After the critical praise for Brooklynati, the Cincinnati-Brooklyn rap crew readies for solo releases, kicking off with Donwill’s Don Cusack in High Fidelity, based on the Jon Cusack movie of the same title. In preparation for the album, Donwill dropped Laura’s Tape today, mixed by DJ King Most, who, in keeping with the High Fidelity movie theme, plays the role of DJ Rob Gordon. Dropping just in time for Valentine’s Day, Laura’s Tape is laden with R&B remixes; Donwill gives his spin on classics from Chic to Stevie Wonder to Omarion. The first listen gives feelings of romantic evenings and picturesque dates, but listening closely to the lyrics, this mixtape is actually the story of a journey, making the perfect listen for Valentine’s Day weekend.
“The mixtape is a continuation of the album’s concept,” says Donwill about the movie-themed concept that ties both projects together. “In High Fidelity, the movie peaks as the lead character, Rob Gordon, is making a mixtape for his long-time love interest, Laura. This mixtape references that moment, so I thought it fit perfectly with the Valentine’s Day theme.”