Juicy J may not be at the same height of mainstream fame and commonality that he was when “Bandz A Make Her Dance” first hit the airwaves and the internets in 2012, however, he has definitely maintained a presence after getting a second life of sorts as a solo rapper. Signed to Taylor Gang, Juicy J has really relied heavily and remained true to the mixtape format, in between limited album offerings. He just released Gas Face in May, and equally, released two mixtapes in 2016. It’s been four years since he dropped Stay Trippy though, although he did release a joint effort (Rude Awakening) with Wiz Khalifa and TM88 last year, we’ve been waiting for Rubba Band Business all the same. The album was originally titled THC: The Hustle Continues, with the name-change coming about in August of last year (to give you some perspective).
To help with the wait, enter, Highly Intoxicated. Juicy J has been heavy on socials teasing his various studio sessions and collaborations, which span from up-and-comers like the SuicideBoys to rapper-of-the-moment like Cardi B. The tracklist for this new mixtape then, shows that variety, with appearances from Smokepurpp, XXXTENTACION, as well as Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and more– safe to say it’s stacked as fucked, and that’s not touching on the production.
Production is predominantly handled by the SuicideBoys, who themselves just dropped a new offering last week (Kill Yourself), so if you’re not familiar yet with the collective, now’s the time. Juicy J also gets behind the boards for a few songs and brings along his frequent collaborator Crazy Mike (always a good sign), as well, we get beats from Wheezy, TM88 and more, rounding out for eighteen tracks total.
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