Last week, we got news that Jonwayne would be retiring — at least the name of his next project indicated that he was. In the video for “Minerals & Gems,” the first single off his upcoming project Jonwayne is Retired, Haley Joel Osment took his place rapping the words he spit over the creepy boom-bap production. He followed that with more eerie production with the Anderson Paak-featured “Green Light,” where the two oozed confidence and swagger.
Jonwayne is Retired was released today with three more songs on top of the previously released, and while there’s no indication Jonwayne is leaving the rap game any time soon, he’s been consistent with the message that there’s a lot of people who don’t realize the talent that’s in front of them. “If you wanna hear me rhyme, it’ll cost you 40 duckets… times a thousand.” If you don’t wanna hear him, he might as well pack up and take his talents elsewhere.
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