Houston is a universe unto itself.
During the 90s, the Texan city boasted a thriving hip hop scene, one which ploughed its own furrow in a furiously experimental style.
Now, twenty years on from those epochal chopped and screwed nights, comes Cory Jreamz.
The rising rapper x producer has a clear, distinct identity of his own. It's a curiously psychedelic feel, with Jreamz warping his voice in a manner which alternates between soothing and menacing.
Produced in collaboration with Treyshawn, 'Alive' is a fascinating drop off point. Cory Jreamz has a smooth, impeccable flow, one which nods towards the caramel-smooth 90s whilst retaining a clear vision of the future.
Watch it now.
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Cory Jreamz is currently working on his new mixtape 'The Lonely Painter'.