Rapper/songwriter Wax is releasing his new mixtape â€œThe Cookout Chroniclesâ€ on Friday, September 2, 2016. The Internet rap pioneer has developed a dedicated following over the last several years, a following which is sure to embrace this project. After finding major success in Europe with his hit â€œRosanaâ€ and viral success worldwide with his creative video content, Wax is now in a place where he just does what he wants. In creating â€œThe Cookout Chroniclesâ€ over the last year or so, he just wanted to write and record â€œfeel good shit.”
The mixtape has more featured artists than any project Wax has dropped in the past. The features include blues rap legend G Love, art rapper Open Mike Eagle, rapper and TV personality Awkwafina, and underground rap heavyweights Jerron Benton, Sahtrye, and Intuition. As always, his twin brother Herbal T also appears on a track. While Wax handles most of the production himself, his frequent collaborator EOM adds some beats, as do a few other producers. Experimental bass guitar prodigy Mono Neon adds two tracks to the project.
The Cookout Chronicles is Waxâ€™s most cohesive project to date. Wax says that the project is designed to be listened to all the way through, as he intended to craft the perfect soundtrack to a backyard barbeque. The songs are generally of the â€œfeel goodâ€ variety, and showcase the rapperâ€™s talent for intricate, witty, rap bars and also his deftness with melody and harmony. From the bossa nova inspired â€œFirst Loveâ€ to the blues/funk jam â€œSo Highâ€, the songs can accompany a cold beer on the porch or an all out party. For the hardcore rap fans, â€œBulletproofâ€ veers off the chill path, with an evil head nodding beat that would work well as the soundtrack to a worldstar fight video. The mixtape contains an astounding amount of quotable rap lines, leaving the listener to repeatedly ask â€œhow the fuck did he think of that?â€
iTunes: The Cookout Chronicles – Wax