This is your Daily 2% - Chilled and Ready to Serve. We will try to bring you one "chill" track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind. You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild or maybe you reach for something more herbal. This track is for those times. We are just your milkmen and I'm here to make a delivery. Chill...
How did J.K The Reaper slip past our radar? With his free flowing rhyme scheme and witty wordplay, "Mental Interstate/Tear Filled Oceans" presents an interesting duality in regards to the Greensboro rapper's approach to the traditional chilled-out sounding track. While the beginning features a nice juxtaposition of laid back beats with some braggadocious, albeit humble, affirmations ("I'm throwing 16 mix tapes and you can't write 16 bars/16 bitches want to get in my car/I don't even got one, let me drive yours,) the interlude at the 2:15 mark allows the listener to fill in the gaps and vibe with the spaced out instrumental supplied by Fuego. A self described "skinny loser with no hopes and a couple dreams," he breaths fresh air in a scene where rappers have whored out the very concept of how a stripped back track should come together, making it a dime a dozen affair. Peep the video down below and someone tell J.K. we said "what up".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORIZsyPaEW8
J.K. The Reaper
Mental Interstate/Tear Filled Oceans
- November 13, 2012