Soaring in from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the hip-hop artist, rapper, singer-songwriter, and engineer Jai Winter releases a heavily conceptual and personal body of work with his latest 12-track album entitled 'A Life Without Color.' Through influences like Kendrick Lamar and the late great Nipsey Hussle, Jai Winter is able to deliver his unique and lyrically heavy music to anyone in need of relatable content. Molding his sound around the contemporary West Coast hip-hop scene, Jai Winter prides himself on his melodic and conscious rap. Now releasing his profoundly personal and vulnerable album, 'A Life Without Color," Jai Winter tears through the album with themes that question life, religion, friends, and family. "Through each song, I broke myself apart to craft this album. I'm not one to speak on what I go through or ask for help, but if you listen to each lyric, each line—you'd be able to see the world through my eyes," says Winter. Expanding on the album, 'A Life Without Color,' the listening experience opens with the intro track, "QUESTIONS," a one-minute interlude type of piece; Jai Winter opens the album perfectly with his lo-fi-inspired sonics and the many questions he holds about life itself. He later expands on his perspective through the heavy-hitting hip-hop/r&b track, "LET ME TELL YOU." Listeners can fully realize the heart, soul, and pain that Jai Winter placed into this project through his atmospheric third track, "THROUGH THE CITY," as he offers a deeply introspective and passionate performance similar to the stylings of 6LACK.
Track number four, "F U," takes listeners into a jazzy and downtempo atmosphere with help from Jai Winter's soothing sonics and his Kendrick Lamar-type flow. Not to mention the grooviness and soul of the next track, "SELF," Jai Winter takes his time to expand on his inner thoughts and the journey he had to face solo. Landing on the album's halfway point with "WAKE UP," Jai Winter sweeps us off our feet with his soulful sonics and reflective bars surrounding his upbringing and ongoing grind. Continuing the grind with "BIRD TRAP," Jai Winter pays tribute to Travis Scott's 'Birds in The Trap Sing McKnight,' while serenading us with his soothing vocal stylings alongside the downtempo production. We must mention how much we admire the emotion, soul, and honesty that Jai Winter has placed into this record, especially at the next track, "PR i DE," where Winter expands on putting his pride aside only to be let down in the end. As we delve deeper into the project, Jai Winter continues to open up about his internal struggles, especially with "WHY?," where Winter expands on the ongoing pain he's in and why it continues to linger. Getting groovy with the next piece, "CRUISE," listeners can get down with the song's funky instrumentation and upbeat sonics while Winter paints picturesque scenes of cruising through the West Coast.
Through the next track, "ALL MONEY IN," Jai Winter heads towards the album's closure with vast energy and heart. Truly adding a dynamic flair to this record, Jai Winter continues grooving to this upbeat piece while reminding us that he'll be stacking up his paper until he's six feet under. Reaching the album's final track, "MARATHON," Jai Winter closes the record with bars that touch on life's peaks and valleys. As Winter expands on his ongoing internal struggles, he reminds himself to keep climbing higher and continue life's marathon, as it will all be worth it in the end. Allow Jai Winter to remind you to keep pushing forward with his recent 12-track album, 'A Life Without Color,' available on all digital streaming platforms.