Anna Goetz -Staff Writer
This year has been a very good year to Jay Prince. Named “One to Watch in 2016” by MTV, it seems they have predicted his successful year. Starting with the new release on his mixtape “Smile Good” on Oct. 21, 2016, and it’s been met with nothing but positive acclaim. The hip hop artist from London is also preparing to tour with Chance the Rapper and others on the world Coloring Book Tour. Making moves since 2011, it appears that it is now Prince’s turn to step into the spotlight.
Debuting in 2015 with his first two EP’s: “Beautiful Mercy,” and “Before Our Time,” he has since released nearly a dozen more. Prince’s soothing, honeyed hip hop sound is available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify. The artist combines jazzy beats with substance on social and cultural issues.
Pouring over his new EP, Jay recently interviewed with The Full Nine Yards, and appeared on BBC Radio accompanied by DJ Semtex. Besides currently touring with Chance the Rapper for his world Coloring Book tour, he also has plans to tour with hip hop artist Mick Jenkins. Prince is closing 2016 with a busy, albeit very successful schedule.