Written by: Devon Culbert
There’s nothing like a new project from a rising star, and Chicago’s own Jayaire Woods brings many things to the table in his latest effort, Big Wood The EP.
Jayaire has been making appearances at plenty shows and dropping off a couple singles as well, each building the anticipation up for the seven track EP, which features a majority of the production coming from VZN as well as Canis Major and Kid Ocean. Even with the varying names handling the instrumental, Woods owns all of them with his smooth vocals, gliding across the beat as he toes the line between dropping a vicious verse and breaking out into a crooning hook.
While the sing rap vibe has been done by many artists, the production coupled with Jayaire’s vocals creates a distinct vibe that sets him apart in Chicago as well as the rap game, a valuable asset. On tracks like “Woodside”, Woods delivers his vocal chops in full force, pleading to his girl to “stay down”, and immediately transitions to “Wood”, where he drops bar after bar exclaiming “This my life, I’mma live it”. The lone feature comes from THEMpeople’s Sean Deaux, coupling with Jayaire nicely on “Off The Clock”.
Make sure to peep Jayaire’s EP below, and be on the lookout for what he has left in store for 2017.