If you’re looking for a new hot tape to blast, go check out my man St. Ivan The Terrible aka IAmTerrible‘s new release For Demo Purposes Only Vol. 3. In my opinion, this is how a mixtape should sound like. A couple original songs and a couple joints over other cats’ records. This is definitely a barfest. I knew he wasn’t playing when he rhymed over the Nas classic “Take It In Blood”. To me, when you decide to rhyme over classics, you can’t half ass it. Ivan even went and grabbed Weekly Rap God’s own Indigo Phoenyx for the rugged cut “FU.com” where the two take turns butchering the beat. Ivan takes a break from the rugged bars to show range and remakes the Groove Theory classic “Tell Me.” After killing instrumentals like “My Mind Playing Tricks On Me”, “’93 Til Infinity”, and “Get Away” you wonder how he’d sound on an original beat, then BOOM! here comes the joint “Stress” featuring fellow Bronx representative Terror Van Poo. You can tell him and Terror lived those bars and it’s not secondhand experience. All in all, the mixtape is a solid barfest that makes you anticipate the album. For Demo Purposes Only Vol. 3 is now available on DatPiff.com.
Also check out Ivan’s previous installments below: