Ohioan Joey Aich’s bars on “Through the Madness” remind me, like Young Misery K’s latest, of that late-2000s/early-2010s blog rap era. It’s honest, sometimes brutally so. It deals with real issues with real emotions. There’s a bit of vulnerability and a healthy dose of substance. In other words, if you grew up with rappers like Blu, Mickey Factz, Charles Hamilton or Asher Roth, you’ll find something to like about this one.
The song itself is more about celebrating wins, even when things seem hectic. I appreciate that because, truth be told, I sometimes don’t celebrate my wins enough. I’m getting better at it, like Aich seemingly is as well, and can pat myself on the back after a job well done. Sonically, the production kind of reminds me of something you would’ve heard Cudi on (which makes sense since Cudi is one of Aich’s influences). The twenty-four year old artist also dropped this one as a celebration of his own mini-tour and as an “I’m here for a good, long time” mantra of manifestation. Check out the song below and support dope music in all its forms.