Earlier this year Tacoma’s favorite Hip-Hop Son Ace Loner AKA Don James released a tight-knit EP titled Seven Series which boasts an impressive 7 songs. The album is Don’s usual masterpiece: consisting of clever bars, well chosen beats, selected guest-verses, well-sung hooks, and masterful song-writing. James’s music has a lasting impact and impression. All of his earlier releases still hit; many of them are considered local classics and still have a current, fresh vibe to them. This is because Don James is a real talent. His pocket is one that true-school Hip-Hop heads love and street-dudes totally appreciate. He is right where he should be, getting love from both sides of the Hip-Hop coin.
His latest video and single is “Picture Me” featuring Blockrepp Shad. Shad is currently king of the streets in Tacoma. He has a knack for witty, clever, humorous, sharp, streetisms that are battle-tested and war-proven. The Beat Armada supplies the slap and it is a timeless, slow groove. The track is a good example of Don James’s music. It exists in a temporal, ethereal, timeless state. It is Rap, R&B, trippy, beautiful, there are so many layers and they all work together. Shout out Michael Donnell and JacMov with cameo’s. The visual is a day in the park and around town with their young-one’s and a few selected homies. It has a nice, home feeling to it that matches the prettiness of the music.