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.

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “Booty City (ft. Yelawolf & Bun B)”

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “She’s So Scandalous (BMF Blend)”