UPDATE: Click “Watch” above to view the brand new video for I’m On 2.0.
How do you top a record like I’m On, which saw Trae the Truth coming together with MDMA, Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco, Wale and Wiz Khalifa to craft one of the most colossal motivational records of 2011? Well, you could ride a unicycle, blindfolded, across a tightrope spanning the Grand Canyon. Fortunately the Houston rhymesayer chose the more obvious path, assembling an even bigger and (arguably) better lineup of collaborators for I’m On 2.0. Cy Fyre retains the key building blocks of his original instrumental—the Return of the Mack samples, the driving breakbeat—while fortifying the arrangement with radiant piano chords and fresh synth accents. Joining the headliner over Cy’s tweaked beat are (deep breath) Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, Gudda and Bun B. Mark Morrison rounds out the lineup, contributing an appropriately uplifting hook. With such an extensive and eclectic guest list, just about every hip-hop head should be able to find something to his or her liking. As for who spit the standout 16, I’ll leave it to Booth readers to decide. While I’m On 2.0 is just a promo single, those digging it can stay tuned to The DJBooth for the latest news and tunes from Trae and his illustrious collaborators.
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