I was sifting through submission emails last night when I stumbled upon “Pimp C Juice”, a dirty R&B record crafted by one Johnny Phrank. The single artwork, admittedly lackluster, came close to preventing me from even listening. In the name of positivity and ethics, I opted to press play. I’m glad that I did.
Phrank possesses pop-star melodies and personable vocal control, etching out a niche for himself within the smooth-trap backdrop. He manages to stray somewhere between natural prowess and auto-tuned enhancement, altogether making for a unique listen with plenty of promise.
Stream “Pimp C Juice” below.