Kay Slay Recruits Redman, Raekwon & Royce 5’9″ To Attack The Wack (Mixtape)

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They do not call DJ Kay Slay “the drama king” for nothing. Since the late 1970s, the Harlem, New York graffiti writer-turned-DJ-turned-record executive seemingly lives for the spirit of competition. Now a Shade 45 radio mainstay, Kay Slay is one of the few talents who was making mixtapes 15 years ago, and never stopped.

The Rap Attack takes its name from the famed 1980s Mr. Magic Hip-Hop compilations. Just as those works challenged the weakness in Rap with bold, belligerent, and beautifully formulated records, Slay’s 2016 tape aims to do the same. From the intro, the longtime conduit for new Hip-Hop talent makes it clear that he only wanted top-notch rhymers on his tape. Veterans such as Redman, Royce 5’9″, Bun B, Raekwon, and Sheek Louch are among the A-class of talent. Heads also get lots of opportunity to hear some of the raw talent that excites the Straight Stuntin’ magazine founder.

DJ Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Features Big K.R.I.T., Freeway, Styles P, Raekwon & More (Mixtape)

Chris Rivers, Mistah F.A.B., Joell Ortiz, Saigon, Hell Rell, Termanology, Young Buck, Trae Tha Truth, Maino, Trick Trick, Jon Connor, Papoose, Young Chris, and Tha Outlawz are just some of the other vast talent that puts in work on this 18-track tape.