Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
With all the braggadocio on display in chart hip hop, it’s easy to forget that the formula is pretty much tailored to spoken word expositions like ‘Glass Case’ by JSWISS and Jared Evans. Lyrically, it focuses on how individuality in society is treated at a distance - we scrutinise thinkers and eccentrics and put them behind a figurative glass case like some exhibition without truly engaging with their modes of thought. It’s the kind of thinking-person’s hip hop that Oddisee does well, but with JSWISS’s unique lyrical voice.
“Glass Case” is now available for stream and download