“has quickly grown to become one of the brightest acts out right now” – Complex
“J.I. looks to bearhug the NY rap scene once more with his third installment” – Billboard
Late last year Brooklyn artist, J.I. released the latest installment of his mixtape trilogy, Hood Life Krisis Vol. 3. The seven track project which garnered praise from XXL, Billboard, Complex and more, kicks off with the powerful yet vulnerable track “Calling Out 2 You (Intro).” On the awe-inspiring hard-hitting song, the 19-year-old rapper emphasizes his position as an artist to watch by delivering strong lyrical wordplay and his willingness to reveal it all “We ain’t never have no hope, so we always took a risk. Rock Bottom hit hard, but I took it like a pimp. I took everything I had, and put it on a wish, Took all the time you wasted, and put it on my wrist.”
The visual directed by Kid Art draws inspiration from “The Last Supper.” With his bars he paints the picture of hitting rock bottom and rising above life’s harsh obstacles and those who doubted him. We see the newcomer celebrating with those who mean the most to him as a crowning achievement of the hustle and grind he’s had to face. Of the track J.I. shares “A lot of people doubted be when I was griding to better for myself. I’m proud to be in the spot I’m in now.” Watch HERE.