With emerging acts Fat Trel and Shy Glizzy blasting off from the District of Columbia, all eyes are on the DMV (i.e. DC, Maryland, Virginia). Jason Mills, born in London, England is a fresh new act hailing from Maryland. Performing under the monicker “Jay IDK” his debut album “Sex, Drugs and Homework” is a step forward for hip hop. Jay IDK sways away from the hardcore mainstream rap; admittedly only hustling ‘bubble gum’ and lends more than music for the ears. This is music for the brain, this is hip hop for the soul. “Love Don’t Die (Runaway)” tells a story that women can relate too, while he turns up on tracks such as “2 Hoes” and “My Vanity” featuring King Los. A smorgasbord of sounds similar to Kendrick Lamar, Q-Tip, and J Cole; IDK is a lyricist who paints pictures over beats.
“Sex, Drugs and Homework” is available for purchase on iTunes now.