Album Review: Welcome to GStarr Vol. 1 by J.I the Prince of N.Y (8/10)

Distributed by: G*Starr Entertainment

Producer: DocOnDaBeat

Nearly one year after climbing the Billboard charts with “Need Me," J.I the Prince of N.Y is back with his third EP. Overall, Welcome to GStarr Vol. 1 has the same melodic storytelling as its predecessors. The reggaeton track “Spanglish” is a pleasant surprise in the evolution of his hip-hop releases. J.I is no longer the kid from season 2 of The Rap Game. The rapper from Brooklyn makes that very clear when he sings about his love for women and the street life with legendary drill rapper Lil Durk in the song “Painless.” Nevertheless, his adult challenges are best summed up with the contemporary R&B song “Wash Away My Sins.”

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