Jay Stone – '16th & Adeline' EP

I'm really excited about Bay Area hip-hop these days, and Jay Stone is yet another shining example of the strength of the local scene. On 16th & Adeline, named for the location of producer Trippy Swaggert's apartment where the album was recorded, Stone takes on Swaggert's challenging beats with ease. "He gave me some beats that were like tailor made to my style, it was crazy!", Stone tells me. "The instrumentation really carved a path for me to take the music to another place." "Ayahuasca", my favorite track on the album, is also the most experimental. For the heart of [...]

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