This week's ear elevating DiSCOVERY 'Project Of The Week' is claimed by 'Jayedee' after his laid back, summer-suited body of work 'Just a Young Dream' left us obsessed, and certainly feeling his vibe.
Released in the latter stages of April 2020, 'Just a Young Dream' signifies Jayedee's debut, and only body of work to date. This relative rap inexperience is far from apparent when analysing what is a concise, comprehensive, and refined collection of music.
One of the most admirable elements of 'Just a Young Dream', is the fact that it is made up of an immensely impressive, 12 tracks. It is typical for a young, fresh, and exciting lyricist to assert the potential of their phrases into the industry with a 4-6 track EP, consisting of 30 minutes of content, or less. Jayedee has steered well clear of this rather generic approach, and the end result is simply phenomenal.
Often, when assessing more extensive debut mixtapes, quality, and having a continuous powerful ethos seems to be compromised for unfortunate inconsistency, and a lack of clear vision. Once again, Jayedee defies the aggressively slashed odds in this department with 'Just a Young Dream'. Each piece to this project puzzle is expertly placed, and possesses identical amounts of upper echelon excellence.
Continuing on his prosperous, self propelled journey to the top, Jayedee impressively pursues his own sound throughout 'Just a Young Dream', as opposed to attempting to surf widely popular, up and coming, UK birthed genres such as 'drill', and 'wave'.
Jayedee's self confessed favourite artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, and Joey Bada$$ have all clearly assisted him in moulding the masterpiece, unique 'Just a Young Dream' sound. Evidently, all of the said artists hail from AmeriKKKa, and this US sound symphony is prominent when listening to 'Just a Young Dream'. Another segment setting Jayedee apart from your average, UK based underground artist.
When you combine all of the above analysis, with the fact that Jayedee is born in 1999 - as stated in 'Rap Life', If you are not vastly impressed, you need to discover a new genre to follow.
Whilst we would not be taking the time to write about 'Just a Young Dream' as the DiSCOVERY 'Project Of The Week' if we did not firmly believe that every single track served ample purpose; we are, as always keen to provide you with our individual song ratings. Please see below:
Intro - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Who Would've Thought? - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rap Life - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Little Sage - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lately (Ft Blickstah) - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What Do I Say? - ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kill My Vibe - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Feel My Vibe - ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Come Up - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Obsessed - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Home - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Laid Back - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Average rating - 4.25 / 5
Track Of The Project - 'Rap Life'
As you can see, 5 out of 12 'Just a Young Dream' tracks scored full marks, which is outstanding, but it also left us with a mightily tough 'Track Of The Project' choice to make. Perhaps steered by the glorious weather we have been blessed with early this week, our allocation automobile ended up pit-stopped at the 'Rap Life' station.
Rap Life is an incredible, feel-good, up-beat, summer spectacle, and we are convinced, having heard it once, you will find yourself indulging in it's infectious sound waves on a continual basis, whilst basking in the radiant heat of course. This season fitting sound is the reason 'Rap Life' wears the 'Track Of The Project' crown.
'Just a Young Dream' can be found on all leading streaming outlets. We strongly suggest that you take the time to listen now, as you will not be disappointed, and you will likely find yourself head-bopping to the supreme 'Just a Young Dream' sounds on the way to work, tomorrow morning.
As always, thanks for reading, and once you have listened to 'Just a Young Dream', please comment your thoughts in the section below, or of course, on Instagram.