Big Jade can take any beat and make it her own. Delivering a classic-style mixtape featuring her versions of notable hits, Jade shares Jade Wins, her new EP. Jade has a fire album cover. That and her recurring ad-lib that references the similarly-named Mortal Kombat character is crack. Moreover, the new EP finds Jade trying her hand at some of the most iconic beats of the last couple of decades. She goes in, applying her forceful Texas tough-talk and flipping the songs’ meanings to fit her flexes.
Spanning 10 tracks, Jade’s tastes hew towards the Southern hip-hop that she’s loved her entire life. There is a strong focus on hits from the ’00s on this new EP. Jade Wins features versions of hits that she would’ve vibed to in elementary and middle school, including Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” , Kelis’s “Milkshake,” and Lil Mama’s “Lip Gloss,” which Jade shared as a music video earlier this year. The tape indulges Jade’s penchant for dirty talk, updating some of the era’s most notorious sex jams, like Ying Yang Twins’ “The Whisper Song,” Three 6 Mafia’s “Slob On My Knob,” and Petey Pablo’s “Freek-A-Leek.” Jade’s song selection also includes plenty of hits from her native East Texas, including new versions of regional classics like Z-Ro’s “Mo City Don” and Lil’ Keke’s “Southside.”
Big Jade Is Becoming One Of My Favorite MC’s
Jade Wins continues a breakout year for her, which started earlier this year with the release of her debut album Pressure. Furthermore, acclaimed by Stereogum, who called the album “grimy and guttural, with a punch-you-in-the-jaw directness and a deep snarl,” and Pitchfork, who named the album one of the best-overlooked albums of Spring 2021, Pressure rolls out the red carpet for a series of guests from the Lone Star State, including, Erica Banks, Queendom Come, and OMB Bloodbath, a group of Houston and Dallas rappers giving the co-sign to the talented Beaumont native.
Check out the new EP here and her latest visual for “Ms.Jackson” here today!