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Jacquees - 4275 Reaction | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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The fact that Jacquees even got his debut project out on the musical wasteland that’s become Cash Money is a miracle all in itself. And the fact that he did it with music that resembles something from two decades ago, is even more so a miracle. We’ve gained enough distance from the ’90s that that style of R&B is now considered ‘old school’/’classic’ and artists from this current musical generation are showing their reverence for the likes of Ginuwine, Usher, and the likes; and none more so than Jacquees. Laced throughout the entirety of 4275 is that ’90s DNA and if it’s ever not clear enough just from his sound, he throws in copious samples and guest appearances for good measure. But it’s not just simple mimicry, while he has those clear influences he makes it all his own and his vocals are more than strong enough to carve out his own distinct sound. The subject matter however, is almost exclusively and explicitly about sex (which if that isn’t ’90s R&B then I don’t know what is). 4275 is a nice trip down memory lane while Jacquees still brings enough new swagger to the table to make it not feel like a tribute album.

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You save me from time to time
Knowin’ I ain’t right
I should free your mind
You’re everything I like

– “Special”

Have you heard 4275? What’d you think about it? Do you think he showed reverence for the ’90s without completely copying it? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.

Jacquees – 4275 Reaction
Conclusion
'4275' is a nice trip down memory lane while Jacquees still brings enough new swagger to the table to make it not feel like a tribute album. 
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