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I met JWhy last December in Washington, D.C. while he was on an international tour with his film family and indie production company Fully Focused. Jwhy had just arrived for a screening of their debut film Riot From Wrong, a critically acclaimed documentary about the London riots of 2011. The film was shot, edited and produced by Fully Focused, a youth led organization that originated during the production of its first film. During his time filming and attending the subsequent screenings and forums for the film in DC, New York and Ferguson, it could be said that the surplus creative energy flowed into his music and writing. Now he has dropped Super Sweet, his second release, and is signed to Humanna Records.
As I listened to his first EP The Writing Time I saw that his independent, ambitious and noteworthy artistic vision also translated well into his songs. Jwhy has an ability to speak about philosophic and varied subject matter with such fluidity. While the listener dives into The Writing Time it will hear songs about self expression and individuality. Shortly thereafter, a smartly executed track about smoking weed will come through your speakers. JWhy’s first EP The Writing Time had its single “Writing Time” played on the BBC Radio 6 and Brownswood Bubblers Eleven.
Now JWhy has dropped the video for “Timezone”, a new single off of his anticipated second EP Super Sweet. The album is singular and intelligent. It displays a divine knack for UK rapper JWhy to compose a classic. The interwoven elements of spirituality, politics, and self fulfilling prophecies tied to the tantric structures of truthful and politically driven themes display themselves beautifully upon the fabric of his lyrics. His newest release has been recently reviewed by The Fader and will be released and ready for download on March 17th 2015. You can watch him here for a detailed interview with UK’s I Am Hip Hop. Notable tracks off Super Sweet are Life’s Ride and Magnolia. Atmospheric, smooth and delicious you won’t be able to help yourself from taking a bite of Super Sweet.
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Article by: Marissa Mireless