In my not so humble opinion, there will never be too much Emo Rap on the soundwaves, frankly it’s refreshing to hear a Rap artist laying down bars about anything other than getting wasted and sharing their misogynistic views on women. Emerging artist JimXWilliam’s latest single ‘I’m Trying’ was released June 2018 doesn’t have the archetypal grandiosity of a usual Rap track. Instead, thanks to the poignant lyricism and angsty delivery you are treated to some real life human emotions. How about that?
A lot of artists have forgotten that a key part of successfully creating a track is actually creating music which people can resonate with; which is exactly what JimXWilliam achieved.
Alongside the melancholic agony of the vocals, the beat added insult to injury with the synthy mix which used both digital and acoustic instruments to seamlessly merge the two genres. Any fans of Linkin Park would be in heaven with JimXWilliam’s ambient Trip Hop beats, which seem to hammer at the heart strings as much as the lyrics. Damn.
You can check out JimXWilliam’s latest single I’m Trying which was produced by Jay Vee on SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast