Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon & Navy Blue - Beautifully Black
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November 24, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jewelry Rap / Label
- / Genres
Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon, Navy Blue / Primary Artists
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It’s a great week for rap. R.A.P. Ferreira, Kill Bill, and another phenomenal new Navy Blue-produced joint. I swear, Navy just keeps getting better and better on production, and Jah is just a perfect match for these beats.

Lord Jah is a name I’ve heard a bit of before. I had never checked out a project of his, but from his features on a couple YL tapes I could tell that this guy really stood out. His rapping has this unhinged, conversational feel, and the lyrics and even the ... read more
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Not my favorite Jah-Monte record of 2021, and Navy Blue's weakest production of the last 2 years for sure. JM only spits a verse per song mostly, all the features fall totally flat. Most of the soul samples are pretty dope though, however underutilize Navy Blue's compositions for more simple, stripped-down loops. He also was supposed to include 11 tracks, and without the three released as a separate single, it feels incomplete.
A concise 8-track, 25-minute LP with great Dilla-esque production from Navy Blue (as always) and charismatic delivery by Jah-Monte. Good features as well, especially Kelly Moonstone's contributions. Edit: just found out there are three other tracks these two released together on a separate single, which definitely should have been included on here (especially 'Forever Love').

Favourite Tracks: The Missing Link/The Sneaky Link*, Tried Your Best, I Miss You, Oh Nah We Locked Boo
The Missing Link/The Sneaky Link 8.0/10
Where are you?, Pt. 2 8.6/10
More Than Gold 9.0/10
Tried Your Best 10/10
Telfar & Karl Kani 9.1/10
I Miss You 10/10
We Up On This Side 7.8/10
Oh Nah, We Locked Boo 7.9/10
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Track List

  1. The Missing Link/The Sneaky Link
  2. Where are you?, Pt. 2
  3. More Than Gold (feat. Phiik)
  4. Tried Your Best (feat. Kelly Moonstone)
  5. Telfar & Karl Kani (feat. Kelly Moonstone)
  6. I Miss You (feat. Navy Blue)
  7. We Up On This Side (feat. Messiah)
  8. Oh Nah, We Locked Boo
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Added on: November 23, 2021