We brought you a sampling of Fat Tony and Tom Cruz's ill new mixtape, Double Dragon, last month when we announced the launch of Young One Records. At that same time, we premiered "Bad Habits," a contemplative lurker featuring Nick Diamonds, of Islands, and Bun B. If you were feeling that track then you're going to love the remaining 17 cuts on Double Dragon.
For those of you wondering, yes, the tape is built on samples from the video game series of the same name. Cruz has finely chopped and reinterpreted the melodies and grooves of the original tunes, which in part provides a backdrop of bouncing, thick, and synth-heavy beats.
They're a choice setting for Fat Tony's chameleon-esque delivery that adapts to whatever setting he's presented. At one point, he goes from hip-hop educator ("How to Make a Song Proper"), to club MC ("Good While It Lasted"), to shit-talker ("It's On Again").