Newman and Shawn Jackson form New Jack Hustle

With albums from Blu (C.R.A.C. and Johnson&Jonson), Giant Panda and Shawn Jackson, Tres Records is definitely on the move this year. Next up for the L.A. imprint: a collaboration between Newman from Giant Panda and Mr. Jackson as New Jack Hustle. The duo’s album Sound Check drops October 21.

A note from the bio:

Sound Check is debut album from New Jack Hustle, with Newman handling all the production and helping on the raps, leaving Shawn Jackson to bless the production. …

Standout tracks include ‘Lionel,’ centering around an elastic beat and Latin atmosphere, “New Shades”‘s throbbing vibe and Shawn Jackson’s chant esq. rhymes, and “Ronald’s” breezy, chill educing [sic] beat countered by the political observant rhymes of Shawn Jackson and Vursatyl.

  • 1. “First Newport”
  • 2. “Theme Music”
  • 3. “More”
  • 4. “Inglewood”
  • 5. “Sooner or Later”
  • 6. “Lionel” (feat. Ohmega Watts)
  • 7. “New Shades”
  • 8. “Surprise”
  • 9. “Wow”
  • 10. “Saturday Night”
  • 11. “Sunday Morning”
  • 12. “Ronald” (feat. Vursatyl from Lifesavas)
  • 13. “Last Newport”
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