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SL Jones – “America’s Nightmare” Featuring Kevin Gates


29 August 2013 No Comment

Last week, SL Jones announced his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. Jones has again partnered with a single producer, Metro Boomin, for the 13-track effort, which will be hosted by renowned DJ and record executive Don Cannon. And while the Little Rock rapper has been tight-lipped about features on the project, today, with the second leak from the tape, following last week’s “Big Bank (No Ones),” Jones is also unveiling the tape’s first guest. The song, “America’s Nightmare,” features breakout rapper, and recent Atlantic Records-signee, Kevin Gates.

For those listeners familiar with SL’s history and full body of work, “America’s Nightmare” recalls the rapper’s earlier work with Killer Mike‘s Grind Time Rap Gangcrew, and as SL has shown wide-range throughout each of his projects, he’s never been afraid to open up and speak his mind on social issues, issues that continue to resonate as high-profile instances of police brutality continue to impact impoverished communities around the country. “People are quick to judge you, but they rarely take the time to understand how you became the way you are,” says Jones, explaining what inspired the song. “We aren’t born criminals, but we are born into situations that mold us into who and what we become. You take someone who’s disadvantaged, misguided, and neglected, and you place them under a microscope – you’re gonna unveil a lot of uncomfortable truths.”

Following the release of Way Of Life No Hobby, SL Jones will head to Florida, playing shows in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, and Tallahassee alongside Will Brennan and Austin Millz. Details below.

Check out the SPIN premiere: http://www.spin.com/articles/sl-jones-americas-nightmare-kevin-gates-stream-mixtape/

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