Jamel Deon – ‘The Breather’
Jamel Deon aka Pen The Prodigy hails from the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada, a city known more for gambling than it’s musical history. The member of the hip-hop duo Kinfolk Kollab hits us with the track, ‘The Breather’ which is meant to be just that.
The three and a half minute long cut serves as a breather of sorts from the everyday grind and hustle detailed throughout the banger. A menacing piano loop over a some faster paced 808’s is the perfect canvas for Jamel to deliver his scathing lyrics over. His background as a spoken-word poet comes through immediately as the track starts with Pen starting his rhymes with very little music behind him and an off-kilter flow that jumps on and off rhythm almost on command.
If you’re a fan of true hip-hop and lyricism this is something you definitely don’t want to miss out on.