KJ – Otherside
DOWNLOAD: KJ – The Headphone
While the underground is still raving over Jay Electronica, I’m more interested in Toronto’s KJ. We all know that Toronto is “next” when it comes to cities and the workings of this MC is testament to that. We first heard of KJ this summer, with the video for “Repeat” shot in a Toronto alleyway.
The beats on The Headphone are slick, and KJ’s flow sets him apart from most rappers, either overground or underground. It’s one of the more refreshing hip-hop releases I’ve heard this year. So while you all spaz over Jay Electronica’s new single, be sure to check out The Headphone while it’s free for 30 days once you calm down. It’s more than worth it.