Saint Louis, Mo. own J.R. just released his Gang Season EP on February 26th. J.R. is most known for his breakout single “Best Friend“, featuring Grammy award winner, Trey Songz. The 7 song EP shows a range of diversity. Starting with the title track “Gang Season“. On “Today” he shows how important it is to live in the moment with the hook saying “I live for today, fuck tomorrow“. He gives us an inside look of St. Louis on “You See It“. Then he switches the tempo and gives us great weekend playlist music on “Party Bussin“. J.R. slows it down on “Never Say Never” which sounds like a sweet love song until you listen to the lyrics. Followed by his biggest song to date “Best Friend“. He ends the project on a darker note with “Murda” on which he speaks on death. Overall the “Gang Season” was a great listen.
The project can be purchased on iTunes or streamed through Apple Music. It can also be streamed via soundcloud below:
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#MIDWESTBEST in the maaahhh fuggginnn’ building! It’s your girl, MidWest Melly. I would like to introduce you to yet another Chi-Rock Nation collaboration. The “Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” album has been released August 12th and artists: Jah Ora (Bobby) and KD Assassin (Darrick) are putting St. Louis on the “Street Hop” map! Their infectious blend of Hip Hop mixed with soul, reggae and classic boom bap is something the game not only wants… it requires! It is the first collaborative effort from KD Assasssin and Jah Orah which also features MC923. While Stephen Instumental King (from Systematic Muzick), 44 Degreez, Josef Leimberg, Pop dDub, Tony Baines, Baby Paul, Akili and DJ Reminise produce plenty of magic… Jah and KD lyrically lay down the tricks, track for track.
Stop What U Doing, every track on this album is a BANGER-BANGER. Self titled track, “Used To Be“, will give you a taste of the head knockin’ experience. Be prepared to press play and then repeat on “BruisHer” featuring Tef Poe. The song and video for “It’s Not The Same” have a serious West coast vibe and are an anthem to everybody and anything that used to be important in each of our lives. “No Way” has a rebellious reggae flow. Check the bonus track for the beat on “Troubled Mindz – Skinny Gorillaz” featuring MC923 as it is so, so, so serious. There are plenty more notable features including artists such as: Bo Dean, Aceyalone, Black Spade and Dharma Jean.
This is not your average production. This is not your average mainstream music. This is a reminder to everything REAL HIP HOP “Used To Be“ and then some. Make sure ya’ll cop and rock this entire download. MidWest Melly, signing off! Shout out to my CRN4 family. ONE LOVE.
“Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” is available on iTunes. Listen to and download this album at Audiomack!
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