Chicago: The place where music, art, and entertainment collide to create one big melting pot of stimulating pleasure. Through the years, Chi-Town has become known for much more than its deep-dish pizzas, sports teams, Broadway gems and historical figures. It also has a grittier side, which is a slight departure from its prolific glitz and glamour. The city’s own Jssan, knows this feeling all too well, as illustrated in his new hit “City of Mine”.
With its Afro-Caribbean vibe, the song highlights a plethora of Chi-Town’s adversities. Amid the melodic, pulsating beats, these realities are showcased throughout the lyrics:
“I’m from a city where you gotta keep yo eyes and yo ears open / Balloons in the sky mommas heartbroken, She told you not to hang with em you let em in, Gotta love yourself kick back and take five”
Ultimately, Chicago is a city that has a lot to offer, but also has a lot standing in its way. Since his debut, Jssan’s unique fusion of danceable hip hop, pop, and R&B has been captivating listeners across the globe. In 2021, the Nigerian-American dynamo was featured on Vocalo Radio. Additionally, his music has received praise from other multiple platforms including Elevator Magazine. With over 150,000 streams on Spotify alone, Jssan is definitely poised to be what hip hop has been missing.
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