Jeff Chery has got the juice. He proved that much on his collab with OJ da Juiceman last month and also with everything else he's dropped this year. He exercises a melodic flow, but his use of melody as well of the addition of auto-tune doesn't imply any fluff -- quite the opposite, in fact: his vocals are ridden with pain and suffering, and when finds his rhythm, his trap visions unfold with shocking clarity. Though he raps loosely and spontaneously, there's always a focused narrative with Chery, and his storytelling ability is what separates him from his many peers who deal with similar subject matter. After sharing the tough new video to "Family" as well as a brand new one-off exclusive, "C'est La Vie," Chery has come through with his highly anticipated mixtape: Mufasa's Way.
It's not wrong to refer to Mufasa's Way as trap music, but upon listening, it's soon obvious that the project isn't situated within any old trap house but, rather, in the captivating psyche of a man with a story that's unique to the genre. Born in the town of Léogâne, Haiti, Chery was raised in the mean streets of Crooklyn, and he's now based in Atlanta, where his movement continues to take shape. Mufasa's Way will familiarize listeners with all three places. The whole tape is a journey, but upon initial listening, some easy standouts include: "Prize," "The Man," "Down & Out," and "Worth It." The list goes on...
Aside from OJ, features on Mufasa's Way come from Joe Cash Mahall and Money Makin' Nique. The production comes courtesy of Savage Beats, Kidclass, SM Tracks of the Beat Mechanics, and more. Download the tape here, and let us know what you think of the Haitian Mufasa.
01. No Interference (Prod. By DeeGoCrazzy)
02. Automatic (Prod. By Savage Beats)
03. Prize (Prod. By SM Tracks)
04. Name One (Prod. By Kidclass)
05. The Man (Prod. By Kidclass)
06. G Shit Feat. Joe Cash Mahall (Prod. By Pablo)
07. Family (Prod. By SM Tracks)
08. Down & Out Feat. Money Makin Nique (Prod. By HoodFamous)
09. Rich Niggaz (Slums) (Prod. By Iamdjkdot)
10. Repeat It (Prod. By SM Tracks)
11. Break It Down (Prod. By SM Tracks)
12. Worth It (Prod. By 8 Off)
13. Juice & Soda Feat. OJ Da Juiceman (Prod. By Hamsquad) (Bonus)