Exclaim!'s Staff Picks: The Sky's the Limit on jev.'s "Lonrwrld (Freestyle)"
Published May 26, 2023jev. introduced himself to the world with tongue-twisting lyricism and the kind of flows that would leave a normal MC breathless on his debut album the color grey. at the end of last year.
The African-born, Ottawa-based rapper does more of the same on his latest, "Lonrwrld (Freestyle)," showcasing the vintage artistry that made Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar fixtures in the modern hip-hop world. jev. is more than just talented, though. He's crafted an elusive combination of generational musical prowess, limitless ambition and the confidence befitting a superstar — and he shows it off all at once on "Lonrwrld."
"Got no patience / If sky is the limit / Then I'm shootin' for the stars and the constellation / Ain't no debating who the fuck the greatest / Whoever got the crown I'ma confiscate it."