Stream Topaz Jones’ Smoothly Groovy Two-Track Effort “Nectar”
The Montclair-based artist, Topaz Jones, provides a punchy, yet funky look at Nectar — a two-track effort stream-worthy through Spotify.
At only 24 years of age, Topaz Jones has become a go-to-name in the music entertainment industry. His everyman raps and adventurous production have endeared him to a generation of hip-hop lovers who appreciate the abstract-beauty he presents in his music. Add to the mix his comedic timing, a la Kanye West in his pre-College Dropout days, and you have an MC who creates his own sound, has developed an infectious vibe and offers quick-witted wordplay for the masses to enjoy.
An empathetic writer, Topaz Jones has taken the peaks and valleys of his personal life and his time in the industry and made himself into a D.I.Y.-esque MC. On Nectar, Topaz emboldens his love of live instrumentation and shares with the listener his love for soul and funk textures. With influences such as Kendrick Lamar, Oddisee, Pharrell and D’Angelo all using live instrumentation, Nectar has proven a must-hear effort, which you can play for yourself below.
“Both of these songs explore desire,” Topaz told @Okayplayer exclusively. “We all want the things we can’t have. It can be a motivating factor or take power over you.”
KAMAU is the only feature on this mini-album, but definitely worth the replay.
Stream Nectar below and stay tuned to more from Topaz Jones.