“Jake Ward, 22, is an up and coming, independent artist based out of Miami. Ward reps FAA, which is his brand and movement. FAA, Fallen And Alone, is symbolic for those that have been down and out at one point in their life, and the movement serves as a reminder that the only way to go is up. For those from the bottom, FAA is motivation to rise. FAA is meant for those who have a dream and who are willing to do whatever it takes to make that dream come true, even when the whole world is in doubt of that dream’s possibility.”
Paper For Passion is the debut mixtape from Fallen And Alone’s Jake Ward. The track-list consists of records that bounce back and forth between topics of vanity and sentimentality, which is fitting for the title. On tracks like “Do Or Die”, Ward gives us a down to earth flow from a passionate perspective, as opposed to the mixtape’s gritty street anthems like “Never In Vain” and “Money Sh*t.” Records such as “Another Me” and “Golden Skies” give us insight to Jake Ward’s personal story as he reminisces on past occurrences, while still remaining conscious of his future goals as an artist. “Rite Now” is definitely a radio hit geared towards all demographics, and “Unprivileged” as well as “Number One In The Nation” are strong evidence of the fact that Ward can effortlessly put together some solid bars. Despite all of these highlights, “Dillinger” appears to be a crowd favorite by far.
Further inspiration behind the title is based off of the fact that in this day and age you are required to invest in your music financially if you desire to get any attention at all. Due to the fact that the game is flooded with rappers who claim they have flow, you have to be willing to sacrifice for your craft in order to stand out. Whether it’s paying for recording sessions in top of the line studios, or buying off directors to do above-average music videos, you have to be willing to put paper into your passion from all angles.
Jake Ward’s mission to acquire financial security for his family is the third element behind the mixtape’s title. Ward is striving to make money (paper) from creating great music, so he can support his younger siblings (passion). The mixtape is available for download on Datpiff for no charge. Don’t hesitate to add Jake Ward’s work to your playlist, he might just become your favorite new artist to listen to!
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