uP & DOWN
James The Prophet
RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
A reflective rap track that showcases James The Prophet’s dark side.
Rising rapper James The Prophet is a French-American hip-hop artist whose socially conscious and perceptive style is making waves in France’s music industry. In his professional career, James has shared the stage with prominent artists like The Pharcyde. He’s also appeared in various outlets such as news network France 24, Vanity Fair, and GQ. James’s latest single release is “up & Down.” The new song is also the opening track on James’s latest album, Unimaginable Storms.
“up & Down” features a laidback, mellow sound that nicely combines with James’s straightforward lyrics and melodic delivery. The reflective track speaks on the rapper’s views on his personal life and work, and how a few major experiences helped shape him. While “up & Down” stays encompassed in a causally light sense, you still feel the magnetic pull of its presence as well as its serious tone. Fans of emotionally expressive rap will vibe with the single’s vulnerably dark energy and find its intense atmosphere to ring woefully true to the somber sense felt by those plagued with anxiety.
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