Torey Lanez takes us back to the early 2000’s

by A. Smith

Torey Lanez’s Chixtape has been making waves all week. First of all, he has the princess of hip hop and R&B, Ashanti on his album cover. Ashanti is seen in her bedroom, laying down looking at her beeper. The album cover which has all the early 2000’s aesthetics from the posters on the wall and Ashanti in her hoop earrings. 

The Canadian rapper, singer and producer started the Chixtape series in 2011; which also featured and sample some heavy hitters. The Chixtape 5 has features from Ashanti, Mya, Mario, Chris Brown and many more. 

Just like the 90’s, the 2000’s R&B and hip hop was a euphoric experience. As we enter a new era it’s nice to have this to reminisce on the good ol’ days. Torey talks more in-depth about his new release with Billboard: 

The Chixtape series has played a vital role in your career. What does this fifth installment mean for you? 
I think it's just the evolution of where I'm at as far as R&B [is concerned], and Tory breaking down the barrier of something new, but also something classic. I think it's the evolution of where the Chixtapes went and what they are, but also, it kind of feels like every Chixtape in one, you know? You finally get every piece of production. You get every piece of extra vocals. You get everything. It's damn near overwhelming at a certain point because it's like, "Wow. Y'all did that." I think five is moreso evolution, and a revolution towards what the Chixtape means to fans. 

You can read more of the interview here: 

Chixtape Tracklist: 

1. Jalissa’s Back! (SKIT) 
2. The Trade f. Jagged Edge & Jermaine Dupri 
3. Jerry Sprunger f. T-Pain 
4. Beauty in the Benz f. Snoop Dogg 
5. Blowin’ Mine’s // Leah’s Introduction (SKIT) 
6. The Take f. Chris Brown 
7. Broken Promises 
8. The Fargo Splash f. Ludacris 
9. Luv Ya Gyal // Love Sounds f. The-Dream 
10. Yessirr 
11. Best of You // Busted [SKIT] f. Mya 
12. The Cry f. Mario 
13. Still Waiting f. Trey Songz 
14. A Fools Tale (Running Back) f. Ashanti 
15. Thoughts f. Lloyd & Lil Wayne 
16. If You Gotta… f. Fabolous 
17. Room 112 f. Slim & NYCE 
18. Last Love Letter (SKIT)

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