Watch List: Jelani Lateef, Lyrically Poetic With "Depth"
From the streets of Chi-Town, Jelani Lateef (also known as J Fury) is a new storyteller of hip-hop you'll want to keep on your radar. Known for his positive, realist-approached spoken words and poetic style, he reminds us of influential rappers similar to Common and Nas. His full-length album, Cold Days and Dark Nights was released on January 16 with songs including “Look What You Done,” "Stay Strong" and “Forward Advance”
To fans, his style of rap is known as “music with depth.” Conscious music. An awareness and attentiveness to what is being said (or flowed, rather.) Being in the music business for upwards of 10 years, it is hard to believe that Lateef is only initiating his rap career and will soon release his latest music in a brand new EP. His lyrics emphasize the love for his daughter and lost mother. As a family man, he also refers to himself an inspiration.