San Diego rap prodigy Jonny Dee has announced the release of his first full-length album, titled ‘The Human Experience’. Taking notes from rap renegades such as Chance The Rapper and Kid Cudi, Dee has surpassed the tropes of rap by injecting a fusion of genres into music. Elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, soul, video game music are woven throughout the record, but it’s his quick-witted, tongue-twisting rhymes that take centre stage, running rings around the listener. When we spoke to Dee about the forthcoming release he said:
“The whole idea of ‘The Human Experience’ is essentially understanding and loving yourself more and more, to the point that when you look back out at the rest of the world, a lot of the struggles that people have just don’t make sense”. It’s all about a person getting more in touch with themselves, finding happiness that way, and wanting to help others to do the same. The music is a guideline I guess to find some freedom and peace from the “everyday struggles”. ‘The Human Experience’ is the act of going out and trying to understand humans, why they do the things they do, treat each other the way they do, and trying to help them”.
‘The Human Experience’ is available from May 12.