Stumbling upon mynameisntjmack was like discovering a hidden oasis in a desert. The Virginia-based artist's sound is nothing short of therapeutic, evoking a certain vibe and sonic spark that is unmatched by anyone else in the game. Not only is he a gifted emcee, but he has the ability to take his songs in unexpected directions, showcasing a versatility that is rare in today's music landscape, and his latest EP, BOOKMARK, is a testament to that.
From the moment I hit play, I was hooked. The opening track "numbernshit" is an instant banger, featuring groovy basslines and a stunning guest appearance from Tommy Richman. But it's the catchy hook that really stands out: "1, 2, 3, I really ain't shit, been stuck in the crib too high / 4, 5, 6, these n****s ain't shit, tryna tell my vibe." It's a perfect introduction to mynameisntjmack's unique style.
As the EP continues, each track showcases a different facet of mynameisntjmack's artistry. "outtheway" features entrancing keys that provide the perfect backdrop for his vocals, while "walk around" boasts a soulful sample that wouldn't be out of place on an Earl Sweatshirt track. "transport" is a standout, with its looping keys and monotone delivery that transports the listener to another dimension. And the haunting keys and poignant strings on "scars" make for the perfect outro.
While mynameisntjmack's sound may remind listeners of Griselda, Mavi, or Earl Sweatshirt, he is in a lane of his own. His ability to blend different elements and styles into something entirely his own is what sets him apart. And with "BOOKMARK," he has only scratched the surface of what he is capable of. It's clear that mynameisntjmack is destined for great things, and I can't wait to see what he has in store next.