Jay Worthy is a 37 yr outdated MC from Vancouver, Canada who caught my consideration in 2017 after The Alchemist produced his debut EP Fantasy Island from high to backside. He would go onto drop 5 extra EPs & simply put out a unbelievable collab album with Larry June over a yr in the past known as 2 P’z in a Pod although preliminary plans of placing it out by means of Griselda Data fell by means of for no matter cause. However Jay’s seeking to come off his Harry Fraud-produced full-length debut You Take the Credit score, We’ll Take the Verify & the DJ Muggs-produced sophomore effort What They Hittin’ 4 by enlisting Lengthy Island veteran Roc Marciano behind the boards all through the period of his third album.
After the intro, the primary music “Underground Legends” that includes Bun B kicks issues off rightfully declaring themselves as such with a drumless loop accompanying them within the background whereas the title observe with A$ton Matthews calling this the shit you see solely in gangsta motion pictures with a slicker instrumental. “The Area” that includes Jay 305 brings within the drums & a Center Jap pattern as they each pray for these nonetheless within the trenches till “The Plug” that includes Ab-Soul jumps on high of some pianos & choir vocals speaking about being assets for acquiring one thing helpful that will in any other case be tough to acquire.
Marc joins Jay on the mic for “Wake Up” spitting that fly shit with an expensive beat simply earlier than “My Personal 2” that includes A$AP Ant & Bart Oatmeal has a soulful, jazzier flare to it as they convey to you a day of their lives. “How?” retains the soul in tact addressing those that all the time wish to know his background & how he reps the CPT although he was born in Vancouver by telling them to not fear about it because it actually doesn’t concern them in anyway, however then “Gamers Solely” has a triumphantly wavier really feel to it speaking about how life been totally different.
The music “Easy Man” that includes Kurupt make it clear to grasp that they solely need the cash with a shiny, drumless instrumental backing them whereas the penultimate observe “The Huddle” that includes Bart Oatmeal brings again the horns & soul pattern so all the true ones can click on up declaring bother for all of the fakes on the market. “Fur Coat Speak” that includes Da$h however sends off the album on a jazzier observe as they talk about minks when you couldn’t already inform by the title of the nearer.
I’ve been listening to some folks on-line nonetheless calling Jay a boring MC oddly sufficient contemplating that he’s been at his greatest for the previous yr after placing out 2 P’z in a Pod with Larry alongside his earlier couple solo albums & Nothing Larger Than the Program continues that trajectory when you ask me. Certain one can complain in regards to the quantity of options & their performances kinda being 50/50, however the bars from Jay himself proceed to raise solidly over Marci’s signature manufacturing fashion.