JPEGMAFIA is the name, and Veteran is the Baltimore by way of New York, Alabama, and Louisiana rapper's sophomore album. Born Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, Peggy's m.o. is anything but conventional. He started making music while serving in the Air Force (he was stationed in Japan), and Veteran, entirely produced by the rapper himself, consists of an abstract & experimental bag of sounds, noises, & everything in between. There's not a dull moment throughout the 19-tracker as the rapper constantly shifts his rap style & manipulates the sonics to keep the listener on edge, and his no-holds-barred commentary on politics, pop culture, gentrification, race, & more complements the frantic but immensely creative sound bed. Check out "I Cannont F*****g Wait Til Morrissey Dies," "Baby I'm Bleeding," "Thug Tears," "Real Nega" (crazy ODB sample!), "DD Form 214," and "1539 N. Calvert."
- limited to 1900 copies total
- music label: Deathbomb Arc 2018
reviewed by pocari papi 11/18