For years, Mount Vernon, New York MC AMXXR has been rhyming to tailor-made beats from the Chocolate Boy Wonder. However, the first artist signed to Pete’s Tru Soul Records developed his best material in 2021. Beginning with May 15’s 21 Grams: Worth Its Weight In Soul mixtape and follow-up album Dope Boy Soul—both produced entirely by Pete Rock.
The pair debuted their chemistry on 2016’s Superstar. The single appeared on Peace Beloved, a project that Pete presented as a gesture of support. In 2020, Pete Rock invited AMXXR to his Tru Soul Records label and gave him hand-selected beats for Dope Boy Soul. “Each artist that I work with I want to sound different from the next,” the legendary producer explains.
Before AMXXR’s proper-debut, Dope Boy Soul, is released in August, fans will receive 21 Grams: Worth Its Weight In Soul—a mixtape combining sharp lyricism with engaging beats. Like the upcoming LP it promotes, the tape’s title is significant. A 1907 study compared measurements of the living and the dead to determine that the soul weighs 21 Grams, the perfect illustration for a king of soul and a street-savvy MC.
The mixtape’s first release, No Justice No Peace, stands at the front line and properly introduces a stylish, thought-provoking MC with hand-picked beats from Hip-Hop’s true master. You can download No Justice No Peace for free on Tru Soul NYC.
Purchase 21 Grams: Worth Its Weight In Soul on vinyl (limited to 500 copies) here.