Critch displays a strong sense of maturity and command compared to others in the hip-hop scene both in his lyrics and presence. The rapper, while acknowledging that his earlier music was mostly regarding circumstances around girls, is well known for his ad libbing centered around his experiences growing up, interactions with the police and others, and the lessons and mistakes he’s learned from. The youthful, energetic flow characteristic of his work is maintained even with such hard hitting, serious lyrics. The rapper pays tribute to the sound of New York, but injects into it his own personality paving the way for a New York rap scene that is unique, refreshingly contemporary, and a larger force to be reckoned with.
Jay Critch may very well be the answer to New York’s calls for representation in the rap game.