Jace & Dexter
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2024 / EU – Original
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JACE, Lord Jacek III, Jacques Norri$ - the man with many Akas and a GEMA author award in his closet is ready to show us his "9 lives". The new album will be released on 02.02.2024 and is the first project on which Skoolboy and marú (SBM) have handed over the direction to an external producer. The reason for this is not a departure from their current sound, but rather an attempt to reopen the field. With musical inspirations from US artists such as Earl Sweatshirt, Westside Gunn and Action Bronson, the Stuttgart-based producer and rapper Dexter in particular fulfills JACE's idea of sound in Germany. He is not "only" involved in successful albums such as those by Casper, Cro or Deichkind, but is known above all for his interesting choice of samples and has been scene-approved for many years. He proves his status with a sound aesthetic of drumless beats that would fit perfectly into the Griselda discography. Despite numerous inspirations, Dexter and JACE create something completely unique, perhaps unprecedented in Germany. As befits a collabo album between producer and rap artist, the instrumentals tell us their part of the story, while JACE tells his own. And this has less to do with the humorous content than you might expect from a new JACE project.
It could be seen as a logical step in his artistic development, but first and foremost it was time to tell more of himself and to grow out of meme rap, at least in parts. Recent singles such as "Gegenander" have already laid the foundations for this. "9 Leben" builds on this and we become part of JACE's self-reflection. While Dexter proves 13 years of beat legacy, the Hamburg native tells us about the city that leaves a crack, critical consumption, getting clean and growing up between an esoteric upbringing, a missing father and the question of faith.
Without revealing too many aspects of the upcoming album, we can at least mention that it shines in the usual good musical company. After JACE's features with German rap artists such as Haiyti, OG Keemo or Lugatti & 9ine, or Dexter's collaborations with Fatoni, Retrogott or LGoony, Ahzumjot and Young Krillin also join the list on the latest project.