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Fat Joe, The Darkside Vol. 2

Fat Joe’s 2010 street album The Darkside Vol. 1 found the BX hip-hop vet returning to his roots—high octane coke rap. With his follow-up, The Darkside Vol. 2, Joey Crack decided to release the project via the mixtape circuit, his first project of the kind after nearly 20 years in the industry. On the opening cut, “Welcome to the Darkside,” Joey sets the stage for another dark suite of stories detailing possession with intent to distribute as French Montana menacingly croons over the introduction’s grandiose production. "DopeMan,” samples the Beatles’s classic “Yesterday,” and the result’s a drug dealer’s anthem with the ...

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