[dropcap]J[/dropcap]aeo is a talented rapper based in DC that has raw talent and knows what makes a great Hip Hop/Rap song. He creates interesting, catchy tunes that showcase both his rap and singing skills. The songs have a way of staying with you, and have unique elements that make the listener want to listen to the music multiple times just to appreciate each component of the song. It’s rare that an artist can blend both lyrics and backing music so well together, and Jaeo does this flawlessly.
“Tracing/Chasing” is a slow ballad with beautiful piano sounds provided by Erik Satie and Jaeo singing in subdued tones. His singing voice is nice and mellow, and blends perfectly with the haunting melody. This emotional track stays with you long after the song is over. “Hi” is a funkier, more upbeat song with interesting background music and Jaeo showcasing his mad rap skills. It’s catchy, fun, and infectious. The beat is hot with great, unique elements that are pleasing and surprising. It’s a short song, but effective in its 3 minutes and 14 seconds. The listener gets enjoyable, head bobbing music that leaves them wanting more. “Better” starts out with funky trumpet blares, cacophonic piano keys and synthesizers. Again, Jaeo’s rap skills are razor sharp and the sound of the music is catchy. The chorus is heavily Auto-tuned, but it works with the synthesizers heard in the background. The song is very radio-friendly with great commercial appeal, and Jaeo’s talent is quite evident in the perfect composition of the song and the way every element complements and works off one another.
Jaeo is a musician with obvious skill, creating music that is pleasing to the ear and catchy. He is a great rap artist who is confident enough to step out of the comfort zone to produce beautiful melodies such as the one showcased in “Tracing/Chasing,” which also shows that he can sing too. With this type of talent, Jaeo has the potential to go far in the music business, and enjoy great success!