Jaylani, a fresh face in the music game, has a crystal-clear vision for his music and the talent to back it up. His upcoming track, “Flava,” is set to hit all major streaming platforms on May 19th, and we were lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peek before its official release.
Out the gate, the opening lines of the song set the tone for the rest of the track. With “Had to get on my sh**, I was wasting my time,” Jaylani emphasizes the importance of taking control of his life and working hard to achieve his goals. His lyrics are filled with clever wordplay and metaphors that give an added layer of depth to the already impactful bars. Lines like “I go dumb make ‘em think I was loco” and “Life gets cold, so I ride with my fuego” showcase Jaylani’s lyrical prowess.
The hook is infectious and repetitive, making it impossible to resist getting it stuck in your head. The beat perfectly complements the lyrics, and Jaylani’s confident and assured delivery adds an extra layer of swagger to the already catchy track. The lyrics are relatable as they discuss the struggles of chasing one’s dreams and the determination required to succeed.
In my opinion, I was impressed after listening to the sneak peek of Jaylani’s latest track “Flava” and jumped at the chance to interview him. Check out the interview!!!
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started in the rap game?
I’m an entrepreneur, a hustler & hard worker, real charismatic & funny, I’m a vibe, easy to get along with ion feel like I’m better then or less then the next person I ain’t too cool for school; I’m just a dope nigga I got flava!! I can’t even really say how I got started with music I always been infatuated with it, even before I really started to take it serious, I’d try to write music and freestyle and play with it so after I quit hooping n dropped da ball it was over with I knew what I wanted to do next this my passion.
How would you describe your unique sound and style as a rapper?
I would describe my style as wavy, chill and laid back, but lately I really been working on diversifying my sound using auto tune and hitting different vocal ranges; let’s just say the studio like my second home now I been working lol.
What can you tell us about your upcoming single, “Flava”? What inspired the song?
Flava is self-explanatory it’s flava it’s flavorful it’s raw as hell; it’s a vibe fasho I definitely walked this beat I was in my bag, my inspiration for it is really just where I’m at right now in my life & where I’m headed, I been going up, I been hustling, & things been falling in place. When I heard the beat, I said this gotta be some fly shit some real dope n wavy, if you got swag you got flava you gonna fw it and relate to what I’m saying.
How would you describe the overall sound and vibe of “Flava” to your fans?
It’s a trap beat so the song is upbeat & up-tempo, like the bars just keep coming back-to-back nonstop I’m basically just straight flowing on it.
Can you walk us through your creative process when writing and recording “Flava”?
Lol its funny cuz when I got in the booth I actually ain’t really stick to da script with what I originally wrote, after a couple backwoods I was feeling hype and zoned in, had me feeling like Ima just pop my ish on this one.
How has your style and approach to making music evolved since your first release?
Back in the day I felt like I could only rap on certain beats and I wasn’t always confident in my voice like I didn’t have a defined style of voice but now I done really mastered my sound, my creative process even changed now I don’t even write every song I record now cuz I got access to the studio so some of my music Is made strictly off the vibe / mood I’m in, I can definitely say my cadence my flow and my swag is way sharper and defined then it used to be.
How do you feel your music stands out from other rappers in the industry today?
I feel like my music stands out from most other artists cause I’m real passionate about my craft this is a art, I’m not just rapping ‘bout any and everything my music got substance, I ain’t making music bout stuff I ain’t ever did or experienced before, I don’t really sound like nobody in my city or in the game my music really a reflection of me and my life.
Can you tell us about any upcoming projects or collaborations that you have in the works?
I’m supposed to be on a collab mixtape/ album with other artist here in Oklahoma City I ain’t gonna say too much but da tape got some bangers on it and some notable ppl from OKC, but as for me I’m just waiting for this single and a couple others to gain some traction so I can put this tape out, I been collaborating and working with my boy 1bandy he one of the best Artist/ engineers in Oklahoma fasho; but time will tell can’t rush perfection.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and inspirations?
Some of my biggest music influences are meek mill, Kanye, Nas, Tupac, Lil Durk , Nipsey and G Herbo. Lol I know it’s all over the place I feel like around the time I really started trying to learn how to write I was gaining inspiration from their storytelling and also the different eras and time they were living in. I still listen to them heavy they goated to me all time but nowadays I really be getting inspiration from Larry june , Money Man and Lil Baby. I been listening to them boys for some years I admire they work ethic and evolution. This lowkey a hard question because I listen to a lot of music from the greats from back in the day to the ones that’s popping now but the artist, I mentioned by name those are the ones that like real deal made me wanna hit da booth n lay some ish.
How do you hope your music connects with your audience, and what message do you want to convey through your art?
I want my music to motivate and inspire you to be the best version of yourself, you know life gonna come with a lot of adversity and challenges, things ain’t always gonna go as planned, friendships fall off and love ones pass away as time goes on but you can’t ever give up you jus gotta keep smiling through it n fighting. I really wanna push perseverance, love and hustling you know telling folks **** what the next person think about you do you live yo best life this yo life. Shouldn’t nobody influence or dictate nothing you got going on, be yo own boss, fight for da life you want!!
What are your goals for your music career, both short-term and long-term?
My goals for my music career is to do this full time, make a ton of money so I can continue to branch out into other business endeavors and have fun with this ish & travel to places I always dreamed of going to . Short term tho I just wanna keep doing more paid shows and continue to tap in with the locals in the community and build a solid fanbase here, back home, and across my social media following.
Where can fans find and listen to your music, and how can they support you in your career?
Y’all can find me on all social media platforms @Iceduplani, my music is on all streaming platforms @Jaylani, y’all go subscribe to my YouTube page, follow me on my social media pages & Spotify and stream all my current music that’s out, like, comment and blow up my posts and request my music to be played if you fw it; we finna go up fasho!!
Overall, Jaylani’s lyrics showcase his determination and grit. He has a clear talent for wordplay, and the song’s theme is both relatable and inspiring. It’s clear that Jaylani is passionate about his craft, and his dedication to his work shines through in the lyrics.
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