The Darkside Vol. 2

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The Darkside Vol. 2
The Darkside Vol. 2 cover.jpg
Mixtape by Fat Joe
Released October 31, 2011[1]
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Label Terror Squad
Producer Mark Henry, Hype, RoJ & TwinkiE
Fat Joe chronology
The Darkside Vol. 1
(2010)The Darkside Vol. 12010
The Darkside Vol. 2
(2011)
The Darkside Vol. 3
(2013)The Darkside Vol. 32013

The Darkside Vol. 2 is the first mixtape by rapper Fat Joe. The mixtape was released October 31, 2011. Production came from Mark Henry, Hype and RoJ & TwinkiE.

Background[edit]

Originally after the release of The Darkside Vol. 1, Fat Joe stated during an interview with Sway on MTV RapFix Live in August 2010 that he planned to release another two volumes of The Darkside, then retire. However, in December 2010 during an interview with GlobalGrind, Fat Joe stated that he was working on a new album which wasn't a Darkside album and was going to release the The Darkside Vol. 2 as a mixtape.[2]

In June 2011, Drop a Body was released for the debuted as a music video on World Star Hip-Hop.[3]
On the 24 October 2011, "Welcome To The Darkside" featuring French Montana was premiered by DJ Green Lantern on Hip-Hop Nation.
On October 30, 2011, a day before the release of the mixtape, "Dopeman" featuring Jadakiss and Dre was released.
A music video for "Welcome To The Darkside" was released on November 5, 2011.[4]
On January 18, 2012, the music video for "So Fly" was released.[5] It features exterior shots of Fat Joe's house in Miami.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Length
1 "Welcome to the Darkside" French Montana RoJ & TwinkiE 4:53
2 "Dopeman" Jadakiss & Dre Hype 4:33
3 "So Fly" Arland Mark Henry 3:24
4 "Big Business" Mark Henry 2:28
5 "Angels Say" Mark Henry 3:27
6 "Pushing Keys" Raekwon Mark Henry 4:22
7 "Drop a Body" Mark Henry 3:21
8 "My Lord" Mark Henry 1:46
9 "Fuck Them Other Niggas" Mark Henry 2:59
10 "Around the World" Arland Mark Henry 3:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fat Joe Ft. French Montana - Welcome To The Darkside (Intro)". The Source. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Fat Joe KNOWS Who The Biggest Artist In America Is". Global Grind. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Video: Fat Joe - Drop A Body". Worldstarhiphop.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Video: Fat Joe - Welcome To The Darkside". Worldstarhiphop.com. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Video: Fat Joe - So Fly". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2012-01-18.