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East Point, GA born and raised rapper/producer Jermaine Robinson’s songs are driven by 2 motives. One, to challenge whatever’s collectively accepted in the effort of progression, and two, to shine an unapologetic light on the complexities of the human experience.
Through his lyrics, Jermaine delivers a level of candor and storytelling that remains refreshing for the captivated listener, while performing over self-produced instrumentals that create an ever developing arc that convey stories within itself. His energy is dynamic and layered, switching from jazzy boom-bap chills to fiery trap anthems.
Along with his music influences being from the likes of Outkast, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Wayne, Jermaine credits his sound to a life-long quality of being unpredictable, which he battles as being a gift and a curse. He has always found himself being caught in the grey area, and it seamlessly blends into the sonics and themes of his music. Whether it’s him being too guarded for the extroverts, but too boisterous for the introverts, or too commercial for the underground, but too underground for mainstream, Jermaine is learning to find peace in being indescribable.
“Music has always been my life. And, my life and experiences are not something you can box in and pinpoint it’s objective. There’s no right or wrong way to feel about it. Just as long as you feel something, then the job is done.”
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Rap Sinatra (feat. Zorina) (Listen here)
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On December 6, 2022, producer and rapper Jermaine Robinson releases Rap Sinatra, a brand new track heralding strength and fortitude for the Georgia-born musician as he embarks on a new phase in his career.
The track represents Jermaine’s commitment to entering a new era in his songwriting. He explains, “The song is about me personally leaning into complete maturity not only as a hip-hop artist, but also as a human being. When writing the lyrics to Rap Sinatra, I wanted to be unapologetic in my authenticity.”
He continues, “The first verse opens with the words A man secured in self-assurance is at his most lethal, which sets the tone for the whole song. The energy throughout the track shifts and takes on new levels; the groove has a lot more drive, the vocal delivery is more forceful. So much pain is conveyed in those words, but in the resolution, that pain becomes strength.”
With punchy brass, anthemic choruses and deep, driving drum rhythms, Rap Sinatra marries iconic, mid-century big band sounds with Jermaine’s fresh, contemporary rap line. From the dignified power of the spoken-word intro which draws in the listener, to guest vocalist Zorina’s stirring chorus refrains, Rap Sinatra packs soulful, blues-inspired melodies into a track which truly transcends genres.
Born in East Point, Georgia, rapper and producer Jermaine Robinson is driven by a desire to challenge whatever is collectively accepted in the effort of progression, and to shine an unapologetic light on the complexities of the human experience. Jermaine’s musical influences include Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ Wayne and Outkast, and he takes inspiration from a wealth of styles from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Through his expert lyricism, Jermaine delivers a level of candor and storytelling that captivates listeners. His self-produced instrumentals create an ever-developing musical arc that communicate stories through the use of dynamic, multi-layered musical strands. Whether sharing his sense of intimate introspection or bombastic, energized melodies, Jermaine continues to find peace in being indescribable.
“Music has always been my life, and my own personal experiences are not something you can put in a box. There’s no right or wrong way to feel about something, but just as long as you do feel, then my job is done.”