Joe Major’s creative energy is nothing short of magic.
If I had to sum up “Weed Sex Cigarette” by Joe Major Ft Kevin Gates in one word, I would say its growth. If there’s one thing that Joe Major, the Houston Texas artist has shown us since he came into the RnB game, it’s that he is, consistent. He has a great formula: Sing divinely, throw in tight rap now and then, along with some catchy hooks and bam, you’ve got banging catalog. On this latest track Joe seems to focus on perfecting his formula and expanding it, while showing us that he’s gotten even better.
Another great high point of “Weed Sex Cigarette” is easily the production. Joe Major has consistently shown us, since the release of “Warn Me” that he has good taste in the beats that he uses. Overall he never uses throwaway beats, and each one seems to be handcrafted to fit Joe, his style of writing, and solidifies the feel of the song. Also, his features are moderate, but well-chosen,Durtykash on “Rich” and now Kevin Gates on “Weed Sex Cigarette” which is a good thing.
I can say that Joe Major is incredibly talented. He has an infectiously distinctive voice in the style of Wyclef Jean, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him become an RnB icon through the years. “Weed Sex Cigarette”, is hands down one of the top RnB tracks of the year, and it doesn’t fall short in showcasing Joe’s potential.
In my opinion the thing that allows this track to breathe life is probably the lack of creative control that is usually associated with major labels. Time and time again we see talented artists signed to major record labels and the net product is watered down formula music. People have become bored with this treatment of music hence the miserable album sales and all the illegal bootlegging, however amidst all this corporate music, Joe Major’s talent and the freedom he has on the DMG Music Label overrides all of that.
You get the feeling that Joe Major went into the booth and performed his songs freely; clearly he has studied and perfected his craft, hence “Weed Sex Cigarette”. Overall, “Weed Sex Cigarette” by Joe Major Ft Kevin Gates does show promise for Joe in the future. I don’t think he has even reached his full potential yet, as he delivers an explicit more mature sounding R&B.