Published Aug 22, 2013Performing under the name Young Braised, Jaymes Bowman is Vancouver's snack-loving, weed-obsessed cloud rap ambassador. After a handful of love-them-or-hate-them mixtapes in 2012, he's back with a new seven-song effort.
The release is called Japanese Tendencies and will arrive via Vancouver upstart 1080p on September 3 as a limited cassette and digital release.
A press release describes Bowman's upbringing in a Christian home, where he first learned about rap through P.O.D. before "accidentally downloading a DMX song on Kazaa."
Japanese Tendencies saw the rapper team up with Japanese producer Terio. The release also includes guest spots from Pepperboy, AMMIT and frequent collaborator/Braised's brother Strawberry Jacuzzi.
Opener "Murakami" has an incredibly lo-fi video, which you can view below. Come for the simultaneously creative and hilarious lyrics, stay for the Blink-182 references and Pharrell cameo.
You can also download the track in the SoundCould player at the bottom of the page.
2. Empty Affluence (ft. Pepperboy)
3. Life is Good
4. 100% Perfect Girl
5. Yohji Yamamotorola (Freestyle)
6. Feminist (ft. Strawberry Jacuzzi)
7. Opacity (ft. AMMIT)