ANTHM – Joy & Pain (FreEP)

blame it on Shake June 14, 2012

Fresh off rocking the stage with Blu and a few Dope guests, ANTHM finally gave the green light to premiere his incredibly dope project. Tracklist/download link available after the jump. All sleeping must cease to exist.

01. Fortuna
02. God of Joy
03. Siren’s Song
04. Deliverance f. Janelle Kroll
05. Be Still
06. Polaris f. Blu
07. Joy & Pain f. Freddie Gibbs


  • $$$


  • Magnificent project.

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  • alex

    Firrrrre. ANTHM strikes again

  • hotsauce

    Dope! And he killed it at SOBs last night. Entire show would have been amazing if Blu had been even mildly interested in being there

  • geebo

    not feeling this at all…..

  • MusicMan

    Pretty good, but its a lot more radio friendly. Not as good as When We Were Kings, bur its not bad. Imma have to listen a few more times. WWWK, i loved immediately, but this one is going to have to grow on me

  • have respect

    and wheres the production credits???

  • Just started listening.. That “God of Joy” track is dope as fuck..

  • hiphopper

    this progression and transition to a more pop or “radio” friendly vibe may have been a little too premature imo, BUT doesn’t change the fact that this is quality music and a unique hybrid of dope lyrics and is a new wave of hippop. God of Joy and Sirens Song are radio and MTV ready!

  • hollywood

    this is dope. be still is my shit

  • musichead189

    This is THAT DOPE SHIT!……obviously this has more of a dance/electronic pop sound to it but the thing is that he’s still very lyrically engaged. Him releasing this & When We Were Kings is a prime example of making different types of music while still keeping your integrity as an artist. He’s still very strong lyrically and concept wise. He just switched the style up for this one. He’s showing that “Pop” music can be good music as well…..& that girl Janelle Kroll is sick.

  • thatrealshit

    never thought i could be into somethin with this kind of sound…but this shit is great, anthm is versatile as hell, awesome project

  • silk

    i loved the sincerity behind the project, and the whole thing was conceptually awesome. be still was a favorite for me.

  • A Reader!

    I hope producers that lent beats for this project are taking notes… about no due credit given to them !!!

    I highly dislike this and it plays quite a big factor in deciding to d/l & listening to a project by new artist !!!

    I’ll give this a listen cos I def liked that Polaris joint but shit ain’t right !!!

  • Mez

    This’ll be the first project I listen to from him

  • daethiopianking

    whooaaa! project on point! His verstality is something serious!

  • warlock

    this shit is fuckin dope, that Polaris with Blu is fuego my nigga

  • Mez

    This was 2dope!
    I’m mad it finished so quickly.

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  • k0d3z

    Wow. Good job ANTHM on this one, this guy can spit lyrics over any beat almost it seems after listening to this and WWWK.

  • kayo

    the gangsta gibbs assisted track is dope as shit.. damn
    he chose some good ass electro production for this too, good ear.. none of that trash that a lot of rappers go over

    that Bag Raiders track he goes over (“God of Joy”) is dope

  • laKingz

    nice. i like god of joy, but the last 3 joints go hard as fck… be still, polaris, joy & pain. 3 incredibly dope hip hop tracks

  • maverick

    one of the best projects i’ve heard in a long time… the sound was so different than his other mixtape that it kinda threw me at first, but each track is really quality. i like it more every time i spin it. Polaris & Be Still are bangers. the last cut would have been better without Gibbs.

  • HaleyM.

    I love Anthm’s music. Joy & Pain is one of the best projects i’ve downloaded this year. Except for Deliverance, every track is excellent. The only issue I had with the EP is that it’s so short, I already gad every track except for Be Still and Joy+Pain w/ Gibbs. But I really think Anthm
    Is gonna blow.

  • AHS

    Absorb the lyrics, vibe to the beat, enjoy the experience. This is Hip Hop. #Anthm

  • 1dopeboy

    this is SO good
    but I agree Joy and Pain would have been better without Gibbs

  • RapFiend

    got that “god of joy” on repeat #allday