Although Baltimore emceeÂ RickieÂ Jacobs doesn'tÂ need a blog's approval to prove he's dope, we're happy to bring y'all the premiere of his latest offering all the same. ItÂ finds him caught in a place between time, reflecting on life and, more importantly, love, backed by a soulful, piano-driven instrumental from emerging Dover, New Hampshire producerÂ The Jake.
Can you relate?
Stay tuned either way, and hitÂ RickieÂ with a follow onÂ FacebookÂ and Twitter while you're at it - he's not to be slept on:Â @RickieJacobs.
(The last we heard ofÂ JacobsÂ was his late-February project Remember To Smile, which is available here.Â It includes features from Smoke DZA, DUBB,Â Beya Likhari,Â Iman Europe,Â Rome Duran andÂ Shwaze Collins, and comes highly recommended.)Â
I love my city, but my niggas need a new addressÂ
I met this pretty youngin weeks ago, I'm too obsessed
What the hell is goin' on? I'm finna lose it next
I'm always fallin' in love with the wrong ladies
See, I'm vulnerable to beauty
Been scrappin' my songs lately