J’Moris Does it Right on New Single “BLAC AMERIKKKA”
The imagery for J’Moris’s recent video is singular, timeless, striking. We’re talking black T’s. Black and white footage. The Black Power salute, both opening and closing the number. It’s a more than appropriate visual motif for “BLAC AMERIKKKA”, with its surplus of k’s in the nation state and dearth of one in the race of people regularly subjected to what’s, oftentimes, legalized murder, brutality, and enslavement by the very officials enforcing the laws of this location.
Moris is in top form on this one, and he’s brought along a cadre of characters that perhaps pushed him to the pinnacle. You’ve gotta give it up to producer Timmy Tunez first and foremost for coming with that mob sound hearkening back to the Rap-A-Lot Mafia days of the waning 1990’s.
From the screeching organ to the classic claves, corpulent bass line to the smattering of tasteful piano keys, Tunez really made it happen here. It’s the sort of gritty, tension-filled track worth evangelizing over, busting hard, and otherwise telling the truth on.
That’s just what Moris and featured artists D. Hewitt and 254 Assassin do, yet not so much as they get to testifying on this rhythmic ride. It’s unclear just who kicks the cut off (perhaps Hewitt judging by the sequence of the artists in the press materials), but whichever one it is pushes the pace for the other emcees.
His stark social commentary encapsulates the sound bytes of some of the more blatant acts of unjust, racially motivated, legalized murdering and maiming of defenseless African Americans to populate the latter half of the existent years of this millennium. Plus he works in an assertive delivery that makes you wonder when his own video might be dropping.
But to his credit, Moris counters with his own incisive rhymes in the final verse, largely forsaking his conventional drawling for a lyrical swiftness that’s much more befitting—particularly considering the subject matter. This is easily one of his best efforts this year, if not the hardest, most socially relevant song he’s engendered.
Plus he abruptly stops the song to close out the track with an acapella, spoken word epilogue explicating the perfectly obvious catalyst for this one, which some people (or a whole lot of them judging by the current state of affairs) still don’t understand—or likely just don’t care to.