Rap duo Ben J and Legacy, of the New Boyz, are set to return with their sophomore release, Too Cool To Care, following up on their 2009 debut, Skinny Jeanz and a Mic, which boasted their breakout hit “You’re A Jerk.”
The album’s first single, “Backseat,” inspired by the international club scene, enlists the help of electro-pop producers The Cataracs and their starlet Dev for a dance-floor banger.
Along with The Cataracs, DJ Khalil, Kane, Bei Maejor, and a host of other talented up-and-coming producers lend their talents to the wide-ranged release.
“This album is very different from the first one,” confesses Ben J. “We really wanted to show ourselves as creative artists. A lot of people are going to be surprised.”
“Too Cool To Care is not just an album, it’s a movement,” adds Legacy. “It’s about how we’ve always gotten criticism from those who want to hate our fashion and style. But we’ve continued and will continue to do our thing and test our boundaries.”
To coincide with the album release, a high school tour and series of “Too Cool To Care” PSA’s promoting the importance of individuality, originality and positive self-image are in the works.
Too Cool To Care drops May 10, via Shotty/Warner Bros. Records, and features guest appearances from the likes of YG, Tyga, Charlie Wilson, and Young Money’s Shanell.
The final tracklist is as follows:
“Tough Kidz” ft. Sabi
“Crush On You” – ft. YG
“Active Kings” – ft. Tyga
“I Don’t Care” – ft. Big Sean
“Backseat” – ft. The Cataracs & Dev
“Meet My Mom”
“Start Me Up”
“Better With The Lights Off”
“Break My Bank” – ft. Iyaz
“Let U Leave”
“Can’t Nobody” – ft. Shanell
“Beautiful Dancer” – ft. Charlie Wilson