To put it plainly, Mello Music Group has steadily become one of the best labels in independent hip hop. Home to Oddisee, Open Mike Eagle, Kool Keith, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris, Skyzoo, Mr. Lif, Joell Ortiz, and many more essential voices, the label is now putting that muscle to good use, releasing a label compilation featuring all these names, along with the rest of their proud base, Bushido.
To build hype for the project, they’ve now released a brand new Open Mike Eagle single, who’s coming in off a fantastic (if deeply trying) 2019/2020, having released Beats Per Minute’s Album of the Year, Anime, Trauma and Divorce.
You can stream the new track, “Gold Gloves”, below.
Look out for Bushido come April 2nd (pre-order on Bandcamp). Also, check out the project’s entire tracklist, along with its producers:
01. Iron Steel Samurai feat Quelle Chris (prod by Alchemist)
02.Gold Gloves feat Open Mike Eagle (prod by The Lasso)
03. One Of The Last feat Marlowe (prod by L’Orange)
04. Yours Truly feat Homeboy Sandman (prod by Kensaye Russell)
05. No Trouble feat Oddisee (prod by Oddisee)
06. Gwan B OK feat Zackey Force Funk (prod by The Lasso)
07. Ya-Neishi The Vocals feat Skyzoo (prod by L’Orange)
08. Symbol Of Hope feat Open Mike Eagle & Namir Blade (prod by Elaquent)
09. Never Lived feat Oddisee (prod by Oddisee)
10. None feat Homeboy Sandman (prod by Iman Omari)
11. Bane Bran feat Quelle Chris & James Shanan (prod by Quelle Chris)
12. Black Rock feat Joell Ortiz, Stalley, Namir Blade & Solemn Brigham (prod by Namir Blade)
13. Outlast feat Dueling Experts & Joell Ortiz (Prod by Apollo Brown)
14. Black Man feat RJ Payne (prod by Apollo Brown)
15. Turnt Garveyite feat Murs (prod by Georgia Anne Muldrow)
16. Nightmare feat Cambatta (prod by Apollo Brown)
17. Rap feat Homeboy Sandman (prod by Eric Lau)
18. You To Me feat Oddisee (prod by Oddisee)
19. Zero Fux feat Kool Keith, B-Real & Joell Ortiz (prod by Nottz)
20. Banners feat The Perceptionists (prod by !llmind)