J. Ivy ‘Diggin’ In The Papes Vol. 1′
Great to hear some new music from J. Ivy. One of my favorite Chicago artists, the poet and musician presents Volume 1 of what I hope is a continuous series — Diggin’ In The Papes. J. Ivy has had quite the catalogue of impressive collabs over the years — some you surely know, some have yet to be released until today. Some even went a little under the radar and J. Ivy pulls a little something from here and a little something from there for this free download project below. You’ll notice a heavy soul sound throughout, but then freestyles over Lil Wayne’s “Drop The World” or Disclosure and Jimi Hendrix. I love the versatility and this is a great, feel-good playlist that sparked some late night productivity tonight. Assuredly, it’ll do the same in some way for you if you give it a chance below.
This comes at a great time too for me personally… I was just listenin’ to “Never Let Me Down” with Maks G, cruising the Chicago highways last week, and I honest to God thought, man when is J. Ivy going to drop some new music?! The power of thought, I suppose.
More from Ivy to come too… if it’s not musically, it’s with his upcoming book, Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. Stay tuned…
Says J. Ivy:
I’ve recorded hundreds of songs. My J. Ivy playlist in my iTunes is on swole, so I figured why not give you a taste of what I experience when I shuffle thru the vault. DJ’s are known for “diggin’ in the crates,” but when a poet goes fishing in the stash of notebooks and journals, I like to refer to it as “Diggin’ In The Papes.”
From Slum Village to Crooked I to Disclosure to Mikey Rocks to Carl Thomas to Chill Moody to a remake of a Jimi Hendrix classic I’m excited to share Volume 1 of this collective with you and yours.