local, Jacksonville, FL

Julian Cae$ar is just in time, beginning the new year with the anticipated tape Real Black. Eight tracks, each separately produced by Kodyak, Barnacle Boi, Kokhlea, Ricky Hernandez, Maybe Sun, Hoodie, GudYear & Win32/Heartmath, respectively. Julian’s “Dabbed Up” was all I needed to hear before I knew he had a sound. His ability to parallel the beat, the airy vocals & distinct vocabulary make up Julian’s style. Real Black highlights his sound & versatility as well—as each song features a different producer, but they all keep his essence & congeal into one solid body of work.