Devin the Dude isn’t on Rap-A-Lot anymore. Which I thought it was impossible to leave Rap-A-Lot because the labels owner J-Prince is a real boss. But what do I know? Maybe Devin got Mr. Prince real High. Anyway, Mr. The Dude is about drop a new mixtape April 1st called, Smokin Session. I think I read Devin is playing Def Jux’s South By Southwest Showcase. You make your own rumors.
MP3: Devin the Dude:Makin It Hard
Smoke Sessions Tracklist:
1. Official Smoke Session Intro
2. If I Did a Mixtape
3. Getting High (Odd Squad feat. Devin the Dude, Jugg Mug, and Rob)
5. She Want Me to Get Closer feat. Drissola (Coughee Brothaz North)
6. Mixtape II
7. Take Me Home feat. Baby Girl (Shaun)
8. Makin’ It Hard feat. Monique & T.J.
10. Todd’s Crazy Ass (Todd Fisher)
11. Da Real Thang (Odd Squad feat. Devin the Dude, Jugg Mugg, and Rob)
12. Not Them, Those (14K ? Wood and Quad)
13. Coughee Brothaz Freestyle (Devin the Dude, SK, Dudi Mac, Daraja, 1-3, Preach, Rob Quest, and Jugg Mugg)
15. Ain’t Nothin’ Like Old School Bitch feat. Jugg Mugg, K.B., & Warren Lee
16. Bitch Gotta Go! (Tony Mac)
Picture of Devin the Dude by Johnny Cashola using a Crayola Crayon
Last Week, On the Floor brought Devin the Dood through Columbus on tour with Del the Funkee Homosapian, Bukue One, and a few other independent Hip Hop acts. Word about Del signing a contract with Def Jux, with an option for a Del-P album, after his first Jux album hadn’t traveled around, so most of the buzz was around Devin. Del had been here a million times, and the current state of Hip Hop in many ways celebrates Devin being from the South more than Del’s love of video games and rapping about absolutely nothing most of the time. I mean Devin was on the Chronic 2001. Del..his mainstream exposure is…the Gorillaz. Who for me are kinda like Coldplay for people that prefer anime over VH1. Thats not to say Del isn’t a legend and I didn’t pierce my nose, wear big headphones, big pants and skate with small wheels during Hiero’s heyday. I am just saying Devin the Dood seems a little more interesting these days than Del.
Any way Devin called me about 5pm day of the show, and asked me if it was cool for him to come kick at Mag’s after soundcheck. So of course I was like shoot through.
Pictures of me looking corny with Devin, and show review after the jump.