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Mir Fontane Is Hungry for More in 'Still in the Hood': Exclusive Premiere

Mir Fontane
Harrison Kendall

Mir Fontane

After inking a deal with 300 Entertainment in 2016, New Jersey upstart, Mir Fontane is hoping to make a huge splash with his new record "Still in the Hood."

With producer Maaly Raw laying out the soundscape for his charged-up track, Fontane ruminates about his daily struggles, despite teaming up with one of rap's biggest independent conglomerates. 

"Still in the Hood was a spontaneous track that I made shortly after signing," Fontane tells Billboard. "I signed, but not much has changed just yet. My surroundings haven't changed. I'm still in the hood. The song is celebratory, while still humbling because though I've signed a deal, I'm not where I want to be in life just yet." 

"Still in the Hood" marks Fontane's first release since his 2016 project Who's Watching the Kids. Determined to accelerate up the proverbial totem pole of rap, Fontane is prepared to use his new opportunity at 300 as a stepping stone for bigger things in the future. 

"Signing to 300 was the first step towards a lot of things," he says. "I want to accomplish in life. It's a validation of all the hard work I've put in thus far. It's a great feeling, but I know there's still so much more to be done."

Check out his new record below.