Yoshi Thompkins unveils his new Black Jesus project, thus adding his name to the considerable Floridian talent pool. It's evident from the opening track "Pump" that Thompkin is willing to compete, spitting double-time bars over some Donkey Kong 2 synthesizers and trap drums. On the title track, Thompkins acquaints himself as a religious figure of sorts, getting Biblical over some warfare from the ubiquitous Ronny J. You can hear the influence from the homie Denzel Curry, who appears on Black Jesus as one of two lone guest appearances.
The project's vibe tends to fluctuate throughout the nine-track run-time, with moments of animalistic aggression bleeding into trap-inspired lyrical bangers. While names like Kodak Black, XXXTentation and Denzel Curry have emerged as leaders of the new school Floridian movement, Thompkins has kamayamaya-ed his way onto my radar. Throughout Black Jesus, Thompkins proves himself a jack-of-all-trades, and while the previously released title track stands out as a monolithic accomplishment, the project as a whole is fire.