“We fell instantly in love upon first listen of newcomer Ikey‘s ‘Return of King Jaffe,’” i-D said in their premiere post of the Maryland rapper’s latest single. “Return of King Jaffe” features Ikey’s lyrically aggressive yet uplifting flow above the deep bass reminiscent of ’90s era Drum N Bass records. When asked by i-D if the song was inspired by James Earl Jones’ character King Jaffe in the movie Coming to America, Ikey responded: “It’s kinda dedicated to James Earl Jones. I used to rock a dope fur hat back in the day that kinda looked like the hat James Earl Jones wore in Coming to America. Since I’m African, people used to call me King Jaffe… James Earl Jones is definitely the Gawd tho.”
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