Strong Arm Steady (west coast rappers Phil The Agony, Krondon and Mitchy Slick) have already forged their reputation on the mixtape circuit, but come August 28th, Deep Hearted, their first LP, is out on Nature Sounds.
It's appropriate then that SAS is offering a free thirty-minute mixtape for download in conjunction with the upcoming release. The download, prepared by DJs Truly OdD and Babu and produced by J Dilla (RIP), DJ Babu and DJ Khalil includes appearances by, among others, Planet Asia, Dilated Peoples, Chace Infinite and Talib Kweli. If you can get past the regular reminders about the August album, it's a taut collection of previews from the upcoming piece that showcases their dense production values and heavy flows that stick hard to the west coast city streets.
Deep Hearted features Chamillionaire, Juvenile, Black Thought of The Roots, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Ras Kass and “more.”