ESSO – Off The Wall (Mixtape)

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ESSO hit me around the time Michael Jackson passed to discuss the situation he found himself in: he had a completed project on his hands which was based on MJ’s Off The Wall, but at the very same time, the whole world was about to step in the studio to record one. He had been waiting for the 30th anniversary of OTW’s release to put it out but all his efforts were about to be lost in a sea of MJ tribute projects. I heard him out and told him to go along with the initial plan and to just be honest about it, which is what he’s been doing.

He explains everything below so make sure to read it before you listen, or at least before you form an opinion about it.

So the time has finally come for the rest of the world to hear the project that Woody and I have been working so hard on since April. I can’t lie it’s kinda bittersweet for it to be gaining the attention that is has over the past weeks since Mike’s untimely passing. Honestly we set out to create an incredible project that would pay homage to Michael Jackson’s musical legacy not his life as a whole. No one song or project could ever achieve that lofty goal.

Woody and I set out months ago to rework one of the most important transitional albums in the history of popular music as we know it. The album that catapulted Michael Jackson to Thriller proportions and left us unforgettable songs like Rock With You, Off The Wall, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Girlfriend and She’s Outta My Life. We turned those songs into Just Feel It, Life Like This, Don’t Stop and Girlfriend (but with a different spin). Michael has inspired countless entertainers across genres and Woody and I are no different that than many other members of our generation that grew up with one glove trying to moonwalk across our living rooms.

I sincerely hope hat no one takes our project as an attempt to capitalize off of the death of a King. This project means way too much to me for it to ever be misunderstood. In the wake of the 30th Anniversary of Off The Wall it is with the utmost respect and reverence that we proudly present you the product of our labor for the past months. We hope that you enjoy the experience of listening to it as much as we enjoyed the experience of creating it.

Hit the jump for the track list + download link.

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Download: ESSO – Off The Wall | Mediafire

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50 Responses to “ESSO – Off The Wall (Mixtape)”

  1. I Fux Says:

    Big Seth could have done better artwork

  2. I Fux Says:

    I used to think dudes who said Wrestling was Fake didnt have Cable, so I tried to empathize with them. No shots at RJ cuz he is like 35

  3. Beezy Says:

    The Black Scorpion storyline in WCW circa 1994 was my shit

    all the decoys taunting Sting

    then it turned out to be Ric Flair.

    Genius.

  4. D_block_4_life aka heat the track up like adobo/sazon/SOFRITO Says:

    Dammmnnn B, Linas Kleiza left Nuggets to sign with Greek team Olympiakos, as per ESPN text blast….FUCK!!!

  5. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    I used to think dudes who said Wrestling was Fake didnt have Cable, so I tried to empathize with them. No shots at RJ cuz he is like 35

    *Joe buddens himself*

  6. I Fux Says:

    as per ESPN text blast
    ^^^
    ayoooooooo??

    Yo thats not good for the Nuggets they needed some off the bench scoring punch

  7. KzA Says:

    /wrestlingtalk

  8. D_block_4_life aka heat the track up like adobo/sazon/SOFRITO Says:

    Ric Flair’s swagger was truly unmatched…

    his in ring comedic antics >>>

  9. I Fux Says:

    yo for the reasons RJ stated in the last thread I think UFC is fucking wack/gay

  10. R.J.Orion Says:

    ^^

    Prally the same playground nigga doubting Santa Claus and the powers of Christ

    ————-

    I AM that nigga … Christ’s powers and Santa Claus are terribly overrated … especially christ …

  11. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    anybody give that how fly a listen yet?

    i couldn’t download it last night for shit

  12. Geronimo P Says:

    Daps to the Squad

    Which one of you D-Bags has Madden 2010 already?

  13. Beezy Says:

    UFC is better than boxing currently

  14. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    LF: how much royalties does big pun wife expect to recieve from a album that went gold 8 years ago? the shit went gold when everybody was going platnium does she think people are still buying that album today.

  15. Beezy Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:

    Christ’s powers and Santa Claus are terribly overrated … especially christ …

    ^all Christ ever does is tell me shit I cant do…and then when i ask him for something I never get a response

    fuck that nigga

  16. R.J.Orion Says:

    I Fux Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    yo for the reasons RJ stated in the last thread I think UFC is fucking wack/gay

    ————-

    yep, them too … but at least them niggas is actually kickin ass … but they need more britches …

  17. nation Says:

    what’s a Big Daddy Kane

  18. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    best story line in wrestling history was nwo invading wcw cause it was both scripted and real.

  19. I Fux Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    UFC is better than boxing currently
    ^^^^
    i could never co-sign this

    My latino side always goes BOXING >_________

  20. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    KFC > UFC > BoysIImen, ABC, BBD…UmmmHummmmmmmm!

