The multi-talented Jay Prince is back with a brilliant new 7 track EP ‘WONDER.’
The 23-year-old rapper has received critical acclaim from big names like Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and has been listed as an artist on ‘The Brink’ by MTV. Prince’s sound has been described as “honeyed hip-hop, recalling the dawn of US sunshine rap.” Yet Prince doesn’t think he has a particular sound, as his projects happen so naturally and in ‘WONDER’ this shows, as you follow him through a range of emotions and voices.
A fave on the EP is the self-produced track ‘Wonder’ proving that Prince’s art is not just limited to rap. Prince places some eloquent samples in his production and we even get to hear him sing the hook: “I’ve been holding me down for a minute, like don’t let me down,” creating the gentle and laid-back vibe of the tune. His smooth vocals, combined with his intelligent lyricism and punchy production, shows off his real skill, that has grown since he first came onto the scene.
The Sango produced second, ‘Beamlight’ bring us the token trap beat, gifted with Prince’s impressive flow. Subdued keys create a minimalistic feel, allowing Prince to paint the picture of the streets of his hometown, Canning Town. With bars like “How many times see my momma cry,” and “I get no feelings sometimes,” it brings Prince’s confidence yet vulnerability to the forefront of the tune.
Prince already has managed to gain a large global fan base from Shanghai to LA and back to Manchester. Recently Prince, has supported Chance the Rapper as well as Mick Jenkins, Snake-hips and Major Lazer. Prince is due to embark on his European tour on the 20th of February, so make sure you cop a ticket and get down to one of his shows!