Mr. Jefferson has dropped another tape “Introduction to Muddy Waters”. Yhe entire tape is jazz-infused, you’ll love it if you enjoy the genre at all. With masterful production here, and slick, well thoughtout lyrics, Jefferson has managed to take a huge step up from his last tape SSND.
My favorite track on this EP may be “Gettin’ in the Game”, which has a saxophone sample in it that had me hooked. If you listen near the end of the track, you’ll hear audio samples of Jefferson himself. Producers rarely can do that audio trick anymore! Respect to “Legend”, who produced this entire tape.
The saxophone sample in the beginning of “My Past is Haunting” was beautiful, easily amongst the best I’ve ever heard. I respect Jefferson coming in on an honesGet tip here. The singer, who identifies herself as Ashanti Simone, has a beautiful voice.
“R&B Game” was beautiful. I can definitely dig the Elle Varner reference here. Actually, many talented women were named here, one after another. You’ll recognize every name! Jefferson forces the listener to pay attention to what is being said if they want to completely grasp the concept(s) here.
Kelly Hammers is another talented rapper out of this very city. He puts a very nice verse in “Live for This”. Listen for the “J.J. in the Ghetto” and Artest (post) lines – ill. Hammers has a project dropping on the twenty ninth of June as a matter of fact, dubbed the “Cassette Tape”. Be ready for that. Anywho, Jefferson threw in some sly football references here, cool.
Another marvelous sample in “Spanish Harlem”. The instrumental and track name are correlated perfectly, really. Rusty Acres reminded me faintly of 2 Chainz, but that comparison is probably premature. Acres held his own with Jefferson here, I must say.
“Capital Offense” was cool to me. Drum heavy instrumental here. Most of us can relate with to wanting a little more cash and control. Unfortunately, the two can be hard to come by and times. The exteneded metaphor of a car that Jefferson uses is impecable, you don’t here content like that often. Phenomenal way to end the tape, with a track as tranquil as this.