Donnis may not have released any new material since his critically acclaimed mixtape, 2009’s Diary of an ATL Brave, but that’s all about to change. The XXL Freshman is preparing to release a mixtape and official EP, both titled Fashionably Late, on June 22.
The EP will come out on Atlantic Records and the mixtape—which features cameos from John Legend, Estelle and GLC—will be available for free download online.
Back at the Freshman 10 for ’10 photoshoot Donnis told XXLMag.com that the mixtape will find the ATLien rapping over today’s hottest beats. “Last mixtape was all original music, Needlz, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, those cats,” he said. “This time it’s me going in on other people’s beats.” [Watch below]
Donnis added that he has a handful of original songs on the tape as well. Producers Needlz, Crookers and the Outsyders, the team behind Britney Spears’ single, “Womanizer,” all contributed tracks.
In the meantime Donnis will heading on an international tour starting on May 18 in Tampa, FL, with stops in Utah, Japan, Hawaii, California and New York. —Elan Mancini
Here is a full list of Donnis’ Tour Dates
May 18 Czar Bar Tampa, FL
May 19 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
May 20 Video Saloon Bloomington, IN
May 21 Tha Burgundy Room Los Angeles, CA
May 26 The W Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
May 28 Roppongi Club Midas, JAPAN
May 29 Red Stage Yokohama, JAPAN
May 30 Yokota Air Base Yokota, JAPAN
June 1 27 Destiny Shibuya, JAPAN
June 4 Next Door Honolulu, HI
June 11 Pechanga Temecula, CA
June 24 Apple Store (14th St) New York, NY
June 30 LIV – Fontainebleau Hotel Miami, FL
July 21 Cell Block State College, PA