New SOTBMusic: @ArjaySoul Hits His 'Stride' on Debut


Team JonDoe artist ArjaySoul truly lives up to his "chameleon" descriptor with his debut album, Stride. The writer, producer, and rapper/singer effortlessly floats from reflective "damn, this situation I find myself in sucks" bars to "ah well, forget it. Lemme try to do something different" melodies. He's Drake-esque in his approach, but leaves many of the humble brags Drake was once known for alone. Instead, Arjay--like his labelmate JusXJustice--opts to showcase why he's trying to make his mark in the game's annals in a boisterous way.

I like the project and believe that it's a dope debut. However, some tracks do have similar stylings to them, making the project drag just a bit. More of the chameleon aspects would've helped me raise this one even higher, but it still rocks. It's refreshing to hear tropes explored in a way that makes them less trope-y, especially with regards to heartbreak and personal growth. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.

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