On “MAP,” Jthurston Strives for Originality

Over a Drake-esque beat from Boumagik, Jthurston presents his plan on “MAP.” Said plan is to become better than he was, while also staying true to his own uniqueness. He’s preaching a lesson of gathering oneself and never settling for what other people think you’re destined for, instead pushing forward for what you know you’re destined for. I like the production on this, as while it’s a bit Drake-like, it’s minimalistic enough that you’re focused more on the bars being spat than how insanely intricate the beat is. Not everything needs to be “Exhibit C,” fellow producers. Sometimes, a simple instrumental will keep your listeners’ attention more than that triple-chopped sample.

This one is a bit of a departure from what we may expect from Jthurston if you first got introduced to him when I covered his previous effort earlier this year. However, it still fits in with “Kings and Gods” because that track was also about becoming your own person in a sea of clones. Check out “MAP” below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.

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