Chicago-based alt-hip hop artist, Adrian Jose released their debut EP Astronomical on January 22nd. The mold-breaking, psychedelically ethereal release is enough to redefine perceptions of contemporary cloud rap. Instead of channeling anger or self-indulgent apathy,Adrian Jose lays down insightful introspection within meditatively ambient urban soundscapes which act as a vacuum for fear and every other emotion which comes to fruition as you embrace the spacey celestial nature of Jose’s sound. Astronomical holds as much merit as an electronica album as a hip-hop album. The dynamic 5-track release, produced by Yng Shaqand mastered and mixed by CashParadox, serves as an introduction to the artist’s mentality as he navigates our uncertain COVID-riddled landscape. In a time where it’s hard to talk, it’s all too easy to listen to candid releases such as Astronomical which doesn’t attempt to dilute emotion.
Silver Spring, MD-born, Chicago-hailing alt-hip hop artist Adrian Jose made their debut in 2018 with their single ‘SoloYo’. In 2021, with 13 releases under their belt, it is safe to say that they have polished their signature sound which revolves around glassy atmospheric instrumentals paired with wavy lyrics. By taking influence from Big Sean, Logic, Kendrick Lamar,Lil Baby and Joyner Lucas, Jose ensures that the essence of their sound is the stylish evocative potential it contains. Adrian Jose will follow on from the release of their Astronomical EP with two new singles, due for release in early 2021.