Jonesy – “Aku” [Prod. PapaJxn]

By: Seamus Fay

Coming out of New Haven, Jonesy is an artist who tells it how it is. Lyrically, his character always remains intact no matter what subject matter he takes on, consequently marking him as an up-and-coming talent that Graduation Music has always made sure to pay attention to. Today, Jonesy is back on our pages with an incredible, PapaJxn-produced song entitled “Aku”. Referencing the classic show, Samurai Jack, this offering is sure to hit home with a number of readers, just as it did with me.

That said, the bellowing presence of soul in such a beautiful instrumental is what really makes “Aku” a must-listen. Per usual, Jonesy’s choice of production is seamlessly complementary to his skill set, and only adding fuel to the fire are laid-back deliveries and quotable bars that have remained stuck in my head since my very first listen. “Aku” is a highlight reel for Jonesy, and as such, I would highly recommend that all of our readers give this one a listen. Sit back and click play on this one at the link provided below:

Jonesy – ‘Upside’ [Mixtape]

By: Seamus Fay

In my personal opinion, the best music is that with the most soul. An absence of soul can easily deflate the ability of a song to impact a given listener, and the worst part is that it’s remarkably easy to tell when an artist isn’t fully behind the message they’re conveying. Today, marking a project with ample amounts of soul and captivating personality, New Haven native Jonesy is here to bless our pages with a brand new tape entitled Upside. 8 tracks long, this is just the release that we needed from the rising talent in order to capitalize on the immense potential that we’ve heard from him in the past, and naturally so, it takes hold as his most refined offering to date.

That said, upon my first few listens of the tape, the main aspect of artistry that I enjoyed was Jonesy’s monumental presence when on the mic. His figure stands tall against a backdrop of hard-hitting instrumentals, one after another, and by approaching each beat with an equal level of energy, there doesn’t exist a point on Upside that fails to turn your head or yield some sort of emotional reaction. Jonesy is sure to keep things close and personal here, communicating personal lows and highs in a way that can feel applicable to any listener, regardless of their identity.

That said, this one is perfect to keep on repeat all weekend long, so be sure show some love and click play at the link provided below!

Jonesy – ‘All Of This Is True’ [EP]

By: Seamus Fay

Arriving at our pages from New Haven, Connecticut, an artist by the name of Jonesy is here to let the world know who he is with his brand new, All Of This Is True EP. As the title suggests, every line holds the utmost honesty in Jonesy’s life, and in detailing the trials and tribulations that we see in our daily lives, he has successfully created a relatable piece for any listener to find addicting in its own sense. Connecticut is becoming a hotbed of talent and Jonesy is adding to the cast of rising stars, so be sure to pay attention as we delve further into this one below.

Featuring production credits from The Law, Soshu, Yondrik, K$ubi Kayy, and Papajxn, it’s the inspiring sound of this project, perhaps, that hits the second hardest behind the lyrics. Each instrumental captures such a vivid snapshot of the life of Jonesy, lending itself to the content of the verses while maintaining the overlying focus of the EP perfectly and showcasing the wide array of talent that this young artist holds. His tales of life, struggle, and ambition are aspects that we can all get behind, so don’t sleep on this one.

Listen to the All Of This Is True EP at the link below!