Following the March release of Austin’s neo-blues band Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears’ third full studio album, Scandalous, Mad Decent Records mixmaster Derek Allen aka DJA infused their sound with hip hop rhythms to produce a hot new mixtape, Livin’ in the Jungle.
The mixtape features Black Joe Lewis’ crooning voice over Allen’s bass-heavy samples with the occasional hip hop lyrics thrown in for more of a party atmosphere. Rappers like newcomer Yelawolf or legendary Bun B are laced over the Honeybears’ instrumentals, adding flavor while maintaining the soulful feel of the originals. Check out two tracks below and download the mixtape at this link.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “Booty City (ft. Yelawolf & Bun B)”
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “She’s So Scandalous (BMF Blend)”