Review: Jay Prince – Smile Good

London-based rapper Jay Prince has released his latest eight-track mixtape, ‘Smile Good’.

Prince is currently getting a significant amount of attention from British media outlets, as he rises to be one of the most promising rap talents to come out of the UK. Following on from his other releases ‘BeFor Our Time‘ and ‘Beautiful Mercy’, ‘Smile Good’ is a beautiful concoction of gospel choirs, soulful basslines, and a charming amount of jazz swings. The perfect blend of modern American hip hop.

 

‘Smile Good’ sees Prince partner up with a whole host of musicians, including Danny Seth and Michael Christmas for ‘Squad’, Jordan Rakei for ‘Where You Belong’, and Raheaven for ‘All In’. The eight-track mixtape shows a lot of maturity for Jay Prince, both musically and personally. A tighter production accompanied with intimate lyrics about love and loss, “Father, father help me Lord. Why did the Devil just knock on my door?”, will help continue elevating the rapper to new heights. It won’t be surprising to see him receiving bigger exposure over the course of the next few months, as Prince’s music certainly takes a lot of influence from the American music scene and ‘Smile Good’ is a beautiful offering to throw his name into the mix.

Jay Prince’s aptly named ‘Smile Good’ is the much-needed offering for those desperate to reminisce the passing summer. 4/5.

‘Smile Good’ is released on 21st October 2016 by Dreamclub Music.

 

For fans of: Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, BJ The Chicago Kid.

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