I’ve seen Topaz’s name floating around the blogosphere for a minute, but this track is my official introduction to the New Jersey native emcee. Needless to say, it’s a good one.
Thelonious provides a cool, funky canvas for Topaz to bounce all over, and the laid back yet intricately delivered raps match the beat perfectly. The result is a track I could let ride on loop all night… and as a matter of fact, I might just do that.
This single is a taste of what’s to come for Topaz, as he’s planning to release his LP this fall. Check out the lyrics via Rap Genius below, and stay tuned for more.
Rap Genius & Analysis: Topaz Jones – Black Dynamite