#DeepCuts: The Best New Mixtape Tracks

Raekwon f/ Altrina Renee "'86"

Mixtape: Lost Jewlry
Producer: DJ Thoro

We premiered Raekwon's Lost Jewlry tape this week. It'll satisfy the Chef's fan base, but one particular track stands out. "'86" has, appropriately enough, an '80s R&B sample courtesy DJ Thoro. Hearing his graphite vocals over a sophisticated old school club track makes for a more dynamic listen, giving the track some more dimension. It's an unexpectedly suave move, an appropriate fit for someone who's grimiest moments are now a couple decades past.

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