After Affects

Multifaceted J Rawls returns with The Hip-Hop Affect


After branching out beyond underground hip-hop, with the jazz-inspired Liquid Crystal Project and soul collaborations with singer Middle Child and Stones Throw crooner/rapper Dudley Perkins, J Rawls rekindles his love affair with boom-bap rap, releasing The Hip-Hop Affect on Green Streets Entertainment.

Rawls, a habitual custom contradictor (see The Essence of J Rawls), once again takes independent hip-hop over the edge with a few unheard-of collaborative formats, including a twenty-four-person track (“We’re on Top (#OhioTakeOver)”) and a number including Oh No, Diamond D, and Kev Brown entitled “Best Producer on the Mic.”

Proclaimed by J Rawls to be an aural trek from the beginnings of his growth with music, The Hip-Hop Affect also features appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Count Bass D,Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), El Da Sensei, John Robinson, and more.

Check out the tracklisting and listen to a free track here.

Below is the official vid for “Face It (ft. Sadat X and Wise Intelligent).”

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