JAHMED has earned himself a spot on my list of artists to see live ASAP with the release of ARMANI, his second EP in as many years.
The West-Coast based, Texas transplant has had a busy year—TSIS readers might recognize him from a wild collaboration with Party Favor, and he also was featured on a track with G-Eazy in 2020.
ARMANI is a fun 9 track EP, with clever lyrics and high-energy production, and is supported by a feature from another brilliant rapper, Freddie Gibbs. JAHMED’s confident, energetic flows remind us what we love about southern-based rap, and if you liked the flute laden production of Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther album, you’ll dig this entire EP.
JAHMED’s dscribes the project as:
ARMANI is a world. ARMANI is love. ARMANI is betrayal. ARMANI is resentment. ARMANI is the current state of the world, how it made me feel, and how I overcame it. ARMANI is defeating self-doubt. ARMANI is a process towards gaining clarity. ARMANI is family. ARMANI is finding yourself. ARMANI is redemption.
You can check out the entire EP, and the new video for “USAY” below. Enjoy!