Coming from Hollygrove of New Orleans is Jay Jones a lyrical demon signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. One listen to the flow of this young man and it’s no surprise why Lil Wayne scooped up this talent from his old blocks of Hollygrove.
You may remember Jay Jones dropping a album called 2000 Hollygrove back in December 2017 and making some waves featuring a video with label boss Weezy, in which Wayne was shown as a Goat (literally) in “Go Crazy” video. Available now on iTunes,
Jay Jones is quickly sparking a interest not just locally but nationally as he travels along with Tunechi touching stages nationwide, most recently you could have seen Jay Jones on Tidal screen performing on the Lil Weezyana Festival stage.
Kill Mode 2 opens up with a crazy track Caskets! Caskets set the tone for the album as Jay flexes his lyrical muscles. The track has great production and grabs ya attention immediately with Jay’s witty word play you can tell he’s coming to body some competition and keep carving out his lane in the hip hop scene.
Jay Jones promoted Jumpin as a single off the Kill Mode 2 project and its evident by the hook “Look how I came up and got the city jumpin” Jay see’s his status in New Orleans climbing. His presence is definitely earned with notable tracks throughout the mixtape like Bust Down, La Whoadee, and Woke Up (featuring Gudda Gudda) Jay Jones runs these tracks like a seasoned veteran.
The best thing about this mixtape is realizing Jay Jones is apart of the new era of hip hop but his style is authentic New Orleans. NOLA swag is dripping on this project featuring Other N.O. acts like Denisia, Negus (G4), and the late BTY Young’n and more.
The track FaceTime with BTY is infectious with classic New Orleans spirit (Almost reminiscent of Juvie/Slim Slow Motion days) as the two give they best bounce-that-ass lyrics over a strip club anthem-theme beat.
But don’t get it twisted, with the track boasting vocals from Denisia Jay Jones shows off his versatility. He hits the soulful track and gives a smooth ghetto gospel flow. This project is def worth a check out, I believe New Orleans got a star in the making with Jay Jones but dont just take my word for it check out the entire mixtape here on iTunes