Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, RJC is an 18 year old MC, Producer, and Engineer. He recently dropped his latest EP, entitled, “Blissful Ignorance”, featuring production from AndreOnBeat, Kelly Portis, and RJC himself. The work ethic and quality control that RJC puts into his recordings is something rarely found in hip-hop. He is ambitious with an extremely bright mind, but with a phenomenal sense of humility which comes shining through his music.
RJC’s lyrics will touch your soul, and you can tell he put a lot into these tracks. I would much rather listen to someone who’s passion for the production, timing, and lyrics comes through so clearly, than many of those overhyped rappers currently doing the radio rounds. On “Blissful Ignorance”, we find ourselves a student of the hip-hop craft, who is working his education to do something undeniable good.
From the moment The Matrix The Bliss (Intro) [prod. Kelly Portis & RJC] kicks in, this Ep is completely amazing. Just put your Sennheiser headphones on and you can completely jam out. RJC has come out of the underground with a very impressive release. Creating an EP that utilizes clever lyricism as well as a flow that is extremely listenable. Moreover his ambient beats just add to the sonic satisfaction. Everything is solidly paced. Nowhere is there any forced flows or rushed verses. It’s almost hard to believe that an eighteen year old rapper can rhyme with this much composed calm.
But Modest (feat. Shady Wayne) [prod. AndreOnBeat] and Almost June [prod. AndreOnBeat] proves beyond any doubt, that he can! The amount of relaxed lyrical complexity and soul that leaks out of your speakers when these songs are playing is absolutely mind blowing. For people that enjoy real music, not lean pop junk, tracks like Summer Nights [prod. Wonderlust], Sleepy Holllow (Interlude) [prod. TayOnTheTrack] and 4AM [prod. IGNORVNCE] showcases a true lyricist, storyteller, and flow master, RJC brings you into his world and keeps a firm grip on your consciousness throughout!
“Blissful Ignorance”contains everything I want in a Hip Hop recording; compelling stories, great production and personality. To that, RJC has added, soothing vocals hooks and lots of melody. Please do YOURSELF a favor and check this album out!