six years. After unveiling the cover artwork for Return of the Don last month, the legendary MC puts out the official tracklist for his much anticipated return along with the LP's lead single titled "Wise Guys."
The Freeway and Lil' Fame-assisted "Wise Guys" gives fans a taste of what to expect, and the results are quite good. Kool G Rap sounds right at home on the beat by MoSS, who produced the entire LP. Statik Selektah's cuts add a classic hip-hop flavor to the mix, which allows Kool G Rap to shine brightly.
Return of the Don features 11 tracks with guest appearances by Raekwon, Cormega, Willie The Kid, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn and the late Sean Price, among others. The Juice Crew member wants to show that he's still in top form on Return of the Don and is paying homage to all of the artists who have inspired him.
“What motivates me to get in the studio is really being in that creative zone that you cannot just enter on demand” Kool G Rap said in a statement. “It is more like an extremely powerful vibe that overcomes you. It’s triggered by hearing a particular track, or being inspired by another artist; or, a life experience that makes your mind and heart open up and lyrics just pour from your soul in the capacity of an avalanche. That’s what the Return of the Don represents; an amalgamation of past, present and future and a tribute to some of my most favorite spitters worldwide; this is my salute to those artists."
Check out the tracklist for Return of the Don and stream "Wise Guys" below. The album, which is scheduled to drop on June 2, is available now for pre-order on iTunes. You can also view all of the dates for Kool G Rap's upcoming tour to support the new LP.
Kool G Rap's Return of the Don Tracklist
1. “Return Of The Don”
2. “Mack Lean” Feat. Fred The Godson and AG Da Coroner
3. “Criminal Outfit” Feat. Noreaga
4. “Wise Guys” Feat. Lil’ Fame and Freeway
5. “Out For That Life” Feat. Raekwon
6. “Times Up”
7. “Capitol Hill” Feat. Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch and Cormega
8. “Running” Feat. Termanology and Saigon
9. “World Is Mine” Feat. KXNG Crooked, Willie The Kid and Pearl Gates
10. “Popped Off” Feat. Sean Price and Ransom
11. “Rest In Peace” Feat. Conway The Machine and Westside Gunn
May 12 - Philadelphia, Pa. – Voltage Lounge
May 13 - Manchester, N.H. – Shaskeen Pub
May 25 - New York, N.Y. – BB Kings
June 10 - Rome, Italy – Villaggio Globale
June 13 - Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan
June 14 - Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
June 16 - Dublin, Ireland – Sugar Club
June 19 - Glasgow, U.K. – O2 ABC2
June 20 - Leeds, U.K. – Wardrobe
June 21 - Manchester, U.K. – Sound Control
June 22 - Bristol, U.K. – O2 Academy Bristol
June 23 - London, U.K. – O2 Academy Islington
June 26 - Norwich, U.K. – TBA
June 28 - Leicester, U.K. – 2 Funky Cafe
July 6 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
July 8 - Oslo, Norway – Blaa
July 9 - Paris, France – Paris Hip-Hop Festival
Aug. 18 - Orpund, Switzerland – Royal Arena Festival
Aug. 19 - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic – Hip Hop Kemp Festival
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