11 years in and Mello Music Group has proven to be the little indie label that could. Now with their upcoming Persona tape, the label’s wide roster of acts ranging from Rapper Big Pooh Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L’Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle & Quelle Chris get to interact with some of the best in the business. There’s features from Nottz, Kool Keith, Ras Kass, Masta Ace and more here. The lead single, “Requiem”? It’s Phonte getting back to rapping next to Oddisee where the two discuss racism and xenophobia, one so pained by every new story that he may not even feel anything the next time something else may occur. Stream “Requiem” here and look at the tracklist for the upcoming Mello Music Group compilation LP below.

Mello Music Group, Persona Tracklist
01. Requiem (feat. Oddisee & Phonte) prod. Oddisee
02. Homocide (feat. yU) prod. Nottz
03. PNT (feat. Ras Kass) prod. Apollo Brown
04. American Religion (feat. Open Mike Eagle) prod. Oddisee
05. You First (feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Quelle Chris) prod. Oh No
06. Sometimes I Feel (feat. Kool Keith) prod. L’Orange
07. The Run (feat. Red Pill & Oh No) prod. Oh No
08. Troubles (feat. Masta Ace) prod. Apollo Brown
09. Word To The Wise (feat. Oddisee) prod. Oddisee
10. Dark Comedy Late Show (feat. Open Mike Eagle) prod. Exile
11. Circles Around Circles (feat. Gift of Gab) prod. L’Orange
12. Lose The Ground (feat. yU) prod. Tall Black Guy
13. House Rag (feat. Quelle Chris) prod. i, ced
14. Darlin’ (feat. Red Pill) prod. Blockhead
15. No Future (feat. Rapper Big Pooh) prod. Apollo Brown
16. All I See Is You (feat. Quelle Chris & Bilal Salaam) prod. Quelle Chris