Johannesburg born recording artist, Ross Jack, is set to unleash his unique brand of hip-hop in North America with the release of his debut album, ‘Self Medicated,’ which is due out Friday, April 28th, 2017 on Radikal Records. After establishing himself in the industry as a prodigious beat-maker and producer for up and coming acts, Ross Jack decided to step out from the background and in front of the mic, releasing his mix-tape album, ‘Notes from the Wild’ in 2013. The album took the South African music scene by storm as single after single topped the national radio charts, with six singles in rotation making it into the 5FM Top 5 and two of them hitting the #1 spot. Now, Ross Jack returns with his strongest work to date, ‘Self Medicated.’
‘Self Medicated’ is a perfect blend of Ross Jack’s influences, taking the best sounds of Rap, RnB, Soul, Trip-Hop, and Pop to produce a unique style he refers to as “Stoner Pop.” Each track sees Ross Jack taking his creativity to the next level as his charismatic performance on the mic adapts to the album’s wide-range of production styles. From the chilled-out haunting vibes of “Fall,” to the irresistible high energy pop-rap anthem “Gold Plated,” followed up with the dancehall reggae vibes of “Burning Man,” the album’s diverse beats and production allow Ross to tackle a variety of emotions applying his own exciting sound.
“My inspiration is my sheer passion for the creative process of music, and music alone. I love Music and always have, and I feel it’s a gift to be able to make music and get your feelings across; I would never want that to go to waste. A lot of thought and hard work goes into creating my music I want to create good music infused with my own distinct style and creativity that people will enjoy.” – Ross Jack
Ross Jack succeeds by continuously blurring the lines between genre, creating an album that would appeal to fans of the electro-pop sounds of The Weeknd, and the smoked out swagger-filled bars of Mac Miller alike. Backed by lush production and massive hooks, ‘Self Medicated’ establishes Ross Jack as an artist to watch in 2017.