Chicago's Hardest Working Mixtape 2
It's a major accomplishment to earn a title as serious as Chicago's hardest working rhyme duo but no group is more deserving than the Windy City's own Abstract Mindstate. E.P Da Hellcat aka The White Lotis and Olskool Ice-Gre aka Tha Gud Dr. have put in more work than the construction crews in downtown Chicago. Five 12 inch records, 1 seven song ep, 1 national released but poorly handled album (We Paid Let Us In), an unreleased album (Still Paying) and 2 mixtapes later the self proclaimed Wonder Twins of the Windy refuse to throw in the towel. The second installment of their mixtape series is aptly titled: Chicago's Hardest Working Vol. 2 (Project Soul). This time around the male/female duo opted for a more focused effort using producer Rashid Hadee's soulful production style as the inspiration to deliver lyrics deep from within. The group says they came from the soul, which is what makes the subtitle of Vol.2 so significant. Abstract Mindstate found a way to address heavy and sometimes serious issues without coming off so serious and heavy. Unlike it's playful predecessor, the male/female duo used this mixtape to get a lot of their chest. Any Hip Hop purist will love this mixtape but if you're simply a fan of good music you'll also find enjoyment in the grooves and melodies that accompany the very meaningful lyrics constructed by Chicago's hardest Working Rhyme Duo.