Lansing Music: Want hip-hop? Of course you do. Check out this Lansing-based rapper.
JYoung the General knows good hip-hop music is more than catchy beats and clever rhymes.
It involves smart, carefully placed social commentary– lyrics that get you to move in the club, but also make you think differently about the world around.
On “Black History Year: Installment Two,” the Lansing-based rapper does just that— brings together sociopolitical, very aware commentary with hot, steady, flowing beats, and the combo is simply dynamite.
The album, which is available for a free download on Tuesday, April 19, is an extension of JYoung’s personal experiences.
“My music is an extension of the things I learn,” JYoung says. “After so long of rapping about the experiences of my adolescence, I knew that speaking on the things I learned in college would balance out my arsenal.”
Read more in this Thursday’s NOISE.