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Abstract Mindstate presents…Chicago’s Hardest Working Mixtape Vol.3: The Celebration! Released on 4 The Soul-Reciprocity Inc., this release was produced entirely by Chicago up and coming producer/emcee Rashid Hadee who was featured in the Oct ’07 issue of XXL Magazine. V3 will undoubtedly go down in Chicago’s Hip Hop history books. Packed with an all-star cast of emcee’s who all have earned pioneer status in The Go, this mixtape could only be dubbed “The Celebration”. If the sub-title conjures thoughts of Dave Chappelle’s Rick James skit, you’re right on point. Those who have a sharp ear for production will appreciate Rashid Hadee's chopped, sliced and diced production style that takes you back to the golden era. The concept of V3 was the brain child of Olskool Ice-Gre (the male half), who accepted his role years ago as the go to person when it came to hooks and/or song ideas. He knew no one could bring his vision to life with better precision than Rashid Hadee.

The guest list on this soon to be classic, reads like a “who’s who” of the Chicago Hip Hop/ music scene. The artists who came to party include 3 heads from the All Natural Inc. music family; The Primeridian, Iomos Marad and Tone B. Nimble, 2002 WGCI Home Jam Artists Hall of Fame (Abstract Mindstate won in 2000), underground legend Stedy Serv, CTA Radio’s own Pugs Atomz & Thaione Davis (WHPK 88.5FM), true B-Girl femcee Ang 13, internationally known wordsmith Malik Yusef, pioneer emcee O Type Star, 3 time Apollo winner and veteran vocalist Cristina (Sanchez), Rhymesayers Entertainment signee and veteran femcee Psalm One, the aforementioned Rashid Hadee (Neblina Records) and last but not least 4 The Soul-Reciprocity’s own; Dre Cagney and Trizonna McClendon. V3 is Abstract Mindstate’s way of showing love and respect to the veteran artists who have made an impact on the Chicago Hip Hop/ music scene regardless if they’re on the nationwide radar or not. Abstract Mindstate considers this their “pioneer party”.

1. Intro
2. Prelude To The Hits
3. Alpha With No Omega
4. Beautiful (feat. The Primeridian)
5. A Name You Can Call Us
6. What You Do For A Dollar
7. Cool Intentions (An AfterWork Set) (feat. Cristina & Hall of Fame)
8. You Know What It Is (feat. Stedy Serv)
9. Land of Make Believe (feat. Trizonna McClendon)
10. You Go Through My Head
11. High (feat. Ang 13)
12. When We Rock (feat. Iomos Marad)
13. No Fallin (feat. O Type Star)
14. Dance Wit Me!
15. En Fuego (feat. Thaione Davis)
16. The Dream Maker (Management 101) (feat. Malik Yusef)
17. A Happy Song
18. Do You (feat. Pugs Atomz)
19. Thought For Food (feat. Rashid Hadee)
20. Don't Give Up On Love (feat. Psalm One)
21. Broke Than A Mug (feat Tone B. Nimble of All Natural)
22. Past Days (feat. Dre Cagney)
*Produced entirely by Rashid Hadee

Dope dope album/mixtape from the twins of Abstract Mindstate. This final release from the two MC's is entirely produced by up-coming super producer and man of the moment, Rashid Hadee! It also features hip hop heavyweights from the Chi-Town scene including Psalm One, Tone B. Nimble, Iomos Marad & more. If you like your hip hop soulful with serious boom bap drums then don't sleep on this, cop that ish now!!! ps... Vol. 2 is right underneath this post, go cop dat shit to!!