Taylor Gang rapper J.R. Donato drops his latest track, "Mad At Me," in lieu of his upcoming Fast Money & Freedom EP, which is scheduled to release this Friday, Sept. 25th.
Produced by Sledgren, Donato's fourth single is a laid back thumper twisting a vocal sample with 808 slaps. The 21-year-old North Chicago rapper reflects on his affinity for weed and women while acknowledging his allergy to wackness.
“When the people who doubted and didn't believe in your vision from the beginning wonder why you don't fuck with them, they get mad at you,” Donato explains. "That's what the title of this song was inspired by. I go through that a lot.”
“Mad At Me” follows "I Suppose", “Life So Sweet,” and "Make It Count." While past projects have found Donato teaming up with Wiz Khalifa, Ab-Soul, and Iamsu!, Fast Money & Freedom symbolizes a coming of age for the rapper. Prior to teaming up with Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Ent., Donato had been taken under the wing of Chi-Town legend Twista, who embarked on a regional high school tour that gave a teen-aged Donato his first platform to perform.
On Fast Money & Freedom, Donato revisits his roots in Chicago and propels himself forward as a capable solo artist.