Toronto emerging artist, Astrokidjay has released his debut mixtape, Rose Out The Mud. Throughout all ten tracks, he effortlessly showcases his versatility in a variety of genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and Afrobeats. Listen to it now below.
Of the release, Astrokidjay commented, “I’m writing about what’s happening in my world and the world around me, so I hope my words are always relatable. My ambition is to put different pieces together all the time and be as versatile as possible. I’m not sitting still; I’m trying to be in the game for a minute.”
Rose Out The Mud journeys through 10 hypnotic tracks as the budding 19-year old rapper beams his laidback flow over an array of R&B and Afrobeat crossovers. Astrokidjay’s mezmirising lyricism is just one shade of his ill-equipped artistry as the extended play explores his dynamic ability to rap with no autotune while embracing an infused genre blend of trap, hip-hop, and jazz. ‘Rose Out The Mud’ effortlessly introduces a distinctive sound of melodic cadences and spacey soundscapes and with each track filled a message, the Tanzanian-born rapper’s debut body of work is bound to immerse listeners through the heart and mind of Astrokidjay.