Album Review: "IgnoRANT" by Racquel Jones (9/10)

Magnetic Moon Records
Producer: SMLE (Ruben Cardenas, Lewis Martinee)

Rapper, painter, poet, model (and plenty other facets of an artiste) Racquel Jones’ new release tackles hard truths, justified anger, introspection and demands for change. “Sacrililedge” is a standout single—a sonic and conceptual counterpart to faith-based interludes like “Doxology.” On top of the album’s industrial, Yeezus-esque production treatment, Jones proves she is a commanding lyricist, eclectic emcee, deep-thinker and activist. She reminds us throughout IgnoRANT (and on “Ugly”) she doesn’t “give a fuck about social constructs...” An interesting dichotomy to come from the Miss Jamaica Universe runner-up. – Joseph Maltese