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Tag Archives: Jneiro Jarel
Jneiro Jarel, Android Love Mayhem Alpha Pup Records Jneiro Jarel, who has recently garnered attention for his remix work with TV on the Radio and Maximum Balloon, only recently moved to Los Angeles, but his expansive approach to beat production … Continue reading
This year’s crop of hip hop albums was an improvement over last year. But it didn’t come from the artists expected to dominate. Around this time in 2008, everyone was buzzing about the “new school” of blog-hyped rappers. They injected … Continue reading
In late 2007, Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie announced they were recording together under the guise Willie Isz; they subsequently leaked several well-circulated tracks on the Internet. Now comes the full length. Georgiavania is a notable departure for Jarel, best … Continue reading
Dr. Who Dat? Beyond 2morrow (Lex Records, digital album) With this review, I’m abandoning the rating system I’ve used during the past two years. I’m also tossing out the “Short Cuts” experiment that began last month with Mark Farina’s Mushroom … Continue reading
Last weekend, Jneiro Jarel dropped this little surprise via a MySpace post: Lyrisict and producer Jneiro Jarel has been working under a lot of pseudonyms and aliases since he joined Lex… Four out of five members of his group Shape … Continue reading
Here is a speculative list of ten 2009 hip-hop albums. All of these titles are scheduled to drop sometime during the next 12 months. I omitted some perennial “coming soon” titles (Madvillainy 2, 9th Wonder’s The Wonder Years, Ghost & … Continue reading
The Fantastic JJ Project features Mattic, a rapper who resides in Normandy, France rhyming over beats from Dr. Who Dat?’s 2006 album Beat Journey. (Don’t worry — he rhymes in English.) It was apparently made with Jneiro Jarel’s blessing. If … Continue reading
Shape of Broad Minds is the latest project from rising MC/producer Jneiro Jarel. With features from MF Doom, Count Bass D, Stacy Epps and Lil Sci, Craft of the Art is his most ambitious album to date. Continue reading
After much MySpace hype, hard-working New York producer-rapper Omar Gilyard is debuting his latest creation: Shape of Broad Minds. The man known as Jneiro Jarel has assembled a supporting cast that includes Atlanta rapper Panama Black, Houston multi-instrumentalist Jawwaad and, schizophrenically, a few alternate Jneiro personalities named Rocque Wun and Dr. Who Dat.
The group’s first release is The Blue Experience EP, a teaser that hits July 17 and features the lead single "Let’s Go" with MF Doom. After that comes Craft of the Lost Art, a long player featuring guest appearances from Count Bass D, Lil Sci, Stacy Epps and Deborah Jordan. It arrives via Lex Records on September 4, and the track listing is below.
"It’s basically Jneiro Jarel plus," he told the Chicago Sun-Times earlier this year. "When you have one name, people expect whatever they’ve heard from you in the past. But if you go by these different aliases, they know to expect [different styles] from you."
Cutting-edge British imprint Lex Records has unveiled its lineup for 2007. On deck for new albums are Jneiro Jarel, Kid Acne, Neon Neon (a collaboration between Super Furry Animals leader Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip) and Fog. None of them have release dates, but are slated to come out during the next several months.
Lex also holds UK rights to the highly anticipated Ghostface Killah and MF Doom collabo, Swift & Changeable. The album has been delayed for nearly a year, undoubtedly to the politics involved in dropping an independent album by two of hip-hop’s most coveted artists. But everyone promises that it will finally come out this year. Nature Sounds has the U.S. rights, but Lex’s version should entice American trainspotters who like its amazing album covers. The label also hints that a new Danger Doom EP similar to last year’s Occult Hymn will soon arrive.