A week and a half after our introduction to Jay Bel, the Brooklyn rapper pairs his debut single “Kate” with a simple, hallucinatory video: Jay smokes by a fire, rapping into the camera, color distorting around him, frame blurring to create a human iTunes visualizer. As “Kate” runs, the accompanying visual warps, turning Jay into a sort of blurry, digitized ghost—a fitting, mesmerizing representation of the song’s distressed introspection.


DAILY DISCOVERY: JAY BEL IS A BROOKLYN RAPPER WHO DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE TO FOLLOW HIS DREAMS