Taking influence from several genres, J.Lately has distinguished himself as an emcee with soulful style and a laid back flow. On “I Miss You,” horn jabs give the nostalgic hip-hop track a jazzy twist as the Oakland rapper is joined by vocalists Champluther Vandross and Della, the latter of which was spotlighted in the latest episode of J.Lately’s Food With Friends series. From his forthcoming ‘Let’s Just Be Friends’ album, “I Miss You” follows “Can’t Go For That,” which all premiered on HYPEFRESH last month.
Coming from the small town of Sebastopol, and having split time between Oakland and Southern California, J.Lately’s influences are eclectic and mesh together effortlessly to form his own individual style. A relentless drive has kept Lately on tour across the country with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, Los Rakas, Chuuwee, and Rey Res to name a few. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo release being 2014’s Make.Believe, J.Lately’s upcoming album, Let’s Just Be Friends, releases October 23rd.
So if you are into that jazz-infused hip-hop, you must listen to the track below: