As hip hop tries to untangle itself from the ‘Hair Metal’ phase, new voices like Oklahoma City rapper Jabee bring the beat back to basics.
This Cadence-produced single ‘Dreams’, comes from the new album ‘Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt’. The song opens gently with a haunting piano that floats throughout, even after the entry of the boom-bap. The song evokes feelings of innocence lost and renewed focus on the future. Jabee’s experience as a youth is portrayed in his delivery (names from Ronald Reagan to Malcolm X are dropped). So as the re-birth of cool continues, add Jabee to your list of MC’s to watch in 2014.