Sunday, September 11, 2011

Itiswhatitis: Jelly Jells - "B€/\UT!FU{_" (Beautiful)

Attaching the adjective mysterious onto the artist formally known as "Jelly Jells"' name would be a true understatement and [misguided] mistake... As Jelly's official bio notoriously reads: "JELLY JELLS is the half African-American, half Italian son of a prostitute. He is a musician, magician, inventor, aesthete, dreamer, do-er, and believer!" Yes, I know, this statement has been plastered all over the Internet by now... But to be honest, it's essentially the crux of Jelly Jells' sheer existence; A feeling that's repeatedly echoed throughout his music.
Included along with the "B€/\UT!FU{_" mp3 file was the phrase "Jelly Sammich" - what seems to be an eventual album title. One can assume that this will be the next [career] step for Jelly Jells... in the not-so-distant future. But for now, we have 2 samplings from said full-length: "Itiswhatitis" and "B€/\UT!FU{_." From the sound of it, Jelly doesn't want Summertime to end; @ their respective core(s), the rhythms on Jams # 1-2 ooze textures reminiscent of Reggae riddims & Caribbean music, drinking, PARTYING, assorted "island sounds," Tribal drums, originality, Boom Bap Hip-Hop, sex, and happiness.

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