New Music Critique: JAK FRAWST


Jak Frawst 
Contact: [email protected]

Web: reverbnation.com/jakpot

Seeking: Review
Style: Hip-Hop, Rap

Rapper JAK FRAWST represents his home of Queens, NY on each track, imparting wisdom and inspiration through storytelling. “Gottamakeit” (“I gotta make it. Can’t see my plan get faded”) is authoritative, with no small part of JAK’s familiar sound, with a commanding deep voice, influenced by other New York emcees DMX, Pop Smoke, Big Daddy Kane, etc. An older track, “Pennies, Nickels, Dimes,” is a less polished recording of what listens like a live cypher featuring a handful of other rappers. Most impressive is “Through Crystals Eyes,” which serves a theme song that inspired a stage play. As the narrative goes, our heroine Crystal becomes pregnant, and we follow the paths she takes―the song embodies the community and characters JAK has experienced and encountered.