On the road to his much anticipated new album, North Carolina emcee Mark Steele drops off another surprise treat to hold fans over in the form of a brand new mixtape, Before A Minute. Hosted by DJ Wade Banner, Before A Minute is Mark Steele’s quick, 12-minute appetizer that serves as a prelude to his forthcoming album It’s Been A Minute (due out October 12). Arriving on the heels of the release of Steele’s “Surprise” music video, the mixtape boasts new razor sharp freestyles of Steele’s overcurrent hits like Khalid’s “Location,” and hip-hop classics such as Outkast’s “Elevators,” Jay-Z’s “Imaginary Player,” and more.

Take a listen below.