By Jack Barnes
While on tour in Europe with A$AP Rocky last month, Wiz Khalifa shared a pair of singles, with “Outsiders” quickly becoming a fan favorite having surpassed a million SoundCloud plays over the weekend. The Taylor Gang General has enlisted one of Taylor Gang Ent.’s youngest, 21-year-old Chicago rapper J.R. Donato, for the song’s remix. “It almost put me in the mindset of Kush & OJ,” J.R. Donato told 2DopeBoyz in their premiere of the remix, recalling when he first heard the track. “The hook inspired me the most cause he sounded like he had a lot on his mind when he came up with it, which then made me think about a lot, so it inspired me to get some things off my chest too.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
At the end of September, J.R. Donato released his Fast Money & Freedom project, which carried a hazy, hypnotic soundscape as it was produced in-full by Sledgren. In the lead up, the North Chicago rapper shared a series of singles. “I Suppose” found J.R. Donato couch-surfing through the Chi, while he partied with some friends in the carefree video for “Life So Sweet,” which debuted via HipHopDX. Additionally, audio singles “Make It Count” and the GoodMusicAllDay-premiered “Mad At Me” showcased J.R. Donato embracing the opportunities that he’s encountered in his nearly ten year rap career, which included a regional high school tour as a teen with local legend Twista before signing with Taylor Gang Ent.
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