Jay Kinser Eleven

The forthcoming album ‘Eleven‘ from Jay Kinser is pure hip hop at its finest. You may recall a while back we covered Jay as part of our ‘Beneath The Surface’ series as a member of The EXP so it’s great to check back in on the Boston emcee and cop an advance copy of his new joint. With two hot singles already rocking the airwaves – the anthemic ‘So Close‘ featuring Rite Hook and the brutal ‘Bomb on Em‘ featuring Ruste Juxx, there is some real hype around this release – and with good reason.

Eleven kicks off with the funky, upbeat boom bap track ‘Take Your Time‘ which sees Jay enlist the help of mic crushers Sha-Elemental and Weapon E.S.P. The result is a brilliant tone-setting opening joint that the two singles follow on the back of. Then, the lighter-side of JK is on show with the ‘JK Gets Noticed‘ skit which had me laughing for more than a minute. ‘Lower Middle‘ uses a sick synth and bells to bring the rags to riches tale to life, while the strings on ‘Don’t Care‘ featuring Reef the Lost Cauze offset the hardbody rhymes these emcees craft and deliver.

Jay really rips the mic on ‘Canvas‘ which sees him up the ante with his rapid-fire flow in an ode to the lighter side of life, before the ‘J-Weezy II‘ skit has you in stitches again. ‘I’m Not You‘ is a heartfelt, honest, introspective track that if the white emcee from Detroit dropped, would be a mainstream hit and should be treated as such. ‘Good Vibez Only‘ is a throwback kind of track. It’s got that share-house, dorm room, frat party vibe and is a fun track to get the head nodding. The album concludes with the title track ‘Eleven‘ which features The EXP crew and it’s a great way to finish the album as everyone steps to the mic, brings fire and keeps it fresh.

This is a fantastic hip hop album. If you enjoy that authentic, honest boom bap sound that the East Coast is famous for, then you’ll have to peep this joint. Jay (and the featured artists) don’t waste bars either. Each track is memorable with some killer quotables that show off their pen game. DC the Midi Alien handles a handful of tracks but overall the entire production is quality on every beat.

It’s been a fantastic year for hip hop, and Eleven from Jay Kinser just adds another killer project to the list. Make sure you follow him on social media and cop his project when it drops on….. you guessed it, 11 / 11.

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By Brutus Maximus

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