This time last week, the previews for the Jamla Is The Squad compilation album were super heavy. “No Competition” & “15 Minutes of Fame” were my favorites and those collabs set the tone for the full project that dropped today. 9th Wonder‘s label pulled out all the stops for the 25 (!) new tracks with production primarily helmed by Khrysis and the boss man himself. Jamla artists Rapsody, GQ, Heather Victoria, the newest signee, Chicago’s Add-2, and more all appear on the album, with big-name features from Talib Kweli, Phonte, Blu, Pete Rock, Lecrae, and BJ The Chicago Kid also appearing. Hosted by Statik Selektah. Stream and purchase below via the good friends at DJ Booth.
Another smooth hip hop groove from the Jamla camp as their compilation album, Jamla Is The Squad, is shaping up to be something serious. It looks like 9th is reaching out to all his close connects in the game for some dope collab. Earlier this week it was Talib Kweli, eLZhi, & Phonte for “No Competition”. Today, it’s Pete Rock, Lecrae, and Rapsody linking over a Khrysis production for “Be Inspired”.
Pete Rock’s chill tone is the nice first match to the beat that may lull you in. I thought Lecrae picked up the energy next to keep me tuned in, as the alliteration he starts with is my favorite part of the song. Rapsody bats last and does her thing too, making sure this record is a complete one. Look for the full compilation project on January 28th.