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The NBA wasn’t the only thing to come back on Christmas. Also that day, DMV rapper KingPen Slim, whose Beam Up mixtape series has made him a formidable presence in the region, dropped his Pass the Roc mixtape, on which he rhymes original verses over various Roc-A-Fella beats.
“Lucifer In A New Suit” finds Slim battle-rapping over Kanye West‘s “Devil In A New Dress” while “While I’m From” is a gritty ode to D.C. over Jay-Z‘s song of the same name. On “Exhibit A,” which borrows Jay Electronica‘s standout 2009 track, Slim gets spacey: “You can tell by my wave pattern/So out of this world, I can wave at Saturn.”
2dopeboyz has the mixtape. The Beam Up 3 is scheduled for a spring release.