It's basically a rapper's job to make their profession of choice seem effortless, like they just woke up famous one day. Don't be fooled. For 99% of those in the ridiculously crowded field of rap, the road to the top is full of setbacks.
Nobody knows this better than Philadelphia's Jæson Anthony. Seriously, this dude's life would make an epic movie. On the brink of a major deal with Sony a few years back (then going by the name Jay Sinificance), Anthony was imprisoned for two years and dropped by the label. In the midst of all that there was also royalty drama, beef with DJ Ill Will and consequently Datpiff, you name it.
Despite his troubled past, Anthony's music isn't negative. His latest, "Talkin' Bout That Bass," is a collaboration with longtime friend Tommy ILL Figure is a party-starting fusion of bass music and rap that the two emcees produced themselves. What's maybe most impressive though is that Anthony makes lyrical party music, e.g. "drop that bass whenever I like it / know what you like cuz I am a psychic / and that kick feel like an uppercut / you would swear to god we was fightin.'" His combination of EDM-style production and rapid-fire lyricism isn't something that's often seen in rap.
Anthony is preparing to drop the Stuffed Papayas EP, as well as a full length LP that is yet to be named. He's still hungry for that record deal, but expect him to come up with some hot shit all on his own.