Jay Montana knows how to make his fans feel. His southern tone and heartfelt bars pair well with his excellent production choices. The increase in regional rap’s diversifying of sounds has lead to a lot of new recent trends in sound, from Brooklyn to Memphis to Baton Rouge and, of course, Detroit, the way people rap is more than ever reflecting the part of this country they come from, and that is especially becoming the case in Mobile, Alabama. However, Mobile is much more than your standard regional outpost of music. Moreover, they have an onslaught of household names that are doing their thing musically.
The city produces bona fide stars such as Yung Bleu, NoCap, or Flo Milli, and plenty more artists. Most of the artists have cult-like followings like OMB Peezy and 4PF’s own, Rylo Rodriguez. Furthermore, Jay Montana might be one of my favorite. His rap style and lifestyle choices are fascinating. If you are a fan of NoCap and Rylo Rodriguez, then you will find it easy to grow into Montana’s music. Although he just started in 2019, he is keeping his foot on the gas like a vet. Heavy guitar riffs and even heavier drums will sound good through anybody’s car system.
Jay Montana Will Not Slow Down
He has a rapidly growing fanbase of dedicated listeners all across the south, and his music resonates with people uniquely as his voice is both a familiar conduit of pain but also introducing more upbeat and happy flows amidst a scene that has connected with many because of its downtrodden-ness.
On his new album, The Vulture, he gives his most formal work yet, perfecting mixes and carefully choosing a wide variety of beats, ranging from the left-field Kabo produced introduction that took a unique and subdued drum pattern mixed with a plucky acoustic guitar melody that he can skate all over, to more bright and bubbly instrumentals like the Yetty produced “Hood N-gga Arrangements” which revealed a more tender side of his artistry that had not yet been exposed. On tracks like “Lick Back,” he and Kabo turn towards contemporary Atlanta production and move away from the southern-fried Mobile-melodies for an up-tempo banger that is certain to have clubs from Louisiana to Tennessee rocking.
Check out the new mixtape here below!