Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
Record label: Brainfeeder
Jeremiah JaeRaw Money Raps[Brainfeeder; 2012]By Marcus J. Moore; July 25, 2012Purchase at: Insound (Vinyl) | Amazon (MP3 & CD) | iTunes | MOGTweetSomething intriguing happens near the end of “Cat Fight,” a woozy standout from Jeremiah Jae’s debut album, Raw Money Raps. After the Pam Grier vocal clips are exhausted, and the distorted psychedelics begin to evaporate, the Chicago-born rapper/producer mumbles two simple words.
If one were to put one’s trust into an emerging newcomer before even actually listening to a single note, than there’s a good chance that a record label like Brainfeeder will deliver to that demand most of the time. The majority of the Los Angeles imprint’s offerings are usually off-center types – artists that haven’t yet solidified their technical competence and are entrusted to tinker and experiment, constantly stretching their limitless creative potential. That’s not to say that any impetuous art student gets enlisted on a whim.
If there's one thing that unites "King Tim III" with the latest thing to show up on DatPiff, and covers nearly every major rap movement in between, it's the idea that the person holding the mic demands to be heard. The MC could be the runner-up in a liar's contest or the realest thing alive, a complex abstractionist or a to-the-point all-hooks shouter, a callow youngster or a restless veteran. And no matter what, that mic is in that hand because someone needs to present an identity to the world.