Rapper Jackie Chain’s latest effort, On The Run, features 16 tracks that fully reflect the African-American/Asian artist’s Huntsville [Alabama] style from top to bottom. Inspired by Too Short, 3-6 Mafia, and UGK, the production and flows vary from track to track, and that’s because JC bounced around a lot during his youth: from Alabama to ATL and then to West Oakland, CA. He has been going hard in the paint since ’08 and truly has it what it takes to make it big.
“Never Been Scared,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, is an instant club hit with a catchy ‘yeah yeah yeah’ hook; his delivery is clear and concise, and this song sounds like Chris Brown should hop on the remix. “One Of Them Days” is a slow, syrupy, southern beat where Jackie pays homage to the artists who opened the doors for him — this is something to ride to in a ’86 Monte Carlo SS. “Pimpin Mane” is another bass clapping, down bottom record with Alabama written all over it. The tape features Rich Boy, Jelly Roll, Lil Wyte, Scotty ATL and Chevy Wood, just to name a few. This is across the Mississippi Creek music right here.
His official video for the single “Mucho,” featuring Mata Mucho, has garnered close to 20,000 views and gives the fans a visual of the man behind the words. This mixtape is worth a listen if you want a tape that will deliver the sounds of not just the south, west or up north, but the whole country — this is a well-rounded project that real Hip Hop fans should, and will, enjoy.