MP3 Stream: Jahzel – “Carefree” (Prod. By Tone P)
Prefix Mag Premieres Jahzel’s Smooth Track “Carefree,” From In God’s Image
Critical Praise for Jahzel:
“Jahzel’s first impression is a solid one.” – The Smoking Section
“This is music with few hang-ups…perfect for a summer hip-hop playlist.” – PrefixMag
The version of Chicago hip-hop artist Jahzel that comes through on his upcoming project In God’s Image, which will be released on July 2nd, is certainly not one-dimensional. His lyrical content honestly expresses his thoughts and experiences, often ruminating on the trials and tribulations he has faced. On the album’s newest single, the smooth and soulful Tone P-produced “Carefree,” Jahzel reveals the side of himself that just wants to lay back, forget about the stress and chill.
“I was inspired buy a chilled summer night of just kicking it with the homies,” he explains. “On this night in particular I wasn’t going to allow anything to worry or stress me out. Sometimes we get caught up in the everyday functions of our lives trying to survive, and forget to take the time to enjoy the things we’re working hard to get.” Tone P, who has also collaborated with Wale and the Maybach Music Group, creates mellow production, which combines soft rhodes, an ethereal electric guitar and a head-bopping drumbeat to perfectly compliment the message behind Jahzel’s words, and allow him to continue to develop himself creatively. “I really enjoyed zoning out and recording the hook,” Jahzel recalls, “It’s a style I hadn’t used before. Was dope to try something new and push my own personal limits.”
Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/jahzelmusic/jahzel-carefree
Prefix Mag premiered the track, read the writeup here: http://www.prefixmag.com/news/prefix-premiere-jahzel-carefree/74036/
It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the epicenters of youth culture right now. While Drill music represents one element of the vibrant Chi-town scene, Jahzel, a native of the North Side/Uptown section of the city, balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. Though young, Jahzel boasts a track record that includes ghostwriting Top 40 hits for internationally renowned acts, a debut mixtape that featured platinum producer and friend KE, Lil B, and JBar from Soulja Boy’s SODMG, and features with Datpiff, Fake Shore Drive, Thisis50, MTV2, and MTV’s Suckerfree Sunday. Now putting the last touches his final free mixtape release, In God’s Image, Jahzel looks to raise the stakes yet again. The project will feature extensive production from Maybach Music Group/Wale producer Tone P, a Chicago-heavy feature list that includes Noelz Vedere, Mathien, A-Cross, Meagan McNeal, and Whitney Rene, and a plethora of videos for his most refined offering to date. In God’s Image will be released on July 2nd, 2013 via The Black Key Collective.
“Chapters” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJm_47SJ0Xs
“In God’s Image”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIuDxkvhDiA
“Inner City Kid”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxyb8I_pJ2s
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/jahzel