A Starter Guide to Jonwayne Beats

Photo: Stones Throw

Since making his debut in 2011 with Bowser, L.A.’s Jonwayne has made huge strides in his hometown’s rich hip-hop scene and beyond. He inked a deal with Stones Throw last year, fed his hungry fans a series of free projects, and recently started a super-group of rapper-producers, Digital Diamonds, with Scoop DeVille and former Cool Kid Chuck Inglish. Before Jon makes his proper rapper debut later this year, here’s a quick 5-point starter guide to his finest beats.

1. Jonwayne, “Alice In Wonderland”

Alice In Wonderland is a mindf*ck in its own right, but the trippy narrative becomes that much more psychedelic in the hands of Jonwayne. As part of his F*cks Disney EP, he sampled the animated film and somehow made a monolithic banger from chopped-up vocals and stuttering drums. We’ve since learned that Jonwayne doesn’t want to do another of these projects, though we must ask: “Why?!”

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