J.F.K ft. Mac Miller - 17

Posted 5 years ago
Tags: JFK
Featuring:
Producer:
Statik Selektah
Album:
Untitled (TBD)

When I was 17, it was a very good year.” Though the Sinatra cut from which that opening line originated is an indisputable classic, I’m gonna have to stand alongside Boston up-and-comer/first-time featuree J.F.K. in disagreeing with Ol’ Blue Eyes. Why? Well, I was just a socially awkward teen, but the Showoff signee has a deeper rationale – as he explains on his latest single, he spent his 17th year behind bars. Here, a sampled beat by Statik Selektah (who incorporates elements from Sinatra’s joint as well as Slick Rick’s Children’s Story) as the headliner takes a look back, describing how a brush with the law brought his childhood to a premature end. East Coast buzzmaker Mac Miller‘s story couldn’t be more different; on the record’s second half, the Pittsburgh native details the day-to-day activities of his suburban life – y’know, hanging at the deli, chasing after older women, and the like. The contrast makes for a bittersweet listen, but provides plenty of food for thought. 17 is available now on iTunes, and fans can keep it locked for the latest on J.F.K.‘s forthcoming full-length, which has yet to receive a solid release date.

JFK Mac Miller

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from JFK

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Blank Face: Rare Album Covers That Don’t Feature the Artist’s Face

For a man with such a big ego, it's incredible that no Kanye West album cover has ever shown his face. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh

Mind Blown: Lupe Fiasco’s “Adoration of the Magi” Lyrics Are Genius

I've heard the song 100 times, but I never uncovered the mind-blowing references in the chorus until now. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Nathan S.

Young Thug’s Modeling a Dress on a Giant NYC Billboard, Anything is Possible

There's currently a four-story NYC billboard of Young Thug modeling for Calvin Klein. That's a real thing that happened in real life. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by William E. Ketchum III

Can PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “P3” Album Break OVO’s Non-Drake Cold Streak?

PARTYNEXTDOOR's new album finally has a release date, but can the project break the year's cold streak of OVO signees? Read More
Posted 2 days ago by William E. Ketchum III

Marvel’s Upcoming Luke Cage Netflix Series Has Major Hip-Hop Influences

Episodes titled after Gang Starr songs, a Biggie portrait and ODB tunes await viewers of the upcoming on-demand series. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by William E. Ketchum III
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.