Big Pooh can hardly wait for November 1st to release his upcoming album, Dirty Pretty Things. Neither can his fans, so, in giving loyalists a chance to get an early glimpse at his sophomore solo effort, the North Carolina MC is releasing an official album sampler. Clocking in at a little over 10 minutes, the sampler includes standout songs from DPT, and is masterfully blended by South Carolina’s DJ Skillz, who can also be heard providing the hype for the sampler’s introduction.
The album sampler starts off with Big Pooh’s most recent single, “They Say,” which was recently released and features singer Choklate. Next comes the ominously melodic, Nottz-produced and Torae-featuring “Are You Ready,” followed by Pooh’s tribute to women, “Around The World (Ladies Love)” featuring Novel. “Real Love,” which deals with Pooh’s relationship with his brother and features vocals and production by Focus…, is also featured before the sampler fades out on the track “Free” featuring BlackSoul. “I decided to put out a sampler to give the people a little taste of the improved me,” says Big Pooh, “If singles are the hors d’oeuvres, then let the sampler serve as an appetizer before the full meal.”