Despite Nick Cannon’s hectic schedule, which includes hosting duties for both The Masked Singer and Wild ‘N Out, the Power 106 radio personality found time to craft a new mixtape called The Miseducation of The Negro You Love to Hate Vol. 1.
Cannon shared an Instagram post about the project on Monday (January 13).
“It’s simple but says a great deal and that’s how this project came together, just poring my soul out to the world… I hear y’all loud and clear,” he wrote in the caption. “Hate me or Love me, Educate Yourself.”
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The artwork for my new mixtape is super special to me. Inspired by one of my favorite books by Carter G. Woodson and one if my favorite rappers and Grios @IceCube. Love yo dope artist @sarjoey You did your thingb🔥 🔥🔥🔥 It’s simple but says a great deal and that’s how this project came together, just poring my soul out to the world… I hear y’all loud and clear. Hate me or Love me, Educate Yourself!!
Comprised of seven tracks, the project (naturally) features a swipe at his current nemesis Eminem on the track “Used To Look Up To You.”
“Niggas out here tweetin’ like they been a savage,” he spits. “Dick ridin’ lil’ Marshall Mathers/Had to put on my turban like I’m Aladdin/Niggas out here cappin’, Black Lives Matter.”
The latest jab is another entry into his long running feud with Slim Shady, which Em reignited last month on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above” single featuring Mary J. Blige. As part of the song, Shady took several shots at Cannon and his ex-wife Mariah Carey.
As a result, Cannon returned with three diss tracks — “The Invitation” featuring Suge Knight, “Pray For Him” with The Black Squad and “Canceled: Invitation.” 50 Cent revealed he advised Em not to respond — which he hasn’t (yet).
Check out the mixtape stream, cover art and tracklist below.
1. Know What It Is
2. Used To Look Up To You
4. No Love For Me
5. Ghetto Blues
6. Cut Em Off
7. Instead Of Nipsey