Jayess - Walking By Faith

Published Tuesday 1st July 2014
Jayess - Walking By Faith
Jayess - Walking By Faith

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 137325-20472
LABEL: Awake

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

No, not the town in Mississippi but the rapper from Bow in London with his latest mixtape. . . Here JayEss brings a free mixtape of creatively produced streetwise UK hip-hop. The uplifting "Brand New" featuring Coco Dupree is very strong while "LOL" is a clever track, complete with mid-track change-up of beat. The production standard is high throughout like the vocal layers on "Don't Watch Me" to the cut-back beats and the bassy rolls on "Unstoppable" while the fast-flowing rhymes on "Dirty" and the vocal hook sung by Lavinya Royes on "No Limits" are standouts. Another great tracks is the grooving gospel-esque "Playing Games" featuring the tasty vocals of MOBO-winning Rachel Kerr. Aside from some funny lines, JayEss rolls effortlessly as he calls people and churches to stop playing games and get real in their faith. We close out as we started - with another stirring track, "Redemption", as JayEss testifies that he is redeemed. A truly uplifting project.

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