Beantown Beats: Jeff Replay Jonah Ollman March 23, 2014 Beantown Beats, Columns, Featured 1 Comment http://soundofboston.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Either-Way-Prod.-by-Dan-Mac.mp3 After one listen to Roxbury’s Jeff Replay, it is easy to think that he is from the South. His laid-back, cocky rhymes, and large choruses sounds straight out of Atlanta, but he is a loyal Bostonian. His local crew, Pilot Nation, which also includes Stizzy and Nick Gray has been featured on XXL, and has shown off their swagger to Boston for years. Last year, they finally dropped their first record, Expensive Heat, and it is filled with glittery beats, catchy refrains, and a whole lot of ego-boosting. While the album isn’t a very cohesive body of work, there are quite a few standout tracks that would seem right at home in some of Boston’s best rap clubs. On “The Comeup,” the trio discusses their skyward trajectory behind a relaxing soulful beat that brings to mind Seattle duo Brothers From Another. However, things don’t always stay this chill; on “GTFU” they exude a mix between Wacka Flocka Flame and Kansas City’s Strange Music label. Luckily, the lyrical skill, and pure fun energy that emanates from the music prevents it from being pure, over the top braggadocio. On his most recent track, “Either Way,” Replay talks about the streets, the girls chasing after him, and how fly his crew is, but keeps the vibe relaxed, as if despite the uphill climb ahead, he’s got it made either way. Also, did I mention that this kid is 19 years old? He’s got plenty of time to grow. At his young age, with a solid crew behind him, and a city that is ready to be conquered, he could really be going places. Keep an ear out. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) One Response Weekly Wrap-Up: 3/24/14 » Sound of Boston March 25, 2014 […] Beantown Beats: Jeff Replay […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.