Jaden Smith’s new album is the first of its kind, the very first to premiere on Instagram primordially. The young Smith heir is inevitably in a position where he can afford to experiment with form and function. All the more reason to revisit his prior releases with a keener sense of “taste.” On SYRE: The Electric Album, Jaden Smith has become more “economic” by virtue of accepting his faults, duly inspired by constructive criticism he received from Jay-Z, but not to every extent possible. Good mentorship begins on a level of acknowledgement, even Jigga consulted with Big Daddy Kane and Jaz-O before going leaving the stable.
As promised you can hear Jaden’s new album on his Instagram. If you care to skim over his visual cue cards, the album is also ubiquitously present on all streaming platforms. SYRE: The Electric Album may be a deviation from the expected norm, but don’t let that dissuade you from giving “hip hop secularism” its due.