Need the perfect tunes to go along with your "Grits N Gravy" at this summer's barbecues? Well this is it. Jay Dot Rain with his self-proclaimed "southern playalistic flow," sends his fans on a summer evening chill session. With beats produced by the Block Beattaz known for their work with G-Side and the southern trill MMG rapper Stalley, Jay Dot Rain captures the perfect balance that allows his listeners to vibe out to the sounds of trap jazz.
Overall Cooley Fly Chronicles II contains clever lyrics, smooth beats, elements of chopped and screwed effects, and piano infusions. Unlike a lot of the young rappers today, Jay Dot Rain allows himself to have story filled lyrics juxtaposed alongside his youthful experiences.
The EP opens up with instrumentals by Block Beattaz. This introduction sets up the chill vibe that is developed later on in the project. "Victory Lap" has a very similar sound to Kendrick Lamar's "Money Trees." While the songs sound similar, the messages are somewhat different. Jay Dot Rain tells his story and his self goals in this song. He exclaims his love for achieving the success he has so far and awaits to the radio to come. He ends the mixtape with a R&B collaboration featuring Lamar Cole. What's a better way to end the summer than a little summer romance?
If you are looking for a mainstream artist to compare and understand the work of this EP, think of Drake before the fame with songs like "Put it Down" and "Uptown." Unlike Drake, Jay Dot Rain is an authentic southerner giving his audience that good ol' southern trill feel. Jay Dot Rain definitely leaves his fans wanting more with this 7-song summer vibe EP.
By: Raven Irabor