Tampa-born rapper JAWNZA has been making waves on the rap scene ever since he emerged in 2018, and his latest ofering ‘up!’ makes it easy to see why.
Bursting with pulsating 808’s, clap tracks and swirls of futuristic synths, ‘up!’ is signature JAWNZA; his jubilant instrumentals and bouncy fow never missing the mark. The bars hop alongside the lively beat, his distinct vocal cadence striking against the rhythm, and with production by his frequent collaborators Jason Reid and Vin D’Amato, it stays true to his fun, infectious sound.“The main character in my songs is JAWNZA,which is a caricature of my [Justin’s] ego”, JAWNZA explains. “In ‘up!’, JAWNZA is trying to convince a girl to stop loving him because he’s a victim of his own self indulgence and doesn’t plan on changing. His sabotage of himself makes it apparent that he is not grounded. His head is in the clouds – that’s why the song is called ‘up!’. The second verse is a subconscious train of thought after JAWNZA sparks a joint. He’s so disassociated with reality that he’s given up trying to convince his partner they should separate. He just ignores it in the hopes it fgures itself out.” “Basically, the song is about JAWNZA getting high to disassociate from himself to the point where he doesn’t care he’s making self-sabotaging decisions. He’s just fueling his ego (and creating great content for music).”
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