Jeremiah Jae ft. Oliver the 2nd – “Survival” | New Music

“Survival,” from the second it ensues, is a deluge of electronic analogue notes and reverberating keys that announce a master producer’s presence. Ahead of his Good Times mixtape, Jeremiah Jae offers a tune with a message as direct as any socially conscious documentary, related via a dramatic soundscape that progressively develops with each layer of music introduced.

Whilst this is undoubtedly a rap track it’s hard to not feel as if the carefully selected excerpts and verses are all designed to draw the listener’s focus even more intently to the musical production, reminiscent of sounds that have inspired the likes of Mobb Deep.

Collaborator Oliver the 2nd comes with relentless truth on the tune, casting a scathing gaze on the state of the urban environment and its affect on those dedicated to the grind, and fans of Jeremiah Jae will welcome “Survival” not only as a story told in a nostalgically authentic fashion but also as an example of his commitment to continuing the Chicago Chipmunk Soul movement, pushed by Common and more recently Chance the Rapper.

Listen below and stay locked for Good Times.

SXSW-ers can catch Jeremiah performing at showcases hosted by Warp and House Of Vans this week, while London-based fans will have to wait for his supporting slot at Madlib’s KOKO show on April 19.

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