I need to set the mood first. So, do me a favor and take a second to think back to Young Jeezy’s Trap or Die mixtape in 2005. If you’re familiar, I’m sure “B*tch get ya mind right, let me talk to em'” came right to mind. Ok, now think back even further to T.I.’s Trap Musik album of 2003. Thinking about blowing dro on 24’s? Or Rubberband man, wild as the Taliban? Perfect! I have you in the right place to present to you The Cracc Chronicles album from Louisville native, JimmyCracc.
The 17 track album was produced almost entirely by GSharp, who is a producer also based out of Louisville, KY. JimmyCracc takes us on a journey through the life of a trapper and a rapper – the good, the bad, and the ugly. From his music, it’s clear he prides himself on being a hustler and building his net worth by any means necessary. He calls out the fakes, the phonies, and the wannabe’s in both the streets and hip-hop, making it clear that he’s not following the current wave of trap music. He’s on some throwback sh*t. It gives me that 2003-2005 feel. His music has that authentic Louisville Hip-Hop sound, which is rare in Louisville in 2018 as most artist release music that follows the trends in current industry Hip-Hop and trap music.
The Cracc Chronicles is refreshing.
After listening to the album several times, I reached out to JimmyCracc to get some insight on his perspective of the project. I found out that this is actually a sophomore release, with Overtime Money being his first. In addition to that, I learned that his absolute favorite song on The Cracc Chronicles is track number 4, “Angry Flow”. JimmyCracc told me,
When I listen to that song it instantly takes me back to the day I wrote it. I had so much frustration on my mind that day I decided to write and it poured out so organically.
and I felt that. It’s definitely my 3rd fave and it’s one of the only tracks on the album that has more of a Hip-Hop feel as opposed to trap. My personal fave is Pretend. The beat stands out, it’s fun, and it’s catchy. I can also relate and I’m sure it’s a universal relation. The people who hate on you the most, usually just want to be your friend. LOL. Straight up! Last but not least, I have to mention that the most unique and clever flow I heard on the album was on the track that followed my fave called “Get It Bacc”. I would like to hear JimmyCracc approach more songs like he did this one in the future. It was different and just super swaggy. Not that any of his music was bad, cause it’s not! I genuinely enjoyed the entire project and think you will too.
JimmyCracc already has two music videos for songs from the album. Check out visuals for Somebody Loves You and Grind Now below:
As I come to an end, I hope you’re wondering where you can give The Cracc Chronicles a download or stream! iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio to name a few. I hope you enjoy it. Leave your feedback in the comments and share the review! Peace.
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