Californian producer and hip-hop artist J Lndn releases his second single “Paper” through the label Subtone drawing influence from Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and XXXtentacion. Paper is a solid package of fierce attitude, creative lyricism and captivating rap flow.
The young rapper released his debut single “Like Me” accompanied by a music video at the end of last year and managed to receive some impressive coverage on various online media outlets such as Come Here Floyd, New Lease Music and Top-40 Charts. The song has already gained over 30 000 streams on Spotify.
The Californian born rapper began his musical career as a teenager when he was living in London saying: “I slowly started attempting to rap/ freestyle from 15 years old. My friends and I would always link up after school just to spit some bars. Nobody was taking it seriously, but it was fun.” After being brought an electronic drum pad, J began making beats and started learning how to mix and master tracks. Over the years he had established himself as a producer for other artists.
Having grown up in a middle-class household and lived in cities across the world, J states how his inspiration doesn’t come from a place of hate or criminal behaviour like a lot of Hip-Hip artists instead, he wants to help people think outside the box. When explaining “Like Me” and his motivation, J said: “I make my music for real people. Music that people can party to, can chill out to, and can use it as therapy to deal with their inner issues.”
With an upcoming album of tracks addressing race, mental health issues and drug abuse in the music industry in the pipe line, J Lndn is certainly one to keep an eye on.