Via Humble Beast:
JGivens has been busy since joining the Humble Beast roster last year. It’s hard to keep track of all the buzzworthy releases that have “feat. JGivens” in the liner notes. If you’ve heard J’s first project, El v. Envy, you already know that there is no boxing him in or holding him back. Over the past year, JGivens has taken countless trips to the Humble Beast studios in Portland, OR to produce a full-length album that is nothing short of fly.
On his Humble Beast debut, Fly Exam, JGivens acknowledges man’s desire to soar to great heights on Side A: “So High”, but gives warning to the wearers of wax wings on Side B: “So Low”. A master of metaphors, JGivens’ lyrical artistry will have you peeling off layer after layer of depth with each playthrough. As a whole, “Fly Exam” is an examination of the human heart. It exposes our desires while questioning our motives. Are we inclined to draw near to the Son or to fly too close to the sun?
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Fly Exam Album Cover
Fly Exam Tracklisting
02. BUTTERFLY STANCE
03. FAHRENHEIT 99 (f. Liz Vice)
04. SO FLY (f. Beleaf)
05. 10, 2. GET IN. (f. Odd Thomas)
06. ATTACK OF THE CLONES (f. John Givez & Jackie Hill-Perry)
07. FLY EXAM
08. LOST IN SPACE (f. Marz Ferrer)
09. HUMMINGBIRD STANCE
10. SUPER LOWKEY
11. TAKE OFF WITH ME (f. John Givez)
12. MARCH 10TH AND A THIRD (f. Braille)
13. THEY SAID THERE’D BE JETPACKS (f. Propaganda)