Jamar Carr is an upcoming artist from Queens, New York, who is adding his voice to the overwhelming resurgence of New York hip-hop. Carr recently released his debut album Politically Incorrect: Wealth In The Ghetto, which is as poignant as it is technically succinct. To keep the spirit of the record alive, he delivers a documentary-style visual for "Nothing New," the first single off the project. "Nothing New" aptly captures the central themes of the record as well as all the power behind Carr's writing.
Over an equally somber and menacing jazz beat, Carr unleashes a blunt, political manifesto in the form of airtight verses. Structured as a walk through Carr's come up as a young artist constantly hounded by his peers as well as institutional barriers in America, the track is a sobering look at the perpetual state of the country. The deadpan writing of "Nothing New" challenges the typical notion of 'Art in the Trump Era.' Instead, Carr brings to our attention that oppression and inequality doesn't start and end with this presidency. As a rapper, Carr shines naturally; his voice was made for rapping. As a writer and as an intellectual, Carr is the voice listeners need to adopt a more nuanced perspective on social issues.
Politically Incorrect: Wealth In The Ghetto is available for you to check out here.