Texas MC J'Moris has a brand new EP out called "Extra" and frankly, I'm excited to review some hip-hop. It's been months since I've had any rap PR come through my inbox and it's a welcome reprieve from the barrels of singer-songwriter stuff I've been listening to lately.
According to his promotional materials, J'Moris is inspired by rap legend/mogul/character Percy Miller, better known as Master P. As a rap-obsessed young man in the late 90's, I loved P and his No Limit label. You just don't get too many rappers listing him as a primary influence anymore. This somehow excited me to listen even more.
EP starts with the title track "Extra". I like J'Moris' flow. It's easy and relaxed like a lot of southern rappers. Confident and catchy. I could see this as a lead single. "Misbehave" reminds me a little of Twista. It's clever and dirty in the same way "Slow Jamz" was. "Not at All" might be my favorite song on this way-too-short EP. Lyrically, it's autobiographical and dark in spots without being heavy-handed while ultimately being inspiring in a non-traditional way. Really solid. "Speed Boat" is a perfect ending as it combines everything that is rad about J'Moris style. I can see this one being blasted in the clubs for years to come.
This is an excellent EP from an exciting new artist in the rap game. It's a great sample platter of the diverse ways J'Moris rocks the mic as there is seriously something for everyone here. I suggest giving it a spin.
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