Why I Listened:
If you have never heard of JGivens, you are not alone. West coast rapper who was largely unknown. JGivens is a lyricist who has been on our radar since his release of #keeppraying4@kanyewest mixtape in 2011. There are not many artist that can flow like JGivens. He has recently signed with the Lyricist heavy label, Humble Beast and this move was the perfect marriage of artist and label and will result in a lot of new fans for JGivens.
Why you should too:
JGivens released this album before signing with Humble Beast, but right after signing the labeled released it for FREE! No excuse!
The album itself is a great introduction to JGivens. He is a wordsmith who keeps you mind bouncing from one thought to the next as your head moves to the beat. Even in the title JGivens is playing with words. (El v Envy= LV NV= Las Veges Nevada). You will be mesmerized by the amount of words JGivens can fit into each breath he breathes.
JGivens is so good at what he does that is it hard to pick out favorite songs. El v Envy is not so much a collection of songs as it is a collection of stories about LV NV. Bienvenue might be my favorite song/story because we get a view into the mind of JGivens as he lives in a the midst of a city ruined by sin. Great reminder that God is enough for us and he is enough for everyone dealing with problems.
1.(a)bridge (d)thoughts [prod. by Cameron]
3.Sin City Bre(a)d (feat. IC Jonez)
4.The Bus Stop Song
5.Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope.
6.The Pledge: “They Say” (feat. BraveheART)
7.The Turn: “AKG Perception” (feat. L3x Divine)
8.The Prestige: “Internationally Known”
10.The Huxtables (feat. John Givez + DJ Aktual)
12.Might (Not) Be
13.Stop Requested (feat. L3x Divine)
14.Stay Cool (feat. Ashton Martin King, Jorab, + 12twlv)
16.Au Revoir (feat. Mighty Jay Mac)
17. _ _ _ end.
Check out the album. It's FREE!
Humble Beast is seeking all great lyricist!
That should be their mantra! The busy label has been constantly releasing music and signing new artist. Signing Eshon Burgundy was a monster move; and now they sign lyrical genius, JGivens. For JGivens, this was a move that makes a ton of sense. His style is perfect for the Humble Beast fan base and releasing Elvy vs Envy on the same day that Propaganda released Crimson Cord was brilliant.
Humble Beast has had the two most exciting signing in the past 12 months of an CHH label. I cannot wait to see what they do with JGivens.
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