It's time for your ears to soak up some knowledge., in association with is proud to present Fashawn's new mixtape, Higher Learning 2.

The disc, hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar, features 22 tracks with appearances by GLC, Tony Williams of G.O.O.D. Music, Gilbere Forte’ and fellow XXL Freshman alum J. Cole, who spits on two tracks and contributed three beats for the project.

Asked how he linked up with the Roc Nation signee, Fash told XXL: "I met J. Cole in New York about a year ago, maybe a month prior to [the XXL Freshman shoot]. I was working with The Roots, we were rocking up in NYC, and we went straight to the studio with J. Cole. We just vibed man...I’m just a cool cat and I like to vibe with people and if that goes well then let's get to the music.

Fash begins his Higher Learning Tour today with Evidence and Curt@!n$. Kicking off in Santa Barbara, CA, the trek will continue to make 17 more stops throughout the West Coast. [View a full schedule of tour dates here.] —XXL Staff

View the mixtape cover art and tracklisting below.



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