DESCRIPTION Anyone tuning into Jah-Monte’s music at this point should know what they’re letting themselves in for, but for the uninitiated I’ll break it down. The short version: this is another tour de force of rap excellence, masterminded by the hardest-working hometown hero in rap history.
Now for the long version: this is yet another killer seven track release that condenses the very greatest aspects of the Lord’s music into a glorious fifteen minutes. What’s more, this might actually be his most versatile project yet. The second side of Seventy-Fifth & Amsterdam is familiar territory, as we get an epic two part song (‘Benefits from Mutual Relationships’) featuring a verse from fellow Charlotte artist FLLS and a bonus cut produced by Australian hip-hop legend Timepiece (who also mastered the entire the project).
Side A includes plenty of the sample-based production that fans have grown to love about Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon’s music, but it also creates a more urgent, paranoid atmosphere than almost anything else in the rapper’s discography. ‘Half Moon Bklyn Performance’ is an incredibly satisfying track, as crunchy drums courtesy of AXNT collide with Jah-Monte’s unparalleled charisma. ‘Fuck My Old Plug I Wish You Well Though’ sees the Charlotte MC rap in a way that I don’t think I’ve ever heard before, the novelty of experiencing the rapper’s performance on a quasi-trap instrumental alone makes this release a very unique one within his constantly expanding catalogue.
TRACKLIST 1. IN NYC FOR THE SUMMER WHAT'S THE VIBES PROD BY SEGURO THE ENGINEER F. JAYPLUSS 2. PEACE TO THE QUEENS AND THE BABIES AND ALL THAT PROD BY DJ MASTAMIND 3. HALF MOON BKLYN PERFORMANCE PROD BY AXNT 4. FUCK MY OLD PLUG I WISH YOU WELL THOUGH PROD BY SIMON SMTHNG F. JAYPLUSS 5. PLATINUM IN THE RUNTZ BAG PROD BY RLX 6. BENEFITS FROM MUTUAL RELATIONSHIPS F. FLLS & CHASTIDY PROD BY CAPTIAL L & MIKE DIGITAL 7. UNCLE ELROY IN THE VERSACE ROBE PROD BY TIMPIECE TRACKS 02:44 8. PERFUME SMELL - SEVENTY FIFTH & AMSTERDAM BONUS RECORD PROD BY ROPER WILLIAMS