AD & Sorry Jaynari
By Jack Barnes
Bringing a fresh enthusiasm, sharp lyricism, and hi-def production value to their distinctively West Coast music, AD and Sorry Jaynari create a 21st Century version of G-Funk. Following up 2016’s well-received By The Way, the rapper/producer duo returns with Last of the ’80s, another set of high octane bangers about life in South Central Los Angeles. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Released by Priority Records, an iconic label in the history of West Coast rap, Last of the ’80s is a deeper look into the mind of AD, who populates Sorry Jaynari’s immaculate tracks with thought-provoking, personal rhymes, as well as sharp jabs, menacing threats, and colorful boasts. Featuring appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, OT Genasis, Kid Ink, Eric Bellinger, G Perico, and Kool John, Last of the ’80s is a thrilling listen and a vital resurrection of the spirit and sound of late-’80s/early-’90s-era gangsta rap.
Explains AD, “I was born in 1989 so I have an in-depth look at hip hop and how it’s changed over the years. We’re bringing a new spin on a older formula. Music now gets old quickly. People listen to you for maybe a month and then onto the next. It’s so available. Back then, you had to wait for it. You had to go out of your house and go buy an album and then it became the only thing you listened to for months at a time until the next hot album came out. Now I’ve got 8,000 songs on my phone, at my disposal. We want to bring back that special feeling when you have an album that’s going to be the only thing you listen to for months at a time. We want to be the soundtrack of the streets and a voice for the people who don’t really know the culture of the westside.”
Compton-born rapper AD spent years cultivating a huge following in his home state, eventually garnering critical acclaim for his mixtape Blue:89, a gangster rap epic with party jams and social commentary. A member of League of Starz, the production collective partially responsible for crafting the booming California club sound, Sorry Jaynari specializes in glistening turn-up jams, producing hits for Problem (“Like Whaat“), The Game (“T.H.O.T.“), and Eric Bellinger (“I Don’t Want Her“). Spanning 10 adrenaline-pumping tracks, the West Coast duo’s Last of the ’80s boasts highlights such as the club-ready OT Genasis-featuring “Basic,” the cautionary tale “#CripLivesMatter,” and the Wiz Khalifa-featuring rider’s anthem “Leakin’” alongside as-yet-unheard tracks such as the 8-bit banger “Who Dat?,” featuring Kool John. With AD’s high-energy bark and facility with rhythmic hooks perfectly complementing Jaynari’s pristine instrumentals, Last of the ’80s is a true collaboration and a continuation of the great West Coast rapper/producer lineage that includes Snoop & Dre, DJ Quik & Suga Free, and DJ Slip & MC Eiht.
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