Rapper and renown Nupe (Kappa Alpha Psi *no Boosie), Jalen Kelly is one of Alabama’s leading voices for lyricism and vision. Keeping true to his skill-set and style of musical diversity, Jalen has decided to start 2020 off with a recap of some of 2019’s best hits in the R&B genre. The inspiration for the project also comes from his viral moment with a response video to Jhene Aiko‘s ‘Triggered‘ record last year.
As a rapper, it seems contradictory to cover R&B records but the Shimmy expert has a unique way to intertwine his lyrical ability into more melodic inspired production. Returning from his last major release of “Phoenix Flower”, Jalen is experiencing true emotion in this short 6-track EP featuring some very notable records such as Tory Lanez‘s “Jerry Sprunger“, Summer Walker‘s ‘Playing Games’ and even Chris Brown & Drake’s ‘No Guidance‘. Keeping the focal point on his witty words and heartfelt bars, Jalen added one feature being his fellow Alabama-knight and singer Wade Brown. The two attack Danileigh’s “Easy“, where we catch some rare bar play from Wade Brown. Even though this EP is short and to the point, Jalen wisely chose tracks many of us play back to back and you will have no problem replaying this project from top to bottom.