Tierra Whack – Mumbo Jumbo
‘Mumbo Jumbo’ is a great alternative name for ‘mumble rap’. I used to dislike mumble rap. But i sort of did a 180 on it once i started listening to it as if it’s just another instrument layer.
This style has been around for a long time, even some of the all-time greats used to mumble, take Louis Armstrong for example.
For the past few years this style has pretty much taken over hiphop. With artist like Young Thug, 21 Savage, Desiigner, Future, etc. utilising it as their trademark style.
This is the first time though that i heard it being used so predominantly throughout the entire track, but also as part of the songs concept. It is almost as though Tierra Whack used the initial reference recording for the vocals/flow and then just stuck with that.
The track is really weird, but i like it. And the amazingly shot, creepy video makes it even beter.