I been missin in action, in resorts just relaxin …


…lookin in the water while the dolphins is passin

This is probably my favorite Jacka track; the hurried density of his lyrics and the way he raps in a constant stream of nostalgic narratives, of loosely connected images, shows the influence of east coast artists like Cormega (who has recorded with Jacka for years) more than any west coast artists I can think of off the top. There’s a similar sense of being a survivor that cracks through his voice, of authority a la “Ghetto Qu’ran,” where hardened experiences have left him damaged but that he’s maintained despite it. It’s a similar world-weary outlook that is reflected as much by his detached tone as his words.

Advertisements

One response to “I been missin in action, in resorts just relaxin …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s