Since making the switch from creating standard, lyrical rap-tunes to something a bit more groovy and natural in nature to his upbringing, Toronto singer-songwriter/emcee JAHKOY has skyrocketing towards greatness.
Backed by his solid teams Refill Gang & Bipolar Sound, and a great/supportive fan-base, the young artist has been making waves with singles like “Poison,” “Fall In Love” & “Heart Smile. Each of them has gained over one hundred thousand plays on SoundCloud in the span of just a few months. As a thank you to all the music lovers and fans for their consistent support, JAHKOY packages up all his recent tunes, and wraps them up in a nice compilation that the crooner titles Forward Thinking.
JAHKOY’s 12-track project features all of the Toronto-natives previously released records over the past 8 months, including his superb, feel-good songs produced by Flow-Fi members Fortune & C. Justice as well as his songs with beatmakers Chris Lorenzo, Galimatias, axxxxgxxx, French Kiwi Juice, and GRAMMY-nominated producers Matthew Burnett, DrewsThatDude, Jordan Evans plus a bonus collab with HW&W/XL Recordings’ Kaytranada.
Although the project doesn’t hold any features, JAHKOY does a great job mixing his melodic, half-sung lyrics with his signature quick flow found prominently on his previous project, Dying To Live Forever. The emerging artist also throws in a few reworks of his music by DJ/producers MARKAI, E.Doza, and C. Justice.
Forward Thinking is an outstanding body of work. It’s more than just a collection of music, it’s the soundtrack to love. It’s that beautiful moment in every worthwhile relationship where you can’t eat, sleep, or even breath without thinking about that special person that lights up your life. If this prelude to JAHKOY’s upcoming album Nothing Else Matters is half as beautiful, infectious, groovy, and soulful as Forward Thinking, it will easily be a classic creation that will lead to a Drake, So Far Gone like outcome.
Stream and download JAHKOY’s Forward Thinking mixtape below!