MP3: SL Jones – “America’s Nightmare” Ft. Kevin Gates (Prod. By Metro Boomin)

SPIN Premieres Latest Single From Way Of Life No Hobby; Mixtape To Be Released September 4



Critical Praise for SL Jones:

“Jonesy…we ride for you”-  FADER

“SL Jones brings a lot to the table.”-  SPIN

“SL Jones brings a complexity that’s rare.”-  Complex

“SL Jones is a walking definition of the word ‘underrated.'” – The Smoking Section

The Song:

Last week, SL Jones announced his new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby. Jones has again partnered with a single producer, Metro Boomin, for the 13-track effort, which will be hosted by renowned DJ and record executive Don Cannon. And while the Little Rock rapper has been tight-lipped about features on the project, today, with the second leak from the tape, following last week’s “Big Bank (No Ones),” Jones is also unveiling the tape’s first guest. The song, “America’s Nightmare,” features breakout rapper, and recent Atlantic Records-signee, Kevin Gates.

For those listeners familiar with SL’s history and full body of work, “America’s Nightmare” recalls the rapper’s earlier work with Killer Mike‘s Grind Time Rap Gang crew, and as SL has shown wide-range throughout each of his projects, he’s never been afraid to open up and speak his mind on social issues, issues that continue to resonate as high-profile instances of police brutality continue to impact impoverished communities around the country. “People are quick to judge you, but they rarely take the time to understand how you became the way you are,” says Jones, explaining what inspired the song. “We aren’t born criminals, but we are born into situations that mold us into who and what we become. You take someone who’s disadvantaged, misguided, and neglected, and you place them under a microscope – you’re gonna unveil a lot of uncomfortable truths.”

Following the release of Way Of Life No Hobby, SL Jones will head to Florida, playing shows in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, and Tallahassee alongside Will Brennan and Austin Millz. Details and flyer below.

Stream/download the song here:

SPIN premiered the song:

Tour Dates:pr_image_block-secondary

9/11 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
9/12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth Lounge
9/14 – Miami, FL – EVE
9/15 – Tallahassee, FL – The Sidebar Theater

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with SL Jones.

Artist Name Background:

With the Rock on his back and a Razorbacks fitted cocked just so on his dome, Little Rock, Arkansas, rapper SL Jonesfirst hit the scene as part of Killer Mike’s Grind Time Rap Gang, releasing his now-classic C.O.L.O.R.S. (Bangin’ On Wax) mixtape. It wasn’t long after that SL knew he had to strike out on his own, and beginning in 2011 he did just that, starting with the release of The Number 23, hosted by Don Cannon. Closing out 2011, SL Jones released his Flight Risk mixtape, and together, the two mixtapes garnered strong reviews from XXL Magazine and Atlanta’s leading alternative weekly, Creative Loafing, while earning the young gunner accolades from FADER, Complex, The Source, HipHopDX, The Smoking Section, Nah Right, RCRD LBL, Dirty Glove Bastard, and more, including a sit down withMTV News’ Mixtape Daily and a nationally televised “On Deck” feature with MTV2’s Sucker Free. In 2012, SL Jones released Paraphernalia, a collaborative effort with producer DJ Burn One that included features from Freddie Gibbs, Rittz, and more. To start 2013, SL Jones released an EP, Trapper’s Delight, produced by M16 and hosted byHoodrich/Grand Hustle’s DJ MLK, , and now, on September 4th, SL will release a new mixtape, Way Of Life No Hobby, produced by Metro Boomin and hosted by Don Cannon.


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“America’s Nightmare”:

“Big Bank (No Ones)”:

“Flexin N Finessin”:

“Let’m Talk”:

Trapper’s Delight

“Just Like That”:

3 Little Digs Interview:

“HellaTrill AF”:

“Training Day”:

“M.D.M.A.” Ft. Rittz:



“M.E.M.P.H.I.S.” Ft. Freddie Gibbs:

“Dope Man”:


“Actin’ Bad”:

Flight Risk

“Hustlin” Ft. Killer Mike & Pill:

“Gas Station” (Prod. By Young L):

“Paper Cuts”: