Today I get to shine light on one of my favorite rappers in the up-and-coming scene. A man on a mission, mynameisntjmack, is out hustling people right now and is putting the fruits of his labor and talent on full display. To say it’s a full circle moment to be writing on him would be an understatement as I remember mynameisntjmack dating all the way back to being classmates at the university of Virginia, but what makes this moment so special is that he is here fully off of merit and hard work. To watch him go from a local artist to someone who is quickly taking over the up-and-coming scene and making a real name for himself is truly remarkable and something that inspires anyone who is paying attention. Fast forward to now and mynameisntjmack recently became the first artist to sign to Genius’ new distribution branch and this man is literally performing his new song “TUCKER” in an open mic live performance on their YouTube page. It’s truly awesome to see as I know that this is only the beginning of a very long and successful career for mynameisntjmack, so without further ado, let’s get into the music.
Released last week on Friday, May 20th, “The Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things”, is mynameisntjmack’s brand new 10-song album that will absolutely blow you away. Talk about progress, this is without question mynameisntjmack’s best body of work as each song pushes new boundaries making for a seamless body of work that you can listen to on repeat for years to come. A feature-filled project that includes collaborations with Marco Plus, Dre Wave$, Tommy Richman, and Kadoleaf, mynameisntjmack brought together some of his favorites onto the project and everything felt perfectly cohesive. And while it would be impossible to say that I could pick a favorite from this bunch as all the songs are very strong, my personal favorites after my first few listens through would have to be “DOVE$BLEED”, “CONTACT”, “NODEVELOPMENT”, and “NEWBRASSKNUCKLES”. There is simply no misses here, so if you are a hip-hop head in even the slightest, I promise you that “The Lord of Sounds and Lesser Things” will be one of your favorite projects you’ll listen to all year.
That said, I definitely want you all to form your own opinions on this project so take my advice and find your way to the Spotify preview link and music video below and give this album the long listen it deserves. Mynameisntjmack is mad talented, so prepare yourself because this album is very, very special.