jakpot new music critiques

New Music Critiques: Jakpot

Production6
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals7
Musicianship7
6.8

There’s nothing like poor production to undermine an artist’s talent, and that’s what we hear in these tracks by producer/artist Jakpot. His tracks are not ambitious by any means, he’s not trying to dazzle you with his sounds so much as communicate his truth. But “Time For A Change” would sound much better if the mix wasn’t so muddy––and if the female chorus did not eclipse the main verse flow. (The song’s piercing “hi-hat” sound is another handicap.) The lead vocals are much brighter in the mix in “pennies,nickels,dimes,” which focuses on lethal doings and the futility of struggling on the mean streets of the concrete jungle. We urge this artist to get with a mixer/engineer who can level him out.

Contact: jakpeasy@gmail.com
Web: reverbnation.com/jakpot
Seeking: Booking, Radio, TV, Label
Style: Hip-Hop

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