West Coast rapper JAHMED has released his sophomore EP, ARMANI. The project is accompanied by a music video for “USAY”. Stream the EP and watch video below.
In a press statement, JAHMED defined what the project means to him:
ARMANI is a world. ARMANI is love. ARMANI is betrayal. ARMANI is resentment. ARMANI is the current state of the world, how it made me feel, and how I overcame it. ARMANI is defeating self-doubt. ARMANI is a process towards gaining clarity. ARMANI is family. ARMANI is finding yourself. ARMANI is redemption.
“USAY” is a standout track from the EP. Rapping over head-nodding production driven by a catchy keyboard loop, JAHMED questions the loyalty of women around him while seemingly railing against the music industry.
“You be banging my shit / The industry is a lie,” he raps. “Look y’all be all in my shit tryna fuck up my pie / For a split hoe.”
In the JAMES-directed music video, JAHMED is robbed by a pair of women who invited him over and then proceed to lock him in a car trunk. Watch it below.
1. ARMANI (feat. Suga Free)
3. Q&A / WOOSAH
6. GLIMPSE (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
7. FREE INTERLUDE
8. DIRTY, HO