The drifter returns! After a brief hiatus one the UK’s finest lyricists, Jehst has just released his fourth full length album The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family right here in Australia and we couldn’t be happier.
Since putting out his own debut Premonitions in 1999 at only 19 years old, Jehst has fiercely established himself as the definition of an independent artist, going on to self release his first album FallingDown (2003), follow up Nuke Proof Suit (2005) and his production based album Underworld Epics Vol.1 (2006), we now see him present the 16-track LP The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family.
Proving that great music stands the test of time Jehst’s words, rhymes and beats are as relevant today as ever before. Refusing to bandwagon, back down or conform, the evolution of Jehst’s music and career has been an inspiring and refreshing take on modern music, succeeding where many others have failed, he is a true Hip Hop visionary and torch bearer, living proof that following your heart and making the music you believe in pays off. Despite his UK credentials Jehst is far from a local hero, his name is respected the world over from the Australia to Europe and America to Japan, it’s time for this UK Rap legend to collect the props he duly deserves.
The lead single Starting Over has already been a talking point with its iconic video and viral campaign seeing Jehst play part of a postman (which you can check out below), a gatefold double-vinyl package, and the album’s launch party held at London’s prestigious Fabric nightclub (see launch photos here). All in all it’s set to be a big year for Jehst.
1. True Intention
2. Killer Instinct
4. Thinking Crazy
6. Camberwell Carrots
7. Starting Over
8. Old No.7
9. The Illest
10. Sounds Like Money
11. Back To The Drawing Board
14. Tears In The Rain
16. Two Point Four (The Dragon…)
Jehst – Dragon Of A Ordinary Family
Released By: YNR Productions
Distributed By: Obese Records
Check out the clip for Jehst’s single Starting Over and the viral video the preceded the release.
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