  21. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    Speaking of Christ, I watched a portion of Zeitgeist last night and was blown away [ll]

    So many gems

    Bless the innernets

  22. Beezy Says:

    I prefer Boxing to UFC, but there aren’t enough top boxers (particarly heavywieights) or marquee matchups for it to be comparable to the action of UFC

  23. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    UFC is catchin up on boxing, they payin niggas 3mill a match & shit now… ringside seats start @ 600… UFC is on the comeup.

  24. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    anybody give that how fly a listen yet?

    i couldn’t download it last night for shit

    ^^

    I was in and out of conciousness when i heard it, that piff is a mutha, but from wat i remember the production is ill and wiz and currensy are like water and oil on a mixtape. Wiz on any mixtape is a no-go

  25. RealUptownKids Says:

    where is the garbage can? waste of a download

  26. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    *still looking at the fatty on the broad hugged-up on kay slay*

    i’m starting to think all the hott broads in NY love a man who’s dressed like he came from 1995

    *goes to salvation army*

    *cops size 38 waist paco jeans and a XXXL avirex*

    *cops some butter tims*

    *gets a fade (yes)*

    *cops some fake cazals and a fake MCM print baseball cap for $34.99 (shipped) off a chinese bootleg website*

    *books ticket to NY*

    *gets clowned at o’hare*

    *is the man once i land at JFK*

    *shtunts*

  27. R.J.Orion Says:

    Joe Girardi > Jesus Christ

  28. CiCi The Intern Says:

    ^all Christ ever does is tell me shit I cant do…and then when i ask him for something I never get a response

    fuck that nigga
    ^^^

    *fits and giggles*

  29. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    WoodysProduce

    ^

    lmfao PAUSE

  30. PHENOMENON Says:

    Boxing > MMA [IMO]

    I don’t mesh well into the type of crowd that is into MMA either. [No shots]

  31. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    bobby valatine>>>>>>>joe garadi

  32. Taster's Choice [||] Says:

    i have the red suede jordans from the pic but i haven’t played them yet, they still smell like nike glue

    that shit gets me high in a good way

    *opens up jordans box*

    *snorts deeply*

    *cackles like a madman*

    *closes box to preserve scent*

  33. I Fux Says:

    I don’t mesh well into the type of crowd that is into MMA either.

    ^^^^
    word is bond. this. I am way too “fresh/normal” for that shit

  34. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    did he curse god?

  35. Beezy Says:

    SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    UFC is catchin up on boxing, they payin niggas 3mill a match & shit now… ringside seats start @ 600… UFC is on the comeup

    ^word, the PPV this weekend was in Philly so I was thinkin about going…

    tickets in the secondary market were like $250+ for upper deck. I never seen anything like that.

  36. JDollaz12 Says:

    ya’ll remember million dollar man and virgil? that was some serious racial undertones in that gimmick.

  37. I Fux Says:

    glassware.riedel.com/search/default.aspx?collectionID=1447

    ^^^^^^
    this

  38. Big_seth Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    i always hated the nigga who like “wrestling is fake”

    no shit dude, but its still better than watching nicktoons you fuckboy
    ^^

    Yo,

    I watched wrestling in the NWO era as a kid & watched Steve Austin & the rock, but I had homeboys who watched it until recently & possibly still do on the low…

    Booker T’s spina-roonie >>>>

    I watched nicktoons & wrestling whilst smoking weed in middle school, so fuck you beezy. LOL.

  39. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    UFC is catchin up on boxing, they payin niggas 3mill a match & shit now… ringside seats start @ 600… UFC is on the comeup

    ^word, the PPV this weekend was in Philly so I was thinkin about going…

    tickets in the secondary market were like $250+ for upper deck. I never seen anything like that.

    ^^^
    they sold that place out in philly… like 18,000 ppl.

  40. CiCi The Intern Says:

    ^word, the PPV this weekend was in Philly so I was thinkin about going…

    tickets in the secondary market were like $250+ for upper deck. I never seen anything like that.
    ^^^

    And you know our favorite Philly I-talians were fighting in that bitch.

    God, I love this city.

  41. Big_seth Says:

    # I Fux Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Big Seth could have done better artwork
    ^^

    Much better, but that aint sayin much. This shit is sweaty nalgas.. lol.

    *daps fux*

  42. PHENOMENON Says:

    Sponge Bob > Wrestling.

  43. PHENOMENON Says:

    Rocko’s Modern Life > Wrestling.

  44. PHENOMENON Says:

    Ren & Stimpy > Wrestling.

  45. PHENOMENON Says:

    NickToons > Wrestling.

  46. Bones Jackson Says:

    Rocko’s Modern Life was the shit. Fuckin Heffer..A Bull raised by wolves? What will they think of next?!?!

  47. erikBnyc Says:

    Esso’s Off The Wall is one of the best mixtapes released this year. Finally a New York rapper who’s more about the music than he is about any gimmicks or theatrics. He just got Show and Prove in XXL magazine… don’t sleep people.

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