Recently Baltimore rapper Money Jake delivered his new project, Fooly (Reloaded), the follow up to his well-received project Fooly. Exuding a level of confidence that rarely waivers, Money Jake has accepted the grind of everyday life in inner-city Baltimore, yet he maintains a sense of humor to go along with his survivalist grit.
Fooly embodies the essence of Baltimore Hip Hop. “I’m from the heart of Baltimore city, I’m from 1500 Stricker Street,we call it Endless Drive. I started rapping when BandHunta Izzy had done this challenge and my brother put me on to it. I did the challenge, and won it so I told my brother, ‘I guess we rappin now,” Money Jake said laughing.
Fooly (Reloaded) includes hit songs “Thug Cry,” “Band Control” and “Them Days.” Stream the new album above.
ABOUT MONEY JAKE
From his first tape Professional Shit Talker, back in 2018 until now, he can still see and feel the impact of his words in the streets as every day new people tell him they are down with his music solidifying his connection to the streets. Influenced by Baltimore music initially, Money Jake quickly took to the music of Chicago after relating to a similar struggle, which is notoriously and excessively compared to HBO’s show The Wire.
“Coming up I was on more of the Baltimore music, I can’t really say one kind of music but I like a lot of different rappers, Chief Keef and Chiraq was a real big influence in my music because I see the comparison and similarities to Baltimore and Chicago,” Money Jake explained.
“They don’t really give a tough guy a chance, because you in the mix and you always outside, they don’t think you know how to be in the music game and how you can turn your mind around. But I can do it all, I’m outside and I can rap.” Money Jake said of the biases people have towards street rappers who speak their mind. “Professional Shit Talker had a big impact for me, I still am getting good reviews on that one, I just haven’t always had the right people to get the music out there and now we do with Von on the team. Von brings the people and the business, I got the music.”