Nick Cannon is refocusing on his music, as he has plans underway to release an R&B mixtape this week! He titles this new body of work “Raw N B: The Explicit Tape”.
Discussing the next trajectory of his music career with HipHopDX, the media mogul opened up about past inspirations and how he envies a few big names like Kanye, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Diddy for how well they have balanced their artistry with TV production.
“Music has always been an outlet for me,” he told the publication. “And that’s something I’ve always really, honestly, kept private. Because my public persona was always the nice, happy-go-lucky, always positive guy.”
“So music has always been a place of therapy for me. And people don’t even know I was a trained musician and been playing instruments since I was kid. And really, I come from the church. So that’s where music began for me and where music is always laid,” he continued. “So even my rap career was … I was young and a little bubblegum-y and all of that. But the true musician in me was always somebody I’d be singing gospel music and singing my pain and singing. For now, just to be able to have the ability to display that and open that up, has really been a vision.”
Below is the tracklist to the anticipated mixtape:
- A Player’s Prayer Intro (Midnight Service) f. K. Michelle.
- Weekend Girl
- I Do f. Chris Brown
- F*#k Me So Ncredible (Part 1 & 2)
- Good D f. Hitman Holla
- Lil Bro f. Jacquees
- 7 o’clock
- The Provider (Twerk)
- Got Hoes f. TraeTwoThree
- F**k You Better
- A.I.T.H.F.U.L. f. Brandy