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Tapes n’ tapes.
If you thought Jeremiah Jae’s debut Rappayamantantara was weird, wait til you see this video. Incidentally, if you didn’t think Jeremiah Jae’s debut Rappayamantantara was weird, then YOU are weird.
“Raw Tapes” is one of many tracks by Jeremiah in which the beat never really drops, at least not in the way you expect. The sounds are jarring, the lyrics partially lost in effects, and whole track basically just smacks you over the head with a hammer, pours gas on you, and puts shoe polish all over your face.
Hey! I stole that from the video. Watch it and be weirded out.
PS-It’s not super well done, but give the kid a break.
Yes, it’s still rap.
There’s boom, often bap, and plenty of samples, backing the argument that even though it doesn’t sound like traditional hip hop, in some shape or form, this is an extension of the sound that emerged from the South Bronx a few decades ago.
Jeremiah Jae, a young Chicagoan, is the only MC on Brainfeeder, and as you would expect, he’s anything but conventional.
The beats are droney and odd. The percussion consists of muddled patterns that emerge in off kilter phrases. Jeremiah’s raps are effected and echoed out, but instead of the incoherence of his words being off putting, they make you listen even harder.
El-P and Antipop Consortium were experimental a decade ago, and hip hop has gone to weird enough places since then that it requires guys like Jeremiah Jae to push the boundaries yet further. No doubt, these tunes are trippy throughout and jarring at times. But this kid is really good at bringing lyrical rap into the Brainfeeder realm, and that’s what counts.
Jeremiah Jae’s Brainfeeder debut, Rappayamatantra, is out on March 22nd.
Hear an earlier track below.