Music fans rejoice, The Kid Daytona lets loose his year-ending mixtape The Interlude II, sequel to 2010’s acclaimed release bearing the same name. As his stock continues to blossom along with universal recognition, the second part of the series looks to elevate the Bronx emcee’s name beyond the blogs and into iPods and car stereos of a new audience. Musically, it’s everything you’d expect from Daytona, but better. His trademark unique sound has matured, enhanced only by his ever-improving intricate lyricism and narrative ability. On the already proven stellar single “Ivory Coast Crime Scene,” Action Bronson headlines a list of diverse but individually excellent rappers that appear on the project, including Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona (on “Love is Love” and Goapele (for “God Is Good”). Most of the the production is handled by acquainted Daytona cohort, 6th Sense, but additional boards appear courtesy of Statik Selektah, Frequency, and Harry Fraud.
And without further ado, please step away from the feature-film that’s been on all year. Once The Interlude II starts playing you just might not want to go back to see how the movie ends.