Essentials: KINGJAMAL THE HITMAKER’s talks smack on Live Long And Prosper

But it's not as inspiring as the title suggests

Although most of  KINGJAMAL THE HITMAKER’s Live Long and Prosper is spent “Spitting Fire” bars and “Dream(ing) Of Blowing”, he has the courtesy to bother with the niceties and builds a frame of reference for his hustler aesthetic, albeit trivial—“Life Is Hard So I’m Screaming/ Fuck The World.”

In a bid to revive some of his old tracks and perhaps increase his play count, a few singles released last year are included on Long Live and Prosper‘s extensive 21-track list. Though the effect is a dragging stoner bluntness and a horror gore of a joyride, the short lengths of the tracks, bouncy yet eerie trap beats and features from Mr. Jabari, Rhoda, Toronto, P money and Ice Prince make the album worth the time.

He “Roll(s) Up/ Pour(s Himself) A Glass/ Hope(s) That Shit Lasts” on opening track “Something On My Mind”, a somber piano led ballad that allows KINGJAMAL THE HITMAKER reflect on his ambitions. He goes on to describe his flamboyantly nervy reality on “Frozen Jungle” and “Trap Music” where he teams up with Ice Prince to “Reload (his) Clips”.

One of the stand out tracks from Long Live and Prosper, “Muddy” is built around the tried and true hip-hop principle that the rougher the journey to the top is the better it feels there. Only love songs; “Jonze Me” and “Ur Nomber” divert from his hunger for success as he even goes as far including cuts from DJ Khaled’s  “Don’t Ever Play Yourself” on “Leave Her”.

The project however doesn’t feel as inspiring as the title suggests. The self proclaimed Hitmaker still doesn’t have a hit song to boast of but there is a undeniable hunger for one. And Long Live and Prosper signals progression in his sound, which can only spell great things for KINGJAMAL THE HITMAKER.

Stream the album below.

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