Discovery: Jean~Baptiste

Jean~Baptiste is an American hip hop artist who has a fresh take on toxic relationships in his new track Better Off.

By Graeme Smith

It’s a well-worn topic in music but Jean~Baptiste handles it well. In Better Off he speaks with authority and perhaps hard-earned experience. In steady, flowing verses, he describes how a bad relationship will change you with lyrics that are image and simile rich. All the while old school instrumentals give the track a classic, soulful feel.

Jean’s humble mission is to “reshape the world” and perhaps helping the world to recognise its problems is a great place to start. For toxic relationships, Better Off does this. I’m excited to see what topic he takes on next. In the meantime, have a listen to Better Off below.