Nebraska artist J.Crum is stepping on the scene with a lot behind him, a collective called Streetlight Sounds and to go with it the “Flawed” EP. We actually sat down with the talented J.Crum last week and talked to him about the project, the collective and what he has going on moving forward in an interview. Today though I’m here to review the “Flawed” EP.
Off top, J.Crum proves he’s an extremely talented artist, he commands the mic with his booming voice. Don’t let that trip you up though, you still need to be paying attention to what he’s saying. The “Intro” really has J.Crum coming in with his flaws there’s no sugar coating here, this is true honesty. Every song really shows a facet of J.Crum’s diverse art, he’s brutally honest here in the “Intro”, the next track “Monster” has Crum taking more of a battle rap stance and flexing his lyrical muscles.
Now earlier I talked about the J.Crum commanding the mic with his voice, this comes in more than one form though. Tracks like “Ashes” & even the closer “Home” really showcases J.Crum’s ability to sing. There are some points where the singing seems forced like in “Monster” but this man can sing and it works with the music. The few guests he has on here really help bring out the harmonies too and add more personality to the music.
“Flawed” EP is a six track EP plus a remix and I can’t front I need a full-length from J.Crum as soon as possible. I’d love to hear what a fully conceptualized album from him would sound like. That said “Flawed” will have you fiending for more, you can stream it below and keep it locked here for more from Streetlight Sounds and Dead End Hip Hop.