Master of multimedia Griff J recently dropped a solo LP called After The Starting Gun. It’s 13 tracks of synth-heavy electro that moves in catchy hip-pop waves. The production credits are impressive (Budo, Brainstorm, P Smoov, Captain Midnite) and Griff’s half-sung, half-rapped lyrics are obviously intensely personal. That said, there’s a emo-heavy vibe that brings the whole thing down for me. Griff’s past work reveals a dude capable of having a fucking crazy good time and that doesn’t really show up here. Maybe on the next album.
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VIDEO: “Not Today” – Griff J (dir. by Jon Chomiak)
Griff J drops the video for “Not Today” (directed by Jon Chomiak, produced by Grumps), a little preview of his forthcoming After The Starting Gun (March 2013).