Video: Jahzel – “Who Is You?!”

Premiered By 2DopeBoyz, the Chicago Rapper Asks “Who Is You?!” In Dark, Flashy Visual From Forthcoming Album, The Wake Up



Critical Praise for Jahzel:

“Jahzel’s first impression is a solid one.” –  The Smoking Section

“This is music with few hang-ups…perfect for a summer hip-hop playlist.” – PrefixMag

“Jahzel’s future brightens with every new release… we’re excited to hear more.” – HotNewHipHop

The Video:

Following the release of “John Stockton/Radio Raheem” with XXL, Jahzel is back with a vengeance in the video for his second single, “Who Is You?!” Debuting via 2DopeBoyz, the video is all about Jahzel representing with the people who have been there since day one. Flanked by his crew, the Chicago MC spits, “We are not the same, you do not retain/My type of diesel, my type of loyal,” proving there’s no room for the fake or unfaithful. Jahzel’s unbridled energy and a love for his hometown, shines through every release. With “Who Is You?!,” Jahzel not only shares in the hardships of being brought up in Chicago, but also the triumphs.

When Earmilk first premiered the audio for “Who Is You?!,” the site stated, “the joy the artist brings is abundantly clear, and caution is completely thrown out of the window, providing with an honest and raw account of life that isn’t always captured.” “Who Is You?!” will be available on Jahzel’s album, The Wake Up, which releases early 2015 on The Black Key Collective. Speaking on the album, Jahzel says: “My overall message is to show those who may be unaware of the struggles of the inner city youth, through stories of personal experience, the complex decisions that must be made on a daily basis, which are also restricted by limited options. Many of the youth and young adults like myself mean well, and desire for what we all desire for, happiness. It’s just not always that easy.”

Watch “Who Is You?!”:

Check out the 2DopeBoyz premiere:

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Jahzel – The Wake Up, tracklist:

1.Wake Up
2.Who Is You
3.John Stockton / Radio Raheem
4.The Vision
8.No Tears No Tissue

The Wake Up Cover Art Back

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Jahzel Background:

Only a true Chicagoan can fully understand the city’s hustle mentality – simultaneously holding down multiple jobs while going to school, taking care of our families, and being active in our communities, all while pursuing our dreams and goals. It’s the Chicago way. Chicago-born musician Jahzel, eats, sleeps, and breaths that mentality: “We [Chicagoans} are hustlers in general; we get it done,” he says proudly. “I am telling the story about Chicago that hasn’t been told – that along with the bad things that are happening, there are plenty of positive things going on. This is the real story of Chicago and I think people can relate to it.” Jahzel has always been a proud Chicagoan, and his most recent project, The Wake Up, is an ode to the city he holds dear. 

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“Who Is You?!”:

“John Stockton / Radio Raheem”:

“Wake Up!” video:

“Who Is You?!”:

“Wake Up!”:

“Carefree” video:


“Chapters” video:


“In God’s Image”:

In God’s Image

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: