By Jack Barnes
A well-respected Godfather-like figure in the Baton Rouge scene, Mista Cain raps about his sorrows and triumphs in intimate detail. After nearly a decade in the mixtape game, Mista Cain drops Tha Verdict, his first official studio album. Coasting over Southern-Fried, reverb drenched street bangers, Mista Cain reflects on his post-prison life and how his murder trial and subsequent acquittal loom large over his state of mind. Featuring appearances from Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Starlito, Trouble, and Chrizz Michaels, with production from Mouse On The Track, Jon Boii, JTrax, and others, Tha Verdict is an impressive collection of street tales, marked by honest observations, memorable banalities, and frank details about life in Baton Rouge. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Born Samuel Nichols, Mista Cain is a known rap figure and artist across the South. He is the founder of Cain Muzik Mafia, a Baton Rouge-based music collective featuring artists such as Scotty Cain. Last week, Mista Cain dropped a video for the sensitive “Making Love,” which describes how a prison stint can change a relationship. In the run up to Tha Verdict, Mista Cain shared “Run Dem Banz,” Mista Cain’s collaboration with Young Dolph, the Boosie-featuring “Remember When,” and the slice-of-life video for “Made It Out,” premiered by Mass Appeal. In early March, Mista Cain shared The Godfather Documentary, a film that gives a glimpse into his post-prison life. Comprised of original footage and clips from interviews, set to the backdrop of Mista Cain’s music, The Godfather Documentary is an insightful glimpse into the life of a beloved street rapper. Premiered by XXL, Mista Cain’s official studio debut Tha Verdict is now available for stream and purchase.
Tha Verdict Tracklist:
- “Intro (Waiting on the Verdict)”
- “Trust Issues” ft. Trouble
- “Heart Broke”
- “Strangers” ft. Starlito
- “Making Love (Remix”) ft. Chrizz Michaels
- “Bagz” ft. Magic
- “Remember When” ft. Boosie Badazz
- “Blame Me”
- “Hold Me Down”
- “Made It Out”
- “Run Dem Bandz (Remix)” ft. Young Dolph
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