Leave it to JPEGMAFIA to go from simply angry, educated bursts of hip hop to colonizing pop music every now and then.
Blogs all over had JPEG as, ahem, pegged as his usual tag: you don’t know him at all. One moment he is tackling colorism and racist ideas in politics, the next minute, he is taking time to dip into futurist R&B. Either way, his production continues to be not of this earth.
It wasn’t his first time tackling pop hits as he has covered “Call Me Maybe” on the GHOST-POP TAPE. Now, he decides to freestyle a little tribute to the 90s using interpolations of an arguably “classic” Backstreet Boys hit and a little nod towards Ghost Town DJs as well. It feels all too easy to assume that this is his way of stealing back pop music because “New Edition can’t get rich off R&B, but…
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