We were lucky enough to stumble across J. Hurt the other day and we haven’t been able to put him down since. ‘The Clarity’ was released last year through Datpiff. A 20 track mixtape filled with throwback hip-hop for the masses, with excellent production throughout it’s amazing that this is not being sold at a premium.
The 21 year old rapper hails out of Pasadena, LA. With a sincere rawness to his voice it has a killer deep tone similar to ruggedness of DMX or pitch of Q-tip, it’s instantly recognizable. J has excellent delivery and structure, everything flows so naturally that it’s a pleasure to listen to, not to mention that you keep on second questioning that this is his second drop but he delivers with expertise of your favourite rapper.
Lyrically, J is an excellent commentator of life, although he’s not yet fully lived it he has a story to tell about all the tribulations to date.
An exert from ‘Chasing’..
’..Searching for my soul, plain, find it with the devil/Trying to hold my head, mumma told me keep it level/its hard when everydays a struggle, went from boy to man fast,so the burden only double/growing up as the man of the house, with an autistic brother who is disabled of speech/I was talking to myself, laying down on the couch, all alone there no one talking to me..*
Rapping has always been an outlet for social commentary since it’s inception, it was a way for people to express poetry in an alternative way and J.Hurt deserves alot more acclaim for his potency and ability than some of the artists that are currently held in esteem.
We have more to say but not enough time so I advise everyone to go and download the full mixtape at Datpiff by using the below link. It is totally worth it!
Hopefully J has some shows planned for the end of June whilst we’re out in LA.
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*Lyrics may not be 100% accurate.