8/10 at The Needle Drop
"Baby I'm Bleeding" Best New Track at Pitchfork
The broken growl of JPEGMAFIA's production creates an uncomfortable harmony between sophisticated and garbage. This is the perfect sound for JPEGMAFA’s flows, which find their true sense of danger in not giving a single fuck. Hyped up and scolding; intellectual and destructive. The sounds of ‘Veteran’ are JPEGMAFIA’s most ecstatic and energized yet. Jittering melodies, tumbling beats, and over the top bars show him at his most wild. Perhaps ‘Veteran’ refers to what you will be, if you survive the listen.
JPEGMAFIA’s previous album, ‘The 2nd Amendment’ garnered best of the year mentions from both The Needle Drop and The Village Voice.
“one of the most volatile, frightening, and exciting voices heard in mid-’10s hip-hop” – SPIN
“an extremely tender and brooding reflection on an endangered, nomadic African-American life.” – MTV
“…his lyrics landing like Molotov cocktails.” – VICE/Noisey
“Art that speaks to the time and exposes its insanity, its hypocrisy, its inequalities, and its pressure points. Art that, in the best of all worlds, challenges people and pushes them to act.” – Pigeons and Planes