Storytelling lands at the core of great rap. It’s a genre built around sharing life experiences and bringing listeners into worlds unfamiliar, all facilitated through beats, lyrics, and the character of the speaker at hand. Naturally, when a great rap storyteller comes around, it’s only right that people pay attention, and by the sounds of it, Delaware-raised talent JPerk is here to claim this role with his latest release, “In Or Out.”
Moving back and forth between Delaware and Las Vegas, the rising talent’s music has taken on many forms in the past, from the hard-nosed style of “Backend Baby” to the more melodic “4Real.” The through-line between it all is a clear knack for lyricism, bolstered around personal experience, ambition, and heartfelt songwriting, even at just 18 years old. These elements are what makes JPerk’s music so special, and they’re displayed in full-form throughout his latest release, “In Or Out.”
Just under 2 minutes in length, “In Or Out” is a brief offering that combines straight-forward rapping and melodic sensibilities with ease. It’s the best of both worlds from JPerk’s rolodex of styles, and it’s laid out atop a soulful base of instrumentation, laying the groundwork for Delaware’s own to speak his mind, from dense verses to the high-flying hook at the core of the song.
I could try to describe this one all day long, but simply put, JPerk did his thing. Be sure to check out “In Or Out” below – Delaware has something to say.