[Mixtape] Justin Rose: “RoseWaVve Vol. 1”

Late last year we profiled New York City product Justin Rose as part of our First Look series. At the time, the 23-year-old producer was hard at work on his debut, while also finishing work on frequent collaborator Kris Kasanova‘s project. Today, we finally get the product of that hard work as Rose’s follow up to last year’s release, 22kt: The Instrumental Tape, RoseWaVve Vol. 1 hit the net today with a premier on his own website, Rsgldthewrld.com. The latest features Rose both producing on the back end of the tracks and gracing the songs with his own flow. Tearing down the wall between producer and rapper can be a tightrope job, but Rose does it admirably here. On “Fear and Loathing” Rose transitions between rhyming in a variety of cadences while also helping on the hook. Here he sounds like what I believe Chief Keef might have been had the lean and bad decisions not gotten to him, with a wavy feel to it. Kasanova links up with him on “On It (How 2 Make It In America)” for what is a kick back in itself. The production alone is something to take note of as well. “Moving Tho” is an airy alternative r&b beat that floats off with a dreamy guitar line. The waves are certainly present here and Rose’s latest is not to be missed. “Party4Me” is a potential club banger with huge drums paired with a clever hook and interesting inverted guitar riffs, showing the project can straddle several situations.

As artists across the country are coming up with more talents at their disposal, Rose’s latest project proves he can hang with the best of them in this stepping out from the boards.  Hit the link below to get the free download for the project and keep an eye out for much more to come from Justin Rose.

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Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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