Kevin Hart is sitting on top of the world right now. His concert flick, Kevin Hart: What Now? debuts in movie theaters today (Oct. 14). To help celebrate the release, the $87 million dollar man also drop a new mixtape featuring his rap alias Chocolate Droppa.
The ridiculously long title project, Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), features 17 songs with Chocolate Droppa sprinkling a few comedic verses on them. Rappers Akon, Kent Jones, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, PnB Rock, Wale, Clinton Sparks and others make cameos as well as R&B singers BJ the Chicago Kid, Trey Songz and Chris Brown.
Highlights on the collection include the celebratory “Light It Up” with Dueces and Sean Don spitting braggadocios rhymes. On “Stretch Marks,” Kent Jones raps about loving big women with scars and cellulite. On the smooth “All Falls Down,” rapper Tink spits seductive bars to a potential lover.
Another huge standout is “Sunday Morning,” a beautiful pop ballad featuring Nick Jonas. The melodic “Scream,” featuring Chris Brown, is a slight reworking of New Edition’s “Can’t You Stand the Rain.” And on “What Now,” Wale raps about his early struggles of trying to get put on in the rap game with BJ the Chicago Kid singing spiritual affirmations.
At the end of the mixtape, Chocolate Droppa issues a warning to the big-time rappers that’s coming through to take over the rap game. He then thanks all the fans for their love and support.
Overall, Kevin Hart: What Now? mixtape is a phenomenal project and a strong candidate for Best Mixtape/Soundtrack of the Year.