Jake&Papa have been releasing some single tracks this summer, including the dope “Back To The Future.” Now, the R&B duo surprise fans with ‘The R.O.S.E Tape,’ a short mixtape that pays homage to their beloved hometown area code 818 and in advance of their anticipated next EP, ‘Tattoos&BluesII.’
The 6-track project is hosted by Real 92.3’s DJ Carisma, and the title stands for ‘Real Ones Still Exist.’ Across the mixtape, Jake&Papa cater to R&B heads with their melodic sound and bring a soulful vibe with addictive grooves and storytelling.
On the head boppin’ “Always Be…” they flow over a bouncy beat that samples Mariah Carey’s classic “Always Be My Baby” with a rap-sung delivery about finding an authentic love. The sultry “Savage Mode” follows, as the crooners always offer new bops for the bedroom. On the closing “Fire&Rain” a search for love is answered by a special lady that brings out pleasure, joy, and even pain.
‘The R.O.S.E Tape‘ is just a sample of what is coming from Jake&Papa with their new EP Tattoos&BluesII, which is scheduled to be released this coming fall.