We’ve been checkin’ for Jneiro Jarel for a minute so it’s good to see this album get a proper US release. This should help alert heads to the fact that JJ is one of the dopest hip-hop producers around. Soulful & jazzy with Jneiro’s unique musical thumbprints, Three Piece Puzzle is a must-have.
“hip-hop upstart puts it together possessing a surrealists’s collagist sensibility and an underground hip-hoppers streetwise style, Philly’s Jneiro Jarel is a revelation. He packs so much music into 56:39 that it’s easy to get lost in Jarel’s conscious-altering world. Creating drum ‘n’ bass, hip-hop and Afro-Brazillian stoner rythems surrounded by sweetly unsettling textures, Jarel comes off like some kind of idiot rapper savant, revealing a mighty mighty talent ” – [4.5 out of 5 stars] REMIX.
” Jneiro is Madlib’s brother from another mother, separated at birth, reunited by beats ” – Blender
“All heads rejoice – real underground hip-hop is back, and Jneiro is leading the way” – Rap Attack
“Three Piece Puzzle reminds us of Roy Ayers, the early Native Tongues, and Digable Planets, but sounds very futuristic and has its own flow at the same time – one of the best hip-hop records from Philly in a long time”. – STRAIGHT NO CHASER
1. Connect Wit IT
2. Big Bounce Theory
3. Crashing Comets
4. Do Yo Thang
5. Jneireieireooo (A DJ Kiva Interlude)
6. Get Yuh Own
7. It’s Like Fire Yo
8. N.A.S.A. (Feat. Dr. Who Dat and Rocque Wun)
9. Breathin (Feat. Rocque Wun)
10. Sun Walkers (Feat. Mel Owens)
11. Black Cinderella (Feat. Dr. Who Dat and Rocque Wun)
12. Soul Starr
13. Doinis (Feat. Dr. Who Dat)
14. Let’s Get Wit It (Feat. Jawwaad, Aahtua and Nahuma Holiday)
15. Lock Down
16. Big Bounce Theory Part 2 (Feat. Vinia Mojica)
Live and direct out of the Brooklyn borough on down to Philly, JNEIRO JAREL has slowly been digging his way up through the hip-hop underground for 15 years. At the age of 5, JNEIRO JAREL’S family moved out of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn . His mother was in the army, and as a result, he lived in many places. ( Maryland , Arizona , Georgia , etc.) finally touching down in Houston Texas circa 1985.
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