Jeff Chery ft. Shyrron Anthony - Magic

Posted 7 years ago
Lee Major and Joel Montana [for 3:47 Music]
Album: Exclusive

With the relentless grind up-and-comers must undertake to lay the groundwork for musical success, a little burnout is virtually inevitable—even Booth favorite Pay$0z has days when he starts to think “...the Magic‘s gone.”  Recorded earlier this week and making its exclusive world premiere right here at, this track is something of a paradox; for a downbeat record about losing one’s inspiration, it’s surprisingly, uh, inspired.  Lee Major and Joel Montana‘s bluesy boardwork sets the stage for rhymes that, despite the convincingly downtrodden delivery, are as vivid and clever as anything we’ve heard from Pay, and the hook, which blends a vintage soul sample with guest singer Shyrron Anthony‘s equally impassioned backing vocals, is both crushing and explosively uplifting.  If the rapper is truly as bummed as this record suggests (feel better!), I can only conclude that Pay on a bad day is worlds better than most artists on a good day—it’s certainly among his best features to date.  This powerful cut is sure to leave fans even hungrier for the emcee’s Booth-co-sponsored Against the Grain LP, set to hit our front page later this summer.

Jeff Chery Premiere

Written by
Posted 7 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Jeff Chery

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” 1 Listen Album Review

D.R.A.M.'s debut album isn't flawless but it's full of fun, love and joy. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh

“Rick Grimes is Dead,” According to Murs’ Latest Video

The veteran emcee capitalizes off of the most popular TV show in the country with a zombie-filled quickstrike release. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Joe Budden’s “Rage & The Machine” is a Reminder He’s a Great Emcee

On his latest album, Budden displays the lyrical and conceptual skills that made fans love him in the first place. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Nas’ Album Isn’t Done Yet, But You Should Be Excited About It

Jay Z’s long-time A&R and the guy who signed Kanye is working on Nas’ new album—and that’s good news for everyone. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Andy James

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great

The video serves as a reminder that no artist is perfect, and everyone has the occasional misfire. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Get to Know TDE’s Lance Skiiiwalker & The True Meaning Behind “Introverted Intuition”

Lance Skiiiwalker is no longer TDE's John Doe, but an artist with a bold creative vision. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link




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