Jonwayne opens his feature-laden “Night School” with simple, disarming confidence:
“We’re not necessarily on that Pitchfork speed dial, but we don’t give a fuck, we on that real shit and I believe my friends are real talented, so I’m gonna have them showcase that talent right now.”
His words, like his production style, are a refreshing blast of fresh bass, hearkening back to the casual bravado that underlies so much early hip-hop without the sort of true school elitism that usually accompanies similar sentiments. The subsequent five and a half minutes follow in Jonwayne’s spoken model: the simple beat sets a strong enough groove to entertain for the track’s duration while the guest emcees lean back and display skill without any obvious pyrotechnics. The result feels pure. Give “Night School” a listen below.